During my whirlwind getaway to Los Angeles for The Lion King 3D Mom Bloggers event, we were given the opportunity to participate in an African Dance Class. I opted not to participate due in part to the amount of swelling that was occurring throughout my body but I did elect to sit on the sidelines and watch. The class was taught by Nzingha Camara from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy.
Here is a little background on Nzinga from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy website. Nzingha Camara is a dancer, educator, artist and choreographer whose illustrious career spans across the globe and over three decades. Her spirit has inspired, motivated and instilled a sense of grace and pride in individuals from the villages of West Africa to the far shores of the Caribbean over to Europe and the United States. Branded with the name of a magnificent African queen, Nzingha has graced the covers of some of the most prominent dance magazines in the country and orchestrated performances for some of Hollywood’s crème de la crème. She remains steadfast to preserving the culture of her craft and carrying on the legacy of West African Dance.
This woman was amazing and filled to the brim with energy!
Watching the group learn an African welcome dance and listening to the drummers drum was quite the experience.
Here are some snip-its from the class.
The Lion King Roars into theaters September 16th, and comes home on Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Hi-Def on October 4th!
**A special thank you to the folks at Disney and Click Communications for this opportunity. All transportation, meals and hotel expenses were covered by Disney.**