Soca-Robics! New Afro-Caribbean Dance Workout with Satta Jallah


New Afro-Caribbean Dance Workout with Satta Jallah

Mondays beginning June 15, 2009.  5:15-6:45 PM.
$13/class or 6 for $60

Perishable Theatre
95 Empire Street, Downtown Providence
No Pre-registration required.
What’s Soca-Robics?  Starting June 15, Perishable’s new dance fitness class with Satta Jallah will keep you sweating through the summer and beyond!  Ms. Jallah combined her Afro-Caribbean dance expertise with her passion for Soca music to create this brand new workout.  Soca is a style of Caribbean music with strong, energetic syncopation that will sweep you into dynamic dance movements.  The class feels like a carnival fete in Brazil or Trinidad.

Soca-Robics focuses on the core and mid section of the body. It begins with intense waist and hip isolations that tone the abdominals.  Then high-energy aerobic steps known as “jump up” or “work up” strengthen your cardiovascular system.  Add a series of traditional West African movements that tone the upper body and legs, then top it off with infectious music.  Soca-Robics is the most fun you’ve ever had working out!

Satta Jallah is a modern triple threat performer. She founded Providence reggae band Rooted Sound and performs with them regularly as “Lady D.U.B.B.”.  Rooted Sound debuted at The Providence Black Repertory Company’s Sound Session Music Festival in 2008.  Ms. Jallah was a principle dancer in the New Works World Traditions Dance Ensemble at Brown University.  She acted in the play “Connect” produced by Just a Step Production Company and “MLK’s Amazing Grace” storyteller series produced by Azilee’s Porch Productions.  Ms. Jallah is also a dedicated community activist and arts educator, creating hip-hop based dance curriculums for The Met School, Blackstone Academy, Volunteers in Providence Schools (VIPS), Providence After-School Alliance (PASA) and more.  Parents of Ms. Jallah’s young students look forward to this opportunity to dance with the vibrant “Lady D.U.B.B.” themselves!

Perishable Theatre, Rhode Island’s Research & Development Theatre, continues its tradition of developing new talent by giving you access to innovative artists like Satta Jallah.   Don’t miss this great new class!

For more information or interview, call Amy at Perishable Theatre Arts School, 401.331.2695 ext. 102.

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