African Dance Workshops: Experience Tribal Africa?
Are You Looking For a Authentic African Dance Workshops?
If you have landed on this page there’s a strong chance that you are you looking for African Dance Workshops for your school, charity or maybe you are a corporate organisation looking for African Dance Performance for entertainment! Well you have arrived at the right place for African Dance workshops – keep reading to find out more!
There is a lot of information on this site – if you need to speak to us about ANY workshop please call our dedicated team available to help you no matter where you are in the country and its FREE to call – go on call them now 0800 471 4983.
What is African Dance Workshops?
To experience African dance is to truly step into another world. A rich vein of African tribal history flows through every continent, transforming each culture it touches with the powerful rhythms and soulful movement of its vibrant people. From the sun-blessed isles of the Caribbean and the carnival rhythms of the samba in Brazil to the vocal and literal gymnastics of the Bronx B-boys, the influence of Africa is everywhere, and following the tributaries back through time and place to their source brings us ever closer to the travelling groups and tribes of Sub-Saharan Africa..
We can give your school, corporation, charity or organisation an unrivalled chance to be entertained and/or educated in the various African dance traditions. Our experienced and authentic facilitators come from Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, Cameroon, Kenya and Zimbabwe, so you are assured a reliable insight into African culture, ideal for Black History Month (celebrated annually in October) and cultural awareness days.
The number of tribes and regions of the vast African continent has given rise to a diverse range of tribal dances, from the unique phenomenon of gumboot dancing, to the many styles of Kenya and West Africa. Whatever the tradition being explored, the colourful and exuberant nature of tribal dancing is sure to have everyone on their feet.
In terms of education, children and adult will learn how the stories of individuals, couples and the entire community were told and retold through the medium of dance, supported by the ever-present drum. They will start to understand how African tribal dance did far more than reflect the group’s culture; in doing so, it also preserved its values and knowledge for future generations.
The different roles of men and women in African dance can be explored as participants compare the extravagant leaps of the men with the bent leg and body movements of the women. They will also learn of the importance of ritual African drumming in key occasions from births and deaths to various festivals, and how it functioned as a language, for example between gumboot-wearing miners in the gold mines of South Africa.
Stop! Before Booking Any African Dance Workshops…
Let me ask you a simple question… with so much choice on the internet how do you know you are getting 100% Authentic African drumming workshops at the best price, can all these companies claiming to be providers of workshops be relied on?
So before booking with someone else consider these questions below and you will realise 2020 Effect is the company of choice for any creative workshops nationwide. We just don’t provide workshops we provide an experience you will never forget.
- Do they have CRB Checks, Public Liability and a Child Protection Policy in place to safe guard vulnerable people?
- Are the workshops authentic? Meaning is the workshop a traditional based multicultural experience?
- Can they provide you with at least 5 testimonials from various organisation’s?
- Can they provide you with workshops in Dance, Drama, Music, Visual, Asian and African Arts to your requirements?
- Can they deliver nationwide? If so are you sure they will turn up or cancel on you at short notice?
- Do they have any credibility or do you know how long they have been around for?
- Do they have a dedicated support team to help you coordinate your event?
Well if they can’t answer these questions above with full confidence we strongly recommend not using them quite frankly! We take pride and passion in every workshop we provide and you will not be disappointed.
You really don’t want to ruin your event or day by booking with the wrong company. We have seen so many organisation’s let down by companies claiming to provide similar workshops – so choose wisely.
Other Recommended African Arts Workshops to Book?
Our African Arts Workshops include – African Drumming workshops to Brazilian drumming workshops, Afro Brazilian Dance, Egyptian Dance Workshop, Street Jazz, Music Production, Emceeing & Djing, Drama (Slavery), Contemporary Dance (Slavery), Samba Dance, Rap & Spoken Word, African Jewellery Making, Mask Making, Bead Making, Brazilian Caperoia.
Please remember we do not only offer African Themed Workshops – we provide workshops across the range from Street Dance to Musical Theatre, Anti Bullying, Bollywood, Chinese Dance to Indian Drumming + many many more just browse the various links above to see.
