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Dance Class: Anna Withham
A series of dance steps and movements from West Africa taught by Anna Witham, including a fun warm-up to LIVE drums. All dancers levels welcome including NEW dancers! Please wear athletic or comfortable clothes and dancers generally dance in bare feet. Cost: $50 for five classes or $15 a drop-in fee Anna is very disciplined, while showing great joy in the West African Dance art form. She has been a student of and a performer training with Shannon Abero for five years. 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.

Gotta Dance Studio and Company

917 Ne 8th St · Bend


What we're about

Public Group

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.)

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