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Lesson Plan: Maguette Camara Teaches a Traditional West African Dance

Maguette Camara prides himself on being “a really, really good beginner dance teacher.” It’s true: His high-energy, rhythm-filled West African dance classes burst with joy and community, and his patient, supportive demeanor reminds first-timers that dancing—not mastering every single step—is what’s most important. Originally from Senegal, Camara was a longtime member of the lauded Ballet […]

The Ailey School's Maguette Camara Teaches West African

Maguette Camara was raised in Dakar, Senegal, where he studied West African dance and drumming with Ballet Bougarabou Dance Company. Now, he lives in New York City, where he’s on faculty at The Ailey School, The Ailey Extension, Barnard College and Djonibo Dance Centre at Peridance Capezio Centre. Here, he teaches a Kuku combination, which […]

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