ASASE YAA IS moving!
With your help, we will create the perfect
new space for the Asase Yaa Community
ASASE YAA IS moving!
With your help, we will create the perfect new space for the Asase Yaa Community
Beginning July 5, 2022, Asase Yaa will begin renovation on a new stand-alone 3,500-foot space at 1005 Greene Avenue in Brooklyn, which will be our home for the next decade.
To turn our new home into the dream space we aspire to create for our youth, we need your support and donations to set our plans to raise $100,000 in motion.
Highlights of our renovation plans include:
- Three dance studios with sprung wood Marley dance flooring
- Floor-to-ceiling mirrors
- Full HVAC
- Audio-visual systems
- State-of the arts lighting and sound equipment
- Three office spaces
- Wellness/meditation room
- Event space
Our initial $10,000 Fundraiser Ends in:
We’re planning a Ribbon-Cutting/Press Ceremony, September 1, 2022, Open House, September 10, 2022, and our first day of classes is September 15, 2022.
We are very proud to introduce and share with you our ARTS OUTREACH programs, which are an extension of the curriculum that we have developed and refined for the past 18 years in our Asase Yaa School of the Arts.
We’re happy to announce “Rhythm Connection,” a newly developed virtual interactive 45-minute concert curated and created by our Asase Yaa School of the Arts Outreach program is available for bookings for schools grades K-12.
WHAT MAKES ASASE YAA UNIQUE?
Serving Low-Income families
free performing classes
THE Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation
The Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation is a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization with a mission to enlighten, uplift and immerse the community at large in all things artful of Africa – in full – in America. The Foundation is the controlling entity of a broad range of arts & cultural services that comprise two primary programs, the Asase Yaa School of the Arts and the Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater. Under the auspices of the School of the Arts, they also sponsor an annual Children’s Summer Arts Camp, and have a thriving Arts Outreach educational program that services public and private schools throughout New York’s five boroughs including Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens. It’s one of the few Black-owned and run African cultural arts organizations in Brooklyn, and its principals include; Kofi Osei Williams, Chief Executive Director, Rubie Inez Williams, Director of Operations of the Foundation and Yao Ababio, Founder and Artistic Director of the African American Dance Theater.
THE Asase Yaa SCHOOL OF ARTS
The School of the Arts was founded in 2010 with the mission to provide quality dance and drum instruction to boys and girls students ages 3 to 18. Through intensive study and technical training in various dance forms that include tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern, and African, students become well versed in their genre over the course of the 37 week program (which typically runs from October to June).
THE Asase Yaa AFRICAN AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
Where ever they perform, the Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater becomes the audience’s favorite African dance and drum company, a reputation that we have worked diligently to maintain.