Tuesdays 6-9pm

Jan 18 6:00 pm

African Drum & Dance

6-7:30pm: Beginner Drumming

No musical experience necessary! Learn traditional West African rhythms from Guinea, which have been played for hundreds of years. Instructor Matthew Dean will cover the bass, tone and slap techniques, which accommodate all levels of students. Elevate your energy level and begin to feel, see and hear the rhythms of life and nature.. We will play at an easy-going pace that encourages laughter! All levels are welcome as everyone can learn from playing djembe. 

7:30-9pm: Beginner Dance

Come experience the energy of traditional dance and percussion from the country of Guinea, West Africa.  Ashley will guide you through a full body warm up, across the floor exercises and break down of a traditional dance.  Classes are accompanied by live percussion with Matt Dean.  Ashley will share the names, regions, tribes and meaning of the dances she teaches. Get ready to let loose and have some fun, while getting a great workout! Please come wearing comfortable clothing. All ages and levels welcome.

$20 per session


For questions, drum rentals, or more details, contact Matthew Dean at 718-344-3957 or Ashley Jones at 860-235-1478. 

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La Grua Center,
32 Water St., P.O. Box 342,
Stonington, CT 06378
phone: 860-535-2300
email: director@lagruacenter.org
Kelli Rocherolle - Program Director
Please direct all program and rental inquiries to kelli@lagruacenter.org
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