Community Classes


Join Alseny Yansane of West African Cultural Arts Institute for a fabulously fun African Dance class that welcomes all dancers. This Saturday class from 11am to 12:30pm is an excellent way to kick off your weekend with an encouraging community vibe and heart pounding and sweat producing dance moves all to the powerful beat of live drumming! This class is conveniently located in downtown Eugene, Oregon in the beautiful Community Center for the Performing Arts (WOW Hall) on the corner of 8th and Lincoln Street. Students will enjoy the spacious dance floor of this historic building which has 1600 square feet of dance space and floating wooden floors.

This one and a half hour dance class is a perfect blend of exercise, culture, community, and self-expression!

All-Levels African Dance Class
Saturdays
11am-12:30pm
WOW Hall, 291 W 8th Ave.
Drop-ins welcome @ $15
$12 for students w/ valid photo ID

Alseny is an authentic, source artist from Guinea, West Africa who is a beautiful dancer, skillfully executing dance movements with strength and grace. He is friendly, patient, and encouraging and is excellent at nurturing beginning dancers by breaking down the steps while simultaneously challenging more advanced students to push their edge and become stronger dancers.

These classes are perfect for beginning and experienced dancers alike. Whether you're looking to improve your technique or just get a good workout, these classes are for you! Come experience the joy and passion of Guinean culture that this talented, source artist has to share. Awesome live drumming included! Tips for drummers encouraged.

Fall 2017 Classes

All-Levels African Dance Class
Saturdays
11am-12:30pm
WOW Hall, 291 W 8th Ave.
Drop-ins welcome @ $15
$12 for students w/ valid photo ID

All-Levels Drum 5 Week Course
Mondays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
5:30-7:00pm
WOW Hall, 291 W 8th Ave.
$75 for pre-paid 5 week course
$60 students w/ valid ID for pre-paid 5 week course

Early Bird Discount:
*$70 register by September 15
*$55 students w/ valid ID Register by September 15

Beginning African Dance 6 Week Course
Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 & Nov 7, 14
6:15 pm-7:15pm
Xcape Dance Academy, 420 W 12th Ave.
(Cross street Lawrence in the Knights of Phythias Building)
$60 Pre-paid for 6 hours of instruction
*$55 Early Bird Discount-register by September 15th

*Mail check to WACAI postmarked by September 15
PO Box 12270
Eugene, OR 97440