African Dance

Vanessa and Rodney Gibbs [ view artist bio ]

African Dance


Rodney and Vanessa Gibbs will teach students concepts and techniques of West African dance from Mali and Senegal. Students will learn dances that honor kings and queens, celebrate weddings, and begin harvests. 


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at

Grade Levels: 3,4,5,6,7,8

Fees: $220 for 1 workshop; $190 each for 2 or more on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Tuesday-Friday afternoons (Tues/Thurs is best)

Program Length: 50 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: African Dance_TPG

Requirements: Large, open space; wood floor preferred

Standards: 1.1 1.1 Knows how a culture's art works and artifacts reflect its values and beliefs.12.3 & 12.5

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