Being Silly by Shannon Bushby

For our first workshop we had a very talented women come in called Angelina Abel who taught us African dance. I didn’t think African dance was going to be as much hard work as it was but I really enjoyed it. I got to experience moves and rhythms I have never experienced before and enjoyed how much I could express myself and use my body to dance in different way. Being silly and making chanting noises was fun and helped us all to let go.

We learnt 2 routines which were actually quite different from each other. The first routine was more traditional African dance and had a celebration vibe about it. The second routine was fast and intense. Doing both routines taught me that the silliest moves and the noises we made for certain movements actually help release any tension and help express feelings. I would recommend African dance to anyone, its tiring but amazing. I loved this workshop!

– Shannon Bushby

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