The Story...

Alafia Dance Ensemble (ADE) founded in 1980 by Valerie Watson in order to showcase the beauty of African Haitian dance. The majority of ADE dancers are students or former students of City College of San Francisco. Some recent performances include: San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, CubaCaribe Festival, Konbit 2nd Annual Haitian Dance, Music and Arts Festival, World’s Culture Concert of San Francisco State University, Haitian Flay Day Celebration at Ashkenaz, La Pena Cultural Center, Great American Music Hall, Laguna Honda Hospital, Presidio’s Golden Gate Club, and City College Dance Concert. 

 

"The dance is strong magic. The body can fly without wings. It can sing without voice. The dance is strong magic. The dance is life."

-Pearl Primus

 
Hatian Festival
Basket Dance
Congo
Libete
Empowerment
Empowerment
Empowerment
Aguas Da Oxala
Aguas Da Oxala
Dancing Flame
Palo De Mayo
Palo De Mayo
Palo De Mayo
1529 Saga
1529 Saga
1529 Saga
1529 Saga
1529 Saga
1529 Saga
1529 Saga
1529 Saga
1529 Saga
Ethnic Dance Festival 2014
Ethnic Dance Festival 2014
Ethnic Dance Festival 2014
Aguas Da Oxala
Aguas Da Oxala
Aguas Da Oxala
Aguas Da Oxala
Aguas Da Oxala
Aguas Da Oxala
Aguas Da Oxala
Aguas Da Oxala
Aguas Da Oxala
Aguas Da Oxala
Soley
Soley
Soley

Contact Us

San Francisco, CA & Bay Area

Tel: 1 (415) 504 - 0369

AlafiaDanceEnsemble@gmail.com

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