Gumboot Dance- Nia

Teacher: Ted Wright

Age Levels: Any age

Skill Levels: Introductory/Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate

Topics: Dance

Audio recording allowed. Video recording allowed.

Cost: $28

Gumboot dancing originated in the mines and dockyards of South Africa, where workers entertained themselves with the only things available to them: their voices, hands, and rubber work boots (gumboots). This dynamic and powerful dance style consists of rhythmic slaps, claps, stomping and singing. We will learn a dance called Nia, brought to Canada by Themba Kunene.

Student Materials

Loose clothing, rubber boots (if you own them) and water.

Session Location Length
Session 7 (Sun 1:00 PM) McNary Main Lounge 2 hours

Workshop Enrollment

Current Students Workshop Spaces Remaining Space
5 25 20
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