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Jonesborough: Free African Dance Workshop

March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

McKinney Center honors 80th anniversary of Booker T. Washington School with Free African Dance Workshop

The McKinney Center is excited to announce a free workshop of African Dance, Saturday, March 28th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the McKinney Center. This two-hour workshop will allow students to learn a new dance and about the culture from which it was born. This will be a general African Dance class that encompasses many different styles. Be sure to wear clothes that allow freedom of motion as you join us for this educational, fun, and active dance workshop, with a focus on rhythm and movement that will have everyone moving together! This workshop is free and open to all ages.

The workshop will be led by area expert, Doris Owah. Owah is a student at ETSU and works with the ETSU group “Shades of Africa” and is Ms. Shades 2019.

“Shades of Africa” is a student organization that is “interested in uniting African students and non-African students by facilitating interaction through activities and events. We seek to create cultural awareness, social and scholarly growth of African students. The organization promotes an understanding of the diverse African cultures that are present on ETSU’s campus. This belief system encourages the ability to commune and share diverse cultures, resulting in strength, growth, and awareness, breaking down stereotypes and fostering an atmosphere of understanding and mutual respect.”

This event is a part of a series through October, to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Booker T. Washington School through cultural and historical Black and African American events. The McKinney Center is hosted in what once was the Booker T. Washington School that served as the Black school from 1940 until integration. The McKinney Center would like to celebrate the history of this building and invite the community to join us in honoring the legacy of Booker T. Washington school.

Please contact skyem@jonesboroughtn.org or call 423.753.0562 for more information.


March 28, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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McKinney Center


McKinney Center
103 Franklin Ave
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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