Afro Dance in the Park at Leg Grounds

Come out and learn some new moves at this outdoor dance lesson and fundraiser.

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Get lost in the music and learn some new moves at Afro Dance in the Park this Sunday. The socially distant event will be held at the Alberta Legislature grounds, with all COVID-19 safety guidelines in effect. The event is designed for 100 people. The entry is first-come, first-served.

Hosted by Ivan Touko, Afro Dances are open level Afro-Fusion dance sessions that will introduce you to a variety of moves and styles filled with energy and passion. You don’t need to have any previous dance experience to participate — the session is for all levels, from beginners to experienced dancers.

The workshops will break down and allow you to practice some of the most basic yet challenging moves that form the vocabulary of many popular African dance styles such as Ndombolo, Loketo, Makossa, Azonto, Coupé Décalé, Zanku, Shaku, Kuduro, Gwara Gwara, Zanku and Bikutsi. You will be able to learn the moves in a choreographed format.

Tickets are free and will remain free for the upcoming sessions. However, the organizers have noted in the event description, that any donations and support from those who can afford it, would be greatly appreciated.

For this special edition of “Afro Dance with Ivan”, 50 per cent of the donations will be split across Black Women United YEG, Beaver Hills Warriors and Black Lives Matter YEG. You can also make a donation via e-transfer to the organizer at touko@ualberta.ca — make sure to mention “Afro Dance in the Park” in the message.

The event starts at 2 p.m.

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