The African American Dance Ensemble seeks to preserve and share the finest traditions of African and African American dance and music through research, education and entertainment. With our motto, "peace, love, respect for everybody," we celebrate traditional African culture, aesthetics and values as resources for all people and utilize these resources to encourage interracial cooperation, cross-cultural understanding and societal analysis.
Here are our exciting programs for 2012
Residency — choose from a variety of exciting dance/music activities, as you design the program that best suits your needs. Residencies are from 1 to 5 or more days.
Education Programs for K-12 — Educators are provided curriculum materials to prepare students for residencies, lectures demonstrations and/or performances. The instructional design supports the North Carolina Core competency requirements.
Lecture Demonstration — One of AADE'S most popular offerings. This 45 minute visual extravaganza of dance, music, and song provides a comprehensive introduction to African culture.
Movement Sessions — An introduction to traditional dance styles of African origins is suitable for all ages. These sessions are excellent for people who like to dance. (30-50 participants)
Master Dance Class — Designed for proficient dancers (suitable for all ages) who wish to advance their technical skills in modern, Afro-Caribbean, and other styles of the African Diaspora.
Corporate Diversity Training — This dynamic service for business and corporate environments is available.