COBA - The Collective of Black Artists

Upcoming Events

Free drop in classes all summer long

Daniel Spectrum Summer Series

Join us for free drop-in classes in the MDC Courtyard at the Daniels Spectrum. Every Monday starting June 23 try different dance styles from Hip Hop to Caribbean Folk to Latin.
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COBA home season, Legacy - Bringing it Home

COBA's Home Season

COBA presents LEGACY II: Bringing it Home from May 22 - 25 in the COBA Studio Theatre. The second in the series, Legacy II takes a look at the instinctive physical knowledge in the Diaspora.
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COBA Dance School
Students of COBA's Children's Dance and Drumming program

Children's Dance and Drum Program

We offer classes for children as young as three years old in variety of dance styles, along with drumming and vocal chanting. Creative Movement, Ballet, Modern, West African, Caribbean Folk, Hip Hop
COBA member Marlene Richardson teaching class

Adult and Teen Open Dance and Drumming Classes

Dance classes open to the curious novice with little or no experience as well as seasoned dance professionals. Check out our drop-in schedule.
Shelly Ann McLeod - Graduate of the apprenticeship program

Professional Training Apprenticeship Program

An inspiring three-year Professional Training Apprenticeship Program for emerging artists looking for in-depth training in dance.

COBA: Biography
Photo of Farrah Fernando
Raised in Winnipeg, Farrah Fernando began dancing at the age of 9 and has been in love with the art form ever since. Her training includes a myriad of dance forms including jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern, ballroom and latin dance. In 2007, after completing a Bachelors degree in Engineering, she decided to follow her heart and pursue ...
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