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.

Spring 2019 Classes

Beginning Teen/Adult African Dance
Wednesdays 7-8 pm
April 3 - June 12
Xcape Dance Academy
1645 Oak Street
$12 Drop-in fee

Summer 2019 Classes

All-Levels 5 Week Drum Course
Tuesdays, June 25 & July 2, 9, 16 & 23
5:30-7:00 pm
Location: disclosed upon registration*; 5 minutes from downtown Eugene
$75 for pre-paid 5-week course (7.5 hours of instruction)
$60 students w/ valid ID for pre-paid 5-week course (7.5 hours of instruction)

Or

*Early Bird Discount-Register by June 7th
$70 for pre-paid 5-week course (7.5 hours of instruction)
$55 students w/ valid ID for pre-paid 5-week course (7.5 hours of instruction)

*To register, call 541.731.1278 or email Andrea@WestAfricanCulturalArts.org

Authentic, handmade drums are available for students to use for class!