Bahdae Dance was formed in October of 2016 in Dallas. We started our first community class the following month at Beckley-Saner Recreation Center in Dallas. We are currently based in Fort Worth, TX.

The word Bahdae comes from the Susu language of Guinea. It translates to the word ocean. Bahdae Dance acknowledges our ancestors deep journey through the Middle Passage. The name was chosen as a symbol of strength beyond the imagination. We recognize the power of the ocean as a source of healing, a source of pain, and the ingredient for survival.


N'wama si ga feh bahdae
I want to be near the ocean.


There is peace and power down by the riverside.