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Drum and Dance School Workshops

African drum and dance workshop for all ages

Experience the vibrant rhythms of African drumming and the energy of choreographed dance with Maitre Samsou! From traditional beats to lively movements, our diverse drum selection and Maitre Samsou's expertise create an unforgettable experience. Perfect for children and special needs groups, his humor and warmth bring joy to every session. Explore the rhythm of Africa today!

Age Groups

EYFS - Y13, Reception, Higher Education, Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Experienced Instructor

Many types of drums will be provided with the addition of a choreographed dance. Maitre Samsou has many years experience working with children and special needs groups. His humour and generous nature make him a big hit with the children.

Samsou Samsou Solo

David Woolley

David Woolley studied West African Djembe and Djuns under the guidance of Drum/Dance master Almami Kamara aka Maitre Samsou during his time in the Gambia. He also played with members of Allah Tantoo, Follocoh, Canella and African Ballet. During his visit, Almami Kamara’s newest group Joliba were rehearsing to perform during the new tourist season.

David Woolley - Drum Teacher and Performer

End of Day Performance

The end of day performance option to the workshops has been developed by David over a number of years. Each session during the day is tailored towards a performance for parents, other children etc. The performance contains an African song, drumming and dance with the children dressed in African shirts and head bands.


Prices range from only £300 for a half day.


A great 'WOW day' to have as part of our topic which children loved. The practical aspect of the day was amazing. The children learnt lots of facts too. Highly recommend it!

Alice Humphrey, Oughtibridge Primary School, Sheffield

Hello David, Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful workshop with our Year 1 children. I was really impressed with the content and the pace of the morning sessions. They all achieved so much and the range of instruments they got to experience was really impressive. We have had messages from parents stating how excited the children were when they were telling them all about their day. Thanks again for a great day. Kind regards.

Ellen., St Catherine's Primary School, Leyland, Lancashire
About This Provider (Joliba West African Drum and Dance School)
Drum and Dance
Head Office: Joliba West African Drum and Dance School, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 6JF

Joliba offer various types of tuition including group workshops for schools and colleges, youth and community groups and individual development.

Available Regions

Locations in England
Cheshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands
Locations in Wales
Denbighshire, Flintshire, Monmouthshire

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