Step into formation with Music Center Teaching Artist Dawn Dyson as she guides you in the well-known line dance, "Pata Pata". This dance was inspired by the famous South African singer Miriam Makeba, nicknamed “Mama Africa”. This lesson is ideal for grades K-8.
About Our Music Center Teaching Artist
Dawn Dyson's first experience with folk dance was at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. That was the moment and place when she fell in love with this dance form. She responded to the community aspect of the folk style and its accessibility to people of all ages and abilities. She continued her studies at Ball State University and earned a B.S. degree in Dance Performance before becoming a performer, educator, and administrator with the AMAN Folk Ensemble.