Pre-professional training in African dance is held on Saturdays at the Wadleigh School in Harlem (215 W 114th St.) All are welcome! Starting January 14th, adult open classes will start at 9:00am. Youth classes begin promptly at 10:00am.

Please feel free to come and watch one of our Saturday sessions. Our calendar for 2017, noting holidays and other recesses, will be posted here in the coming days. Please check back soon.

About our classes
Our dance classes and performance rehearsals are part of a rigorous program modeled on the training of professional dancers. Professional and experienced dance instructors and musicians lead all classes.

This program promotes cultural appreciation and productive work and study habits while celebrating the exhilarating music and choreography of African dance.


The cost of registering a new student is $200. For two or more children, the fee is $200 for the first child and $100 for each additional student

The registration fee for returning students is $105.

Please download the registration packet and bring the completed forms with you to class.


Questions? Contact Erica Layne: 

Fall Semester Schedule

Fall Semester Dates: Oct 14 – Class (10am -11:30; 12pm -3pm)

Oct 28 – Class (All registration forms are due)

Nov 4 – Class (10am -11:30; 12pm -3pm)

Nov 11 – No Class (Veteran’s Day)

Nov 18 – Class (10am -11:30; 12pm -3pm)

Nov 25 – No Class (Thanksgiving Wkend)

Dec 2 – Class (10am -11:30; 12pm -3pm)

Dec 8 – Fri Rehearsal (at Aaron Davis Hall time: 4pm – 8pm)

Dec 9th – Show (Aaron Davis Hall 9am arrival; show at 3pm)

Dec 16 -30 – NO CLASS (Holiday Break)

Spring Semester Schedule

Jan 6- Class resumes (10am -11:30; 12pm -3pm)