African Dance In Burque

Amy Dalness
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Maple Street Dance Space
111 Maple SE
Maple Street is a great place to begin learning African dance or continue your study. The space offers classes in mixed-level African dance, Haitian dance, Capoeira, Afro-Cuban dance, multiple levels of African drum and lots more. To check out a schedule, visit

Out ch’Yonda
929 Fourth Street SW
YafahRai Chapman is teaching a class at Out ch’Yonda called “Spirit Dance” which combines elements of African dance, yoga and other healing arts to the music of house techno and African drums. It’s really indescribable, so just check it out.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center
501 Elizabeth SE
Join Camilla Dodson’s African Sounds, a group for dancers of all ages, at the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center. She teaches not only West African dance, but African drumming and tie-dye. She also tells wonderful children’s stories. If you have any questions, send her an e-mail at

Pearls of the Antilles
3716 Central SE
As a premiere African cultural center, Pearls of the Antilles sometimes hosts workshops and classes for dance and drumming.

The University of New Mexico
Theatre and Dance Department
If you attend UNM, or plan to in the near future, sign up for African Dance I or II for an introduction to West African dance. It counts towards your core Fine Arts credit!

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