African Dance

African dance refers mainly to the dance of Sub-Saharan Africa, and more appropriately African dances because of the many cultural differences in musical and movement styles. These dances must be viewed in close connection with Sub-Saharan African music traditions and Bantu cultivation of rhythm. African dance utilizes the concept of polyrhythm as well as total body articulation. Our instructor is from Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa. Burkina Faso is an excellent example of the vibrant West African culture and is known for its music, drumming, art, and dance. Ouagadougou is the capital it is often nicknamed Ouaga by the locals.

  • Houzaifa Konditamde was born in Burkina Faso, Western Africa. He studied dance in West Africa and has become well known in the New York City area for his demonstrations and classes. Usually African dance classes would be accompanied by a drummer. However, Houzaifa teaches without a drummer, with no sound, only his clear movements and dynamic instruction leading his students and fellow dancers with precision and gracefulness.

  • African Dance DATES

    Friday, March 10th 2017 from 07:30 PM to 08:00 PM

    Wednesday, December 31st 1969 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM

  • Have you registered for our African Dance class?

    This class will be held at Pearl Studio at 519 8th Avenue, between 35th & 36th Streets in Studio J on the 12th Floor.

    See our map below for more information on where to meet Houzaifa for your African Dance class!

  • Register for this African Dance class taught by Houzaifa today!

    • Regular Rate - $ 10.00

      Regular Event Rate - African Dance Class.

    • Deaf Community Rate - $ 5.00

      Deaf Community Member Rate - African Dance Class.