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Paa Seck Diery is a dancer from Kaolack, Senegal. He teaches the dances and rhythms called Sabar, the popular dance of Senegal, West Africa. Paa grew up in a griot family, and he began learning dancing and drumming at age 3 with his father. He has toured and performed in Europe, Japan, United States, and many countries in Africa.
His dance classes start with a warm up, followed by choreography that is broken down section by section. The breakdown focuses on technique, execution and comprehension of the Sabar rhythms. The class then follows the African Dance Class format of dancing across the floor in lines accompanied by live drummers. Paa’s style of teaching is clear, clean and precise, filled with the warmth, enthusiasm, and unique stylistic qualities that are found in the traditional and contemporary styles of Sabar.
His expertise as a drummer, musician, and dance performer make the classes a fun and thorough learning experience. All levels of students are welcome.
...dance class schedule
Paa teaches a regular dance class in Cambridge (at Central Square which is on the red line). It is drop-in.
Every Saturday at the Dance Complex at 536 Mass Ave from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM $16