Welcome toManga African Dance
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!
Manga African Dance in numbers
Manga African Dance was founded
African ethnic dances from West Africa and the Caraibes
Performances in the course of a year
Drum classes are on Saturdays
Dance classes are on Sundays
You can book your NEXT class up until Friday (dance), or Saturday (dance). You will NOT be able to book on the same day of the class.
Free Drums circle every last Sarturday of every month
Exact date will be posted. Stay tuned
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 10th: 25th Annual osun Festival:
November 5th: Volunteer Appreciation Day and Fundraiser:
December 17th: Youth Rites of Passage:
"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 ❤️"
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