We Provide 1000’s of Workshops Across the UK – From London to Scotland!
Even though we are a London based company we have over 150 facilitators nationwide in the areas below to provide you with easy delivery and a cost effective service.
We deliver workshops internationally as well – just call us on 0800 471 4983 and we will take care of the rest.
Make sure you take a read our testimonial pages you will notice that different organisations have booked workshops with us even in the remotest areas like Cumbria & Devon.
Areas covered include the following:
London, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, County Durham, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Ireland, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Manchester, Merseyside, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire.
Some Testimonials – We’re Ready to Prove Everything We Claim!
Thank you very much indeed. The students very much enjoyed the African Drumming Workshops and the workshop leader was enthusiastic, energetic and very professional! We would have no hesitation in booking with you again.
G Jones – Chelsea Academy
The African Drumming Workshop was a great success! The workshop facilitators that ran the workshop were really good and engaging!
K Blunden – Events Coordinator – London
Just to let you know overall all 38 workshops provided for the Girl Guide celebrations were excellent! The facilitators were all very pleasant and several commented that they had learned a lot about the Guide movement. I would definitely recommend you to others.
Eirlais Tompkins (Mrs), Girlguiding Wolverhampton
The African Drumming workshop was fantastic, full of energy and fun, facilitated perfectly with passion and expertise. The members of our project really enjoyed the African drumming workshops, and are very keen to do it again. I wouldn’t hesitate in running more African drumming workshops like this for events in the future.”
J. Watson – Project Manager – Save the Children UK
Just to let you know the feedback from both our staff and the public about the African Drumming Workshops was very good, professional slick performances which were enjoyed by all.
Thank you for sending such amiable and professional workshop leaders (Origami and African Drumming) to us this week! Could you pass my thanks on to them, I have had nothing but positive reviews from all of the staff and students who had the chance to be in the sessions.
F. Melmoe – East Surrey College – Surrey
Dear 2020 Effect
Suffice to say George lived up to the recommendation for African Drumming Workshops. The children had a great time and George was very willing to fit in with our needs (including working in a very restrictive space as the party proved so popular). I would very much like to book a African drumming workshop with George next year so will be in touch when the event is planned and hopefully he will be available.
I will pass the word around about George and will be in touch sometime in 2010.
J Murphy – Melcombe Children Centre, London
The African drumming workshops and Junk Percussion workshops went very smoothly and both facilitators were great, very interactive which is just what we were looking for. If we do decide to do a similar series of African Drumming workshops I’ll be sure to check out your web site.
S Buck – British Music Experience – the O2, London
I’m not sure if Yve has contacted you since we had the African Drumming workshop on 24th October. But the session was excellent, the African drummer (Mohamed) was interactive, friendly and had the group engaged to the African Drumming Workshops. Many thanks for a fabulous African experience!
N. Bellot – Parent Involvement Coordinator – Family Action Surestart Roehampton & Putney
We had a fantastic day on Sunday and I would like to say how marvelous the African Drumming workshops were. None of our young people have experienced African Drumming workshops before or anything like it before. We were all so impressed by the couple who came and managed to smile and be constantly enthusiastic all day! Thank you Trap Media and I will sing your praises to all from now on.
A. Williams – Principal Youth Officer, Devon St John Ambulance
The African Drumming workshops went really well, I was very impressed!! George was a fantastic African Drumming instructor and really motivated the young people, some of which had extensive additional learning needs.
The session were well structured but flexible for the y/p needs, and all the y/p engaged. The school has received good feedback from the y/p and the staff attending, i will forward this on if they send it to me. Thanks again, and we are still trying to arrange two more schools to be involved, i will be in touch soon for more african drumming workshops.
D. Foster, Youth Worker – Walthamstow Youth Support Services, London.
So How Do I Book?
Once you have found your desired workshop (below) please call our bookings line FREE today on 0800 689 9909 or use the provisional booking form and we can customise something especially for you!