We maintain the history, traditions, and culture of Africa. Through performances, workshops, residences, and in-studio classes, we offer cultural enthusiasts a passport to Africa.

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This local American-born West African drum and dance ensemble boasts rock-solid drumming, tight ensemble work and fierce energy.
It’s powerful stuff.

-The Washington Post

We have classes for everyone.

It always happens. One family member gets into dancing or drumming, and then the rest of the family wants to join the fun. We have classes for the entire family. Pick a class. We conveniently offer classes throughout the DC metropolitan area.

Youth Dance Classes

Our youth dance classes are exciting, interactive, and teach full body coordination while building grace & stamina at an early age. Read More

Youth Drum Classes

Our youth drum classes are fun, energetic, and focused to help build rhythm & encourage teamwork & responsibility at an early age. Read More

Adult Dance Classes

Our adult dance classes are high energy and push dance enthusiasts to improve form, technique, placement and overall movement. Read More

Adult Drum Classes

Our adult drum classes are taught by certified traditional hand & stick drumming ambassadors who have a wealth of knowledge and effective teaching techniques. Read More

Youth Dance Classes

Our youth dance classes are exciting, interactive, and teach full body coordination while building grace & stamina at an early age.

Thursdays Youth Dance Classes

The first Thursday youth dance classes (ages 9-12) are taught by Lesina Martin from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the UbuntuNankama@ACAS.

Sunday Youth Dance Classes

The first Sunday youth dance classes (ages 3-5) are taught by Nkenge Cunningham from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the UbuntuNankama@ACAS.

The second Sunday youth dance classes (ages 6-8) are taught by Nkenge Cunningham from 11:00 to 12 pm at the UbuntuNankama@ACAS.

Youth Drum Classes

Our youth drum classes are fun, energetic, and focused to help build rhythm & encourage teamwork & responsibility at an early age.

Tuesdays Youth Drum Classes

Tuesdays youth drum classes (ages 2-4) are taught by Mahiri Keita from 6:15 to 7:00 pm at the UbuntuNankama@ACAS.

The class for ages 4-7 are also taught by Mahiri Keita from 7:00 to 7:45 pm also at the UbuntuNankama@ACAS.

Fridays Youth Drum Classes

Friday youth drum classes (ages 7-12) are taught by Mahiri Keita from 6:45 to 7:45 pm at the UbuntuNankama@ACAS.

Adult Dance Classes

Our adult dance classes are high energy and push dance enthusiasts to improve form, technique, placement and overall movement.

Thursday Adult Dance Classes

Thursday adult dance classes are taught by Lesina Martin from 8:00 to 9:30 pm at the UbuntuNankama@ACAS.

Adult Drum Classes

Our adult drum classes are taught by certified traditional hand & stick drumming ambassadors who have a wealth of knowledge and effective teaching techniques.

Tuesdays Adult Drum Classes

Tuesdays adult drum classes are taught by Mahiri Keita from 8:00 to 10:00 pm at the UbuntuNankama@ACAS.

Come visit our studio to register for a class.

For booking performances, workshops and/or residencies visit The Adinkra Group.