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How To with dance and music classes - children & adults


How To with dance and music classes


The offering of dance and music classes in Accra has increased to a point where we have decided to separate them from our “How To with artistic activities – adults & children” page.

Finding activities, besides sports, for children and us grown-ups might seem difficult in Accra but the capital city of Ghana offers many things to do besides school and work. The problem is the same, as always: finding out and communication; and that is where accraexpat.com comes in for you.


Kizomba & Salsa
Hip Hop Dance classes
Ballet, modern dance and Bollywood
African music and dancing
Extracurricular Activities at GSIS
Guitar, violon. piano and more
Expat groups, associations and clubs

Kizomba & Salsa

Grace @ Vienna City (Takoradi)
Classes: 19:30 – 20:30 / Dancing: 20:30 – 22:00 (young audience)
All dance types and levels - 0542 489 565
and his dancing partner Nana @ Kizomba Ghana offers a series of established dancing and classes at various locations in Accra.
- Wed: Salsa at Tam Tam Restaurant, Afrikiko Leisure Centre, Accra (opposite the French Embassy)
- Thur: Kizomba at Tam Tam Restaurant, Afrikiko Leisure Centre, Accra (opposite the French Embassy)
- Fri: Kizomba at Sky Lounge, at Abelemkpe
- Sat: Kizomba at Chase Lounge in Labone
Classes - dancing: 19:30 - 00:00+
All levels
Gate Fee: GHS 100 for lifetime membership, otherwise GHS10/class
Contact Ebo at 0244 816 892.

Thursdays at African Regent Hotel (near Accra Mall): Salsa Night with Dance Alive International. 6:30 to 10pm. Free. 0244 011 404 - 0249 605 674.

Salsa in the City - Ghana proposes free basic lessons and social dancing in Nyaniba every Friday from 7:30pm to 11:45pm.
There are professional and dedicated instructors who offer group, private and corporate Salsa lessons for adults and children.
Available for performances at events or occasions. 0502 708 885 (NJ) - 024655 5608 (Isaac) - sitcghana@gmail.com

Dance Alive International
offers group and private dance and fitness lessons for adults and children as well as wedding dance classes.

See the Swing in Accra Facebook group.

Private Classes: 
Kizomba (and for private events) with Ebo and Nana (see above)
Salsa, with Dancation International - by appointment - Lumo on +233 244 717 762.
Ladies’ Latin Body Styling and Isolations- with Dancation International - by appointment - Theodora on +233 244 981 374

For kids: Zumba Kids - Every Wednesday at 4:30pm. Age 8-13 only. An excellent way to have fun.increase confidence and self-esteem,boots metabolism and improve coordination. Call 0248 180 436.

In Kumasi at the Ego Lounge on Saturdays from 7pm to 9pm (free)


Hip hop dance class for girls ages 6 upwards by Jenan at the Fitness Zone gym every Saturday from 1.30 to 2.30 pm mixed songs and fun fun fun!!! Contact 0246566566 for more details.

See Vivie's Dance Factory below for Junior and Intermediate Hip Hop classes.

Corrine has moved from England and started Hip Hop Dance Classes for adults and children late September 2014, along with a Diet Club and Dance Fitness Classes (see details in the How To stay fit page) at Isis Personal Training and Weight loss Centre in Osu.
The Hip Hop Dance classes are for kids and teens between the ages of 6-16 and take place every Saturday.
See the Facebook page and contact Corrine for more details at (+233) 0 503 026 907 and deziya22@gmail.com


JCLU School of Arts offers music, dansce (incl. ballet), theater and arts classes to children aged 3 to 12 - 0200 758 088
For ex. ballet classes at Villagio from Ghana's School of Performing Arts: 3 years and above, starting November 1, 2017. Call 0200 758 088 - 0501 414 614 or write to jcluschool@gmail.com - marciaazu@gmail.com.
Ballet, modern dance & hip hop for different ages are offered by Pippa's Gym in Ringway Estates (see the “How To stay fit" page)
Ballet lessons on Saturday morning are offered by Accra Shala Yoga, next to the African Regent Hotel
Ballet lessons  are offered by House of Fame  030 320 6684
Ballet classes started on January 2018 at Meridian Apartment STUDIO ONE - Age 3-4 pro ballet at 9-9:45 / Age 5-6 10-10:45 / Age 7-11 at 11-12
In September 2017 and again early 2018, Alliance Francaise offered a 10-week ballet session for children with a French professor.
One session included modern dance. 0501 287 814.

