Dzana is Yale’s first and only Afrobeat dance group, formed in 2013. The group brings together members with diverse backgrounds to exhibit present-day dance trends from across the African continent. The music we feature ranges anywhere from house, hip hop and lingala to more jazzy genres such as kizomba. Together, we learn and showcase moves like the Azonto from West Africa, Pantsula from Southern Africa, Lipala from East Africa and Gnawa from North Africa. Through Dzana, we celebrate the diversity and evolution of African culture through dance. Join us for our performances and workshops throughout the year, and look out for our auditions at the beginning of each semester.