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 Afrobeat with SayRah - Bay Area
Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

Afrobeat with SayRah - Bay Area

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Afro Urban Society x ODK present

Afrobeat Foundations Dance Workshop with SayRah

Before AfrobeatS there was Afrobeat… 

In this workshop you will shake, sweat, learn some Afrobeat-specific dance moves, and get the historical context from SayRah’s perspective, and finish with a badass choreography to ‘Truth Don Die’ by Femi Anikulapo Kuti (Fela’s son & a world-renowned musician).

AFROBEAT was born of Activism & Social Justice. In this day and age we still need such activism in our various ART forms! SayRah, a Yoruba Nigerian native, and dynamic dance professional has created this special dance workshop to share a part of her cultural heritage. Afrobeat is a music/dance and cultural phenomenon that has major global influence decades after it was ushered in by the late great Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Afrobeat is fresh, and relevant. Afrobeat is dance. Afrobeat is music. Afrobeat is a way of life. Afrobeat is the mother of AfroBEATS.

Whether you are versed in traditional West African (Guinea, Mali, Senegalese, Ghanaian) or Congolese, Or Afro Cuban, Afro Brazilian, Afro Haitian has your heart; Maybe you’re a street and club dance head, Hip hop, Breaking, Dancehall, Soca, or House; Or a ballroom aficionado, Salsa, Kizomba, Urban Kiz, You name it!!

You can get down with this. You have something to get you to have something to give. 

ABOUT

Sarah (SayRah) Olaniran, a Nigerian native has been dancing since a very young age. Well-versed in various styles including Latin, Ballroom, Ballet, Nigerian traditional dance, Jazz, HipHop, Salsa and, Contemporary, she also has Modern, Ballet en pointe, improv and Traditional West African in her vocabulary

Currently a top Afrobeats dancer and choreographer she has worked with prominent African artists including DavidO, Olamide, 2face, Timaya,Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Flavor, Tekno, Kcee, Wande Coal, Awilo Logomba, PSquare, Waje, JMartins, Omawunmi, Darey Art Alade, Efiya, CDQ, Orezi, Falz, Dammy Krane, Dbanj, and more

In between touring the world performing, she teaches Afro-fusion dance classes around the United States exploring African street/social dances (mainly West African Street/social movements) with a focus on Nigeria and Ghana.

IG @sayrahchips | IG: @afrourbansociety | FB: Afro Urban Society

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Afro Urban Dance w. Nkei Oruche & Afro Urban Society
Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

Afro Urban Dance w. Nkei Oruche & Afro Urban Society

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Doing it for the culture! Give dem style! Get your Afro-Urban Dance Experience!

Afro Urban Dance Workshop

w. Nkei Oruche & Afro Urban Society

Afrobeats, Soukous, Dancehall, Soca, Hip Hop, Salsa, & more

All Levels

September 24 2019 | 7:30-9:00PM

Malonga Casquelourd Center: 2nd Floor, Studio A

428 Alice St, Oakland

$10 Busy Body | $15 On Time | $25 Can my friend come? | $20 Late-Comer/Door

Doing it for the culture! Give dem style! Get your Afro-Urban Dance Experience!

Afro Urban Society dancers team up for this good time, high-energy workshop featuring Afro Street, Club and Party dance styles and movements: Afrobeats, Soukous, Dancehall, Soca, Hip Hop, Salsa, and more. From movement breakdown, freestyles vibes, small groups, to a short combo routine, performance theatrics, it’s a whole turn-up. There’s something for different levels/interests of dancers from pre-beginner to advanced.

Instructors: Nkei Oruche (West Afro), Loubayi (Central Afro), (Shemica Johnson (Afro-Carribean), Kanukai Chigamba (Southern Afro), Jamie Carter (US Afro/Hip hop), Tola Williams, Femi Sawyerr (Afro-Latin).

ABOUT

Over-articulated and barely translated, the Afro-Urban Dance Experience is a network of Pan Africans who have dance flowing through their blood, sweat and tears. Repping various regions of the continent and Diaspora each dancer has their own style, vibe & flow, and together are passionate about sharing our collective stories through dance. The Afro-Urban Dance Experience is a project of Afro Urban Society, an organization that fosters a creative community of brilliant artists and culture workers dedicated to celebrating the unique expressions of Urban Africans through performance, production and community activation.

