COBA - The Collective of Black Artists

Upcoming Events

Free drop in classes all summer long

Daniel Spectrum Summer Series

Join us for free drop-in classes in the MDC Courtyard at the Daniels Spectrum. Every Monday starting June 23 try different dance styles from Hip Hop to Caribbean Folk to Latin.
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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 N'dere Nimon Headley-Linsay
N'dere Nimon Headley-Lindsay was born in Toronto as the only child of two artists and is the youngest member of the collective. He is said to have been drumming and dancing in the womb and has studied drumming with various Griots (keepers of African history) and drummers from Senegal, Guinea, the United States and Trinidad and Tobago. N'dere is currently ...
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