CK Ladzekpo

Betty Ladzekpo


Community African Drum and Dance Workshops For All Ages
By CK & Betty Ladzekpo
These classes are open to the public


East Bay Center for the Performing Arts (EBCPA)
339 11th Street (at McDonald)
Richmond, CA
510-234-5624

(See map below)

Children's West African Dance
(Betty Ladzekpo)
Monday, 4 - 5 p.m.
Age: 5 - 8
Level: Introductory

Introduction to the thrill of West African dance experience for children ages 5 - 8 through the study of basic performance skills of traditional dances, songs, and children rhymes and games from the West African countries of Ghana, Togo and Benin.
(This class culminates into a fun-filled student performance or recital at the end of spring semester and is a transitional course for entry into Youth West African dance class)

Beginning Youth West African Dance
(Betty Ladzekpo)
Monday 5 - 6 p.m.
Age: 9 - 13
Level: Beginning

Beginning lessons for youth ages 9 - 13 in the development of skills and techniques of performing authentic traditional dances from the West African countries of Ghana, Togo and Benin. This is a higher level class of Children West African dance class and is more demanding in terms of skill development, repertoire development and performance ready preparations
(This class culminates into a fun-filled student performance or recital at the end of the spring semester and is a transitional course for entry into Youth West African Music And Dance Ensemble activities)

Beginning Teens/Adult West African Dance
(Betty Ladzekpo)
Tuesday 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Age: 14+
Level: Beginning

Beginning lessons for teens and adults ages 14 + in the development of skills and techniques of performing authentic traditional dances from the West African countries of Ghana, Togo and Benin. This class is a teen and adult version of Youth West African dance class and is a transitional requirement for entry into the performing Youth West African Music And Dance Ensemble.
(This class culminates into a fun-filled student performance or recital at the end of the spring semester and is a transitional course for entry into Youth West African Music And Dance Ensemble activities)

West African Drumming
(CK Ladzekpo)
Friday 5 - 6 p.m.
Age: 12+

Level: Beginning/Intermediate/Advance
Exploration of sacred and secular traditional drumming from the West African countries of Ghana, Togo and Benin. This is a demanding class for serious African drumming students.
(Instructor's consent is required)

Intermediate/Advance Teens/Adult West African Dance
(CK Ladzekpo)
Friday 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Age: 14+

Level: Intermediate/Advance
Exploration of sacred and secular traditional dances from the West African countries of Ghana, Togo and Benin accompanied by live music. This is a demanding intermediate and advance level class for serious dancers and choreography students.
(Two semesters of Beginning Youth West African or Beginning Teens/Adult West African and Instructor's consent is required)


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Email Inquiries: ladzekpo@calmail.berkeley.edu
C. K. Ladzekpo Home Page
African Music And Dance Esemble Home Page
Congolese Drum and Dance Worshops By Malonga
UC Berkeley African Music Ensemble (Music 148) Page
East Bay Center For The Performing Arts (OFFICIAL PAGE)


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