To learn more WWW: afrourbansociety.com | IG: @afrourbansociety | FB: Afro Urban Society

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Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)
Sep
3
7:30 PM19:30

Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | 2nd floor Studio A (map)
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Weekly class from Master Dancer & Instructor Philip Ofori-Ata Agyapong

Tuesdays | 7:30-9:00PM

Malonga Casquelourd Center: 2nd Floor, Studio A

428 Alice St, Oakland

Drop-In $10

West African Popular Dance (Afro Pop) is a collection of contemporary Popular Free-Style Dance phrases from Sub-Saharan Africa - Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, etc. There will be Azonto, Shorkie, Akayda, Ekiti, Gborhe, Olumanbugie, Alinko, etc. It is energetic, fun and furious. This is African

Come with a comfortable attire, Do Your Face Sometime and Boogie.

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Afro-Latin Dance Mega: Workshop & Jam
Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

Afro-Latin Dance Mega: Workshop & Jam

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Afro Urban Society x Dimensions Dance Theater

8.26 |  6-9PM

Afro-Latin Dance Mega
Bachata. Reggaeton & More
Femi Sawyerr. Emerald. Akemi Smoot
Malonga Center, Oak | 3rd flr Studio E

This event is presented as part of the Afro Urban Society's 2019 Afro Dance Fest, a series of workshops and events focusing on Urban dance from Africa and the African Diaspora. For more information and full event listing see below:

Afro Urban Society Presents
AFRO DANCE FEST 2019 -BAY AREA
Aug 18-26

8.18 | 2-4PM
Afrofusion
Kendra ‘KO’ Oyesanya
Dance Mission, SF
$15-30

REGISTER

8.19 | 6-9PM
Afrobeats vs Dancehall vs. Afro house
Nksogorgeous. Jason Facey. Rashad Pridgen
Malonga Center, Oak | 3rd flr Studio E
$20-$35

REGISTER


8.20 | 7:30-9PM
West African Pop
Philip Agyapong
Malonga Center, Oak | 2nd flr Studio A
$10-$15

REGISTER

8.21 | 8:30PM Caliwynd: Afro-Carribean Vibes
Shemica Johnson
Barefoot Movement, 1635 Broadway, Oakland
$10-$15

REGISTER


8.26 | 6-9PM Afro-Latin Dance Mega
3 Instructors . 3 Styles
Malonga Center, Oak | 3rd flr Studio E
$20-$35


REGISTER


& More TBA

Events are presented with the support of DIMENSIONS DANCE THEATER, INC., West African Popular Dance - Afro Pop,

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Caliwynd: Afro-Carribean Vibes
Aug
21
8:30 PM20:30

Caliwynd: Afro-Carribean Vibes

  • 8.21 | 8:30PM Caliwynd: Afro-Carribean Vibes Shemica Johnson Barefoot Movement (map)
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8.21 | 8:30PM Caliwynd: Afro-Carribean Vibes
Shemica Johnson
Barefoot Movement, 1635 Broadway, Oakland
$10-$15

This event is presented as part of the Afro Urban Society's 2019 Afro Dance Fest, a series of workshops and events focusing on Urban dance from Africa and the African Diaspora. For more information and full event listing see below:

Afro Urban Society Presents
AFRO DANCE FEST 2019 -BAY AREA
Aug 18-26

8.18 | 2-4PM
Afrofusion
Kendra ‘KO’ Oyesanya
Dance Mission, SF
$15-30

REGISTER

8.19 | 6-9PM
Afrobeats vs Dancehall vs. Afro house
Nksogorgeous. Jason Facey. Rashad Pridgen
Malonga Center, Oak | 3rd flr Studio E
$20-$35

REGISTER


8.20 | 7:30-9PM
West African Pop
Philip Agyapong
Malonga Center, Oak | 2nd flr Studio A
$10-$15

REGISTER

8.21 | 8:30PM Caliwynd: Afro-Carribean Vibes
Shemica Johnson
Barefoot Movement, 1635 Broadway, Oakland
$10-$15

REGISTER


8.26 | 6-9PM Afro-Latin Dance Mega
3 Instructors . 3 Styles
Malonga Center, Oak | 3rd flr Studio E
$20-$35


REGISTER


& More TBA

Events are presented with the support of DIMENSIONS DANCE THEATER, INC., West African Popular Dance - Afro Pop,

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West African Pop:  Philip Agyapong
Aug
20
7:30 PM19:30

West African Pop: Philip Agyapong

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Weekly class from Master Dancer & Instructor Philip Ofori-Ata Agyapong

Tuesdays | 7:30-9:00PM

Malonga Casquelourd Center: 2nd Floor, Studio A

428 Alice St, Oakland

Drop-In

West African Popular Dance (Afro Pop) is a collection of contemporary Popular Free-Style Dance phrases from Sub-Saharan Africa - Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, etc. There will be Azonto, Shorkie, Akayda, Ekiti, Gborhe, Olumanbugie, Alinko, etc. It is energetic, fun and furious. This is African

Come with a comfortable attire, Do Your Face Sometime and Boogie.

