African Dance Fact Sheet
From P.S. 156, The Waverly School of the Arts, African strand
- In African communities, people dance at special occasions, such
as the birth of babies and marriage celebrations.
- Sometimes at marriage celebrations, the whole village does a
- In African communities, people dance in churches and temples.
- They dance on holidays.
- In African communities, people dance to celebrate life and the
possibility of a better future.
- African dance forms commonly include team dances using patterns,
dancing in straight lines, and dancing in circles.
- Sometimes people dance in groups, sometimes one person dances for
the whole village.
- Dances are sometimes done in traditional clothes and makeup.