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Step by step, West African dance-drum school is moving ahead

Forsilo Nelson, originally from Ghana and now living in Schenectady, leads an African dance class at the Guild House in Troy.
Photographer: Kayla Galway
Forsilo Nelson, originally from Ghana and now living in Schenectady, leads an African dance class at the Guild House in Troy.
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Jasmine Ceniceros of Troy tagged along with a friend to an African dance class when she was a teenager in New York City and figured she’d just watch. When she got there, the Senegalese teacher told her watching was not an option. She could either dance or leave. Since she didn’t have a ride, Ceniceros danced. That was 20 years ago, and she has been dancing ever since. In fact, Ceniceros credits the art form ...

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