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Afrobeats vs Dancehall vs. Afrohouse Workshop & Jam
Aug
19
6:00 PM18:00

Afrobeats vs Dancehall vs. Afrohouse Workshop & Jam

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Afro Urban Society  x Dimensions Dance Theater

AFRO DANCE MEGA!!!!!
Afrobeats vs Dancehall vs. Afrohouse
Dance Workshop & Jam

Jason Facey (Dancehall)
Rashad Pridgen (Afro house)
Nksogorgeous (Afrobeats)

FEATURING STAR DANCERS!!

Jason Facey (Dancehall) – Jamaican-born sought-after Dancehall recording artist, professional dancer, recording artist, social media influencer, and fitness motivator. He continues to work with some of the music industry’s top acts including Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Pharell, Chris Brown and Major Lazer.

Nksogorgeous (Afrobeats) – Born and raised in Nigeria and currently living in Los Angeles. Teaches, tours, & performs worldwide with artists such as Daddy Yankee, Tiwa Savage, Wale, Flavour, J Balvin featuring Mr Eazi, Maleek Berry, Olamide to name a few.

Rashad Pridgen (Afro house) – BAY AREA LEGACY… Rashad aka Soul Nubian is a dance artist, creative director and wellness practitioner. His works span: dance, theater, film, video, fashion and creative project making. for more of his artistry: www.soulnubian.com

This event is presented as part of the Afro Urban Society's 2019 Afro Dance Fest, a series of workshops and events focusing on Urban dance from Africa and the African Diaspora. For more information and full event listing see below:

Afro Urban Society Presents
AFRO DANCE FEST 2019 -BAY AREA
Aug 18-26

8.18 | 2-4PM
Afrofusion
Kendra ‘KO’ Oyesanya
Dance Mission, SF
$15-30

REGISTER

8.19 | 6-9PM
Afrobeats vs Dancehall vs. Afro house
Nksogorgeous. Jason Facey. Rashad Pridgen
Malonga Center, Oak | 3rd flr Studio E
$20-$35

REGISTER


8.20 | 7:30-9PM
West African Pop
Philip Agyapong
Malonga Center, Oak | 2nd flr Studio A
$10-$15

REGISTER

8.21 | 8:30PM Caliwynd: Afro-Carribean Vibes
Shemica Johnson
Barefoot Movement, 1635 Broadway, Oakland
$10-$15

REGISTER


8.26 | 6-9PM Afro-Latin Dance Mega
3 Instructors . 3 Styles
Malonga Center, Oak | 3rd flr Studio E
$20-$35


REGISTER


& More TBA

Events are presented with the support of DIMENSIONS DANCE THEATER, INC., West African Popular Dance - Afro Pop,

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AFRO DANCE FEST 2019
Aug
18
to Aug 26

AFRO DANCE FEST 2019

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | | 3rd floor Studio E (map)
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Afro Urban Society Presents
AFRO DANCE FEST 2019 -BAY AREA
Aug 18-26

8.18 | 2-4PM
Afrofusion
Kendra ‘KO’ Oyesanya
Dance Mission, SF
$15-30

REGISTER

8.19 | 6-9PM
Afrobeats vs Dancehall vs. Afro house
Nksogorgeous. Jason Facey. Rashad Pridgen
Malonga Center, Oak | 3rd flr Studio E
$20-$35

REGISTER


8.20 | 7:30-9PM
West African Pop
Philip Agyapong
Malonga Center, Oak | 2nd flr Studio A
$10-$15

REGISTER

8.21 | 8:30PM Caliwynd: Afro-Carribean Vibes
Shemica Johnson
Barefoot Movement, 1635 Broadway, Oakland
$10-$15

REGISTER


8.26 | 6-9PM Afro-Latin Dance Mega
3 Instructors . 3 Styles
Malonga Center, Oak | 3rd flr Studio E
$20-$35


REGISTER


& More TBA

Events are presented with the support of DIMENSIONS DANCE THEATER, INC., West African Popular Dance - Afro Pop,

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Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)
Aug
13
7:30 PM19:30

Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | 2nd floor Studio A (map)
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Weekly class from Master Dancer & Instructor Philip Ofori-Ata Agyapong

Tuesdays | 7:30-9:00PM

Malonga Casquelourd Center: 2nd Floor, Studio A

428 Alice St, Oakland

Drop-In

West African Popular Dance (Afro Pop) is a collection of contemporary Popular Free-Style Dance phrases from Sub-Saharan Africa - Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, etc. There will be Azonto, Shorkie, Akayda, Ekiti, Gborhe, Olumanbugie, Alinko, etc. It is energetic, fun and furious. This is African

Come with a comfortable attire, Do Your Face Sometime and Boogie.

