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


Class Fees

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


Class Cancellations  

Adult dance class at Dance Exchange will be cancelled on Wednesday, May 27. Assane will be teaching at Dance Place for his annual Master Class as part of Dance Africa DC at 6:30pm. Please join us for the class at Dance Place!!!

Adult and children’s classes will be cancelled Saturday, May 30.



You asked and we listened!!!!! “Wacky Dance Wednesdays” will be extended throughout May. Dance for just $10 on Wednesdays all month!!!!!






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.


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