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West African Dance Workshop--Success!

posted Jun 12, 2011, 11:17 AM by Jessie Beck
My first ever West African Dance workshop with live drummers was a huge success at Healthsport! Thanks to all who signed up and participated in the 4 classes. Another big, big thanks to the all woman's drum troupe "Guinea Gbe" for drumming: Courtney, Tori, Chelsea, Holly & Judy--You ladies rock!

It was so much fun to see my students from Zumba classes successfully dancing to West African Drum Rhythms with huge smiles across their faces and dripping with sweat! This experience was rewarding not only for my students but for myself as well. I know my passion and I know my capabilities (& still discovering new ones!). This is only the beginning!

Due to the success of this first workshop, Healthsport would love to do another round and at both Healthsport locations: Eureka & Arcata!

I'm now in the process of working out the dates with my drummers as well as myself (summer is sometimes tricky to plan, with so much happening!). I believe the next West African Dance Workshop at the Eureka club will be the last 2 Sundays in July & first 2 Sundays in August. As for this workshop in Arcata I'm thinking Fridays in September. Will let you know once the dates are set & hope to see you there!