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DFTH brings talented instructors to the Houston area for workshops as often as scheduling and opportunity allow.





















August 22, 2015 - Jaajo Dance with Rasaq "Zaq" Lawal
3:00 - 4:00pm - $20 at the door

Jaajo dance is a West African-inspired dance class that uses simple movement combinations to teach dance in an energetic way that engages the mind, body, and soul.

About Zaq:

Rasaq "Zaq" Lawal has been dancing ever since he could walk. He started performing at the age of 10, singing for school events and subsequently doing Michael Jackson impersonations for talent shows.After many years of local performances, Rasaq decided to take his craft seriously and minored in dance composition and technique at Washington and Lee University. He added contemporary and modern styling to his hip hop background which made for dynamic performances. During his college career he choreographed and co-choreographed countless pieces and won the ACDFA (Americas Colleges Dance Festival for the Arts Award) Semi Finalist Award with his solo piece "Metamorphases"

Upon Graduation, Zaq taught hip hop basics for years until he discovered his natural ability for West African movement through his audition at Season 6 "So You Think You Can Dance" of which he was a Celebrity Round Finalist. A few years later, JAAJO was born and Zaq has been sharing his joy and energy through dance with people all over the world. Whenever Zaq dances his energy is contagious and undeniable. Taking a class with him is truly a one of a kind immersive experience.

Coming later this year:

Women's Self Defense Seminar with Jason Carter
This seminar will provide situational awareness and personal safety training. Be prepared for real world violence! What will you do if someone trys to attack you? How will you defend yourself and your family? In this seminar we will drill realistic techniques Coach Carter has developed through Mixed Martial Arts.

About Jason: Jason is a A 4th degree black belt in Karate with 30 years of Martial Arts experience. Jason is the owner and Head Coach at Furia Training Center located in League City where he teaches kids and adults Mixed Martial Arts. (Boxing, Kickboxing, Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission wrestling, fitness and personal training)


      832-304-DFTH (3384)      3221 Houston Ave.      Houston, TX 77009