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April 2017

Ayodele at CCC: Youth Concert

Ayodele at the Chicago Cultural Center (CCC):
2017 Arts and Culture Organization Residency (ARC)

Ayodele Youth Concert featuring
Sesa Wo Suban and the Ayodele Teen Collective
Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Chicago Cultural Center | Preston Bradley Hall
78 E. Washington Street | Chicago, IL
FREE!

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Ayodele at CCC: Sister Circle

Ayodele at the Chicago Cultural Center (CCC):
2017 Arts and Culture Organization Residency (ARC)

Sometimes you just need to know you're not the only one. Join us as we gather in a non-judgemental circle of understanding to discuss your choice of issues; a circle of sisters.

Wednesday, February 26, 2017 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Chicago Cultural Center | Garland Room
78 E. Washington Street | Chicago, IL
FREE!

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

May 2017

Ayodele African Dance Conference

Ayodele African Dance Conference: May 12 - 14, 2017

An exhilarating weekend of dance featuring teachers from Guinea, Senegal, Brazil, and more. See you on the floor!

Friday, May 12th - Sunday, May 14th
Sherman Park

1301 W. 52nd Street | Chicago, IL

Conference Schedule
Friday, May 12th
6:00pm - 7:30pm Moustapha Bangoura (Guinea Dance)
7:45pm - 9:15pm Atito Gohi (Ivory Coast Dance)

Saturday, May 13th
10:00am - 11:15am Zakiya Cornish (Contemporary African/ ASA Dance)
11:30am - 12:15pm Children's Dance Class
11:30am - 1:00pm Dandha Da Hora (Orisha Dance)
1:15pm - 2:45pm Imania Detry (Kutiro Dance)
3:00pm - 4:30pm Atito Gohi (Ivory Coast Dance)
4:45pm - 6:15pm Mouminatou Camara (Guinea Dance)
6:30pm - 8:00pm N'Deye Gueye (Sabar Dance)

Sunday, May 14th
10:00am - 11:15am Maria Estes (Djembe Drum)
10:30am - 12:00pm N'Deye Gueye (Sabar Dance)
12:15pm - 1:45pm Dandha Da Hora (Orisha Dance)
2:00pm - 3:30pm T. Ayo (DounDance)
3:45pm - 5:15pm Idy Ciss (Serer Dance)
5:30pm - 7:00pm Mouminatou Camara (Guinea Dance)

***ALL classes and teachers are subject to change.***

CLASS PRICES AND PACKAGES
Advance Purchase Prices end on May 8, 2017

Class

Conference T-shirt

5 Classes + Conference T-shirt

7 Classes + Conference T-shirt

10 Classes + Conference T-shirt

Entire Weekend + Conference T-shirt


Group Rates are available

AT THE DOOR
$20
Classes and Conference T-Shirts

VENDOR FEES
Vendor


Click on Download at the bottom of the page for the vendor application. We MUST receive a complete application and payment by May 8, 2017 in order to reserve your vendor space.

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS
Sleep Inn Midway Airport
6650 S. Cicero Avenue | Chicago, IL 60638
Ph: 708.594.0001

Book by Monday, April 27, 2017 for Group Rate

$139 (plus tax) per night for a single or double room
Use group name: Ayodele Drum & Dance

Complimentary breakfast, parking, Wi-Fi, and 24/7 shuttle to Midway Airport.