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Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)
Aug
6
7:30 PM19:30

Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | 2nd floor Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Weekly class from Master Dancer & Instructor Philip Ofori-Ata Agyapong

Tuesdays | 7:30-9:00PM

Malonga Casquelourd Center: 2nd Floor, Studio A

428 Alice St, Oakland

Drop-In

West African Popular Dance (Afro Pop) is a collection of contemporary Popular Free-Style Dance phrases from Sub-Saharan Africa - Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, etc. There will be Azonto, Shorkie, Akayda, Ekiti, Gborhe, Olumanbugie, Alinko, etc. It is energetic, fun and furious. This is African

Come with a comfortable attire, Do Your Face Sometime and Boogie.

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Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)
Jul
23
7:30 PM19:30

Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | 2nd floor Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Weekly class from Master Dancer & Instructor Philip Ofori-Ata Agyapong

Tuesdays | 7:30-9:00PM

Malonga Casquelourd Center: 2nd Floor, Studio A

428 Alice St, Oakland

Drop-In

West African Popular Dance (Afro Pop) is a collection of contemporary Popular Free-Style Dance phrases from Sub-Saharan Africa - Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, etc. There will be Azonto, Shorkie, Akayda, Ekiti, Gborhe, Olumanbugie, Alinko, etc. It is energetic, fun and furious. This is African

Come with a comfortable attire, Do Your Face Sometime and Boogie.

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Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)
Jul
16
7:30 PM19:30

Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | 2nd floor Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Weekly class from Master Dancer & Instructor Philip Ofori-Ata Agyapong

Tuesdays | 7:30-9:00PM

Malonga Casquelourd Center: 2nd Floor, Studio A

428 Alice St, Oakland

Drop-In

West African Popular Dance (Afro Pop) is a collection of contemporary Popular Free-Style Dance phrases from Sub-Saharan Africa - Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, etc. There will be Azonto, Shorkie, Akayda, Ekiti, Gborhe, Olumanbugie, Alinko, etc. It is energetic, fun and furious. This is African

Come with a comfortable attire, Do Your Face Sometime and Boogie.

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Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)
Jul
9
7:30 PM19:30

Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | 2nd floor Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Weekly class from Master Dancer & Instructor Philip Ofori-Ata Agyapong

Tuesdays | 7:30-9:00PM

Malonga Casquelourd Center: 2nd Floor, Studio A

428 Alice St, Oakland

Drop-In

West African Popular Dance (Afro Pop) is a collection of contemporary Popular Free-Style Dance phrases from Sub-Saharan Africa - Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, etc. There will be Azonto, Shorkie, Akayda, Ekiti, Gborhe, Olumanbugie, Alinko, etc. It is energetic, fun and furious. This is African

Come with a comfortable attire, Do Your Face Sometime and Boogie.

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Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)
Jul
2
7:30 PM19:30

Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | 2nd floor Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Weekly class from Master Dancer & Instructor Philip Ofori-Ata Agyapong

Tuesdays | 7:30-9:00PM

Malonga Casquelourd Center: 2nd Floor, Studio A

428 Alice St, Oakland

Drop-In

West African Popular Dance (Afro Pop) is a collection of contemporary Popular Free-Style Dance phrases from Sub-Saharan Africa - Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, etc. There will be Azonto, Shorkie, Akayda, Ekiti, Gborhe, Olumanbugie, Alinko, etc. It is energetic, fun and furious. This is African

Come with a comfortable attire, Do Your Face Sometime and Boogie.

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Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)
May
28
7:30 PM19:30

Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | 2nd floor Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Weekly class from Master Dancer & Instructor Philip Ofori-Ata Agyapong

Tuesdays | 7:30-9:00PM

Malonga Casquelourd Center: 2nd Floor, Studio A

428 Alice St, Oakland

Drop-In

West African Popular Dance (Afro Pop) is a collection of contemporary Popular Free-Style Dance phrases from Sub-Saharan Africa - Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, etc. There will be Azonto, Shorkie, Akayda, Ekiti, Gborhe, Olumanbugie, Alinko, etc. It is energetic, fun and furious. This is African

Come with a comfortable attire, Do Your Face Sometime and Boogie.

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Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)
May
21
7:30 PM19:30

Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | 2nd floor Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Weekly class from Master Dancer & Instructor Philip Ofori-Ata Agyapong

Tuesdays | 7:30-9:00PM

Malonga Casquelourd Center: 2nd Floor, Studio A

428 Alice St, Oakland

Drop-In

West African Popular Dance (Afro Pop) is a collection of contemporary Popular Free-Style Dance phrases from Sub-Saharan Africa - Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, etc. There will be Azonto, Shorkie, Akayda, Ekiti, Gborhe, Olumanbugie, Alinko, etc. It is energetic, fun and furious. This is African

Come with a comfortable attire, Do Your Face Sometime and Boogie.

