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African Dance Classes with Caro Diallo in Vermont and New York

African Dance Classes with Caro Diallo in Vermont through October 6th - Beginner's and All Levels

Caro Diallo, renowned Senegalese dancer featured each summer at the   Abene African Dance and Drum Festival, will continue to offer African dance classes Wednesdays and Fridays in Brattleboro and Putney, Vermont through October 6th, 2010. 

Diallo teaches an all-levels class with special attention to beginners   Wednesdays at The Church 210 Main Street in Brattleboro (next to the post office) and an all-levels class on Fridays at the Putney Community Center on Christian Square off Main St. opposite Town Hall in Putney. 

Classes are $15. They begin at 7:00 PM and are accompanied by live drumming.

Diallo is founder and chief choreographer for Senegal's Black Soofa dance troupe.  He has taught and performed throughout Africa, Europe, and the U.S.  His teaching is lucid and inspiring, and he works effectively with both beginning and experienced dancers.   For more information or to let us know you are coming to a particular class, write to africandancevt@gmail.com or call 802-258-6475.   

FROM ABENE TO ALBANY

Caro Diallo teaches at the African Dance and Drum Festival, “From Abene to Albany,” October 2 &3 in Albany, New York.  All events take place in the gym at the Green Tech High Charter School, 321 Northern Boulevard, Albany.  (Please google the school for map/directions.)

DANCE CLASSES.  Caro’s dance workshops, with live drumming, will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 2, and from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 3.

DINNER.  An African dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Saturday. Please come early if you’re planning on dinner.

DANCE AND DRUM PERFORMANCE SATURDAY NIGHT. Caro Diallo and a host of dancers and drummers perform Saturday at 8:00 p.m. NOT TO BE MISSED!  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students aged 16 or younger.

DRUM CLASSES. The djembe classes take place from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sunday. A limited number of djembes will be available at no charge but students must call ahead (518-783-8422) to reserve a drum. First call, first serve.

 All classes, dance and drum, are $15 for adults, $5 for students aged 16 or under.

Shop at the African Market during the Festival. Vendors are welcome at a fee of $20 which goes to the charter school. Non-profit organizations are welcome to sell their wares at no charge.

For more information, please contact Petra at 518-783-8422.

For more info on Caro see: Caro Diallo, Dance Camp in Abene, Senegal, and www.carodiallo.com