Educational Outreach

The Feraba Company is composed of six professional dancers and musicians who are each qualified teachers and ambassadors for the Company as well as the presenting organization. The Company excels at performing a wide
variety of residency and community outreach activities in New York City and across the nation. Programs are
individually tailored to meet the needs of each school.

Feraba provides opportunities to apply and strengthen critical thinking and problem solving skills, helps expand verbal and non-verbal communication skills and exposes students to the arts, elevate their self-esteem and self worth.

We offer dance instructions in the following styles: Tap, West African, and Creative Movement
Music instructions: West African Percussion workshops as well as Balafon workshops.

Feraba members are currently on the roster of Young Audiences NY, Community Works, 3rd Street Music School
Arts Horizons, Circuit Productions and Young Audiences NJ and Eastern Pennsylvania.

 

Third graders4th grade Swing danceJapanese flower hat dance

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WEST AFRICAN DRUM CLASSES for adults

Ibrahima Kolipe Camara, master drummer from Guinea, West Africa, is teaching traditional rhythms from Guinea on Djembe, Doun Doun, Sangban and Kenkeni drums. Classes are ongoing, open level, beginners are welcome. These are adult classes. Drum rental available. For more info contact Kolipe.

When: Fridays from 6:30-8pm
Where
: CSV - Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
STUDIO 101
Lower East Side - Manhattan
107 Suffolstreet, New York, NY 10002

Directions to CSV:
Take J, M or F train to Delancey/Essex Street, walk one block East on Delancey, take left on Suffolk.
Building is at the end of block.

Drum class with Kolipe Camara Kolipe Camara Drum class with Kolipe Camara

 

Beginner Tap Dance Classes for ages 6 and up

Irene Koloseus is currently teaching beginners tap dance classes at the Spoke the Hub dance school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. No experience necessary, students will learn basic tap technique, choreography, improvisation and the history of tap. Classes are on Thursdays. For more information, click on the link above.

 

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Feraba A.R.T. Summer Camp

Feraba A.R.T. Summer Camp is an innovative summer program designed to serve children in grades one through eight.  The purpose of the camp is to expose students to the arts and the professional work of the company. Students will be trained in tap dance, African dance and African drumming. Feraba uses dance and drumming as a vehicle for developing self-esteem, self-discipline, creative expression, critical thinking skills and cultural understanding.

An important aspect of the program's success is in providing positive adult and peer role models, and giving campers an invaluable opportunity to explore their creativity, learn to master their bodies, and strengthen their respect for themselves and others within a supportive framework that gives them an important foundation for the future.

For more information please contact Irene Koloseus (347) 413 5489, e-mail: feraba SummerCamp

 

In 2011 and 2012 this Program was made possible through the
Performing Arts Recovery Initiative, a special one time grant program sponsored by the
Open Society Foundation

 

Feraba SummerCamp 2011

Feraba SummerCamp 2012 presents
The Epic of Suniata KeitaWest African Dance - Drumming - Tap dancing -
Drama - Mask making - Costume making