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Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)
May
14
7:30 PM19:30

Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | 2nd floor Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Weekly class from Master Dancer & Instructor Philip Ofori-Ata Agyapong

Tuesdays | 7:30-9:00PM

Malonga Casquelourd Center: 2nd Floor, Studio A

428 Alice St, Oakland

Drop-In

West African Popular Dance (Afro Pop) is a collection of contemporary Popular Free-Style Dance phrases from Sub-Saharan Africa - Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, etc. There will be Azonto, Shorkie, Akayda, Ekiti, Gborhe, Olumanbugie, Alinko, etc. It is energetic, fun and furious. This is African

Come with a comfortable attire, Do Your Face Sometime and Boogie.

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Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)
May
7
7:30 PM19:30

Afro-Pop w/ Philip ODK (Weekly)

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | 2nd floor Studio A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Weekly class from Master Dancer & Instructor Philip Ofori-Ata Agyapong

Tuesdays | 7:30-9:00PM

Malonga Casquelourd Center: 2nd Floor, Studio A

428 Alice St, Oakland

Drop-In

West African Popular Dance (Afro Pop) is a collection of contemporary Popular Free-Style Dance phrases from Sub-Saharan Africa - Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, etc. There will be Azonto, Shorkie, Akayda, Ekiti, Gborhe, Olumanbugie, Alinko, etc. It is energetic, fun and furious. This is African

Come with a comfortable attire, Do Your Face Sometime and Boogie.

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Afrobeats Dance w/ SayRah - Oakland 2
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

Afrobeats Dance w/ SayRah - Oakland 2

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Afro Urban Society x Dimensions Dance Theater present

SayRah in Da Bay
Afrobeats Dance workshop with SayRah
TWO WORKSHOPS

Apr 27 4:00-6:00p | 3rd flr, Studio C
Apr 30 7:30-9p | 2nd flr, Studio A
Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts
428 Alice St, Oakland

ABOUT

Sarah (SayRah) Olaniran, a Nigerian native has been dancing since a very young age. She is various dance styles; Latin, Ballroom, Ballet, Nigerian traditional dance, Jazz, HipHop, Salsa and, Contemporary and has added Modern dance, Ballet en pointe, improv and Traditional West African dance to her vocabulary with her degree in dance.

Currently a top Afrobeats dancer and choreographer she has worked with prominent African artists including DavidO, Olamide, 2face, Timaya,Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Flavor, Tekno, Kcee, Wande Coal, Awilo Logomba, PSquare, Waje, JMartins, Omawunmi, Darey Art Alade, Efiya, CDQ, Orezi, Falz, Dammy Krane, Dbanj, ..... and more

In between her time touring the world performing, she also teaches Afro-fusion dance classes around the United States exploring African street/social dances (mainly West African Street/social movements) with a focus on Nigeria and Ghana.

IG @sayrahchips

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Afrobeats Dance w/ SayRah - Oakland
Apr
27
4:00 PM16:00

Afrobeats Dance w/ SayRah - Oakland

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | 2nd floor Studio A (map)
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Afro Urban Society x Dimensions Dance Theater present

SayRah in Da Bay
Afrobeats Dance workshop with SayRah
TWO WORKSHOPS

Apr 27 4:00-6:00p | 3rd flr, Studio C
Apr 30 7:30-9p | 2nd flr, Studio A
Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts
428 Alice St, Oakland

ABOUT

Sarah (SayRah) Olaniran, a Nigerian native has been dancing since a very young age. She is various dance styles; Latin, Ballroom, Ballet, Nigerian traditional dance, Jazz, HipHop, Salsa and, Contemporary and has added Modern dance, Ballet en pointe, improv and Traditional West African dance to her vocabulary with her degree in dance.

Currently a top Afrobeats dancer and choreographer she has worked with prominent African artists including DavidO, Olamide, 2face, Timaya,Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Flavor, Tekno, Kcee, Wande Coal, Awilo Logomba, PSquare, Waje, JMartins, Omawunmi, Darey Art Alade, Efiya, CDQ, Orezi, Falz, Dammy Krane, Dbanj, ..... and more

In between her time touring the world performing, she also teaches Afro-fusion dance classes around the United States exploring African street/social dances (mainly West African Street/social movements) with a focus on Nigeria and Ghana.

