The lifeline for any dance company is its ability to stimulate excitement and understanding through exposure to the form. Community classes provide opportunities for students of all ages to study the techniques of traditional African and Caribbean drumming and dance. Considered a part of the Company's educational mission, this community outreach offers experience for age 7 years to individuals over 40. Special emphasis is on body tuning and cardio workout.
Students come from all walks of life, races and religions. Ko-Thi's community classes reflect, inform and sustain human contact; they heal and validate…harmony through movement and rhythm. For many, Ko-Thi studio classes are a family event.
Summer 2013 Studio Intensives
The Summer Studio Intensives (2 weeks) will be held on July 8-12, and July 15-19, 2013.
Download the registration form
Children's Dance: ages 7-11
...introduces students to the culture and art forms of Africa. Coordination, poly-rhythmic movements and basic positions of West African dance are emphasized. History and language is taught through songs and games.
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Youth Dance: ages 12-18
...builds on basic dance patterns and incorporates them into sequences. Students learn to use dance as a language. An understanding of this partnership between dancer and drummer is formed.
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
...teaches an appreciation for the drum and music of Africa. Students develop rhythmic skills and basic drum techniques. Students must provide their own hand drum. Students will be mentored alongside a Ko-Thi musician during dance classes.
Time: Students will be assigned a class time upon registration.
Adult African Dance
…offers the techniques, terminology, and fundamentals of African dance movement. Students work for stamina and endurance to live accompaniment, while getting a great aerobic workout.
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
UW-Milwaukee Department of Dance, Mitchell Hall, Room 256 (2nd floor).
3203 North Downer Ave. (Corner of Kenwood and Downer)
Please download the registration form here,
complete and return the form and payment to:
Ko-Thi Dance Company
Attn: Summer 2013 Studio Classes
P.O. Box 1093, Milwaukee, WI 53201
*Payment by check or money order ONLY. All classes must be paid in advance.
No Refunds or substitutions. Classes are subject to change without notice.
No money will be exchanged at UW-Milwaukee.
If you need further information please call (414) 273-0676 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!