W. African Dance Workshop

Backwell Festival

W. African Dance Workshop

Be playful, dance and sing, because it WILL make you happy. And when you are happy everything’s possible.

Incorporating a mixture of African dance styles Batch Gueye will have you MOVING, Feeling FIT and HAVING FUN!! A perfect introduction for those who have never danced African styles before and a great workout for all the experienced dancers out there.

Batch and his family have always danced. From a young age Batch and his brothers took any opportunity to perform, eventually dancing in music videos and at concerts regularly for some of Senegal’s leading singers, some of which include: Youssou Ndour, Baba Maal, Cheikh Lo, and Coumba Gawlo. Batch came to Europe as a dancer with the hit show Afrika!Afrika! He danced with the show for two years. After leaving the show Batch turned his focus to finding success as a musician but he still keeps on giving dance classes and workshops.

You can also see Batch perform with his band on the Main Stage