We are delighted to introduce the wonderful African dancer Aida Diop for her first set of Afro Dance classes at the beautiful “Ardour Academy” dance studio in Cardiff! This is located within the Wellfield Court, between Wellfield Road and Albany Road (CF24 3PE), with free parking on street on Sundays 😉 The studio is brand new and really inspiring, with a coffee shop and bar on site.
Dance classes will be held from 2.15 pm to 4.00 pm on the following two Sundays: 13th May and 10th June. No previous experience of West African dance is necessary, as Aida will be kindly introduce you to the traditional dance steps. Dance session will be provided with live drumming including traditional djembe and balafon music! You can come and try it on any date and pay for just the class £10 (cash on the day).
About the dance teacher:
Aida has an infectious energy with an enigmatic personality and freely shares her knowledge, skill and joviality without holding back. Born in Ouakam village, home of the Lebou ethnic group of Senegal, Aida started dancing traditional african dance Sabar at a very young age. She formed the group ‘Jappo’ and was scouted by Landing Mane who became her mentor and teacher in 1997. She added djembe dancing to her repitoir and went on to join ‘Ballets Africain de Sanghoma’ leading to a tour with Daara-j in Senegal and abroad. In 2010 Aida moved to the UK working alongside Landing Mane, participating in various workshops, working at various festivals such as Womad and Drum camp with Ballet Nimba; whom she toured the UK with. In addition, Aida has carried out workshops in various schools and venues and hold regular weekly classes in London.