1 Days 0 Nights Traditional Drumming and Dancing Class from USD 71


Shake a leg and catch a beat during this 3-hour traditional Rwandan dancing and drumming lesson. Get a sense for the basic steps of Rwandan dancing, and learn about the style’s history. After a little practice you’ll test out your moves in a performance led by your instructors. You’ll continue the day with a course in traditional drumming and a chance to improvise a few beats of your own. Finish your excursion with some souvenir shopping for traditional handicrafts. Your dancing and drumming course includes a guide and bottled water.




  • Departure from Kigali: Your day begins with a departure from Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, accompanied by your local guide.

  • Journey to the Cultural Center: Enjoy a scenic drive to a local cultural center where you'll immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms and movements of Rwandan dancing and drumming.

Rwandan Dancing Lesson:

  • Introduction to Rwandan Dance: Upon arrival at the cultural center, receive a warm welcome from your instructors who will introduce you to the rich tradition of Rwandan dancing. Learn about the history and significance of Rwandan dance as a form of cultural expression.

  • Basic Steps Instruction: Dive into your dancing lesson as your instructors teach you the basic steps of Rwandan dance. Practice alongside your fellow participants, getting a feel for the rhythmic movements and graceful gestures that characterize traditional Rwandan dance.


  • Performance Practice: After some practice, it's time to put your newly learned dance moves to the test. Join your instructors for a performance led by locals, where you'll have the opportunity to showcase your skills and dance alongside experienced dancers.

  • Refreshment Break: Take a break from dancing and drumming to enjoy some bottled water and refreshments provided by your hosts.

Traditional Drumming Lesson:

  • Introduction to Drumming: Transition to the world of traditional Rwandan drumming as your instructors guide you through the history and significance of drumming in Rwandan culture. Learn about the different types of drums used and their role in traditional ceremonies and celebrations.

  • Drumming Techniques: Pick up a drum and learn basic drumming techniques from your instructors. Feel the rhythm pulsating through the drum as you practice various beats and rhythms under their guidance.


  • Freeform Drumming Session: Put your drumming skills to the test in a freeform session where you'll have the opportunity to improvise and create your own beats alongside your fellow participants. Feel the exhilaration of expressing yourself through the rhythmic language of drumming.

  • Souvenir Shopping: Wrap up your dancing and drumming experience with a visit to a local souvenir market, where you'll have the opportunity to shop for traditional handicrafts and mementos. Browse through a variety of locally made items, from handwoven textiles to wooden carvings and beaded jewelry.


  • 1. Gratuities
  • 2. Local taxes
  • 3. Bottled water
  • 4. All activities
  • 5. Local guide

  • Exclusions

  • 1. Transportation to/from Muhanga (Gitarama)

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