Community Classes

Join Alseny Yansane of West African Cultural Arts Institute for a fabulously fun African Dance class that welcomes all dancers. This class from is an excellent way to jump start your week with an encouraging community vibe and heart pounding and sweat producing dance moves all to the powerful beat of live drumming!

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 2019 Classes

Beginning Teen/Adult African Dance
Wednesdays 7-8 pm
September 4th - December 18th
Xcape Dance Academy
1645 Oak Street
$12 Drop-in fee

All-Levels African Dance
Saturdays 11 am-12:30 pm
Xcape Dance Academy
1645 Oak Street
$15 Drop-in fee

All-Levels African Drum 5 Week Course
Thursdays 5:30-7 pm
Sept 26 & Oct 3, 10, 17 & 24
3161 Coraly Ave, Eugene
$70 Early Bird Discount register by Sept 17

For more info call 541.731.1278 or email