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African Dance Class

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am


African Dance Class

November 9th; 9:00-10:30am


Leigha Porter will lead an African Dance Class at Basin Arts on Saturday November 9th, 9:00-10:30am. The class is open to dancers age 11+.

African dance involves rhythmic body movements combined with music and sometimes theatrical representations. There are as many forms of African dance as there are human groups.

Cost: $15/student
*Basin Arts class cards may be used

About Leigha Porter:
Leigha Porter is a dancer, choreographer, and Arts Educator from Lafayette, La. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and recently completed her Masters Degree in Elementary Education. Leigha has trained in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz, Techniques and has traveled the country teaching dance workshops and master classes. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of FIRE Expressions Performing Arts Conservatory which promotes Faith, Inspiration, Relationship, and Experience through dance and the performing arts for dancers and young artists in Southwest Louisiana. She has served as choreographer for Lafayette Arts Conservatory, Xavier University, and Dillard University (choreographing the stage Greek play Madea). Recently, She attended the Horton Pedagogy Teacher Workshop at The Ailey School in New York City. Ms. Porter was invited to choreograph the Musical Production Crowns in Lafayette, La at the Heymann Performing Arts Center. Ms. Porter has performed and choreographed for BET’s 106 & Park and Stand and Deliver. She was given the opportunity to work under Fame choreographer Debbie Allen in the original stage show All The Right Moves. Other notable choreographers Ms. Porter has worked with include Lula Washington with the Lula Washington Dance Theatre and Walter Hull with Urban Souls Dance Company. Her choreography was featured at Walt Disney World in the show titled Louisiana Culture which received outstanding reviews. Her work has won countless awards for “Best Choreography” and a national title at the High Stepping Nationals in Charlotte, North Carolina. Leigha Porter dedicates herself and her art to the growth and development of young artist.


November 9, 2019
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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