GIWAYEN MATA consists of 20 vibrant sistahs, who enjoy teaching. During class, several GIWAYEN MATA members are dressed to dance and help students learn. GIWAYEN MATA takes pride in offering an open class where dance enthusiasts can drop in, fit in, and get a great cardio aerobic workout. The classes cater to the needs of each student by grouping them according to ability and then adjusting the pace and technique for each group. Mamas, their babies, guys, and folk of all ages participate in this heterogeneous class.
Members of our local village, male and female community drummers attend GIWAYEN MATA’s weekly dance classes, using the classes as a place to gather, hone skills, trade hits, and share their knowledge of rhythmic, cultural and technical drumming experiences.
GIWAYEN MATA often brings master dancers who share a wealth of knowledge and stylized execution. We also share our dance floor by inviting community dance instructors who contribute a varied dynamic to the dance student’s experience. Enjoy African dance class with live drumming the GIWA way!
GIWAYEN MATA African Dance Classes are held weekly at:
Dance 411 Studios
475 Moreland Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
Sundays 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
$10 per class for adults
$8 per class for seniors and students
$5 per class for children 10 years and under
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Class Cards are Available With Great Discounts and a Gift!
Class Card Prices:
$108 for a 3-Month Class Card & Get One GIWAYEN MATA T-shirt
$205 for a 6-Month Class Card & Get One GIWAYEN MATA T-shirt
$360 for a 1-Year Class Card & Get One Ticket to a GIWAYEN MATA Concert
and One GIWAYEN MATA T-Shirt
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Easy Monthly Payments
Come to class weekly and know that your class registration fee is paid up for the month. Start a subscription today to schedule automatic monthly bank drafts paid directly to GIWAYEN MATA. Enjoy a good workout without the paperwork.
What should you wear to class?
- Comfortable top and or dance bra
- Lapa, comfy skirt, or loose fitting pant (A lappa is a traditional African garment made of about two yards of fabric that wraps around the hips like a skirt. It is also called a wrapper. The traditional African wrap-skirt isn’t sewn. It is a large piece of fabric that is tied around the waist.
(Size: 171cm (66″) x 104cm (40″) – but can be up to 4 meters in length)
- Biker shorts to conceal undergarments
- Bare feet
- Loose fitting pant
- Comfortable shirt
- Bare feet
Other GIWAYEN MATA related Classes
Mo’ Motion Dance Fitness Camp for Youth
June 10 – June 21, 2013
Drew Charter School
301 East Lake Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30317