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How to Dance Like an African Weldy Lupee Gowah
Start Young – Dont Stop African Dance is one of the most ethnically- driven, culturally- celebrated, and influentially known form of dance which delivers communications, belonging, and solidarity.
Dont Take Lessons – Go Dancing Most of our creative techniques are from West African nations such as Cote dIvoire, Nigeria, Guinea, Benin, Ghana, Senegal and Togo.
Dont Look at Your Feet – Look at Your Heart The Heartbeat of African dance is the African drum. Without drums there is no dance because dancer feed off the drum.
It is Not How you Move. Its How You Feel With live drummers on the side, dancers are encourage to move their whole body with the beat of the drums
Look for Reasons to Celebrate
Dont Move to the Music – Become the Music Dancing is not about the dancer but the story being told. The entire body is engaged; pelvic, arms, feet, chest, and shoulders at multiple rhythms.
Dont count your steps, count your blessings African dance allows you to express your feelings, thoughts, emotions, pain, encouraging each other and triumph
To Dance like an African – Be an African The Soul of African Dance is Pride and Respect. To understand Africa, you need to understand African Dance.
Make Your Own Dance We are all different. West African dance is a vital factor in West African culture. It is a unique way of preserving history and passing down social values to the younger generation.
WORK CITED http://www.africantribalmusic.net/west-african-dance/west-african-dance http://sapphireinc.org/the-annex-division/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFfSZCLSK3k