IG @sayrahchips

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LydRock 'Anyhow' Afrobeats Tour - Oakland
Apr
23
7:30 PM19:30

LydRock 'Anyhow' Afrobeats Tour - Oakland

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Afro Urban Society x ODK Dance present

LydRock 'Anyhow' Afrobeats Dance Tour- Oakland

4/23/2019 | 7:30-9:00PM

Malonga Casquelourd Center: 2nd Floor, Studio A

428 Alice St, Oakland

Learn the viral 'Anyhow' Afrobeats Dance Choreography by and get your 'It's Lyd' Experience in this dynamic dance workshop with star dancer LydRock!

ABOUT

LydRock is a professional choreographer and creative entrepreneur based in Houston, TX. Born in Tema, Ghana, raised in New York and Fort Worth, she is currently a leading force of Afrobeats dance movement, and style in the United States.

For over 6 years LydRock has contributed to dance performance and artistic productions, including as lead dancer for Nigerian Popstar Mr. Eazi. She has performed and toured with other musical heavyweights including Tiwa Savage, Kaffy, Wizkid, Dbanj, Patoranking and Tekno. In addition to her work on the concert stage, LydRock has also graced the stages of One Africa Music Fest, Afrimma Awards, and the Umoja Festival to name a few.

LydRock is popularly known for her strong presence online with multiple viral dance videos including the favorite ‘Anyhow’ with 6.3 Million views and an unending stream of reposts. In 2018 LydRock was the Dance Coordinator and associate choreographer for the sold-out stage production ‘What Had Happened Was...An Afro Urban Musical’.

In addition to her dance work, Lyd also runs dynamic fashion endeavors through her customized dancewear, and RockStyles, her personal style blog.

Currently LydRock is focusing on choreographing, touring and creating dance experiences through her 'AfriRock' dance label. She is also a co-founder of PlayLST a performance showcase platform for independent artists, and CEO of Nova co. a professional booking agency for dancers.

Follow her work at IG: _lydrock |IG: Rockstylesnow YouTube: LydRock

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AFRO DANCE MEGA!!!!! Pt. 2
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

AFRO DANCE MEGA!!!!! Pt. 2

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AFRO DANCE MEGA!!!!!
Dance Workshop & Jam
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street, Oakland | 3rd floor Studio E
fyi the lot across the street is for monthly parking only

With the hottest dance teachers around
2 Workshops! 5 Instructors per Workshop! 3 hours!
An experience not to be missed.
brought to you by Afro Urban Society in partnership with Dimensions Dance Theater

8.20
Tango Leadaz (Dancehall), Special Guest from L.A.
Lypza (Special Guest from L.A) + Christina Lesego (Semba/Kizomba)
Philip Agyapong (Afrobeats)
Kanukai (Zim Pop & Kwaito )
MsGolden Dancer (Detroit Ballroom)

8.27
Lyd Rock(Afrobeats), Special Guest from Houston
Thamsanqa Hlatywayo Hlatywayo (South African Urban)
Shemica Johnson (Caliwynd)
Loubayi(Soukous/Coupe Decale)
Weslei Guimarães (Passinho/baile funk)

 

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AFRO DANCE MEGA!!!!! Pt. 1
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

AFRO DANCE MEGA!!!!! Pt. 1

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts | | 3rd floor Studio E (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

AFRO DANCE MEGA!!!!!
Dance Workshop & Jam
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street, Oakland | 3rd floor Studio E
fyi the lot across the street is for monthly parking only

With the hottest dance teachers around
2 Workshops! 5 Instructors per Workshop! 3 hours!
An experience not to be missed.
brought to you by Afro Urban Society in partnership with Dimensions Dance Theater

8.20
Tango Leadaz (Dancehall), Special Guest from L.A.
Lypza (Special Guest from L.A) + Christina Lesego (Semba/Kizomba)
Philip Agyapong (Afrobeats)
Kanukai (Zim Pop & Kwaito )
MsGolden Dancer (Detroit Ballroom)

8.27
Lyd Rock(Afrobeats), Special Guest from Houston
Thamsanqa Hlatywayo Hlatywayo (South African Urban)
Shemica Johnson (Caliwynd)
Loubayi(Soukous/Coupe Decale)
Weslei Guimarães (Passinho/baile funk)

 

JFOODDS on the eats (pre-order your jamaican food plates on eventbrite)

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Soukous Ndombolo for the African Diaspora w/ Lakiesha & Loubayi
Apr
24
to May 22

Soukous Ndombolo for the African Diaspora w/ Lakiesha & Loubayi

Afro Urban Society presents
for People of African Descent
A series of Multi-disciplinary workshops in popular, folkloric and urban art featuring and centering people of African Descent

Soukous Ndombolo w/ Lakiesha & Loubayi
Tuesdays Apr 24-May 29
6:30-8:30 PM
Studio Grand, 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland
$100-$200* sliding scale per workshop series

6-week workshop exploring popular Congolese dance styles with amazing instructors! This workshop series incorporates across the floor technique, choreography and free style to express yourself. Whether you want to learn the latest moves, stay strong and flexible, or add texture to your dance technique, this class has something for everyone!

