This is an introductory course to West Indian traditional dances. The session (Fridays, 12.00-13.10, Bastion dance room) begins with a progressive warm-up to get into condition, followed by 1 – 2 dance combinations based on different styles of traditional dances from Guadeloupe and Martinique. It is a good way to have fun while practising sports. It pleasantly combines fitness, cardio-training, anti-stress and flexibility training, while enjoying yourselves and learning more about caribbean culture.
The dances can be performed on a rapid rhythm or slowly in a mastered manner, allowing to combine cardio-training, anti-stress and flexibility.
- Workshops to be organised during the year, accompanied (live) by drums.
- Outfit: fitness or comfortable clothing, bare feet
- All levels.
(advanced level: thursday: 7-8.30)
Contact: Suzette.email@example.com - ext 2867
Members of the group who so wish may take part in public performances for charity, cultural or festive events as the Section did at the invitation of the Strasbourg-based association Karaïb'Vibe and with other actors during the last 3 years. The most recent ones: charity event for actions to be carried out in Haiti (Centre V. Schoelscher Cronenbourg), Tour du Monde culinaire of Humanis (Orangerie, Jul) , Fête des Peuples Meinau (Jan), Fête des Peuples Bisheim (Jan), Europhonies 2012 et 2013, Sickle cell disease Congress (March 2013), Bal Konser of Difékako (Paris-based dance company (April 2014), Paris Tropical Carnival Jul 2014). The Section also took part regularly in Amicale events such as Caribbean back-to-work party 2011, Open doors events, Amicale femmes event.