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Kadodo Drum & Dance School Otaki

Where: Riverslea Retreat, 733 Otaki Gorge Rd, Ōtaki, Kapiti Coast

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Uber Early Bird (until 17 Dec): $390.00
  • Early Bird (until 14 January): $420.00
  • Full Camp (from 15 January until the event): $450.00
  • Buy Tickets – 0276996918
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: jenbloomfield

A rare opportunity awaits you to learn from the source, learning intensively from Ghanaian West African Drum and Dance tutor extraordinaire, Robert Koffie Fugah, while also getting some fun sessions with local Wellington tutors!

No experience necessary! All welcome!

This years Kadodo Drum & Dance School will be set in the relaxing and inspiring natural beauty of Riverslea Retreat by the Otaki River. At this stunning venue, you have the wonderful opportunity to go deeply into spirit-lifting rhythms and dances with Koffie and our team.

For the fourth year running, Kadodo Drum and Dance School invites you to partake in this unique opportunity. Extend your current skills and grow your abilities by learning traditional West African Djembe, Duns, and, of course dance! Immerse yourself in the history and grow a deeper understanding behind the instruments, dance, song, and the culture in which they come from.

What are you waiting for? Come and join us!

Koffie Fugah - Drum/Dance
Jenny Bloomfield - Dance/Yoga
Simon Elwell - Drum

Uber Early Bird - $390 until 17 December
Early Bird - $420 until 14 January
Full Price - $450 from 15 January until the event

All lunches and dinners (made with love) and high quality dormitory style lodge accommodation is included in the full camp price.

Drum hire is $10, reservations essential.

Lots of great dancing, drumming, morning yoga sessions, delicious food, and lovely accommodation!! Get amongst it!!


5pm Arrival & Welcome
5:30pm-6:30pm Shared Dinner
6:30pm-8pm Drumming (Beg/Int) w/Koffie
8pm-9pm Dance (Beg/Int) w/Jenny
9pm Opportunity to casually hang out and/or jam after the program finishes for the night. (bring your instruments)
10pm drumming ends (quieter music can continue)

8am-9am Yoga w/Jenny
9:15am-10:45am Drumming (Beg) w/Simon
11am-12:30pm Dance (Beg/Int) w/Koffie
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-3:30pm Drumming (Beg/Int) w/Koffie
3:45pm-5:15pm Dance (Beg/Int) w/Jenny
5:30pm-6:15pm Singing w/Koffie
6:30pm Dinner
8pm-10pm Jam Session - all instruments, voices and hip shaking welcome!
10pm drumming ends (quieter music can continue)

8am-9am Yoga w/Jenny
9:15am-10:45am Drumming (Beg-Adv) w/Koffie
11am-12:15pm Dance (Beg-Adv) w/Jenny
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch/pack up
1:15pm-2:15pm Drumming (Beg/Int) w/Simon
2:30pm-4pm Dance (Beg-Adv) w/Koffie
4pm-4:30 Break
4:30pm-5pm Performance!

Any questions or queries please contact Jenny: or 0276996918.

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