Experience the joy! Live drummer share West African rhythms, The beats feed our movement as we explore simple dances from Guinee. The class will provide fitness and fun for all. It is a beginner level class and open to all ages and genders.
Drop in with Elise for one class or for her whole series!
$20 recommended for one single
$85 for full series of 5 classes (save $15!)
Elise Gold smiles wide while dancing in community. She invites you to share her love of West African dance.
When Elise first went to a live concert of "King Sunny Ade and his African Beats" on a pier in Manhattan in the late eighties, she had a realization, "if these rhythms, movements and music can make me so happy tonight, I must find a way to find this happiness for myself!" There was no going back. Elise has found joy in studying West African Dance since then. She has had the honor of studying with masters while visiting Guinee, Senegal, Guinee Bissau, Brazil and Mozambique. She continues to take classes locally with master teachers in Kingston and Woodstock, attends dance retreats when time allows and will occasionally perform. Her goal is to make this form of dance accessible to all! Beginners are especially welcome!