Afro Beats Dance Fitness with LaKendra
Wednesday at 7:00pm
Free for Members
Non-Members can register by purchasing a 30-day pass
**Registration is required and end 1 hour before class begins**
A $5 love offering will be added to the class fee for drop-ins.
Afrobeats, also called Afropop, was heavily influenced by Afrobeat. This genre has grown tremendously over the past decade due to the globalization of both Afrobeat and Hip Hop by the first generation descendants of African immigrants living in the United Kingdom and the United States. This musical genre is often accompanied by a dance genre of the same name. Afrobeats dance fuses traditional and modern African dances from the continent with Hip Hop, Rhythm & Blues, House, Jamaican DanceHall, and other styles.
Participants will learn basic foundational movements in addition to modern dance steps from around the African continent and the Diaspora.
The benefits of this class include enhanced strength, flexibility, technique, musicality, and cultural knowledge, in addition to learning in a fun, judgement-free, and high-energy environment. The energy that exists in this class is both healing and contagious. All levels are welcome!
About Our Teacher
LaKendra Howard is a native Galvestonian who has danced collegiately as well as professionally. Aside from dancing professionally she also teaches dance in Houston and her church, and has choreographed for dance teams in the Galveston and Greater Houston area, including her former collegiate dance team. LaKendra received extensive Horton training while being a second company member of Urban Souls Dance Company. She has also danced with Impande Ye Africa, a South African theatre production and performing arts company, Fanatic Vibez, an African-Carribean dance company, and has performed with artists in the Greater Houston area.