The mission of Bahdae Dance is to sustain and promote the magnificent culture of the African diaspora through educational outreach. We are committed to working with schools and community organizations to develop and diversify programs by connecting our passion for the arts to your objective.
Bahdae translates to the word ocean in the Susu language of Guinea. The name Bahdae Dance is dedicated to our ancestors who crossed the Atlantic Ocean amid the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The word Bahdae also symbolizes power and strength of the ocean, and its depth. Bahdae pays homage to the Mother Goddess of the ocean, Yemoja/Yemeya/Yemanja. We recognize the ocean as a source of healing and a source of pain.