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Dance, Music, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Studies

African American Dance Ensemble

About the Artist

The African American Dance Ensemble, or most notably called AADE was founded in 1984 by the incomparable and world renowned Dr. Charles “Chuck” Davis.   We have travelled to Africa and the African Diaspora to learn and hone our craft. Our music, dance and songs are authentic and are indigenous to the Gambia, West Africa and parts beyond.
 

The AADE specializes in Authentic African and African American Dance and culture through choreography and music styles along with the traditional attire. We focus on anti bullying, health and wellness and geography and cultural lessons through what we call “EDUTAINING”. Our motto - Peace, Love, Respect for Everybody is a common theme throughout all our shows and allowing the audience to be part of the performance. We use the Art of Dance to enhance and build upon any subject or theme the teacher or school may have, as well as using our Theme of “COME DANCE WITH ME”.
 

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximums1,500 Students, 45-60 minutes, 2/day
Special Populations

Special needs students

Technical Requirements

Microphone and 3 chairs

Total Fee1 performance- $1,376 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $2,090 / 3 performances (same day and same school)- $2,970
School Portion1 performance- $688 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $1,045 / 3 performances (same day and same school)- $1,485

COME DANCE WITH ME teaches dance and music and focuses on health awareness through the arts - fighting youth obesity and those diseases that are often associated with obesity. To get our youth excited about moving and becoming more active, while also focusing on the appreciation and acceptance of one’s own culture and the culture of others.
 

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximums150 Students, 4 hours, 1/day
Special Populations

Special needs students

Technical Requirements

As needed

Total Fee1 day- $2,300 / 2 day- $4,000 / 3 day- $4,500 / 4 day- $5,000 / 5 day- $6,000
School Portion1 day- $767 / 2 day- $1,334 / 3 day- $1,500 / 4 day- $1,667 / 5 day- $2,000

References

  • Vicki Adamson, Artsplosure, 919-844-3450
  • Shana Adams, Durham Arts Council, 919-560-2718

Website

www.africanamericandanceensemble.org