This meetup is a traditional West African Dance class with live drumming. The class is entitled "Cardio & Culture" because not only are you moving and dancing, but you are learning the meanings of the dances and movements to provide you with a dash of culture.

The class is a mixture of strengthening exercises and traditional West African movement. Although the class is centered around dance, you do not need extensive dance experience. Students who have never danced a day in their life will be fine in class. All levels and ages of students are welcome to participate.

Students should wear comfortable clothes in which it is easy to move but are definitely encouraged to wear African dance attire including lapas for women and socatos for men. A lapa is a large piece of material wrapped around the waist and socatos are droop seated pants.

Come on out to Cardio & Culture and have a great time in this high energy celebration of African culture.

DISCLAIMER: By joining this group you hereby agree to assume all risks & liability related to or resulting from any & all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold the group, any of the group's leaders, representatives, instructors, or sponsors liable for any injury, loss, or damage to you or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, or property, arising directly from or as a consequence of any group activity.

Join us and be the first to know when new Meetups are scheduled
Log in with Facebook to find out
By creating a Meetup account, you agree to the Terms of Service

Welcome!

Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 7:00 PM

    Cardio and Culture~ KASSA

    10 Dancers and Drummers

    This month we are visiting Kassa which means granary. When people from the village go to the fields to work in remote areas, drummers play for them all day long.  They... Learn more
  • July 3 · 7:00 PM

    Cardio and Culture~ KASSA

    7 Dancers and Drummers

    COME DANCE!!!
  • June 26 · 7:00 PM

    Cardio & Culture ~~ SORSONET

    18 Dancers and Drummers | 5.00 5.001

    Hi everyone, This month we will visit Sorsonet. Sorsonet is a mask from the Baga ethnic group on the upper costal region of Guinea.The mask is kept in the forest and... Learn more
  • June 19 · 7:00 PM

    Cardio & Culture ~~ SORSONET

    16 Dancers and Drummers

    Hi everyone, This month we will visit Sorsonet. Sorsonet is a mask from the Baga ethnic group on the upper costal region of Guinea.The mask is kept in the forest and... Learn more
  • June 5 · 7:00 PM

    Cardio & Culture ~~ SORSONET

    18 Dancers and Drummers | 5.00 5.002

    Hi everyone, This month we will visit Sorsonet. Sorsonet is a mask from the Baga ethnic group on the upper costal region of Guinea.The mask is kept in the forest and... Learn more
See all past Meetups

What's new

 
CHARLOTTE WEST AFRICAN DANCE http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/2/b/1/8/global_243731032.jpeg
Founded Jun 3, 2009
20090603

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Find your People

Starting a Meetup Group is the perfect way to share your interests and spark new friendships

Log in

Not registered with us yet?

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy