West African Dance

Teaching Artist: Diadié Bathily

This African dance program, taught by professional dancer and instructor Diadié Bathily, introduces students to the basic movement of West African dance. Through African dance, elementary, middle and high school students increase physical fitness, improve coordination and concentration, and build an understanding of African culture. Mr. Bathily teaches a two week course, during regular physical education classes, and in an after school eight week program. Mr. Bathily teaches basic West African dances, African geography and language, and African culture. At the end of the program, students have learned several authentic African dances, have gained a grade-appropriate understanding of West Africa, and have learned some of the languages and customs of Mali and Ivory Coast.

Audience: Grades K-12
Format: Residency
Curriculum Connections: Social Studies/Culture, Health, Social Emotional Learning
Teaching Artist: Diadié Bathily

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