Dance and drum workshops for adults

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Dance and drum workshops for adults

Dance and drum workshops for adults


Dance Instruction

Malicounda offers dance classes for all ages and all levels of experience in the form of: workshops, weekly ongoing classes and private lessons. Combining over 30 years of West African dance experience, the dancers of Malicounda are exceptional and thorough instructors.


We give special dance workshops at schools, festivals, community events and more. The workshops range in length from one hour to half a day, depending on the venue and interest of the participants. All dance workshops are executed to the beat of traditional live drumming.

Ongoing Classes

Derrick and Beth teach West African dance every Thursday(352-3162) in Nelson, B.C. at the Studio Alive in Nelson. During the course of these classes, students learn the basics of West African dances from Senegal , Guinea , Mali and Burkina Faso to the beat of live drumming.

Private Lessons

We give private lessons in our home or yours. In a private class the student gets one-on-one with an emphasis on technique. The instructor usually sings the rhythm giving the student a better understanding of the relationship between the music and the movement. We provide these lessons for children and adults.

Drum Workshops

We offer drumming lessons for all ages and levels of experience.

“The artistry of the West African Dance may elude many of her young students, but they capture its vibrant, celebratory essence.”
Dublin News

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We are available for drumming worshops and shows all over British Columbia, North Territories, Alberta and Manitoba