All levels welcome. Comfortable attire recommended

(Sliding Scale allows you to pay for the workshop according to what you can afford, and also allows you to be able to support scholarships & low income access. If you are able please consider paying more to accommodate those who can't)

  • -Few Youth/Student/Low-Income Scholarships Available
  • -Please email afrourbansociety@gmail.com to request.
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Afro Dance w/ Jay-C Val from Paris- Oakland
Mar
24
4:30 PM16:30

Afro Dance w/ Jay-C Val from Paris- Oakland

ALL THE WAY FROM PARIS!! JAY-C VAL
Reg Info & More Detail Coming Soon
TWO WORKSHOPS. Take one or BOTH!!

Oakland 4:30- 6:00pm
Location TBA
Oakland

San Francisco 2:00-3:30
Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th St., SF (@24th & Mission)

Each Workshop. $25 Early Bird* by 3/12 | $30 Pre-Sale | $35 door
Scholarships/discounts to people who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend. If you need such accommodations please email afrourbansociety@gmail.com. If you want to sponsor a scholarship, please let us know.


https://youtu.be/a4HhabHLwPo
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18x

About Jay-C Val

JAY-C VAL is a french multidisciplinary dancer, specialized in modern dance movements such as Dancehall, Afrobeatz and Hiphop. His choreographic universe is unique, rich and in perpetual evolution.

Originally from Cameroon, Jay-C was surrounded by traditional rhythms and music from an early age. He naturally began his dance training in African dance styles, and in traditional Cameroonian dances. As an acrobatic dancer, Jay-C has also studied Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art, including both physical and musical parts. .

Eager to grow in his dance, he studied new dance styles such as Hip-Hop, Jazz Rock, House, Dancehall and Cuban Salsa. He was quickly invited to join different companies, and to participate in various shows, events and videos all over the world.

Jay-C shares his dance universe with several Parisian and international schools, where he teaches Dancehall, Afrobeatz, Hip-hop, Acrobatics and House.

A multifaceted artist who loves learning and experimenting with new styles, he is open-minded and always looking for unique experiences. Jay-C is an energetic, powerful, graceful and passionate dancer who communicates enthusiasm, good humor and the joy of dancing to his audience.

 

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Afro Dance w/ Jay-C Val from Paris- SF
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Afro Dance w/ Jay-C Val from Paris- SF

ALL THE WAY FROM PARIS!! JAY-C VAL
Reg Info & More Detail Coming Soon
TWO WORKSHOPS. Take one or BOTH!!

San Francisco 2:00-3:30
Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th St., SF (@24th & Mission)

Oakland 4:30- 6:00pm
Location TBA
Oakland

Each Workshop. $25 Early Bird* by 3/12 | $30 Pre-Sale | $35 door
Scholarships/discounts to people who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend. If you need such accommodations please email afrourbansociety@gmail.com. If you want to sponsor a scholarship, please let us know.


https://youtu.be/a4HhabHLwPo
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC18x

About Jay-C Val

JAY-C VAL is a french multidisciplinary dancer, specialized in modern dance movements such as Dancehall, Afrobeatz and Hiphop. His choreographic universe is unique, rich and in perpetual evolution.

Originally from Cameroon, Jay-C was surrounded by traditional rhythms and music from an early age. He naturally began his dance training in African dance styles, and in traditional Cameroonian dances. As an acrobatic dancer, Jay-C has also studied Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art, including both physical and musical parts. .

Eager to grow in his dance, he studied new dance styles such as Hip-Hop, Jazz Rock, House, Dancehall and Cuban Salsa. He was quickly invited to join different companies, and to participate in various shows, events and videos all over the world.

Jay-C shares his dance universe with several Parisian and international schools, where he teaches Dancehall, Afrobeatz, Hip-hop, Acrobatics and House.

A multifaceted artist who loves learning and experimenting with new styles, he is open-minded and always looking for unique experiences. Jay-C is an energetic, powerful, graceful and passionate dancer who communicates enthusiasm, good humor and the joy of dancing to his audience.

 

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Afrobeats for the African Diaspora w/ Philip Agyapong
Mar
1
to Apr 5

Afrobeats for the African Diaspora w/ Philip Agyapong

Afrobeats for the African Diaspora w/ Philip Agyapong
Thursdays March 1 - April 5, 2018
6:30-8:30 PM
Studio Grand, 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland
$100-$200* sliding scale per workshop series

Kick off 2018 with the energy, heat and flavor you need to make it to the rest of year. 6-week workshop exploring popular West African dance styles from Nigeria & Ghana. Dance Afrobeats, Azonto, Akayida with some Ndombolo flavors to complete it. This workshop series incorporate across the floor technique, choreography and free style to express yourself. Whether you want to learn the latest moves, stay strong and flexible, or add texture to your dance technique, this class has something for everyone!

