Umoja Dance Company


Fall 2017 classes have started and registration is ongoing. See the schedule page for more information.

2017 West African Dance Series

Makeda Kemit, Artistic Director of Egun Omode

Are you ready to DANCE?? Wait no more!

Put on your lappas and come and join us for an exciting West African Dance series with Sister Makeda Kemit of West African Dance & Drum, Yoruba Folklore Performing Arts Group.

These energetic classes will highlight traditional West African dance and drum, with an emphasis placed on West African history, culture, dance and song.  Come enjoy the live drumming orchestra from various West African countries that will have you attuned and dancing joyously on the dance floor!

Children and adults of all ages and levels are welcome.

Class Schedule and Prices

Class Schedule: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Sunday, Oct 29
  • Saturday, Nov 4
  • Saturday, Nov 11
  • Sunday,  Nov 19
  • Sunday, Dec 3

Class prices:  Registered/ Non-Registered

  • Package 5 classes:    $65 R / $70 NR
  • Package 4 classes:    $56 R / $60 NR
  • Package 3 classes:    $45 R / $48 NR
  • Single classes:          $16 R / $17  NR

*We encourage you to bring exact change.  All credit card charges are subject to a $3 or 2.75% surcharge fee.  

To preregister and for further information, please contact:
Kai Smith @

Sister Makeda Kemit

Sister Makeda Kemit of EgunOmode (children of the ancestors), was founded by Baye and Makeda Kemit, and is Trenton, NJ’s own West African dance & drum, Yoruba folklore performing arts group.

The company is comprised of teachers and students of The Garvey School/EgunOmodeShule, an African-centered independent school in Trenton and professional artists from Guinea, West Africa and others from the greater NJ area. As African-centered educators, musicians and life-long students of African culture, EgunOmode brings the authenticity and excitement of West African culture and tradition to the stage. 

This phenomal Queen has written several play productions:  Awo, Telling of the Trees, The Cowtail Switch, Look For Me in the Whirlwind, 5 Pumpkin Seeds and The Journey.  

Please visit their website,,  and for more information and learn how you can support them throughout the year!