Posts Tagged ‘African Dance’

Dance/NYC Celebrates Dance Uptown

Dance/NYC Celebrates Dance Uptown

Dance/NYC, dedicated to promoting the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan area, is showing love to Uptown with it’s NEW YORKERS FOR DANCE campaign spotlighting local residents, community leaders, and artists in Upper Manhattan. This is the latest in a video series by Dance/NYC that celebrates dance’s role in advancing local […]


Catch Batoto Yetu’s Holiday Celebration @ Aaron Davis Hall

Catch Batoto Yetu’s Holiday Celebration @ Aaron Davis Hall

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Batoto Yetu means “our children” in Swahili. Founded in 1990 by internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, Júlio T. Leitão, Batoto Yetu teaches at-risk youth what academics alone cannot. By engaging children with their own African heritage through dance, music, and folklore, this program promotes a more holistic form of education. Over the years, […]


Free African Dance Classes @ the Morris Jumel Mansion in July

Free African Dance Classes @ the Morris Jumel Mansion in July

Saturdays, July 7th, 14th and 21st from 10am-2pm each day Batoto Yetu (Swahili for “Our Children”) will offer FREE African dance classes and performances. Batoto Yetu is dedicated to fostering self-awareness, self-esteem and the creative and social development of children through dance. 10-11:15am Dance Lessons 11:30am-2pm Watch the Batoto Yetu dancers rehearse for a new […]

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