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COBA voted Best Dance Company 2013

Best Dance Company 2013

Thanks NOW readers for voting us Best Dance Company 2013. Check out NOW Toronto's website for the full list of results.
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 Teisha Smith
Teisha Smith began dancing at the age of four training in Ballet and Jazz at Louise Woodvine Dance Academy in Barbados. Beginning at a young age she participated in many charity shows, pantomime productions and cultural art festivals. In 2001 she taught ballet and jazz to young students for a year at the Louise Woodvine Dance Academy as well as ...
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