Omo Kulu Mele

African Dance & Drumming Classes for Children

2019-2020 Children’s Class Registration Now Open!


Registration for Kulu Mele’s dance & drumming classes for children ages 5 to 18 is now open for the 2019-2020 school year. Omo Kulu Mele is Kulu Mele’s arts education program for children.  “Omo” means “child” in Yoruba.

CLICK HERE to download a 2019-2020 registration form. For more information, email Kulu Mele or call 917-238-0756.

Kulu Mele offers weekly West African dance & drumming classes for children ages 5 to 18.  No dance or music experience necessary. Classes meet weekly during the school year, and end with performance for family and friends,

Called “Omo Kulu Mele,” Kulu Mele’s children’s classes offer many benefits. Participants get great exercise, improve coordination, develop their self-esteem and experience the pride of accomplishment. Classes are a chance for children of African heritage to explore their cultures of origin, while other students embark on a cross-cultural journey.

For Parents


Classes are taught at:

954 Dance Movement Collective
985 North 8th Street (just South of Girard Ave.)
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Sundays, September 8, 2019 through May 17, 2020
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. for dancers ages 5 to 9 & ALL drummers
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. for dancers ages 9 to 18

Enroll your child today!

“1st Thursday” dance classes for adults (age 16+)

First Thursday of each month, Sept. to May
2019-2020 schedule: 9/6, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/2, 2/6, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7
7:30-9:0o p.m.

Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

$10, cash only at the door, exact change appreciated. Limited FREE parking behind the building — arrive early for the best chance to find a spot.

For Educators & Community Partners


Kulu Mele In-School & After-School Arts Education Programs for children & young adults, K-12 up to college-age 

6-week, 12-week and single workshops available in West African, Afro-Cuban and hip-hop dance, plus in-school assembly performances by the adult Kulu Mele company.

Kulu Mele’s arts education curriculum-based programs are based on PA state standards and can be adapted to support a variety of STEM and STEAM standards. Kulu Mele’s workshops have been incorporated in arts, social studies, geography, history, and physical education programs at public, charter and private schools in the Philadelphia area and far beyond.

Please click here to download a flyer with more information, including performance and workshop offerings, fees and technical information, or call 917-238-0756, or email Kulu Mele.

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