Ayodele Drum and Dance

Organization Type
Company
Studio/Instructor
Overview
Ayodele Drum and Dance exists to foster community from a feminine perspective through the study and performance of diasporic African drum and dance.
 
A Yoruba word meaning "joy in the home"; Ayodele is a sisterhood of women who are zealous in our common efforts to empower and strengthen the women in our community through knowledge and education of the her/story, rituals, music and dances or African culture.
 
Ayodele Drum & Dance is in residency at Sherman Park, through the Chicago Park District’s Arts Partner in Residence Program, which unites artists and communities in Chicago’s parks.
 
Dance Classes
West African Community Dance Class
Mondays and Thursdays at Sherman Park
Monday Beginner: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Thursday Intermediate: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
$10 drop in rate | $45 for 5 class card | $85 for $10 class card

Our community class is an energizing 90 minutes of West African dance technique, history and culture for dancers of all levels and ages. Let the live drumming take you away as you move your body, work your mind and feed your soul!

Youth Programs
Pre-Teens

Saturdays at Sherman Park
11:00am - 1:30pm
Ages: 5 - 12 years old
$15 drop in rate | $120 for 10 week program
For more information: sesawosuban1@gmail.com

Sesa Wo Suban: Ayodele's Path to the Crown of Womanhood. This youth program is designed to help young dancers learn to use creative expression to explore their identities, hopes, and dreams while developing their self-image. Students participating in this invigorating program will learn the fundamentals of African music and dance as well as build the personal development skills necessary to maintain themselves as individuals in society. 

Teen Collective
Saturdays at Sherman Park
12:30pm to 2:30pm
Ages: 13 - 18 years old
$15 drop in rate | $120 for 10 week program
For more information: teens.ayodele@gmail.com

Another step on Ayodele's Path to the Crown of Womanhood, the teen collective is designed to help young dancers learn to use creative expression to explore their identities, hopes, and dreams while developing their self-image. Students participating in this invigorating program will learn the fundamentals of African music and dance as well as build the personal development skills necessary to maintain themselves as individuals in society.

Join us...you know the energy is always better when we're together.

Dance Styles
Musical Theater
Multi-disciplinary
Culturally Specific Dance
Family
Skill Levels
Beginner
Adult Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Professional
Age Levels
Children
Young Adults
Adults

Upcoming Events

Location

Ayodele Drum and Dance

1301 W. 52nd Street
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 242-9631

Past Events