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Dance Africa

Dance Africa: Pittsburgh, Connecting the World Through Dance is a weekend of festivities arranged with community greetings and conversations, film screenings, and performances. Featuring both youth and adult performances, the LAP wishes to reflect the beauty of community art through song, dance, drumming, visual art, and spoken word, all with the intention of sharing gifts with the world.


The 7th Dance Africa: Pittsburgh 2018
'It's All in the Family'

July 20 • July 21 • July 22

Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Dance Africa: Pittsburgh celebrates community with this year’s theme “It’s All in the Family.” Hosting renowned ensembles from Pittsburgh and beyond, in two different programs of the music and dance of West Africa and the Caribbean. – Also featuring several dance workshops at Alloy Studios. Space is limited, so register now!

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: Saturday, July 21, 2018

*All workshops will be held at KST's Alloy Studios. Tickets are: PAY WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY :)

  • 10:00 - 11:30am • Central African Dance w/ Aza


  • 12:00 - 01:30pm • Hip Hop w/ Illstye and Peace Productions


  • 02:00 - 03:30pm • African Drum & Dance w/ Djapo Cultural Institute

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If you have a trip to the Motherland on your bucket list, the Legacy Arts Project served up a taste of the diaspora when it presented the third Dance African Pittsburgh program at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture on April 26.
— C. Denise Johnson, New Pittsburgh Courier
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About Founder: Baba Chuck

Founded 37 years ago, Dance Africa is directed by the legendary ‘Baba’ Chuck Davis, world traveler, scholar, and granddad to all. His commitment to honoring elders and ancestors reminds the generations of the value of learning from and retaining knowledge from traditional cultures.