École des Sables invites you to come to Toubab Dialaw, a small fishing village in Senegal, to learn about dance and movement, a means of immediate and intense self-expression, which allows you to find a natural well-being through an intimate union between body and mind.
Age should not be a handicap, but rather an expression of wisdom, wealth of experience and the will to continue to be active in this world. Working on the body is the best way to maintain independence of movement and physical well-being. The positive repercussions are known and considerable.

The programme

The body expression classes take place under the structure of a 400m2 dance hall called « Kër Aloopho » (Aloopho’s home), with a sand floor, and in a second room of 280 m2 (Studio Henriette Bathily), equipped with a professional dance floor.
Other activities are planned to encourage meetings, exchanges and discussions. Thus, through learning how to make local fruit juice with the school’s cooks, storytelling evenings and conferences, excursions into the bush, walks to the market, singing, walking in the water… The aim is to discover the way of life in the village of Toubab Dialaw and to feel the surrounding nature and let it lull you to sleep. Finally, it is about living these two weeks at the rhythm of the Ecole des Sables, shared between music and movement, village and nature, activities and calm.

The activities on offer are equally suitable for men and women, and it is possible to come as a couple, with friends or family, even if they prefer not to follow the whole programme.

JOIN us at Ecole des Sables
from the 5 to the 17 December 2022


Germaine Acogny
Germaine Acogny Technique

Randolph Matthews
Voice & movement . performer . composer . vocalist

Additional classes by:

Saky Tchebe Bertrand
Ivorian Dances

Alesandra Seutin
Germaine Acogny Technique


The price for the 2022 edition is 1,400 euros per person for the two weeks, and 1,000 for one week.
It includes accommodation, full board, body expression classes and internal school activities. International transport, transfer costs from Dakar airport to Toubab Dialaw and back (30 euros each way), external excursions and massage sessions are at the expense of the participants.
It is therefore compulsory to have international travel insurance. The number of participants is limited to 25.

Please complete the registration form and send it by 31 October 2022.

Full course: 50% discount to any participant who brings 4 others !

Don’t waste time, register now!


Registrations closed on 31 October 2022
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