WOS established (in 2017) a partnership with Step Lorde, a Senegal, Africa based step team. The team has been working diligently to help promote, educate and enhance the dance genre of step in their region of West Africa and within their local communities.
In 2023, we launched our 1st Cultural Exchange that has been unforgettable. From the moment we stepped foot into the country, we understood that their were things to get done.
We met with local members of the community and launched our 1st ever International Showcase in Senegal
We are excited about the launch of our program that will allow us to communicate with people from different cultures while sharing and growing our love for the art form of step. When you exchange artistic expression and ideas with a native performer, you get a unique glimpse into their culture and way of life. It also gives you a chance to improve your skills and learn about the fascinating
history and traditions of the new culture.
How does it work? WOS partners up with local performance art organizations with the emphasis on step to help provide them support via artistic training and business development while we exchange and learn from each other’s culture. For many people, the idea of culture exchange conjures up images of exotic travel and exciting adventures. But culture exchange importance can be seen as its the powerful tool for improving your professional career and gaining valuable work experience. In today’s global economy, it’s essential for young professionals to learn how to pivot across cultures. Culture exchange programs help you do just that.
Day 1 Depart to Senegal
Day 2 Arrive to Senegal/ Welcome Meet N Greet
Day 3 Tour – Lac Rose – Beach
Day 4 Class & Tour – Dakar tour: Monument de la Renaissance- Place du souvenir
Day 5 Class & Tour – Île de Gorée (Goree Island, Slave House)
Day 6 Tour – Safari à la réserve de Bandia
Day 7 Performance & Celebration Dinner
Day 8 Depart to Senegal
Day 9 Arrive back to USA
With the help of an experienced licensed Tour Guide, you will have a lifetime moment in Dakar. You’ll visit the old city, suburbs and residential district. Learn more history, local culture and interact with people. Informative and quality tours with comfort to satisfy your needs in an easy way.
Bandia Reserve in Senegal: An African Safari – An unforgettable safari during your stay in Senegal in the reserve of Bandia where you can meet all the big mammals of Africa in 3.500 ha of grand nature: huge baobabs, thorny bushes, whimsical lianas …
Lac Rose – Beach Day – If you have the chance to visit only one lake in Senegal, without a doubt, it should be Lac Retba. The pink color of this lake is due to the effect of the algae Dunaliella salina
Dakar Tour: Monument de la Renaissance – Spend a day visiting both Dakar and Goree Island with an expert local guide by your side. Your guide will meet you at your hotel or the place of your choosing and take you out for a day of sightseeing in the city. You’ll also take a ferry out to Goree Island to learn about the somber history of the slave trade.
Île de Gorée (Goree Island, Slave House) – GOREE island was the most important Slave depot in West Africa between the 15th and the 18th century. Slaves were brought in against their will under horrible conditions and suffering unspeakable abuse. A visit to the door-of-no- return will give you an idea of millions of African Slaves being sorted out and led into the Slave ships yelling for mercy.
Safari à la réserve de Bandia (Safaree) – An unforgettable safari during your stay in Senegal in the reserve of Bandia where you can meet all the big mammals of Africa in 3,500 acres of grand nature.
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Price: $725.00 USD per person
For more information visit www.WorldofStep.com
To sign up email: CulturalExchange@WorldofStep.com or call 347-255-7538
Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. Senegal also surrounds The Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia River, which separates Senegal’s southern region of Casamance from the rest of the country. Senegal also shares a maritime border with Cape Verde. Senegal’s economic and political capital is Dakar.
We will take you behind the scenes where you will meet members of the community and learn what makes this community so rich in culture.
We will be highlighting the various artist in the community and innovators dedicated to the dances in the area!