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410 South Church St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-4725

Located on the Corner of Church & Chapel Two Blocks From Historic Downtown Grass Valley, California



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African Dance Classes

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Earth Rhythms Dance and Drum Troupe
Rehearsals Mondays at 4:30 PM



African Dance and Drum classes


Dance Class Tuesdays, 5:30 7:00 PM


Every Tuesday is a cooperative dance class taught alternately by Sorcha, Lauren Goodwin, and Lisa Anderson, from 5:30 to 7pm 10$-12$



Sorcha has studied Malian dance from various masters on her trips to Africa over the last 10+ years. She strives to keep the tradition as best as possible by observing and committing the details of the dance to memory. Sorcha's classes are incredible! Check out her superb style!

Lauren has 18 years of dance experience in many different practices. She has traveled to Africa to study Malian dance, and leads an exceptional class! Lauren has beautiful form, she will make you smile!

Lisa leads an energetic and fun class rooted from her studies of traditional West African Guinea style dance and Congolese dance. She has been studying African drumming and dancing for over a decade, and is a gifted teacher!

Central African/Congolese Dance Classes
Thursdays, 5:00 6:30 PM
Levels of instruction offered for beginners and those with some experience.

Thursdays @ 5pm is Congolese style dance taught by Lisa Anderson and Cai Sorlien.10$

Cai Sorlien has been sharing his extensive knowledge of Congolese Culture through dance, drum, and song for over 20 years. He is truly a wonderful elder in our community, and we are lucky to have him!!

Sarah Keller is another honored teacher in our community, who has brought us together through her love of dance and music. She has traveled to Africa, and devoted countless hours to studying dance with masters here in the US. Sarah will be guest teaching periodically, Guinea and Congolese style dance.

All classes are open to every level, beginner, intermediate, and advanced!  We also have frequent Master teachers come out to teach special drum and dance workshops.

Lisa Anderson

  For more info please contact Lisa @ 530.470.3053






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