Adults

NEWCASTLE | PORT STEPHENS | MAITLAND

Bring your rhythm to life!


– Registrations Open Now for the next 6 week course –

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Contact us: africandrumdance@gmail.com or 0407 177 564


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 NEWCASTLE – WEDNESDAYS

St Josephs School Hall 172 Union St, The Junction

 6 Week Drumming Class starts Wed 23rd May to 4th July
Registrations NOW OPEN

Weekly Wednesday Evening Adults
6pm to 7.30pm (Beginners &
Intermediate Combined)

“Playing drums and dancing together puts us in touch with a creative force that directly connects us to our own humanity” – Babatunde Olatunji

These dynamic classes will help you learn the art of drumming, relax and experience joy through the drum. Whether you are a beginner just starting out or advanced level wanting to be pushed to your limit, there is always something more to learn or experience.

We offer multiple levels in one class on a Wednesday evening.  Beginners will be introduced to the art of the djembe  and Intermediate levels will be extended with their technique and ability. Each class hosts a full array of djembe, bougarabu, bell and dun dun patterns. If you fancy one instrument over the other let us know.

 NEW!!!
NEWCASTLE – THURSDAYS

Teacher: Jim Chapman

Time: 7pm to 8.30pm Thursdays

Venue:  Anglican Uniting Church Hall.  150 Beaumont St, Hamilton

 6 Week Drumming Class starts Thursday 24th May to 28th June
Registrations NOW OPEN

Weekly Thursday Evening Adults6pm to 7.30pm
Beginners & Intermediate Combined


Newcastle Beginners

This class will help you get the basics, turning  beats into rhythms. The class is a safe and fun learning environment that will support you in your understanding and rhythmical ability. Djembes, Bougarabou’s and dun duns are available to play, so you need not worry about having your own drum (see our gallery to put names to drums). Just come with an open mind, loose clothing and be ready to live!


Newcastle Intermediate/Advanced

Practice and study the art of the djembe here. This class will push your skill and understanding of rhythm. It is designed to move much faster than the beginners and reach into the cultural depths of each rhythm.

Slaps, tones, and bases are simple to understand yet difficult to play with clarity. In this class you will learn to play each beat with consistent precision and speed. This class is also a dynamic learning environment, using body percussion, mouth percussion, percussion instruments and dancing to support your growth in rhythm.

All rhythms are sourced from West Africa and occasionally fused with inspiration from Australian percussionists.


Bees need a hive, humans need a Tribe.

Port Stephens, NSW – 5 Koala Pl, One Mile

 – 6 Week Drumming Class starts Thursday May 24th to  – June 28th
Registrations NOW OPEN

Beginners  and all levels – Djembe 1 –  (Thursday 6.30pm – 8.00pm)

This awesome beginners class focuses on fun and introducing you to the art of the djembe drum and the rhythms of West Africa.

It’s an easy going class, where you’ll get to play the rhythms with a  group. (15+  people).

By the end of the 6 weeks you’ll be able to play between 1 and 3 rhythms. I encourage people to commit to the 6 weeks, because that way they see progression and grow in their ability. The 6 weeks is complimented by free Youtube Training videos to help improve your rhythm as you go.


MAITLAND, NSW – MONDAYS

NEW LOCATION – Linuwel School
133 Morpeth Rd, East Maitland.

 6 Week Drumming Course  Mondays from 6pm – Starts Monday 21st May  to 25th June
Registrations Now Open

Beginners – Djembe 1 –  (Monday’s  6.00pm – 7.30pm)

This class will help you get the basics, turning  beats into rhythms. The class is a safe and fun learning environment that will support you in your understanding and rhythmical ability. Djembes, Bougarabou’s and dun duns are available to play, so you need not worry about having your own drum (see our gallery to put names to drums). Just come with an open mind, loose clothing and be ready to live!


No Drum? No problem.  Hire one of ours

Quality Drum hire is $30 for 6 weeks. ($5 per class. If you end up wanting to by a djembe, I credit any left over dollars towards this too. The website has a few samples of drums).

Heaps of Fun, Low Cost

The cost is:

  • $132 (waged) and $90 (concession) and payments are upfront.
  • That’s $22 or $14 (concession) & $5 per class for drum hire.
  • Please note that all online transactions incur a paypal and bank fees. See registration page for more details.

If you can’t make any of the 6 weeks, please let us know asap, but payments are non-refundable or transferable.


Xmas & Gift Vouchers also available.


WANT TO BOOK NOW? CLICK HERE

Bookings: (e) africandrumdance@gmail.com or (mb) 0407177564

Testimonials

“What a fabulous year I’ve had with Earthen Rhythms! The performance we did at Salas for the jungle themed party was incredible with the fog filled stage and the life like animal statues. our drumming certainly added to the atmosphere.
Drumming in the Newcastle Mall for Run Newcastle was also a buzz with Newcastle’s fittest and finest gliding past us wearing a smile or crazy costume or even stopping for a quick dance.
Finishing the year with an excellent gig at the Junction Markets, hyping up the Christmas shoppers and even jamming with a French horn player and accordion muso for an African/French spliced sound.
Mega thanks to you Benjie for all the fantastic classes, performances, events and bringing like minded people together. Merry Christmas!”  – Michelle R

I have to say…
Tonight’s class was EXCELLENT!
So challenging, exciting and educational/ informative. I couldn’t even wait to get home to post it (I’m in the car).
Awesome work Benjie Williams .
Thank you

–  Camille Meaney