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Princeton YWCA Announces Family-Friendly Events Throughout February to Honor Black History Month



The YWCA Princeton is pleased to announce a unique series of celebrations open to commemorate Black History Month and the contributions of African Americans throughout our country’s history. These family-friendly events will be held on three different Fridays in February – February 3rd, 10th, and 24th. Each evening promises to be a rich, interactive evening led by masters in their fields.


These recognized master performers and instructors will share their knowledge and talents representing the African-American experience. The evenings are open to the public and ideal for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. These highly interactive events promise to delight. All are invited to participate  including  individuals, families, and community groups.



Friday, Feb 3 

African Dance Class with Live Percussion 

Join us for fun and energetic West African dance class with Master Instructor, Audrey Davis. Explore the richness of African Dance traditions from Guinea and the Mali Empire with an emphasis on the relationship between music and dance. Learn the history and identity of the dances through movement and music. If you have experienced Audrey explanation is needed! If this is your first time, join us...see what it's all about. Live music for classes. No experience needed.


Friday, February 3, 2012

7:00-8:30 pm

YWCA Members $20; Non-Member $25

Open to all ages and the public.




Friday, Feb 10

Hip Hop Dance Class 

Hip hop your way through an hour of high-energy dance set to pop and hip hop tunes. This class is geared toward positive hip-hop, teaching knowledge on the urban culture and helping to empower you to use your inner talent. Mixed with social dances, locking, a little popping and little breaking, this class starts off with a basic warm-up, then is broken down with a hip-hop combo. No experience needed.


Friday, February 10, 2012

7:00-8:30 pm

YWCA Members $20; Non-Member $25

Open to all ages and the public.




Friday, Feb 24 

West African Percussion Workshop                      

Dave Merritt of The Drum & Dance Learning Center in Lawrenceville, teaches basic technique, how to create the different tones and traditional rhythms on djembe, dounoun & bell. Join in a djembe orchestra play together to create complex polyrhythmic music. Great class for dancers too! Please bring a djembe. Some drums are available to borrow. When registering, indicate if you need a drum. Open to all levels of experience.


Friday, February 24, 2012

7:00-8:30 pm

YWCA Members $20; Non-Member $25

 Open to all ages and the public.




YWCA Princeton

Established in 1922, the YWCA Princeton is a local not-for-profit organization with thousands of women, men, children and families as members. It serves Mercer County and central NJ through educational and recreational classes, social services, advocacy, and leadership development. Programs include summer camps, aquatics, arts and crafts, breast cancer resources, community events, dance, early childhood education, English as a second language, gymnastics, martial arts, American Red Cross and lifeguard certification classes, Newcomers Club for those new to the area, and its Women’s Group. The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world with 300 U.S. affiliates and locations in 106 countries. It is a safe community building strong women leaders, empowering women, and eliminating racism. For more information, call (609) 497-2100 or visit




Valid from 01/20/2012 to 02/25/2012

Princeton YWCA


Valid from 08/31/2009