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Open community classes

Join Director Leslie Carter and African Queens Dance Company for community classes open to the public.

Classes will be starting back soon! 

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What should I wear to class?
Dancers should wear loose but well-fitting clothing that allows the dancer to move freely, such as sweats or stretch pants and a fitted top or t-shirt that can be tucked into the dancer’s pants. Dancers will dance with bare feet.

What should I bring to class?
Dancers should bring a water bottle and a towel to class. Water fountains are available on site. Additionally, dancers taking the Adult Pan-African classes are encouraged to bring a yoga mat for the ab and glutes floor exercises.

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The African Queens Dance Company empowers young girls, ages 7-18 to pursue physical, spiritual, and emotional wellness through dance. Both on and off the stage, we celebrate our culture and promote social action to make a difference in our San Francisco Bay Area community and the world at large. Today the Queens still dance strong with a new generation of dancers coming into the world.


Founder, Artistic Director, and Choreographer, Leslie Carter

Malonga Center - Studio A, Second Floor
1428 Alice St., Oakland CA 94612

Youth Pan-African Dance
5:30 - 6:00 pm - Beginning Dance for Youth (3+ yrs)
Beginning level dance for youth. Ideal class to develop basic dance skills, listening skills, and discipline.

Adult Pan-African Dance
6:00 - 7:30 pm - Stretch, Strength & Pan-African Dance
You'll leave this class with increased strength in your abs, legs and glutes plus an increase in balance & flexibility. Ideal class to develop strength for many other dance and fitness styles. Perfect for non-dancers & beginner levels.
$15.00 Live Drumming

We offer a variety of formats for engaging your group in drumming and dance. Use the form at the left to contact us with questions and requests.

Dance Performance -
One, two or three 10-15 minute selections with live drumming.
Drum Processional -
Begin your event with a rhythmic processional guaranteed to enliven the occasion and inspire  audience engagement.
Private Class -
Book a class for your group.
Dance Workshop -
Group dance class and short performance.
School Assembly -
Performance and cultural education (Black History Month, Kwanzaa, Dr. Martin Luther King Day, African Diaspora).
Cognitive Engagement and Interactive Performance - 
Retirement Center workshops with seated movement class and short performance.
Celebrations: Coming-of-Age, Weddings, Retirements -
Performances for your celebratory event.

Community Classes

Join Director Leslie Carter and African Queens Dance Company for community classes open to the public.

Malonga Center - Studio A, Second Floor
1428 Alice St., Oakland CA 94612


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How to Support African Queens Dance Company

African Queens Dance Company is a community-based organization that is supported in part by donations from community members. We are a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Your financial support and in-kind donations are greatly appreciated. Examples of needed in-kind donations include:

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