Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation Extends Arts School Registration Until March 26

The Brooklyn-based Asase Yaa School of the Arts is announcing an extension of enrollment at the School of the Arts through March 26, 2022. Asase Yaa’s approach to high-quality teaching is intentionally holistic and grounded in belief that art is a powerful tool to help young people discover their historical connection with Africa. Beyond teaching dance and drumming in the safe environment they provide, they seek to build students’ self-esteem and confidence and help them develop a sense of cultural pride that will enable them to become productive citizens of the world.

“Like so many other art programs in the greater New York area, teaching and navigating our students in an entirely virtual world over the past year has been a daunting task,” said Zakiya Harris, director of the Asase Yaa School of the Arts. “The renewal of our in-person arts classes will not only allow us to teach our students specific skills to prepare them for careers in dance and music, but by being personally connected we can help them gain a sense of pride in learning about their rich culture and history – something we have done successfully over the past fifteen years.”

Dance and Drum Classes at Asase Yaa School of the Arts are celebrating their 12th year and will have continuous admissions through March 26, 2022, with more classes available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The school’s popular program offers intensive study of drums and dance, including tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern and African for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18 years old. The school year will run until June 18, 2022 and conclude with a 10th anniversary recital. Asase Yaa will provide scholarships to high school graduates, who have been in school since the age of four. The dance program will be crowned with a final concert in June at a location to be determined. To register for the 21-22 school year, visit:

Asase Yaa will follow mandatory state and city COVID protocols, including daily temperature taking of students upon arrival at school, daily sanitizing and cleaning of all school areas, maintaining social distancing and avoiding crowding when students enter and leave school in accordance with CDC regulations, and requiring masks when required. All school monitors and assistants are vaccinated.

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