West African Dance
No Experience Required
Anssumane Sillá

Join dancer/drummer/choreographer Anssumane Sillá as he enthusiastically invites the whole family to share in the joy of learning traditional dance styles from Balanta, Bijagos, Fula, and Manjaco, as well as contemporary dances from Ansumane’s native Guinea Bissau. Celebrate dancing in a supportive space, gain some new insight into West African traditions, and get an exhilarating workout in this open class!

Drop in or save with a multi-class card!

Weekly Schedule
  • Saturdays 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • There will be no class on the following days: 12/29/2019, 1/5/2020, 5/30/20, and 7/4/20
Class Pricing

Family class rate

  • $15 per person


  • $25 per family (good for 4 people)
  • Additional adult add $10
  • Additional child add $5.

Ask us about our student and professional discounts for non family classes! Email awhite@balletx.org for more information.

How to Book Your Class

You can drop into all of BalletX’s classes – just show up and check in at reception!

To book your class in advance, scroll down to the available classes below, or click here to access your Account through BalletX’s online scheduling system, MINDBODY. Remember to download the MINDBODY app for easy mobile scheduling!

If you have questions about the booking process, please contact Anne White at awhite@balletx.org.

Class Attire

Casual, comfortable workout clothes and socks.


BalletX Center for World Premiere Choreography
1923 Washington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Public Transportation: The Center is accessible from the Broad Street Line and bus routes 17 and 64. Visit Septa.org to plan your trip.

Parking: Free on-street parking is available in the area surrounding the Center.

Financial Assistance

Limited financial assistance is available. Contact Anne White at awhite@balletx.org for more information or an application.

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