January 12 2016

Ethiopian Dance @ Blaengarw Primary School

Addisu and Jessie @ Blaengarw Primary

As part of our International Development programme ‘Cultural Connections’, we worked with our long-standing dance partners Addisu Demissie Kifle from Ethiopia and Jessie Brett from Wales, to bring exciting African Dance workshops to Blaengarw Primary School in the Garw Valley in South Wales.

The children learnt a wide range of different and fun dance styles and moves, and enjoyed dancing to the music, trying out new challenges, and learning about Ethiopian life and culture from Addisu. Following these sessions at the school, the children took part in our Community Winter Festival In Blaengarw Workmen’s Hall on December 11th, where they took to the stage and showed off their new moves with a group Ethiopian dance with Addisu, to a packed and appreciative audience of family and friends.

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