Sankofa Dance

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Looking back

We will be taking a look at dance from a cultural perspective. We are connecting the dances of the past with the dances of the present. Please share these emails with your children; These will be part of our discussions in dance class and rehearsals.

South African Dance Workshop

Saturday, February 13



Isabelle-Doll Ngcobo is the artistic director, choreographer and co-owner of Soweto Street Beat Theater Inc. (SSB). Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa Isabelle started dancing ballet at the age of 7 and received her Masters in Anthropology. Currently, Isabelle is a holder of 11 certifications of different fitness techniques and is an ACE and AFAA certified Group Exercise Instructor. As a lifelong professional dancer, Isabelle has been teaching for over 25 years. She enjoys teaching all forms of dance including Salsa and Hip Hop, Modern Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Spanish, Traditional Indian Dance, Latin and African dances from across the African Diaspora. Isabelle is a sought after choreographer and master instructor. She conducts master dance classes and workshops around the world.

Some of Isabelle’s accomplishments as a choreographer and artistic director include: The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, The Coco Cola World Cultural Festival, Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Miss America USA, Miss World Pageant, Mardi Gras and The National Black Arts Festival. Isabelle has worked with various artists including Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Toni Braxton, Gladys Knight, Usher and many more. Also, she has worked with Atlanta Ballet Company, Alvin Alley, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Cleopatra Robinson Dance Company. Isabelle and SSB have performed at Dance Africa in Miami and Chicago with Chuck Davis.

In 1990 and 1991, Isabelle was nominated for Best Contemporary Choreographer at the Dance Umbrella Vita Awards in South Africa. From 1992 – 1996 she was appointed to be the South African Olympic Advisor for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta GA. She also choreographed Zulu Kingdom, a Soweto Street Beat Production at the 1996 Olympic Games.

African Dance Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 13th, 3pm

382 Glynn Street North

Fayetteville, GA

Parents please allow your children to come for this workshop on Saturday. Parents are asked to stay for a brief introduction of our guest, then we will begin the workshop.

The dances learned in this class will be apart of the June Production. It will be a great way to be introduced to this style of African Dance.

Students should come dressed to dance. (Please wear Jazz pants or shorts)

Age appropriate: 7 and up

For RVDS Students only

RSVPs are enabled for this event.