Vivie's Dance Factory offers a wide range of classes for children from 18 months upwards in their East Legon studio on Fridays and mostly on Saturdays: ballet, Acro Dance, Hip Hop, Traditional Dance & Drumming, Musical Theatre. See the website. 0506 189 917 - 0246 835 000

Sway - School of Dance is a newcomer in 2019, operating inside FitTrip gym in Dworzulu.

Bollywood, Dandiya, Freestyle, Traditional Dance, Classical (and soon Arabic Dance) by ICODA, an Indian Club of Dance & Arts run by two passionate new generation's Indian Dance Gurus. Monday to Friday 11am to 2pm for ladies group. Saturday from 12pm to 2pm ... for kids & Dandiya practicioners. 0243 081 602 - 0508 544 432
Bollywood dance classes are offered to chidren 6 to 12 in Tesano by Archana Sinha - 0543 686 619 - arc.sin02@gmail.com


In 2012, Mike Akortia, a French Capoeira teacher, travelled by motorbike from Paris to Ghana during more than 2 years where he exchanged with many different group in Morocco, Senegal, Mali and Ivory Coast.
In Ghana, he did not find a place where foreigners can learn and practice Capoeira so he opened a Capoeira School in partnership with the French Cultural Center Alliance Française.
Mike is back in Geneva and Narsh and Opoku have arrived in Ghana to take over as teachers. 
So welcome to: AKCRAABA Capoeira.
Classes run every week on Tuesdays at 7pm and on Saturdays at 10am.
The fee used to be GHS 50/month for one class per week and GHS 70/month for twice per week. If you need any more information or wish to join, call Narsh at 0240 877 291 or send him an email at narsh7smith@hotmail.com or to Opuku at mail@zohraopoku.com or dci@afaccra.com or 0501 287 815.


Sunday African Dance Classes
Join Kofi and his professional drummers for two hours of rythm, culture and fun.
Did you know that African Dance has many health benefits: from physical fitness to stress relief? As well as helping you to get fit, African dance also enhances your feelings of well-being, and overrides many negative effects of stress! Get fit and trim while learning traditional Ghanaian dances and drum rythms.
All welcomed (with or without your drums) - adults and children 6+. 
In-room crèche for the littles ones avaiable - enquire first.
Classes take place each Sunday from 2.30-4.30pm at the Dance Hall, Mirror Room, of the School of Performing Arts, Legon University (Legon campus)
Price: GHS 5.00 per session.
For more enquiries and to register, text or call 0273 566 831 or 0277 522 229.

Asanti Dance Theater
Experience Ghanaian Dance, Drumming and Music;
and/orEnjoy watching traditional/contemporary cultural performances at your next event!
Asanti Dance Theatre is a Cultural Performing Group, who teaches dance (all styles – traditional, contemporary, freestyle) and music to a professional level. We have over ten years experience teaching dance and performing art to students from around the world.

We also:
- Provide entertainment and coordination for parties and weddings,
- Run cultural tours to attractions in Ghana and to bordering West African countries,
- Organize overnight dance and cultural exchange trips (experience life in a local village, or local cooking, language, dance and drumming lessons).

If you are interested in trying private/group dance or drumming lessons, or any of the above activities, please don’t hesitate to contact us! You can contact Asanti Theatre’s, Director Mr Omari on: 0544662895, or 0276172390. Or, Coordinator, Kylie on: 0246683762. Or you can email on: oppongomari@yahoo.com.

Asanti Dance Theatre is located in Bubuwashie (near the main trotro station), or private classes in your home are negotiable. For a glance of Asanti Dance Theatre, please see their Australian partner group's website

Traditional Ghanian Drumming & Dance
Our Member Theresa Suslov’s husband Cephas Aban has been teaching traditional Ghanian drumming and dance to adults and children for over 10 years. Cephas is available for private and group drumming lessons.  He can come to you. If you are a teacher, event organizer or simply have a group of children who would like to learn traditional Ghanian dance, Cephas  is experienced with teaching groups of children to perform in a short amount of time.He also teaches adults who wish to perform at church functions, weddings and other gatherings. 020 060 0066 - ephasaban4@gmail.com – see useful link and watch him on YouTube

Drumming classes and more
Richmond is a drumming teacher who teaches at Lincoln and other schools. He does dancing as well and can be hired for parties. Richmond is good with kids.
0242 543 922
Check Robert for drumming and African dance at 0244 106 223.
Danyo Bismark Kofi teaches drumming and comes recemmended. He can be contacted through his Facebook page or at 0233 508 051.
Mensah is a good drumming teacher as well: 0275 081 462.
Each Saturday since Sept. 9, 2017, Camp Buzz in West Hills Mall (west of Accra) offers drum & dance, drama, karate and swimming from 9 to 4 -
0266 175 207 / 0561 391 813 or campbuzzgh@gmail.com
AGOO in Teshie, just east of Accra - Sandra Mertens / Nii Adjarh Torto - 0546 017 659 - agoo.workshops@gmail.com
Contact Appiah Patrick Yeboah

have a look at some of these links:


