Ayodele African Dance Conference and Concert: May 11 - 13, 2018

An exhilarating weekend of dance featuring teachers from Guinea, Senegal, Brazil, and more. See you on the floor!

Friday, May 11th - Sunday, May 13th
Hamilton Park

513 W. 72nd Street | Chicago, IL

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Conference Schedule
Friday, May 11th
6:00pm - 7:30pm Atito Gohi (Ivory Coast Dance)
7:45pm - 9:15pm Mouminatou Camara (Guinea Dance)

Saturday, May 12th
10:00am - 11:30am Dandha Da Hora (Afro-Brazilian Dance)
11:00am - 12:30pm Foluso Mimy (Djembe Drum)
11:45am - 1:15pm Djenaba Sako (Mali)
1:30pm - 3:00pm N'Deye Gueye (Sabar Dance)
3:15pm - 4:45pm Youssouf Koumbassa (Guinea Dance)

Ayodele Presents: The Playground

Come play with us and immerse yourself in the wonders of African drum and dance. You don’t want to miss this exciting and thought-provoking cultural experience centered around coming of age rituals and the way we play.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 8pm - 10pm
Athenaeum Theatre

2936 N. Southport Ave | Chicago, IL

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$22 in advance | $27 at the door
$17 for Seniors, Students (with ID), Children (under 12), and Groups (10+)
Lap-held children under 4 free

Sunday, May 13th
10:00am - 11:30am Youssouf Koumbassa (Guinea Dance)
11:00am - 12:30pm Children's Dance Class
11:45am - 1:15pm N'Deye Gueye (Sabar Dance)
1:30pm - 3:00pm Dandha Da Hora (Afro-Brazilian Dance)
3:15pm - 4:45pm Atito Gohi (Ivory Coast Dance)
5:00pm - 6:30pm Djenaba Sako (Mali)
6:45pm - 8:15pm Mouminatou Camara (Guinea Dance)

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$15 - Dance/Drum Class
$15 - Conference T-shirt
$105 - 5 Classes + Conference T-shirt + Concert Ticket
$133 - 7 Classes + Conference T-shirt + Concert Ticket
$175 - 10 Classes + Conference T-shirt + Concert Ticket
$205 - Entire Weekend + Conference T-shirt + Concert Ticket

Groups are 10 or more people (no packages).

Please send us the group name, names of the individuals in your group, and the number of classes per person to ayodeledrumdance@gmail.com. Once you receive a confirmation of the total amount, pay at paypal.me/ayodeledrum.

$20 Classes
$20 Conference T-shirts

***ALL classes and teachers are subject to change.***

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