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KanKouran classes are currently being held at the Liz Lerman 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

Students (w/valid ID) – $12


Class Cancellations

Adult and children’s classes will be cancelled Saturday, April 4 and Saturday, April 11



Join us for April’s “Wacky Dance Wednesdays”. Dance for just $10 on Wednesdays this month!!!!!



Fashion Designer and Simply Cecily Founder Cecily Stewart Habimana is pleased to present her couture collection called Wear Art Meets Fashion. Habimana teams up with visual artist Patricia A. Stewart to present an exhibition that stretches the boundaries of what is considered fashion and art. Wear Art Meets Fashion will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Nubian Hueman Boutique Lounge, DC’s latest “hotbed of fashion and creativity” located inside the Anacostia Arts Center. The uniquely themed event includes 3-D sculptures, paintings and jewelry created by Stewart carefully paired with couture dresses by Habimana all while fusing Simply Cecily’s signature style of “traditionally African with a modern American twist.” Simply Cecily’s spring collection also includes everyday dresses, skirts and jumpers that are inspired by the 1950s with defined waists, vibrant colors and bold statements. The extraordinary synergy between Habimana and Stewart stems from their close relationship as mother and daughter.



Kwame Shaka Opare, Teaching Artist and Artistic Director, presents Triumph of Disruption, an attempt to show through dance, theater, and music, an epidemic of failure in America’s methods of educating its youth. Using pop iconic imagery and popular music, Triumph is a funky, hip, and engaging journey entertaining the concept of Disruption as a method to alleviate problems facing a particular group of young people. SATURDAY, MAY 16 7:30PM, BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART



Please remember to support KanKouran by making your tax-deductible donation, payable to KanKouran West African Dance Company, P.O. Box 1338, Washington, DC 20013. Any amount you give will be appreciated.

Also, now available… KanKouran’s online store!!!!!  Please visit  for great deals on all KanKouran merchandise!!!!!


As always, your thoughts, feelings, and opinions are very important. Please feel free to email us at with any questions or suggestions of how we may better serve you.


Thank you


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