This summer Black Hammer will be introducing Kucheza Moto, a weekly dance class right here in the city of Hotlanta! Kucheza Moto means dancing flame in Swahili!
Led by Chief Dia, the Kucheza Moto weekly dance class will be for young Black children, teenagers, and adults to dance and perform; where we won’t waste our time tryna’ conform to what mainstream media has deemed to be the so called “standard” of dance, Like ballet for instance .
No shade to our brothers and sisters who are classically trained but what we can’t deny is that many Black children, teenagers, and adults are made to feel less than just because they might not know how to properly point their toes or be able to stretch from here to beyond heaven!
We provide a platform for the poor and working class Black parents who see the gifts their babies possess but cannot afford to pay for these expensive ass ballet classes. And just like every other white dominated but BLACK created space, we don’t get to see reflections of ourselves within professionalized dance arenas. Shout out to the incomparable brilliant Choreographer, dancer, and producer Alvin Ailey, rest in power!
The Kucheza Moto weekly dance class will fuel the natural passion and talents of dance within the Black community, unhindered and unapologetically BLACK to manifest into dance forms that are reflective of US! We’re talking about African, Hip Hop, Twerk, and Contemporary dance styles. We taking it back to the Motherland!
The Kucheza Moto dance class will also serve as one of Black Hammer’s revenue streams to make sure the organization can sustain itself. The class will be taught in beginner and advanced sessions, the beginner session at $20 and the advanced session at $25.
Chief Dia and the Kucheza Moto committee are working diligently to secure a venue and launch date so keep your eyes open to find out more details! For more information and updates follow us on social media.
Get ready to dance in the flames of revolution!
Kucheza Moto’s Mission
The mission of the Kucheza Moto weekly dance class is to validate and cultivate the talents of dance and performance within Black children, teenagers, and adults centered around revolutionary culture; to instill within them that there is no standard of dance that they must achieve in order to perform on a professional level.