AWJ COLLABS & EVENTS
At AWJ, we strive to connect people through the joy and energy of African dance. Our community is all about collaboration and bringing people together to create unforgettable experiences. Take a look at our projects below and see how we've been spreading the love of African dance.
THE AFRODANCE EXPERIENCE
An unforgettable experience - In November 2023, we had the honor and privilege to be taught by 2 talented international Afro Dancers, Chiluba from Kenya and Kay from South Africa. It was 6 hours of Afro Dance workshops that included an Amapiano Basic and Beginner class with Kay, and an Afro Fusion and Afro Dance Fitness class with Chiluba.
UBU Women Collab
This collab came from a place where two women who have faced similar nervousness from trying something new, wanted to support other women who felt similar emotions when trying something new and different. We hoped to have created a safe, non-judgmental space for everyone to dance their hearts out.
This event was held at Centre Circle - a special space that used to be a Boat Warehouse.
International Dance Day with Olive Ankara
We celebrated International Dance Day 2022 with Olive Ankara with a special African Dance Challenge where we challenged our communities to various dance moves from Africa.
Flashmob @ Canvas & Weaves Pop up
It is hard to say no when your Afrodance student makes a special request for you to do a Bollywood flashmob for her Diwali Festive Pop up and it is even harder to say no when her brand is Canvas & Weaves, so I pulled out my Bollywood moves from my Zumba days!
RELEASE @ Raffles Place
RELEASE @ Raffles Place was a wellness event organised by Raffles Place Alliance in celebration of World Mental Health Day 2022. The event invited everyone to refresh and rejuvenate themselves through an array of activities and workshops.
This collab, "Connect to you beat" was a reminder to recognise that our bodies have a unique rhythm and style. The goal was to understand our body better and learn how to connect and work withit instead of trying to force it to follow someone else's pace & style.
Connecting to your beat was a practice in kindness and intention as we rebuild and regain trust in our bodies and ourselves.
The Curve Cult Collab
The CHEZACHEZA "Dress to Educate" Collab
We rolled out this programme last year where purchasing a T-shirt helps contribute to a child's education. Through this programme, we have raised $508 SGD which helps cover the education fees of 5 primary school students in Kibera, Nairobi.
An MCCY and Mediacorp Ch 5 supported series, "Makan Stories" that features different communities in Singapore and aims to encourage social interaction between locals, immigrants and foreigners, and promote cultural empathy and meaningful dialogue.
We got to share our journey, engage in a dialogue about "friendship" alongside amazing people with inspiring stories, and indulged in a scrumptious feast. The bonus was doing a mini dance session with everyone!
WellNUS Festival 2023
An initiative by NUS where staff and students immersed themselves in the 7 Pitstop principles that aid in stress management and self care, and hence enhancing mental wellbeing and productivity.
The 7 pitstop principles are - Personal skills, Interactions, Time Out, Sleep, Thoughtful Eating, On the move and Purpose.
AWJ is your go-to for authentic and energetic African dance classes. But why stop there? Let's take it to the next level and collaborate on a custom project. Reach out to us today to discuss your ideas and let's make something amazing together!