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Manga African Dance was born out of a desire to edu-tain the community with exclusive performances, festival, conference, dance and drum classes and workshops meant to dazzle and inspire audiences from all over. Since 1990, we’ve engaged with the local community by providing emerging artists with opportunities to participate in our productions. Pop in today and see what we’re all about!

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Manga African Dance in numbers

1990

1990

Manga African Dance was founded

50+

50+

African ethnic dances from West Africa and the Caraibes

300

300

Performances in the course of a year

60,000+

60,000+

yearly attendees 

Upcoming events

DJEMBE DRUM & DANCE FALL WEEKEND SPECIAL
@ the WEPAC ( West End Performing Arts Center)
Tacko Sissoko will be in the house soon. Click HERE to buy tickets for classes


Parking in the back of the building: very limited parking slots
If there is no space to park
 
For drum participants: park in the back, unload your drum(s) inside the building, and use the parking next to the building (Wells Fargo bank parking)
For dance participants: park your car in the
parking next to the building (Wells Fargo bank parking)

ATTENTION! Please DO NOT leave important items in your car. We are not responsible for any losses. 

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Weekly Classes

 

Click on underlined link to book class

IMPORTANT: classes on October 1 & 2 will be

held at a different location for our Weekend

drum and dance Special. (see flyer above)

 

October: 1, 8, 15, 22, & 24

Youth and adult DRUM classes  

October: 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

Youth and adult DANCE classes     

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Announcement & Alerts


Manga Events for 2022

  • February : Black History Month 

  • April 4th to 8th: Spring camp

  • April 29th, 30th, and May 1st: 23rd Annual Dance and Drum Conference

  • June 6th to July 29th: Summer camp

  • September 9th, 10th, & 11th: 25th Annual osun Festival:

  • November 5th: Volunteer Appreciation Day and Fundraiser:

  • December 17th: Youth Rites of Passage:

TESTIMONIALS

"I just wanted to say thank you once again. I am getting texts and calls about hoe amazing you all are. you really went above and beyond and did things I was not even expecting. Folks loved to be able to sing and dance you made them feel apart of what you all was doing and not just watch you dance. I just wanted to say thanks and I most definitely will be telling everyone about yall and of course will not mention the price as I know yall looked out for me and I appreciate it more then you know ❤️"

Autumn Bailey

"Good Morning!

I hope all is well with each of you and that you're having a Terrific Tuesday.  Again, I would like to thank the Manga Dance Company for coming to Talley Street and blessing us with Rhythm in Motion and your overall beautiful spirit. I , along with the students, learned so much about  African countries and where music and dance(s) originated from. The teachers were thrilled about going on stage in front of their students and the students as well.

You were all the rave and  talk at Talley after you left. Our principal posted something (video/photos) on his Facebook page. I, too, posted on Instagram. We would like to extend our invitation to you for next year and will keep in touch .  Again, thank you  for  Educating and Entertaining (Edu-taining) "us  here at Talley." 

Vivian Carter-Cain, Black History Committee Member, Talley Street Upper Elementary School, City Schools of Decatur

"Here is a sample of my kindergarten class playing some of the same instruments after the Jonas program.  

The children loved the program. Just wish they could have seen them in person." 

​Ward Satterfield, Music Teacher, City Park Elementary, Dalton Public Schools

"Our students are enjoying your presentation so very much. Our youngest City Park students were with you this morning. The City Park music teacher continued the learning."

Lisa Hackney, Ed.D., Director of School Support, Dalton Public Schools