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. The community dance class schedule is as follows:
Adult Dance 7:30pm-9pm
Children’s Dance/Drum 12pm-1pm
Teen Dance 12:30pm-1:30pm
Adult Dance 1pm-2:30pm
Adult Dance – $15
Children’s Dance/Drum – $12
Class cards – $135 (If you already have a class card, it will be honored)
Students (w/valid ID) – $12
Community classes will be cancelled on the following days in January 2015: January 7, January 15, and January 17
LIZ LERMAN 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.