Family 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
Class Pricing
  • Drop-In: $15
  • 10-Class Card: $140, Good for 6 Months 
  • 20-Class Card: $260, Good for 12 Months
  • Unlimited Monthly Card: $70, Good for 1 Month

Multi-Class and Unlimited Monthly Cards may be used for any Adult classes in BalletX’s schedule.

Ask us about our student and professional discounts! Email 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

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 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 for more information or an application.

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