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Ousmane Wiles (Omari Mizrahi) was born in Senegal, West Africa. His passion for dance and the arts grew over many years of watching his mother and father Olukośe Wiles and Marie Basse Wiles dance and play the drums. His parents are the founders of the Maimouna Keita School of African Dance in New York City.
An art form of poses and beat to beat synchronization! Coming from the Gay black and Latino Ballroom Community. This style expressed the feminism and fierce attitude within Voguefem. Strike a pose and learn the 5 elements of Vogue Fem, Catwalks, Duckwalks, Floor work, Spin and dips & Hands performance! Stretch and warm to the hottest vogue beats in ballroom. Drills and short conversation about ballroom history and culture.
In this class you will learn the proper technique in West African styles from Senegal, Mali, and Guinea such as Djembe, Sabar and Kutiro. Starting with a stretch and warming up the neck, shoulders, back, and legs, into a breakdown of steps.
Leading the class Across the floor with music and a short combo towards the end of class.