Learn traditional Malian West African Dance!
Mariam Diakite spearheads Orchestra Gold and is an accomplished singer, dancer, percussionist, and teacher from Mali, West Africa. Her classes are informative, upbeat, instructional, and interactive, filled with valuable stories that add context and culture to the dances and songs that she teaches.
The class will begin with a warmup stretching and vocal instruction in traditional Malian songs to ground participants in the space. Mariam provides individualized attention to the dancers as they learn the steps and movements. She prefers quality over quantity, therefore usually one to two dance styles will be taught to ensure the dancers have a solid grasp of the material before moving forward.
This dance workshop is for all levels, from total beginners to advanced-Intermediate dancers. All ages are welcome, but the class will be geared toward adults. Please wear comfortable clothing that enables you to move easily.