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Here at Afoutayi, we love to dance and we love to perform. You can book our team to perform or teach a class in a variety of settings: colleges, K-12 schools, galas, community events, festivals, and private events.  We are happy to work with you to tailor our offerings to accommodate a specific need for an event or host venue. We can also create choreography to be performed either by Afoutayi or by other dance groups. Below, you can learn more about our classes, residencies, and live performance options:

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Classes & Residencies

Performances

Our approach and technique makes classes and residencies a fun and educational experience, in addition to being a really great workout! We offer private classes, or one-day to one-week residencies for students or groups (up to 40 people. Classes can be tailored to any level and we can focus on a variety of dances: Haitian Culture (Dance, songs, drums, storytelling), Caribbean culture (dance), Ballroom dance, hip-hop, ZUMBA or any combination of the above. 

Afoutayi offers a dynamic and engaging 60-minute performance that can be designed for any audience. Accompanied by live percussion, the performance inspires audiences with the beauty and excitement of Haitian vibrant cultural heritage, including dance, music, storytelling and song. We’re happy to work with you to modify the format to accommodate your event or venue.

"We love Djenane!! She led a dance class for our large group of Girl Scouts. Interwoven with dance instruction, children learned some phrases in Creole and in French, the cultural meaning behind these expressions, and how dance movements you see in Haitian Carnaval represent strength, life, and joy. All activities were well-tailored to our group's ages and abilities. Djenane has a bright and welcoming manner that makes kids excited to be around her and learn from her. This is absolutely one of the best activities for children available in the Twin Cities. Days later, our kids are still joyfully exclaiming, 'TIK TAK, TIK TAK!'"

 

                                                                                                       —Carrie Nelson, Girl Scout Troop 57317

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Booking Details

Class Requirements

  • Class Size: Max of 40 students (age 15+) and 25 students (under 15) per class.  Additional support and costs may apply for larger groups.

  • Activity: Choose from a variety of classes including Haitian Culture (dance, songs, drums, storytelling), Caribbean dance, ballroom dance, hip-hop, or zumba.

  • Level: Beginning, intermediate or advanced available

  • Venue: Studio with a Marley or wooden floor preferred but a large, open space, clear of furniture such as a gym, is acceptable. A sound system is also needed.

Performance Requirements

  • Marley dance floor preferred, wooden floor acceptable, with a minimum area of 20’ by 20’

  • Sound system and microphone (wireless mic (2) + standard mic (3)

  • 5 to 6 Chairs for musicians

  • Changing room (1 male + 1 female)

  • Bottles of water

Costs

  • One-Day Residency or Class (2-hour min): 
  • One (1) class: $80 per hour x 2 hours = $160.00

  • Two (2) classes: $75 per hour x 2 hours = $300.00

  • Three (3) classes: $70 per hour x 2 hours = $420.00

  • Five-Day Residency or Class without student/group performance: 
  • One (1) class : $100 per hour x 5 days + $150 materials (one time) = $650.00

  • Two (2) classes: $90 per hour x 5 days + $200 materials (one time) = $1,100.00

  • Three (3) classes: 80 per hour x 5 days + $250 materials (one time) = $1,450. 00

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