Ballet Afrikana: Dance Prep Academy (BA) is a culturally-centered dance preparatory academy focused on identity development and the fundamentals of movement. Through arts education, students not only explore dance, but also become empowered to learn and embrace their heritage leading to: heightened self-esteem, creativity, discipline and the tenacity to achieve.
Taglines and Hashtags
"Telling the Afrikan Story Through Dance"
#BalletAfrikana #TellOurStory #TellUrStory #KnowThyself
"Ballet" means to tell a story. "Afrikana" refers to artifacts, artistic, or literary works of any of the nations of Afrika and the diaspora reflecting geographical, historical, or cultural development.
Dance Prep Academy
With no prior experience, BA students are exposed to various dance forms and develop the essential tools to become a professional dancer, but also a well-rounded individual.
Arts & Culture
In addition to art form-specific training, BA students are exposed to classical Afrikan language and culture as part of the BA cultural enrichment program. The Medu Neter (Hieroglyphics) of Kemet and Keneset (Ancient Egypt and Sudan) is the classical language for study and practice.
e.g. duA (thank you; praises); iiti (you're welcome); Sm m Htp (go in peace) using Manuel de Codage
West Afrikan Dance
BA students attend classes on a trimester basis spanning Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer.
1024 Garson Avenue, Rochester, New York 14609
Self-Knowledge is the Basis of All True Knowledge
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear
BA students' ages range from three and up.
Founding & Structure
March 28, 2014
Ashley N. Campbell, Co-Founder & Artistic Director
Lomax R. Campbell, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
On the Web
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