All levels welcome. Comfortable attire recommended.

(Sliding Scale allows you to pay for the workshop according to what you can afford, and also allows you to be able to support scholarships & low income access. If you are able please consider paying more to accommodate those who can't)

  • -Few Youth/Student/Low-Income Scholarships Available
  • -Please email afrourbansociety@gmail.com to request.

About Philip Agyapong
Philip Amo Agyapong, Ghanaian native, is a dancer and researcher who currently resides in Oakland, CA. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance & Theatre Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Ghana, he is well-versed in both traditional and popular dance forms from Ghanaian cultures. After formal education, Philip went on to serve at a lecturer at the University of Ghana. Philip currently works in the Bay Area teaching African Traditional and Popular dances at University of San Francisco, Mills College and East Bay Center for the Performing Arts. He is also a performer with the Diamano Coura West African Dance Company in Oakland, as well as instructing weekly classes and special workshops around the Bay Area.

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Groovement for Black & Brown Bodies w/ dana e. fitchett
Feb
20
to Mar 27

Groovement for Black & Brown Bodies w/ dana e. fitchett

Groove(ment) for Black & Brown Bodies  w/ dana e. fitchet
Tuesdays Feb 20 - Mar 27, 2018
6:00-7:30 PM
Studio Grand, 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland
$110-$250* per workshop series (if you are able please consider paying more to accommodate those who can't)

  • -Some Teen/Student/Low-Income Scholarships Available
  • -Please email afrourbansociety@gmail.com to request.

A 6-week session, Groove(ment) is a class about finding individual sense of groove and comfort within the container of a structured dance class focused on rhythm, musicality, and authentic expression. Instead of drawing from a particular movement vocabulary, dana shares the movement that comes most naturally to her, a hybrid reinvention of the diverse influences of her dance background: ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern, traditional West African, tap, and—most influentially—club dancing. The eclectic soundtrack spans Afro/soulful house music, hip-hop and R&B, dancehall, jazz, and more! The goal of Groove(ment) is to get liberated through movement rather than feel oppressed by how to dance “right.”

All levels and body types welcome; comfort with music and movement required. Sweats or other danceable clothes and socks or barefoot suggested.

About dana e. fitchett

dana e. fitchett is a multidisciplinary artist, MFA candidate, and radical mixed-race Black woman exploring questions of identity reconciliation and healing from the impacts of racism, capitalism, and colonialism by way of creative expression and reimagination of what's possible. Her main current outlet for this work is directing, choreographing, and performing with an all-Black woman dance collective based in Oakland.

IG: @def_artinmotion

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Ballet for Black & Brown Bodies w/ Alyah Baker
Jan
23
to Mar 6

Ballet for Black & Brown Bodies w/ Alyah Baker

Black & Brown Ballet with Alyah Baker

*Session 1 Beginner/ Ballet Basics
Jan 23rd- Feb 27 (6 weeks)
*Session 2 Experienced Beginner/Intermediate
March 6- March 27 (4 weeks)

Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm
Studio Grand: 3234 Grand Ave., Oakland
IG: @blackandbrownballet @afrourbansociety


A weekly exploration of traditional ballet technique in a non- traditional environment for Black and Brown Bodies lead by Alyah Baker. Class series will feature stretching and strengthening, bending, balance, and release in a fun and supportive environment. Geared towards beg/intermediate and intermediate levels.

Class open to Adults 18+ with special exceptions made for mature teenagers that have consent from parents or guardian.

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring socks or flat dance shoes.

Tickets available via Eventbrite
Sliding Scale
$150- $250 per session ($15-25 per class)

* per workshop series (if you are able please consider paying more to accommodate those who can't)
-Low-Income Scholarships Available
Please message Alyah Baker for details.

ABOUT
Alyah Baker
has trained and performed with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet of New York, Oakland Ballet, Richmond Ballet, and Carolina Ballet. In 2003 she received a B.A. in Sociology with a Dance Minor from Duke University where she trained under former Joffrey Ballet principal Tyler Walters, and Clay Taliaferro, a long time principal dancer with José Limón Dance Co., among others. She has been featured in works by Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Laura Dean, José Limón, and Alonzo King. She is currently a freelance performer working most recently with Dance Through Time and ABD Productions, and was featured in the movie PICO: Performance Indeterminate Cage Opera.

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