Africa

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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. 

WOS goal is to create a philanthropic exchange to help ensure that we are always giving back while learning/growing. Since our partnership we have assisted Step Lorde in growing their brand as they have created several teams as well as taught classes at the International School of Dakar. 

Our Focus

Our team has been committed to ensuring that we accomplish the following in this area:

  • To create and establish support in local areas around the world to help produce World of Step events.
  • Launch of our Cultural Exchange Program in Senegal. Read below for more information.
 
Here is your chance to compete and participate virtually in our competition in Africa while competing against the world. 
 
For more information about our 2023 Cultural Exchange Program, scroll down below!

Week of April 18 – April 22, 2022

Senegal, Africa (International - Virtual)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Divisions: Hip Hop, Step, Dance Hall,
Levels: Beginners (3 years less), Inter./Adv. (3 years +)
Categories : Solo(1), Duo(1), Trio (3), Small Groups (4-9), Large Groups (9+)

Winners will be announced on Saturday, April 23 on Instagram Live!

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Destination: Africa

2023 WOS Cultural Exchange Program

Welcome to Africa Cultural Exchange

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.

Included is the following:

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded is the following:

  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$5.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Price: $725.00 USD per person

  • Deposit – a non-refundable deposit of $100.00 must be received to hold a spot.
  • Payment Plan – individuals can submit any amount they chose to make payment however full amount will be due no later than March 2023.
  1. Eligibility – Must be a registered member of the World of Step Community defined has:
  • Participated/ Competed as a performer, coach or assistant at one of the World of Step Regional/ National Event.
  • Have Volunteered in World of Step Events.
  • Will be registering to compete at upcoming World of Step Regional Event.
  • Have worked or volunteered with one of the teams who have competed at the World of Step Regional/National Competition.
  1. Housing & Amenities – Located in the heart of Daker, WOS has partnered up with local Air B-N-B to accommodations that will consist of a full-time cooking staff on site for all meals along with a pool in the vicinity. Fully air-conditioned lodging will be organized as 15 people per household with 1 house manager assigned to help organize logistics for each stay. Menus will be created of all meals that will be provided every day which includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  2. Transport – We will be transporting all participants in the program in our 30 passenger busses, which are fully air conditioned and have a personal driver for each day of our activity.
  3. This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on WorldofStep.com and will notify individuals who have purchased package in advance.
  4. The exact order, contents and rates of this tour is subject to availability, and it will be a 1st come, 1st.
  5. If trip is cancelled by WOS, individual will be refunded 100 percent of their funding. If you individual cancels, their deposit is non-refundable.

For more information visit www.WorldofStep.com

To sign up email: CulturalExchange@WorldofStep.com or call 347-255-7538

About Senegal...

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.

In-depth Interviews

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.

Performances/ Innovators

We will be highlighting the various artist in the community and innovators dedicated to the dances in the area!