A series of dance steps and movements from West Africa taught by Shannon Abero, including a fun warm-up to LIVE drums. Classes will be regularly scheduled on Mondays 6:00-7:15 at the Bend Circus Center.
Cost: $50 for five classes or $15 a drop-in fee
Shannon Abero has been dancing for 20 years and teaching for 10 years and received dance training all through out Southern California. Shannon is currently teaching dance at various studios and schools around Central Oregon.
Welcome to Bend West African Drum and Dance Meetup Group!!!! I decided to start this group because I wanted to share my love for playing, teaching and performing West African rhythms. I also wanted to provide a space for people who are interested in playing, studying, performing the djembe, dununs and West African Dance. Whether you have never touched a drum, are an advanced student, or just enjoy the culture and rhythms of West Africa, I hope you find this group a place to get your drum on!
This is an excellent fit if you are looking for:
Social opportunities to meet new people
Enjoy West African culture, food, history, and tradition
Have never played a drum all the way to an advanced player
Enjoy listening to ethnic drumming and dancing performances
Interested in taking drumming or dancing classes
Want to keep informed of Guest dancers and teachers
Want to have fun playing drums (drum circles, jams, classes etc.)