Traditional, Afro-contemporary, Afro-urban en Afro-flow dance Utrecht

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings in Utrecht

 

Come dance and play drums at Ayaovi Kokousse (Togo) or learn to play djembe from Sidy Lamine Diouf (Senegal)!

All dance lessons are earthy and energetic. Apart from the new afro-urban lesson, all lessons are accompanied musically by vocals and swinging live percussion from Bénin / Togo / Senegal by Sidy, Mohammed, Jeroen, Yannick, Fabian, Alexander, and Malick. The different dance classes each have their own character. For more information about the backgrounds of West African dance, Afro-urban and Afro-contemporary dance, see Vision.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: From January 2019 ALL lessons will be held in the dancing hall at Werkspoor Ateliers, Nijverheidsweg 16C, Utrecht! So there will be NO more lessons in Sophies Palace at the Bemuurd Weerd OZ!

Directions Atelier Werkspoor: Enter the Nijverheidsweg 16 site. Go around the building to the left. Right around the corner (rear of the building) you can park your car or bicycle. Once again right around the corner you’ll find the entrance!

 

THE NEW BLOCK WILL START ON TUESDAY MAY 7, 2019! FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE LESSONS; SEE BELOW!

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW POLYRHYTHMIC GROOVE LESSONS (percussion from Togo / Bénin / Ghana) FROM AYAOVI AND THE DJEMBÉ LESSONS FROM SIDY: CLICK HERE

 

Block 2: May 7 – July 12, 2019

Please note: On Friday 12 July we will start the summer with a festive evening with a workshop and presentations for all students!

 

New! Afro-urban (with cd) by Ayaovi

 

Tuesday 7.15 pm – 8.30 pm

Tuesday 8.30 pm – 9.45 pm,

Friday 6.30 pm –  7.45 pm

Nijverheidsweg 16C

 

Traditional African dance is being renewed in African cities today. In this lesson you will learn this hip new dance technique with a lot of hip movement and bouncing. You stay in the music and the movements look loosely and cool. We work with choreography and freestyle. Different urban dance styles will be taught, such as afro-house, coupé decalé, azonto and dombolo. You will soon steal the show at every dance party.

 

Course price:

Tuesday 7.15 pm – 8.30 pm: € 115 (10 lessons + party)

Tuesday 8.30 pm – 9.45 pm: € 115 (10 lessons + party)

Friday 6.30 pm – 7.45 pm: € 105 (9 lessons + party)

 

Photo: Jeroen Wandemaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afro-contemporary dance by Ayaovi

Wednesday 7.15 pm – 8.30 pm, Nijverheidsweg 16C 

 

In this dance class, traditional West African and modern Western dance technology come together in a tightly controlled style. Working on focus, body awareness and timing in a choreography together with the drummers. 

 

Course price: € 135 (10 lessons + party)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Tamira Boogaard (www.studiotweemaal.com 

 

 

 

 

Afro-flow by Ayaovi

Wednesday 8.30 pm – 9.45 pm, Nijverheidsweg 16C 

 

Come and experience the African groove in this dynamic lesson in which the music rarely stops and we dance without mirrors! In this lesson you get deep into the African flow, because we do not focus on what your dance looks like, but on the experience of it. You learn typical African steps, you sing, but you don’t have to remember a choreography. The rhythm will carry you and through fatigue, you will get deep into your body, the music and the circle.

 

Course price: € 135 (10 lessons + party)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Tamira Boogaard (www.studiotweemaal.com 

 
Afro-flow / traditional dance by Ayaovi

Friday 7.45 pm – 9.00 pm, Nijverheidsweg 16C

 

A traditional African dance class where we experience the FLOW and also improve our African dance technique by learning specific dances from West Africa. In addition to a Afro-flow session (for a description, see the Afro-flow lesson on Wednesday) of approximately one hour, each lesson is being worked on a choreography. Getting to grips with the music, learning the songs and then putting down the dances together, with the drummers of course!

 

Course price: € 125 (9 lessons + party)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Tamira Boogaard (www.studiotweemaal.com 

 

 

Ablodé Gbadja, advanced group led by Ayaovi

Friday 9.00 p.m. – 10.15 p.m., Nijverheidsweg 16C 

 

A lesson / rehearsal for advanced dancers and percussionists. In this lesson we work on technique, choreography (traditional and afro-contemporary), body awareness, teamwork, energy, radiance, improvisation, sense of rhythm and knowledge (by sometimes playing small percussion themselves) and singing.Contact us if you want to be part of Ablodé Gbadja. 

 

Course price: € 125 (9 lessons + party)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Tamira Boogaard (www.studiotweemaal.com 

 

 

 

Trial lesson: one time 1 lesson for € 10

Student and U-pass discount: € 15 for the entire course

Discount: When registering for 2 (or more) dance courses with live percussion within one block: € 60 discount per additional course. For combination registration with djembe / percussion / afro-urban (with cd) within one block: € 40 discount.

 

Register: Register per block, mail your name, address, telephone number and the name of the lesson and block to info@foretsacree.nl.

 

For questions: send an e-mail to info@foretsacree.nl or contact Ayaovi Kokousse by telephone: 06 50 56 20 64