Bring in the New Year with an exciting African dance workshop presented by Harlem’s Batoto Yetu. Celebrating the unique dances of pre-colonial Angola and the Congo, this class will have your family up on their feet, learning authentic choreography to the sound of traditional African drumming. Participants will also learn the historical context of the dances and the folklore that surrounds them. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Suitable for all ages.

Batoto Yetu (Swahili for “Our Children”) is a nonprofit organization that engages inner city youth in African dance, music, and folklore within a caring community of talented artists and volunteers. Dedicated to fostering self-awareness, self-esteem, and the creative and social development of children through dance, the organization introduces African culture through their Africa in the School Residency, our Pre-Professional Training Program, and public performances. For more info, click here.