By Simon Asare

Accra, Sept. 14, GNA – Ghanaian choreographer and dance teacher Van Calebs has expressed fear over how Ghanaian dance culture is losing its popularity. 

According to Van Calebs, many Ghanaian youth who’re into dancing need to study other dance cultures’, which, in accordance to him, was a worrying precedent. 

Van Calebs, who was born right into a dance family in Agbozume within the Volta Region, said that extra efforts had to be made by the government to instill our dance culture amongst students in schools. 

“We have to do extra to maintain our dance heritage and even modernise it to swimsuit the younger ones. 

“Sometimes they find our traditional dance very archaic and do not want to learn it,” he said. 

He added that he was passionate concerning the development of the Ghanaian indigeous and would quickly set up youth cultural teams to allow younger individuals to study. 

“We have so many tribes in Ghana who’ve distinctive dance routines and I discover it fascinating as a dancer and I want the younger ones would additionally study. 

“I have plans to set up clubs which would not only teach dance routines across the country but also learn about the cultures,” Vans Calebs said in an interview. 

The dancing gem was just lately honoured at the Spotlight and Creative awards for his contribution in direction of the expansion of Ghanaian dance culture. 


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