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 contact KanKouran at, or 202-518-1213.

The community dance class schedule is as follows:



Adult Dance 7:30pm-9pm


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

Teen Dance 12:30pm-1:30pm

Adult Dance 1pm-2:30pm



Adult Dance – $15

Class cards are now available! For a limited time purchase one class card (10 classes) for $135 and purchase a second card for half price. Act fast because this special ends January 9, 2016! Please note that all sales are final and KanKouran is not responsible for lost or stolen cards. ALL CARDS EXPIRE DECEMBER 21, 2016

Children’s Storytelling/Dance/Drum $12. Children sessions are now available $80! Session 1 begins Saturday January 2 and ends February 27.

*Please note that unused classes for session 1 will not transfer or be honored after 2/27/16.

Class cards – $135

Students (w/valid ID) – $12


What’s new in 2016?

KanKouran will be offering a loyalty rewards program. Each time you take an Adult community dance class, make sure you get a digital receipt. After 10 classes you will receive 15% off your next community class. Just present your code from your receipt and we will take care of the rest! 



All classes will be cancelled Saturday, October 15

Adult dance class will be cancelled Wednesday, October 19








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.


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!

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