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Kristina Alleyne & Sadé Alleyne
African Dance fused with Contemporary Styles
This workshop blends several styles of energies to create a unique style of Afro-Fusion. From influences of Zimbabwean, Nigerian and South African traditional forms and Western Dance Styles, it is a fun motivating aerobic dance class syncopating movements to various styles of music.
In this class you will develop creative expression, improve mobility, strength, flexibility, coordination and sense of rhythm. The use of isolation of the body, articulation and undulation of the spine will be explored. You will learn phrases based on the exercises developed from the warm up that will challenge and form movement interpretation and accuracy. Music and rhythm is an important aspect of the class. We believe music can inspire the heart and soul.
Our style has been inspired and developed through working with the likes of Gregory Maqoma (Afro-Fusion Dance), Bawren Tavaziva (Zimbabwean choreographer), Vincent Mantsoe (Afro-Fushion from Soweto, South Africa), Vocab Dance Company (London based African, Contemporary, Urban Dance) and Frititi Traditional African Drumming & Dance Ltd. (Founded by Ghanaian Nii Tagoe).
ArtistBio: Kristina Alleyne
ArtistBio: Sadé Alleyne