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Welcome to Wacheva Cultural Arts, Central New York’s premiere multicultural dance & drum organization, located in Syracuse, NY. Wacheva provides the community with adult fitness-based dance and drum classes, kids African dance, drum and Flamenco classes, multicultural performances, workshops, master classes, and lectures/demonstrations.
NEW Partner Salsa class
TWO Caribbean dance workshops in Syracuse this November!
Wacheva Cultural Arts/One Village, 117 Harvard Pl.
Trinidadian soca: Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7:30-9 PM
Try out some of the moves of this popular carnival dance with Candace Thompson.
Jamaican dancehall: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7:30-9 PM
Learn to do one of the hemisphere’s most popular dance forms with Telese Forbes.
This is a one-time only opportunity to learn from these talented guest artists!
Pricing: $18 at the door, $15 in advance, or $25 for both in advance.*
Students: $9 at the door, $7 in advance, or $12 for both in advance.*
Candace Thompson is a professional dancer and fitness instructor based in New York City. She holds a BFA from Adelphi University, where she received the Ruth St. Denis Award for excellence from the dance department. Her performing experience ranges from Afro-Caribbean to modern, jazz and West African; she currently performs and teaches with Elle NYTT dance company in New York and Trinidad. Originally from Trinidad, Candace trained at La Danse Caraibe and has performed with companies including Trinity Dance Theater and Astor Johnson Repertory Dance Company in Trinidad and Tobago as well as the US-based companies of artists like Makeda Thomas, Sydnie L. Mosley and Trebien Pollard.
Telese Forbes has been performing Caribbean dance in New England for over a decade. Currently, she teaches Jamaican dance at Worcester State College in Springfield, Massachusetts. She also dances and creates choreographies for the Island Extravaganza dance troupe, EnMotion Dance Theater, and Caribbean American Dance Company in the same city. Telese’s dance training runs from Jamaican traditional and contemporary forms to step, jazz, and African.
*To pre-register and save your spot at the discounted price or for more information: visit Wacheva (wacheva.com), call 315-396-0748, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.