P.O. Box 1338 Washington, DC 20013

KanKouran offers classes for children, teens and adults in the authentic dance and drumming styles of select West African cultural groups.  An aerobic activity, dance classes include a warm-up and breakdown of dance steps, followed by choreographed routines accompanied by the drums.

Drum classes teach polyrhythmic concepts of African drumming and choreographed orchestral techniques to accompany the dance movements.

KanKouran classes are currently being held at the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, MD. For information about our weekly community classes, please check our calendar, contact KanKouran at akonte@aol.com, or call 202-518-1213.


Wednesdays, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Adult Dance

Saturdays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Children’s Dance/Drum. Enjoy Nana’s nook for storytelling, followed by dance and drum.

Saturdays, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Adult Dance


Adult Dance – $15

Class cards – $135 (10 Classes)

Students (w/valid ID) – $12


WELCOME BACK!!!! Children’s and adult community classes will resume, as regularly scheduled, on Saturday, September 14, 2019.


Dance Exchange

7117 Maple Avenue

Takoma Park, MD 20912

Metro: Red Line to Takoma. Exit Metro station and continue straight on Carroll Ave. At second stop light, take a left on Maple Ave. Dance Exchange is half a block down on your right.

Photography Waiver

By attending KanKouran community classes, you grant KanKouran, its representatives and employees the right to take photographs of you while participating in class. KanKouran may use such photographs with or without your name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.

Thank you!