Foundational Technique

An entry level learning to traditional African dance. Includes useful body conditioning and stretching technique to in relation to rhythm cycles, as well as recognising and familiarisation to dunun melodies.


Knowledge and Technique Perform Improvisation and Arrangement Leadership and Mentorship Teach

What you will learn

    • Dance Level 1A
      Dance Level 1A:
      • Yankadi steps 1, 2, 3
      • Makru steps 1, 2, 3
      • Kuku steps 1, 2
      • Soli Rapide steps 1, 2
      , Level 1B
      Dance Level 1B:
      • Soko steps 1, 2, 3
      • Mendiani steps 1, 2
      • Tiriba steps 1, 2, 3
      • Soli des Manian steps 1, 2
    • Dunun Melody Part 1
    • Warming up and Stretching Technique

What you get

  • Lifetime access to web videos
  • Online assignments
  • Onsite lessons with a teacher
  • Video and audio demos in-app
  • Learn at your own pace anywhere in the world



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Lesson Plan

  • Lesson1

    Yankadi steps: 1, 2 and 3. Makru steps: 1, 2, and 3.

  • Lesson2

    Kuku steps: 1 and 2. Soli Rapide steps: 1 and 2.

  • Lesson3

    Soko steps: 1, 2 and 3. Tiriba steps: 1, 2 and 3.

  • Lesson4

    Mendiani steps: 1 and 2. Soli Des Manian steps: 1 and 2.

  • Lesson5

    Dunun Melody: Yankadi, Makru, Tiriba and Soli des Manian.

  • Lesson6

    Warming Up and Stretching Technique Part 1.

  • Lesson7

    Warming Up and Stretching Technique Part 2.

How it works

  • Teacher assigned

    A TTMDA teacher will be assigned to you, who will be guiding you throughout the learning process.

  • Virtual classroom

    A classroom code will be set up and sent to you before class begins. Get the app and join the virtual classroom to begin interactive learning with other students.

  • Online assignments

    Video and audio demonstrations will be provided via the learning app, together with online assignments (text and video-based) and quizzes.

  • Onsite learning

    Attend physical lessons with an assigned teacher nearest to your location.

  • Assessment

    Demonstrate required skills from onsite lessons.

  • Module achieved

    Complete all the above at quality levels and achievement unlocked!

Earn your certificate

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