Sabar with Mbaye Art, Senegal & Djembe with Alky Plus, Guinea

First time ever in Copenhagen! This is a unique opportunity for everyone - both beginners and advanced dancers alike - to learn and indulge into the fantastic world of West African dances with two amazing teachers directly from the source! Don’t miss will be so much fun and you will become part of a special dance family that is growing.

NB. We plan to include a final drum and dance event Saturday evening - more information to follow.

The weather will be beautiful for the summer camp, so we have decided to stay outside as long as the weather stays good.

Wednesday and Thursday we are at Dansepladsen in Faelledparken, a wooden dance floor in the corner of Edel Sauntes Allé and Øster Allé close to the metro station: Vibenhus Runddel. The following days we will also be in Faelledparken - Dansepladsen, if it is free or otherwise nearby (the dance floor is booked for us the first two days).
If the weather gets bad, we will be inside the large room with plenty of space in Osramhuset.


Wednesday 5th of August - Sunday 9th of August (all classes open level)

Wednesday 5th August & Thursday 6th August:

Kl. 18:00-19:30 Guinea / Alky Plus

Kl. 19:45-21:15 Sabar / Mbaye Art

Friday 7th august:

Kl. 18:00-19:30 Sabar / Mbaye Art

Kl. 19:45-21:15 Guinea / Alky Plus

Saturday 8th:

Kl. 14:00-15:30 Guinea / Alky Plus

Kl. 15:45-17:15 Sabar / Mbaye Art

Extra: dance event evening

Sunday 9th:

Kl. 10:15-11:45 Guinea / Alky Plus

Kl. 12:00-13:30 Sabar / Mbaye Art

The classes:

Warm up and diagonal movements vary and include introduction to other West African styles such as the Guinean street dance Namougnie Fare and afro contemporary dance, with recorded music. After warming up we will learn choreographies to the traditional rhythms of Guinea and Senegal, accompanied by professional live djembe and Sabar drums.

PRICE (including live drums and final event)

Full pass: 950 kr (5 days)

Only Guinean djembe or Sabar: 700 kr (5 days)

One day: 300 kr

One class: 200 kr



Valhalsgade 4, København N

(Final event Saturday evening might be held in Faelledparken - more information to come)


World dance academy: links for signing up will be updated soon


Mbaye Art is from the artistic Guèdiawaye area in Senegal’s capital Dakar, where many great Sabar and Djembe dancers grew up and started dancing. He grew up with Sabar and Djembe music and dance, but started taking Sabar dancing seriously at the age of 14 where he started entering regional competitions. He has trained and taken classes at the famous Centre Culturel Blaise Senghor with famous choreographers within Sabar, Djembe, Ballet, Contemporary and Modern dance. In October 2017 he finished a professional education in Modern dance and traditional African dances after 4 years at the Alvin Ailey Academy in Centre Culturel Blaise Senghor. He has worked with the famous Senegalese choreographers Omar Sene and Ibou Sarr. He has performed at Grand Theatre Dakar, Theatre Daniel Sorano and Kaay Fecc festival in Sénégal. He has also organized his own dance festival in Guèdiawaye every year since 2016 and will present it again in January 2020 as a tour. In Scandinavia he has performed at several festivals and smaller events since 2018. He has participated in several experimental urban dance battles in Copenhagen and in May 2018 he won the experimental battle at subURBAN dance festival 2019. He has taught classes at Stepz dance education (CPH), World Dance Academy (CPH), Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium Århus, Kulturfabriken (Malmö), Attitude69 (Eslöv), Danscentrum Syd (Malmö), ABF Malmö as well as workshops in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Essen, Marseille as well as several cities in Senegal. Besides being a dancer, Mbaye Art is also a professional Sabar and Djembe percussionist trained in the villages of Senegal where you find the best percussionist.


Alky is a professional dancer and choreographer from Guinea Conakry, educated both at the famous dancing scene of Conakry and in 2014 from the National Guinean Academy of Arts "Institut Superieur des Arts de Guinée", specializing in traditional Guinean dances and rhythms. He is director and choreographer of "Ballet Fonike", one of the major traditional dance groups in Guinea, as well as dance director for the modern dance and theatre group Tawuly Creation. In 2012 he founded his own dance company in Dubreka, Guinea, called Compagnie Alkhaly Camara, now active in Copenhagen. Alky is also the artistic director of the newly founded West African dance association called Dounia Faré.

Alky has many years of experience in teaching adults, professional dancers, beginners as well as school children and youth, through regular classes at dance schools and special events and workshops. He has performed with various dance groups in both Africa and Europe.

Dance is Alky's great passion, and he lives to educate and share the unique Guinean dance culture, both at home and abroad.

4 juli – 8. Juli 2020

Har du lyst til at danse intensivt og udforske forskellige afrikanske stilarter og Dancehall?

World Dance Academy er stolte af at kunne præsentere Summercamp 2020, der dette år har topinstruktører fra både Danmark og internationalt. Det bliver 5 dage med mulighed for at håndplukke ens yndlingstimer eller prøve det hele til en usandsynlig lav pris.

Fra lørdag d. 4. juli 2020 til onsdag d. 8. juli 2020 i Osramhuset, Valhalsgade 4, København N.

Lørdag den 4. juli:
14.00-15.00: Dancehall - Amalie Zaar
15.15-16.15: Dancehall - Sri Lanka Rifical team
16.30-17.30: Dancehall - Kxng Smood

Søndag den 5. Juli:
14.00-15.00: Ndombolo - Colosal Titan
15.15-16.15: Azonto - Francis Switch Brako
16.30-17.30: Afro Fusion - Fancis Switch Brako

Mandag den 6. Juli:
17.30-18.30: Afro Heels- Felicia Cameron
18.45-19.45: Dancehall - Amalie Zaar
20.00-21.00: Dancehall Female - Cece Jinxies

Tirsdag den 7. juli:
17.30-18.30: Dancehall - Sri Lanka Rifical team
18.45-19.45: Streetdance - Brice Johnson
20.00-21.00: AfroHouse - Colosal Titan

Onsdag den 8.juli:
17.30-18.30: Dancehall Female - Cece Jinxies
18.45-19.45: Dancehall - Kngx Smood
20.00-21.00: Afrobeat - Felicia Cameron

Fuldt program: 750 kr.
Pr dag: 250 kr.
Én time: 100 kr.

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