West African Dance and Drum Workshop (Summer)

Mon, Aug 14 through Friday, Aug. 18 from 8:30 am – 1 pm
at PS21 Barn Studio 3016 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037
Cost: Sliding Scale $250-$50: Scholarships available


Ages: 9-18

Jamal Jackson and Frank Malloy teach traditional dance and drumming from Mali. Students present a public performance on the PS21 stage as part of the Just for Fun series. Students make their lunches in a cooking class, which they share with their teachers. Perfect Ten and PS21 started this program in 2013. This year Perfect Ten will host the first four days of the workshop in Hudson in the Hudson Library’s community room. Jackson is talented at unifying and inspiring a diverse group of children and teens. “ I learned that in order for your dancing to look good you have to put a lot of energy into it”, stated a student participant, another stated “Working with this stuff is very very fun!”. Over half of the participants are from low to moderate-income families.

Meets at the PS21 Dance Studio, 3016 Route 66, Chatham. The workshop culminates in a performance on the PS21 stage 2980 Route 66.

Advance registration is required.
Cost: Sliding Scale $250-$50: Scholarships available

To register please email Melony Spock at melony.spock@ps21chatham.org or call PS21 at 518-392-6121