Turn Up & Dance

Turn Up & Dance


Check out the video below, featuring the James Island group Turn Up & Dance as they perform two fun African dances. Try to learn the moves and join along!

*COVID-19 protocols were followed before, during and after the making of this video.

We are Very Proud of our students @
Turn Up & Dance! They are really pushing themselves to higher heights through the artistry on dance & building the foundations of our sisterhood! So far our students have explored the art of majorette infused dancing taught by 1 of our GREAT & MAGNIFICENT choreographers Shan'na Bell with a high energy, up tempo, fierce & ecstatic routine that will amp up ANY KID PARTY🙌This month our students are learning a famous traditional west African dance by the name of Tiriba or some might call Tittiba taught by myself! They did a magnificent job meeting the challenges of learning the strategic hand and feet correlations of the ancient west african dance moves that date all the way to the early 400 BC. Job well done girls! The best is yet to come! Keep up the great work! Yall Rock!!!

A safe haven for students to come learn several different genres of dance. Students are also taught

Operating as usual


CLASSES START TODAY‼️6-7:30 @ Westchester/ Thomas Johnson Park on James Island


Hello Parents! Take advantage of our early bird special! Pre Register your kid(s) ASAP as classes are filling quickly! You Don't Want TO Wait!


GREETINGS Parents ‼️ We are currently enrolling for our up-and-coming season of Performing Arts through the art of Dance‼️ We are seeking youths from ages 7-17 who are enthusiastic, passionate and are willing to learn several different genre of dance & entertainment such as singing & acting‼️ If you have a student who would be a great candidate for our program please sign them up ASAP ‼️ Spots are limited and are available on a first come first serve basis so don't wait until it's too late‼️


Grand rising brothers & sisters! Please come out TODAY to Celebrate Kwanzaa Imani = Faith w/ Us today (Original Low Country Kwanzaa Planning Committee, members of the Oyotunji African village Sheldon S.C, Babalawo chief Abore Osadel Chief Apena Akintunde Oyewole & Turn Up & Dance) @ the Sankofa Burial Ground (325 Country drive Chas SC) ! Today we honor our ancestors and individuals who paved the way for us, we uplift our children for they are the future and we empower ourselves for we are the present Ase'


Grand rising please come out TODAY to Celebrate Kwanzaa Imani = Faith w/ Us today (Original Low Country Kwanzaa Planning Committee, members of the Oyotunji African village Sheldon S.C, Babalawo chief Abore Osadel Chief Apena Akintunde Oyewole & Turn Up & Dance) @ the Sankofa Burial Ground (325 Country drive Chas SC) ! Today we honor our ancestors and individuals who paved the way for us, we uplift our children for they are the future and we empower ourselves for we are the present Ase'


HABARI GANI! Kuumba! Get into the spirit of Kwanzaa & bring the family out to join us in supporting one of our drummers... our very own "Prince Mellie" as he shares w/us his art form of West African Drumming! This is a FREE EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! If you have a drum or some type of instrument, feel free to bring it! Tap into our culture creatively through music, live music, real music played w/ our own hands! Class will start promptly @ 7pm so be sure to get there early!

Greetings Kings & Queens, brothers & sisters. Habari Gani.. what's the news? Kuumba which represents creativity‼️Today in honor of the 6th day of Kwanzaa we celebrate ourselves, our ancestors and children through the principal of "Creativity"‼️ Bring the family out today to get CREATIVE IN A FUN & UNIQUE WAY from 7-9pm‼️ Learn tips on how to do as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial then we inherited it, join us in a beginners drum class from 7-8pm, allow the kiddos to get crafty w/ a cultural arts & craft activity more!


Are you and your kids g
On James Island , John's Island, West Ashley or downtown and looking for something fun to do? Bring them out to turn up and dance class today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Westchester park!

Photos from Turn Up & Dance's post 09/27/2021

Greetings 🌍 & DANCERS of the Lowcountry 🎉 Bring the family out to join us this Saturday Oct 2nd @ our 2021 🍂🍁🤞👑🗣️🍁🍂Sign up for a high energy cardio dance workshop hosted by Charleston's talented & highly anticipated Fitness Guru/dance choreographer 🙌Sinclair Jammin🙌 for a low cover charge of only $5 early bird tickets/$5 kids access pass & $10 adult access pass @ the door‼️ DM for inquiries & 🗣️Tag someone/dance teams/step teams who loves to DANCE! This workshop is for all ages and dance levels! 


Awww yeah Charleston County & surrounding areas we want to invite YOU & your family out to fall into our
🍁🍂🌿 2021 Fall Festival 🍁🍂🌿@ your new #1 stop shop ‼️ Mark Your Calendar & let's have some fun‼️


Good afternoon Chs I hope this message finds you well I am is Coach Nina with Turn Up and Dance + Drum squad & I'm reaching out to you to send an invitation to you and your family if you have any children between the ages of 7:00 and 17 who's interested in dance or learning how to play instrument bring them out to Westchester Park today between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. to practice and rehearse with Turn Up and Dance + Drum team


Register your students for dance or drum classes this coming Monday at the Westchester Park Community Center from 4-6 p.m.




In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation of proclamation which abolished slavery, united the 13 colonies and created the United States however it wasn't until 1865 June 19th after the Union Army won the Civil War in which African Americans were truly free from the hardship of slavery. Let's celebrate freedom Juneteenth @ the Juneteenth Freedom Fest Charleston 2021 this Saturday @ the Riverfront Park!


