Welcome to Ujima Dance Theatre/The Ujima Center For Dance Arts

Dance School Information

 The Ujima Center for Dance Arts focuses on the development of youth through dance and the performing arts 

Dance Class Schedule:

We are currently taking registration for the 2019 to 2020 dance season starting August 10th:

Classes are held every Saturday:

10am Beginner Ballet 4 to 6 yr. old

12:15pm  Beginner Tumbling 4 to 9 yr. old

1:15pm African Dance all ages and levels

2:15pm Modern/Ballet Dance 7 to 15 yr. old

3:15pm Hip Hop dance 7 to 15 yr. old

4:15 Jazz Dance for children ages 6 and up


Cost: $12 per class 

$50 per month for one class a week

$65 per month for two classes a week

$80 per month for three classes a week

*Recital and performance opportunities for students

*Registration is free

*We are located at 1646 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia


The Professional Dance Company

Dancers of Ujima Dance Theatre performing In the Spirit of Ogun, Choreographed by Shana El


Ujima’s Mission Statement

Ujima’s goal is to create movement work about, history, human rights, heritage, cultural preservation, and social change. To focus on creating work based in issues happening in our society as a whole and around the world. Also to collaborate with other artist in dance and other genres, to build a sense of an artistic community and opportunity. Ujima Dance Theatre is a professional dance company founded by Artistic Director Shana El in September 2016.  Ujima Has performed at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center, The Chi Movement Arts Center, The Painted Bride, Etc Performance Series, The Barnes Foundation, Sound Space Performing Arts Artist Residency here in Philadelphia, The Black Women's Arts Festival , and the Outlet Dance Project


Our professional dance company is available to perform at

Artist Residences, Concerts, Weddings, Banquets, Galas, and any other special events. Call us today.

Contact Us

Ujima Dance Theatre/The Ujima Center For Dance Arts

1646 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia Pa 19130

(267) 882-3799

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