On this program, you will have the unique opportunity to participate in festivals, rituals, ceremonies, and initiation celebrations in a Northern Ghanaian village. You will fly into the capital city Accra, then spend the next day traveling to the northernmost region of Ghana where you will stay in the traditional dwellings of our Site Director, who was born in a room near the one you will be living in.
The first week of the program will be spent learning the culture and customs of the Dagara people in the place where it originated. You will also begin to learn Ghanaian dance traditions and how they weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life. You will then return to Accra for a week of intensive instruction by highly skilled Ghanaian dancers, as well as classes in traditional arts such as tie-dyeing, kente weaving, blacksmithing, and more.
You will spend the second week of the program receiving small group instruction from professional dancers and master musicians at a dance and music center in the capital city, Accra. You won’t find another program like this out there, so apply soon before it fills up!