African American Dance Ensemble
Finest traditions of African and African American Dance and Music through research, education, performance and entertainment
AADE’s mission is to preserve and share the finest traditions of African and African American Dance and Music through research, education, performance and entertainment; to focus on the health and education of our community. Our purpose is to help our youth become more active through dance and the arts. With our motto: “Peace, Love, Respect…
AADE’s mission is to preserve and share the finest traditions of African and African American Dance and Music through research, education, performance and entertainment; to focus on the health and education of our community. Our purpose is to help our youth become more active through dance and the arts. With our motto: “Peace, Love, Respect for Everybody” the Ensemble celebrates traditional African culture, aesthetics and values to encourage cross-cultural dialogue, cooperation and understanding.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
An Evening With African American Dance Ensemble
The LECTURE DEMOSTRATION, one of AADE’s most popular offerings, is a 45-minutes visual extravaganza of dance, music, song, and poetry and provides an introduction to the dance, music and cultural history of the nations of Africa and diaspora. The LEC/DEM is a unique educational experience, engaging audiences in a lively celebration of life as practiced in the diverse cultures of contemporary Africa. Examples of traditional African dance and music styles are interspersed with commentaries on the history and folklore. The performers wear authentic African-attire, and educational materials are available which describe the clothing, vocabulary, and dance. Audience participation is an integral part of this activity. It is ideally suited for school assemblies, seminars, workshops, outdoor festivals, and large group gatherings.
The MOVEMENT DANCE SESSION provides an introduction to traditional African movement and is excellent for people who like to dance (and for those who don’t yet know they like to dance), but have little or no dance training. It is suitable for all ages (30 to 50 participants).
The MASTER DANCE CLASS is designed for teen and/or adult dancers who are technically proficient dancers and want to learn more advanced movement (up to 30 participants).
SPECIALISED WORKSHOPS based on traditional African and African American dance and music can be designed to suit any type of audience or any age group. Workshops offer a more detailed focus on a particular concept, such as rites of passage, team building, community corporate, and school settings.
The CONCERT PROGRAM, the culminating event in most residences, is a breathtaking blend of artistry, athleticism, dynamism, and explosive energy. Featuring a traditional African, contemporary African American, and modern dance repertoire, the concert program presents dances choreographed by AADE Founder and Artistic Director, CHUCK DAVIS and may include works by such noted master Choreographers as David Dorfman, Ron K. Brown, Dr. Kariamu Welsh, Donald McKayle, Assane Konte, and Sandra Burton.
The SCHOOL CONCERT is a blend of lecture/demonstration and African dance performance. Ideal for a school setting, the school concert can accommodate a large number of students
African American Dance Ensemble
African American Dance Ensemble
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