Dance, Drum & Imagination Summer Camp

A Creative Space for Children to Unleash Their Imaginations

July 8 – August 2, 2019

9:00am – 3:00pm | Extended Day: 3:00 – 6:00pm | Register NOW

Located within Restoration Plaza
1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216

The time has come for young artists (ages 3-8) to unleash their imagination and learn about African-rooted music and dance from across the Diaspora! Join us this summer as we explore our creative voices through four exciting weeks of dance & movement, song, percussion, and a variety of visual art forms.

Early Bird Discount Available Until April 29!!

Register Today!

Discounts are available for siblings, returning campers and four-week registration. Contact us for more details.

Learn more at our Info Sessions and meet the director!

Info Session 2:

 Date: Sunday, June 2

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Located: Within Restoration Plaza
1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Sign Up!

Our Approach

At Cumbe, our goal is to tap into children’s amazing capacity for imagination and wonder, while introducing them to the joy and vitality of dance, song and rhythms of Africa and it’s diaspora in the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S. We believe children learn through fun and play, and we design our lessons with that in mind.

Cumbe is a small camp. Cohorts are limited to 13 students so our teachers will have a chance to really get to know your child. At the end of each two week session the campers and instructors will put on a show demonstrating all they have done. Producing a show also means collaboration. So the children will learn how to work with others, share ideas, and create a production they can be proud of. Above all, we want your children to leave camp each day smiling and excited!

Meet the Director

Aja-Nicole Hope is our Curriculum Coordinator and the Camp Director for Cumbe’s Dance, Drum & Imagination Summer Camp. Aja is an experienced teacher and dancer who LOVES working with children – read more about her below. During camp Aja will be on the front lines of camp joined by assistant teachers, including a percussion specialist and story teller. Aja-Nicole has been dancing since the age of three and is trained in West African,
Modern, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, and Salsa, among other dance styles. She has taught youth dance classes at the Fresh Air Fund and YMCA summer camps. She spent two years in Ifetayo’s Youth Ensemble, where her disciplines were Modern and African Dance,
and she had the opportunity to study under the great Marie Basse-Wiles. Aja-Nicole has her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently teaching at a Montessori Preschool.