ACE dance and music are reviving historic practices and bringing a vibrant African dance and live drumming experience to Digbeth, right in the centre of Birmingham. Cameroonian dancer and choreographer Amédé Nwatchok has over 20 years’ experience of this dance practice and is now leading the classes at ACE. He brings great energy, creates a sense of community and teaches in a way that makes it fun and enjoyable. Joined with powerful live music to dance to, we have a winning combination so come along with friends and dance till you drop! A perfect workout.
African dance and music are deeply woven art forms that incorporate body articulation and the drumming heartbeat of a community. These elements impart traditions and knowledge that are passed down to younger generations. The drums are used to create rhythms and signals which open up communication and create dialogue between the musicians and the dancers. The dances include isolation of the body parts and each movement is related to the rhythm. It allows participants to free their mind, lose themselves in the dance and enjoy the experience giving them a sense of belonging.
If you want to take part and give it a try, whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, head on down to ACE dance and music, 54-57 Floodgate Street, Birmingham B5 5SL. The class is every Monday at 7.00pm-8.15pm and costs only £5.00 per lesson.
Bring a friend along, get fit and be a part of this growing community.