Music, playwriting, set-design, and acting – this class has it all! Children and their caregivers come together to dramatize a fable while learning the rhythmic patterns of the djembe drum. This interactive 8-week class is led by djembe specialist and Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Kofi Dennis and culminates in a final performance featuring the original music and script created in class.
Recommended for Kindergarten through 2nd grade students. Drums are provided by the instructor.
By registering, you agree to our classes policy.
During the Winter term, 8 classes will be held on Saturdays, January 12 - March 2, 2013.
Classes are not interchangeable.
Participants can only attend their registered class.
Space is very limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Tuition: $200 per 8-week session
With your registration you will receive:
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Kofi Dennis is a graduate of the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, and studied early childhood and adolescent education at Komenda College, University of Cape Coast. He performs as half of the duo Anansegromma, presenting music, dance, drums, games, and stories. Dennis has been teaching creative drama at the Montessori School of Northern Virginia, Annandale, for the past 10 years and has been a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist since 1998. He co-created and performed for many years in Grandmother's Footsteps, an interactive children's performance at The Barns of Wolf Trap. Dennis is also a Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist who conducts Artsplay™ and Baby Artsplay™, as well as residencies in early-childhood classrooms. Since 2004, he has teamed up with the faculty of the World Children's Choir to present African drumming for concepts and for peace. His 3 daughters sing with the choir.
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