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Take time out for both fitness and joy, by exploring the rhythms of West African dance with Karen Love, founder and artistic director of the Umoja Dance Company, the Usaama Dance Company and the Umoja Dance Studio, at this week’s Wellness Wednesday live online workshop!

Karen earned her MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a BFA from Montclair State University. She’s also a former faculty member in the Junior Division at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, a former Visiting artist in residence at Kent State University and a former adjunct professor at Montclair State University. In 2006, Karen created the Wofabe African Dance & Drum Festival, the only African dance and drum festival in New Jersey.

Karen is also a Co-Chair of NJPAC’s Dance Advisory Committee and has spent almost 20 years teaching dance in the Hillside school district.




You can also view past dance workshops below: