Sabar Dance Workshop with Idy Ciss

Event Type
Event Description

Sabar is a traditional dance that originates from Senegal, West Africa. This dynamic style incorporates rhythmic combinations of jumping, hip twisting, high-knee lifting, and arm swinging and is always accompanied by crisp snapping drum rhythms played by live drummers. This complex, high-energy dance is known to get people hooked. Come learn the basics with longtime Old Town School dance faculty member and Senegal native, Idy Ciss. 


Intermediate African dance experience.

Special Info

Students should wear comfortable clothing and dance barefoot.

Dance Styles
Traditional/Indigenous Dance


Old Town School

4544 & 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 728-6000