Rwandan traditional dance classes

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5 week Rwandan traditional dance course in Kimihurura, Kigali (suitable for all levels)

In this 5 week course we will learn some basic dance steps of Rwandan tradtional dance. This class is suitable for all levels! Bijoux is one of the teachers of the wellknown cultural Rwandan dance troupe Intayoberana and has been dancing traditional dances since she was a young child. This class is suitable for anyone who would like to learn some steps to impress their friends at weddings or parties, or for anyone who is interested in learning more about the dance on a deeper level.

Monday evening Rwandan dance classes in Kigali

Current course dates with Bijoux starting 29th April: 29/4, 6/5, 13/5, 20/5, 25/5
New course dates with Bijoux starting 3rd June: 3/6, 10/6, 17/6, 24/6, 1/7

7.30pm - 8.30pm: Rwandan traditional dance classes

location: City Arts Kigali, nr 18, KG 672 street, Kimihurura, Kigali, Rwanda (Kings Hostel)

WHAT TO WEAR? Students can wear anything that makes them feel comfortable! The floor is not a sprungfloor so due to impact on the floor during footwork it is recommended to wear sports shoes for anyone with issues with the knees.

Course fee: 25k RWF for a 5 week course or 6k RWF for a drop in class. Please make any payments via mobile money to 0786646418 or send a transfer to Masmoudi Ltd (access bank) to 1002460105111701

Biography Bijoux


Marie Aimee Umwali (aka Bijoux) started dancing traditional dance at the age of 4 years old. She is currently on of the leading members of Intayoberana Culture Troupe, one of the most well known professional dance troupes in Rwanda. Intayoberana has performed at many important events, including FESPAD and Kwita Izina Ingagi. They often perform at weddings as well as government events.

Apart from specialising in traditional Rwandan dances, Bijoux has extensively studied Burundian, Ugandan, Tanzanian dances as well as dances from Burkina Faso, Botswana and many other African cultures. In April 2019 she has started regular weekly classes as part of Hilde’s school program and she is planning to collaborate with Hilde for a series of performances in future.