African American Dance Ensemble

The African American Dance Ensemble, or most notably called AADE was founded in 1984 by Dr. Charles “Chuck” Davis. They have traveled to Africa and the African Diaspora to learn and hone their craft. Our music, dance and songs are authentic and are indigenous to the Gambia, West Africa and parts beyond. We are the first and remain the only dance group to have performed in the NC Legislature, We have been the Cultural Ambassadors for both North Carolina and the United States. With the motto, “Peace, love, respect for everybody,” the Ensemble celebrates traditional African culture, aesthetics and values as resources to encourage interracial cooperation and cross-cultural understanding.CAPS Partners since 2007. REQUEST AFRICAN AMERICAN DANCE ENSEMBLE

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Come Dance with Me

This performance is designed to excite the mind and stimulate the body, through new choreography and new music. It focuses on traditional African Dance movement with a path to health and wellness as well as cultural acceptance. The performance allows the audience to learn the steps and to be fully involved in the Art of African and African American Dance. The thrilling beats, the sensational movements transports you from the stage to the dancing grounds of Africa!

Special Requirements:  *Specific floor requirements necessary for dancers (AADE coordinator will provide more info), 1 Mic and 3 Chairs

Maximum Participants:700

Duration:45 minutes

Single Performance Fee- $1,500.00
Two Performances Fee- $2,375.00


GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Movement Exploration

An introduction to rhythms and movement indigenous to one of the cultures we are presenting, such as Lenjen, from the Gambia (Mandinka) or Mande from Zimbabwe. Program includes 2-3 instructors and a musician.

Duration: 60 minutes
Maximum classes per day: 4
Maximum students per class:

Workshop Fee:$437.50

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