Dance Workshop

Experience the world of Black dance

The African American Dance Company presents the Annual Dance Workshop at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on the IU Bloomington campus each spring. The Dance Workshop exposes participants to dance from the perspectives of African American culture and the broader African Diaspora through master classes, panel discussions, and enlightening dialogue.

The workshop features classes in a variety of Black dance forms taught by master instructors including Afro-Cuban, Street Jazz, West African techniques, Contemporary Modern, Vogue, and Salsa. Many masterclasses include live percussion.

Dancers rehearsing during the 2018 African American Dance Company Workshop
Dancers rehearsing at the 2017 African American Dance Workshop
Dancers rehearsing in the studio during the African American Dance Company Workshop

21st Annual Dance Workshop Showcase

Dance Workshop Schedule

All classes will be held in Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC), located at 275 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN, 47405.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

On-site registration will be available 12:00–5:00 p.m. in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Bridgwaters Lounge.

TimeClass – ArtistLocation

2–3:30 p.m.

Artist Panel Discussion Free & Open to Public

NMBCC A201

 

4–5:15 p.m.

Afro-Cuban – Milagros Ramirez

Umfundalai Technique – Dr. C. Kemal Nance

 

NMBCC Grand Hall

NMBCC A217

 

9–11 p.m.

 

Late Night Bantaba: West African dance and drumming celebration – Baba Stafford Berry

 

NMBCC Grand Hall

 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

On-site registration will be available 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Bridgwaters Lounge.

TimeClass – ArtistLocation

9–10:15 a.m.

Salsa/Casino – Milagros Ramirez

Contemporary – Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Kinesthetic Mindfulness – Baba Stafford Berry

 

NMBCC A200

NMBCC Grand Hall

NMBCC A217

 

10:30–11:45 a.m.

Street Jazz – Cesar Valentino

Contemporary – Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Umfundalai Technique – Dr. C. Kemal Nance

 

NMBCC Grand Hall

NMBCC A217

NMBCC A200

 

12–1:15 p.m.

Luncheon

NMBCC Grand Hall

1:30–3:30 p.m. Performance Workshops

 

Umfundalai Technique – Dr. C. Kemal Nance

Afro-Cuban – Milagros Ramirez

Vogue – Cesar Valentino

Contemporary – Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

 

NMBCC A200

NMBCC A219

NMBCC Grand Hall

NMBCC A217

 

6–7 p.m.

21st Annual Dance ShowcaseFree & Open to Public

 NMBCC Grand Hall

Registration

You must register and pay to participate in the Dance Workshop classes.

Workshop Registration Fees

  • Full Registration (Friday & Saturday): $120
  • Saturday Only (includes three dance classes): $70
  • Friday Only (includes two dance classes): $45
  • Single Class: $25

Contact

We’d love to hear from you!

Email aadcdw@indiana.edu with questions and for additional information.