Also, those interested in Ghana music can visit www.musicinghana.com


The bilingual German Swiss International School in Accra must be lauded for putting together a great variety of activities every semester that are open to children not enrolled to the school. Activities vary from semester to semester.
Registration is before the beginning of the semester but pupils who come later are allowed to join if the groups are not yet full.
Fees are per semester.

Here is a sample of recent classes. Semesters start in February and August.


Teacher’s Name

Fees in Euro

Dance - 1 to 2pm on Wed.



African flute/Xylophone- 1 to 2pm on Wed.



Flute/Violin - 1 to 4pm on Wed.



Piano - one-to-one lessons - 30 min. - still available at 13:30 on Tuesdays and 14:30 on Wed. and Thursdays



GSIS also offers arts and sports classes for children: please see the "How to with artistic activities" How To page.

The German Swiss International School - Accra is located on Ring Road Central, at Nima Junction, right behind the Lufthansa/Emirates building.

PS.: learn about other International Schools in Ghana in our dedicated "How To put my children in school" Guide (plus Annex) in the same How To Guide.


Natalie Martin offers affordable beginner guitar lessons to both kids and adults. 15ghc an hour for kids or students. 30ghc an hour for adults - with your own guitar. Natalie: itznat@yahoo.com.
Young of G
iter&Drums - 0244 675 133
Fred can teach all from acoustic, classical to jazz - 0208 218 110
Tony gives guitar lessons at Lincoln Community Schoool and comes recommended for private lessons - 0277 017 517
Isaac Nartey - 0245 379 321 / 0242 013 653
Andre Rwenzob, a Congolese guitarist, offers theory and practical lessons for classical, modern, jazz and blues guitar to adults and children - 0559 235 545 / 0505 318 092 - andrerwenzob@gmail.com

Violin Thomas is a violon teacher - 0277 611 603
Piano for adults/children
Sonia Usmar is a retired concert pianist living in Accra offers piano forte and theory lessons to children aged seven and above as well as adults. Group lessons available for two children at a time or two adults at a time - 0548 576 407
Dawid Essiam - 0543 751 289
Marrit from Belgium arrived in Accra early 2017 and offers piano lesson to all ages above 6 at her place in south Airport Residential Area - 0549 910 189
Kez Theodore offers offers piano lessons for kids of all ages - 0267 582 644
Fernando Zonda. for children and adults, beginners and advanced fernandozondalivy@gmail.com - 0553 986 866
Isaac Nartey is a recommended teacher for theory and practice - 0245 379 321 / 0242 013 653
Mr. Aboagye - 0243 063 519
Julius Richardson - 0263 001 426
Mr. Manieson - 0202 959 136
Steve Music Consult International offers courses organized are piano, voice training, drums, guitar. Lessons are weekdays and weekends. Location: Patmos School, Abavana, Kotobabi Down. Steve - 0542992386 or instantpiano15@gmail.com. Note from the Editor: we have not received references about this company. Feedback is welcome.

Joseph is "an experienced, enthusiastic and inspirational music tutor who not only raise the quality of teaching but also help people and kids discover their musical talents and abilities. A multi-instrumental teacher who teaches piano, guitars, violin, ukulele, drums, recorders and more" - 0243 884 104 - jokeemgh@yahoo.com
Uche Thompson Ben Amadi is a musicologist who teaches people how to play musical instruments such as; piano, guitar, saxophone as well as  voice training - 0556 580 243

Instruments sourcing
KFM Ltd offers a variety of musical instruments and high fidelity speakers.
Virtual Sounds Lab has a similar good offering in Asylum Down.


Don’t forget that the numerous expat groups active in Accra (such the francophone Accra Accueil Association and NAWA, the North American Women Association) go beyond the traditional charitable actions and propose many different activities to their Members.

Visit the Expat Groups page to see the more than 50 groups currently listed so you can find one or more suitable group(s) to contact and enquire about the artistic activities they might offer.

Arts Ghana
The agenda of Arts Ghana is simply to promote the arts in Ghana by providing a forum for intellectual dialogie on the state of visual arts. They highlight and share innovative artistic creations by resident and diasporan Ghanaian artistes through reviews and reports.

See this Facebook page.

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