UMFUNDALAI TEACHING CERTIFICATION

EMPOWERING ARTISTS WITH HOLISTIC AFRICAN DANCE PEDAGOGY

 

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Currently, there are three ways to receive a credential in teaching the Umfundalai technique of contemporary African Dance.  In short, the training associated with a Umfundalai Teaching certification prepares artists to not only teach its Pan-African movement system, but to share African culture in holistic and and intentional ways. The training is competency-based. Certification requires it recipients to demonstrate their aptitude in'

The Body (Biomechanics)

History

Philosophy (Aesthetics)

Pedagogy

Performance

Presence (Essence)

While the certificate is a declaration of an artist’s acquired teaching competency, it more accurately signifies his/her ability to deepen his/her understanding of Umfundalai as both technique and philosophy and to contribute to the institution that supports its maintenance and growth. Certification is a statement of commitment.

 

There are three Umfundalai credentials available for interested African dance artists. (Click the buttons to the right for more information about each one.)

Photo Credit

Pictured (Left to Right): Kariamu Welsh and Shaness Kemp; Photography: Aaron Davis

© 2017 by National Association of American African Dance Teachers 

All Photos by: Aaron Davis & the Organization of Umfundalai Teachers

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