Ballet Spartanburg is offering FREE West African dance classes to the community. We are so very grateful to JM Smith Foundation for sponsoring this community dance class January through June, 2021. This class is open to anyone who would like to learn about the history of African Dance, the culture, the many variations of African Dance, all while enjoying movement, exercise and freedom of spirit and mind. Taught by Angela Alderson, an exceptional African Dance instructor who has taught this dance class for the past two years with Page Rogers, an African Drummer, this class is open to all ages.
This community class is normally a very large classes! However, due to COVID-19 and the ongoing health pandemic, we are limiting the class to 12 dancers. To participate, please register and email to LGomez@spartanarts.org. We will accept the first 12 individuals to register to participate. We will hold additional registrations as a waiting list. The instructor will email those who do not participate two weeks in a row, that we will accept new individuals to dance if the individual is/cannot attend. We ask that each individual is thoughtful about attending and will email the instructor should there be conflicts. This class will run through June.
All participants follow the Ballet Spartanburg COVID-19 protocol. Masks over noses are required as well as social distancing in the class. Individuals are to arrive 5 minutes before class and will enter the building when the instructor opens the door to take temperatures before entering. COVID-19 waivers must be signed and on file with registration in the office.
COVID-19 waivers for both Ballet Spartanburg and the Chapman Cultural Center will be filled out before class. Health and safety are our top priorities while engaging our community back into this class. Click here for The African Dance Class Registration form. Chapman Cultural Center COVID Waiver for African Dance and Ballet Spartanburg COVID-19 Waiver.
LOCATION: Ballet Spartanburg
DAY/TIME: Beginning January 19th, 2021-Tuesdays 6-7PM
Taught by Dance Instructor, Angela Alderson and Accompaniment Drummer, Page Rogers