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Young Senegalese 26, Opens First Urban Dance Center in Senegal

Mariama is a young Senegalese 26. Political journalist by training, she is passionate about dance from a young age. In 2013, after a year of reflection, Mariama opens The Dance Hall . This is the first center of urban dance in Senegal.

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Back in Senegal after his studies, Mariama realizes that there is no dance structure in Senegal. Let go, to relax dancing were impossible.



“There was no structure to accommodate this need and I found it surprising for a country like Senegal, where culture plays a central role yet. I then said it was perhaps for me to do it “book does.


Mariama decided to open a center of dance where Mr. All-the-world can learn to dance and have fun at the same time. The Dance Hall literally means “the place where people dance.” And it is also a nod to his favorite dance style: dancehall, a Jamaican style of music.

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A rise in the sub-region


The Dance Hall aims to become a renowned entity at national and international level in terms of learning the dance for amateurs. According Mariama, it is important to present the instructors of his dance school as the best in the subregion, and to allow them to shine internationally. Within 5 years, she hopes to open a second dance school in another country in Africa, and organize major international dance events.




The Motherland Urban Dance Camp

The team The Dance Hall prepares the  Motherland Urban Dance Camp (Urban Dance Camp of the Fatherland) . This event will be the first of its kind. This dance camp will be specialized in African urban dance (Azonto, Coupé quirky, Ndombolo, Ndem, etc) and will last two weeks (from 9 to 23 August 2015). The event will bring together instructors from Gabon, Ghana, Congo, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire.

Meanwhile, discover the video of African dances from A to Z 

 SOURCE: Afrizap

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