Cumbe:Center for African and Diaspora Dance
Cumbe:Center for African and Diaspora Dance


Cumbe offers classes for children during the school year and a popular Dance, Drum, & Imagination Summer Camp! Get details on everything at:
Now you can register for Fall 2016 classes in two Brooklyn locations: downtown Brooklyn and Williamsburg!
Uhuru with Olatunji Ojore (Free and Creative Movement) at Brooklyn Ballet (downtown Brooklyn)
For ages 1-2: Mondays from 10:30-11:15am
For ages 2-4: Fridays from 10:30-11:15am
Uhuru (the Kiswahili word for “freedom”) is a series of creative movement classes featuring a combination of song, dance, and play – designed to ignite children’s creative voices and nurture their freedom of expression. Olatunji is proud to continue Jamie Philbert’s signature pedagogy and help build a foundation for a life-long creative practice.
This is a lively class for toddlers who are comfortable on their feet, featuring games, interactive stories, and dance, drum, and song sequences. Parent/guardian participation is required.
For ages 1-2, class includes 35 minutes of instruction and 10 minutes of free play.
DATES: September 19 – December 16
(Make-Up Week is December 19-23)
There is no class on these holidays:
Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day)
Friday, November 25 (Thanksgiving Week)
PRICE: $195 for the entire semester
Drop-in rate: $17 per class (we recommend registering in advance to save your spot).
To see details and register for Uhuru classes at Edamama Cute Cuts & More at 568 Union Ave. (btw Frost & Richardson) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, go to:
Feel free to contact us with any questions at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (718) 935-9700.
We look forward to seeing you and your little ones!

Reviews (1)

  • Review from the 2022 Summer Camp Survey

    Location: Bed-Stuy How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 4.5 Review: A fantastic immersive dance experience that my kid absolutely loved. A wonderful way for her to learn about history, rhythm and movement with fun-loving and creative teachers. Totally inspiring and four out of four stars from us.