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The Gym Team holds African dance masterclass
May 2, 2017, 5:12 pm

Mousli Mbacke from Africa held an African Dance Master Class at the Radisson Blu Hotel on Friday morning with over thirty fitness and dance enthusiasts. The masterclass, which lasted an hour and half, kicked off with Helen Rahi, Zumba Trainer from Marina Hotel leading an energetic warm up followed by Mbacke with a series of choreographed dance routines.

Mbacke is a dance enthusiast. Although has been dancing for fun from a very young age, it wasn’t until 2009 when she moved to Canada that she discovered her interest in African dances specifically. Thanks to her many African friends that she has met during her time in Canada, Mousse was exposed to a variety of music genres from countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa and Kenya. “I am here today because I want to spread my love for African dance with you all and hope that you will enjoy it as much as I do”, commented Mbacke before the class started.

Zumba enthusiasts and fitness trainers attended the event. “This is a good opportunity for me to learn basic African dance steps so I can somehow incorporate it with my cardio and fitness classes. Steps are interesting but hyped with contemporary approach ideal for younger fitness buffs,” added Frances De Guzman, a trainer from Mabroor Gym.

Mbacke hopes to hold more classes in the coming weeks via invitations from other gyms and fitness centers.

Ricky Laxa
Staff Writer

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