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Dance Africa Fest 2019!

Presented by Dance Africa Fest and Lannaya Drum & Dance at Balance Dance Studios, Austin TX

Sep 28 - 29 2019
Dance Africa Fest 2019!


On September 28-29 in Austin, TX, Dance Africa Fest presents a powerful weekend conference of workshops focused on dances of the African diaspora! Taught by leading experts, these 90-minute workshops explore a unique blend of traditional and modern dance techniques, accompanied by professional musicians. Highlighting dances from Haiti, Cuba, Mali, and the US! Includes a FREE Vendor Market on Sunday, Sept 29th.

  • 10 Master classes
  • 1 Weekend (2 days).
  • 4 Countries: Haiti, Cuba, Mali, and the

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$20.00 per workshop. Pre-registration recommended, as space is limited.
Pre-registration required for FREE/DONATION-BASED workshops.
Online tickets available here (price includes processing fee) *** We will sell tickets at the door for any remaining spaces. Cash door payments will not have a fee. Credit card payments will have a nominal processing fee.

TWO FREE/DONATION-BASED Malian dance classes for youth and beginners (kids don’t have to stay the whole time; adult beginners are welcome to stay for the class duration). Class participants MUST select the desired class day and pre-register here to secure a place in class. *** Youth especially encouraged to attend. Ages 13 and younger must have parent or guardian on site (parents don’t have to take class if you don’t want).

Volunteers who work for two (2) or more hours may attend one (1) workshop for free. Register here to volunteer in exchange for class.

From 12 noon – 6pm Sunday, September 29, 2019 only. Free admission. The festival hosts a market featuring unique and handmade goods, crafts.


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  • Awesome sauce from our Fall 2018 weekend workshops! Instructors:
    1/ Michelle N. Gibson, the Artist; New Orleans, LA, USA.
    2/ Adanna Kai Jones, Ph.D.; San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago.
    3/ Ismael Kouyaté; Conakry, Guinea, Africa.
    4/ Jean-Sebastien Duvilaire; Abricots, Grand' Anse, Haiti.
    5/ Crianças De Capoeira Angola; USA.
    Dance Africa Fest supports, showcases and celebrates Black/African Diaspora Dance in Austin TX. Please SHARE this video, and DONATE to Dance Africa Fest at Stay tuned for more!


Balance Dance Studios

4544 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78745


    • Wheelchair Access

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