Educational Outreach

The Feraba Company is composed of six professional dancers and musicians who are each qualified teachers and ambassadors for the Company as well as the presenting organization. The Company excels at performing a wide variety of residency and community outreach activities in New York City and across the nation. Programs are individually tailored to meet the needs of each school.

Feraba provides opportunities to apply and strengthen critical thinking and problem solving skills, helps expand verbal and non-verbal communication skills and exposes students to the arts, elevate their self-esteem and self worth.

We offer dance instructions in the following styles: Tap, West African, Creative Movement (grades PreK-2), Folk Dances around the world, American Square Dance, Ballet, Jazz/Hip Hop, Japanese Dances and Yoga.
Music instructions: West African Percussion workshops as well as Balafon workshops.


Third graders4th grade Swing danceJapanese flower hat dance

Feraba A.R.T. Summer Camp: July 5-22, 2011

Feraba A.R.T. Summer Camp is an innovative summer program designed to serve inner-city children in grades three through eight.  The purpose of the camp is to expose students to the arts and the professional work of the company. Students will be trained in tap dance, African dance and African drumming. Feraba uses dance and drumming as a vehicle for developing self-esteem, self-discipline, creative expression, critical thinking skills and cultural understanding.

An important aspect of the program's success is in providing positive adult and peer role models, and giving campers an invaluable opportunity to explore their creativity, learn to master their bodies, and strengthen their respect for themselves and others within a supportive framework that gives them an important foundation for the future.

For more information (brochure) please contact Irene Koloseus (347) 413 5489, e-mail:
or download the brochure.

This Program was made possible through the
Performing Arts Recovery Initiative, a special one time grant program sponsored by the
Open Society Foundation



Drum Class:
Friday 6:30-8pm
Ongoing adult drum classes with
Ibrahima Kolipe Camara at

107 Suffolk Street, New York 10002


Directions: Take M, J or F train to Delancey/Essex - Lower East Side/Manhattan
for more info: 

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Fall Semester 2013 

Feraba members are currently teaching the following residencies:

West African Percussion: Harvest High School, Manhattan
Tap Dance: Spoke the Hub, Brooklyn