Classes + Workshops

The Alloy School: West African Dance

KST Presents

with Chrisala Brown

Saturdays, February 10 – March 30, 2024
12:00pm – 12:50pm
Family & All ages

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.
Pay What Moves You: $10 – $220


Bring your loved ones to experience the traditional rhythms and dances of West Africa. Classes involve grounding full-body movements accompanied by live percussion and the occasional vocal song. This intergenerational class offers invigorating adaptive exercise for people of all ages and abilities.


Chrisala Brown is a dancer, teacher and choreographer based in Pittsburgh. She received her BFA in dance from Temple University. She has worked with The Legacy Arts Project and Balafon West African Dance Ensemble among others, where she has incorporated African Diasporic traditions in dance styles. Additionally, Brown has studied and performed traditional West African music and dance from the Republic of Guinea, Senegal and Mali. For Brown, music and dance are a bridge in the cultural divide.




Open House
Learn About The Alloy School

Saturday, February 3, 2024
10:00am – 11:00am

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.


Interested in registering for classes or already registered? Meet The Alloy School team, including our talented teaching artists, at our Open House. Participants will sample the program through interactive demonstrations that introduce the theme and learning goals of each class offering. Open House attendance is not required for class registration, but it’s a great way to learn about The Alloy School!

The Alloy School Showcase
and Let’s Move! Family Dance Party

Saturday, April 6, 2024
10:00am Showcase
11:00am Dance Party 

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.
Pay What Moves You: $5 – $20


Celebrate the ten-week Alloy School journey with our Showcase and Let’s Move! Family Dance Party. The event includes a one-hour public celebration of learning during which each class will present a performance. The Showcase is followed by a family-friendly dance party for all. Community partners will host kids crafts throughout the dance party.

The Alloy School is made possible with support from the Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of the Buhl Foundation, and The Grable Foundation. Kelly Strayhorn Theater is supported in part by the taxpayers of Allegheny County through a public grant from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD). RAD works here.