African and Caribbean Folk Dances

When and Where

25 Apr 2020 - 4 Jul 2020 (15 hours, 10 weeks)
Days and times
Saturday 10:00 - 11:30
Morley College London


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

Edith La Chapelle
Course code

What you will learn

This course provides an exhilarating extension to our autumn and spring provision – learners will further develop their dance skills and knowledge of African and Caribbean folk dances. Get moving to the rhythms!

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • experience learning traditional and contemporary movement vocabulary pertaining to African and Caribbean folk dances
  • have practised working with African and Caribbean rhythms from classical and contemporary musicians
  • have learnt and developed a short dance sequence for performance

Class format and activities

Student/tutor observation & practice of set exercises executed with the tutor
By observing other learners attending the course
Film viewing & analysis
Attending a dance/musical theatre performance
Handouts or website referrals

In addition to your dance practice, study can include the use of digital resources such as film & photography, useful websites and connection with online communities of interest via social media to enhance your learning.
Dance study offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to increase fitness whilst enhancing wellbeing. Dance practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment by means of encouraging increased confidence, physical dexterity and concentration.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

You will need to have some experience of dancing or learning to dance within these styles to do this Improvers level.

What you need to know before you enrol

You will be working with a range of rhythms and dance actions for an hour and a half. Therefore, a good level of fitness is suggested. Should you have any questions about your ability to carry out certain actions or need advice about how to participate effectively in relation to your physical and learning needs, please speak to your tutor!

Photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity or marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed.

What you will need for your class

Loose comfortable training attire
A hand towel & a bottle of water
Props as advised by tutor

What you can do next

A progression route leading to registering for other introductory, beginner or general level dance courses, across dance genres such as jazz, contemporary, tap and street dance.

For further information about our range of dance courses available, please contact