Catch our friends Deninufay & WonaWomalan African Drum & Dance Cos this Saturday "Juneteenth" @ the Freedom Festival @ Riverfront.Park @ 3:20pm!


Today is a beautiful day to simply "Turn Up & Dance"!


Our students are doing really well working on a dancer however I have a great day choreography to Cardi B's "Up" instrumental & learning new drum hand patterns to traditional west African music!


Turn Up Dance Tiktok is otw🎉


We would like to send a big "thank you" to Yolanda Gadsden for Supporting our girls & our fundraiser! 👌👏🎊🎉👑🙌💪💯


Hello we would like to thank Micah Evans for Supporting our girls & our fundraiser! 👌👏🎊🎉👑🙌💪💯


Charleston South Carolina bring the family out for an extraordinary event! Catch us blazing the stage today at 7:30 p.m. @ 2678 Olympia Street, North Charleston SC 29405‼️👌🎈🎉🌿🥰


Hello kings and queens 👑👋‼️ Support a good cause and purchase a box or 2 of Krispy Kreme donuts for our fundraiser. Our students at "Turn Up and Dance" are striving to raise funds for their new costumes, up & coming events, and field trips. DM us ASAP if you would like to place an order and support our team! Thank You🎈❣️🎉




Embrace the joy of "Giving" & Support our Fundraiser Please🙏♥️🙌👌! You can cash app our account at $MsNinaDance2 and in the for field enter: "donuts" and how many boxes you want or if you just want to make a donation just enter in "donation". Thank you so much for your support ♥️🙌‼️

Photos from Turn Up & Dance's post 05/18/2021

Thanks Unity Village Ministries & Sensimelia Herbals for inviting our dance team to come out & perform and entertain your guests @ your "Community Appreciation Day" event. We had lots of fun 🎉🙌👏❣️‼️
We are also available for children's birthday parties! Feel free to contact us by simply dming us here on Facebook ‼️👌❣️


What's Up Kingz & Queenz👋! Unity Village Ministries & Sensimelia Herbals.🌿 Would like to invite you and your family out to our "Community Appreciation Day" event✨ "This Saturday" May 15th! ✨Come out & enjoy positive vibrations in celebrations of unity, community, our people as a whole, friendship, family, growth and the beautiful new season through LIVE performances by "Turn Up Dance" & "Deninufay African Drum & Dance CO"+ Sign up to join the fun w/our OPEN MIC* MCs/Singers/Poets/Dancers/Comedians/Gullah Story Tellers (We ask that we keep it kid friendly) we want to see you SHINE bright on our platform! If interested please DM us ASAP!👇🔊🎧🎵🎶 Vibes by Gator Man aka DJ NP* Vendors* Free food & Drinks* Games for kids & adults* Jump Castle & more! COME OUT & HAVE FUN🎈🎈🎈”


Catch Deninufay African Drum & Dance Co Saturday May 1st blessing the stage @ The North Charleston Arts Festival @ Felix Davis Community Center @ 4:30pm! DM for more info! Save the date & mark your calendars!!!


Is your kid's birthday coming up and you need entertainment? DM Turn Up & Dance to help get the party started🎉🎈👑💃‼️


Hello Booker's! A new season is here! As you embrace it, don't forget to Turn Up & Dance🙌🎉🎈💃‼️


It takes a village‼️Thank You my love Sinclair Jamison 🎉👑🙌🎈♥️‼️

Photos from Turn Up & Dance's post 03/23/2021

Yesterday's class was short of amazing! Thank you Sinclair Jamison for coming in and sharing your talents and skills with our girls! You are so appreciated🙌🎉👑🙏♥️


Today is a great day to turn up and dance!


Happy National Women's Month to all of our beauties of the low country!


Happy National Women's Month! When in doubt Don't forget to Turn Up & Dance!


Thanks to everyone who has liked our page so far! We love u!!


Turn Up & Dance Tshirts NOW AVAILABLE~only $15! DM if you would like to orders yours today!


We can't wait to see our students today @ 6pm!


Due to the MLK holiday we will not have class today! Classes will resume next Monday!

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“Turn Up & Dance” is a dance team that provides underprivileged students with a positive, safe, clean and fun environment where they are given opportunities and platforms to grow and excel not only in their dance education but also in day to day life as well. Offering the highest level of dance training is on the top of our list of priorities! All of our dance instructors are highly trained and experience professionals who love working with kids. Our goal is to nurture each student’s unique gifts, creativity and talents through the art of rhythm, movement and expression. We also strive to maintain a positive environment in which our students can have support in reaching their fullest potentials as individuals and collectively as a team. Dance classes are provided to our youth year round, twice a week (Mondays & Wednesdays) @ The Westchester Park house of James Island (1443 Secessionville Rd, Charleston, SC 29412).

Dance is the objective but teaching life skills is our passion. Not only are our students getting skilled dance training but also are learning how to become a team player and leader. Turn Up & Dance offers a place where our students can express themselves freely without judgment. Mentors are on hand to lend a shoulder to lean on and positive words of encouragement to our students if in case they need a pep talk or just someone to listen to their problems, concerns and aspirations. We also encourage and teach self love, self respect, respect for others and individuals in authority. Our team also consist of extraordinary group of mentors who work with our students and provide influential tools our students can use on a day to basis such as: proper hygiene care, learning how to make/save money, learning how to become an entrepreneur, finding our what their purpose in life is, confidence building, stage showmanship, and table etiquette to name a few. To help build teamwork and unity, sisterhood and brotherhood is also taught and implemented in our classes as well. The children are our future it’s important that they learn how to work with each other at a young age!


Our students are provided with several opportunities to enhance their dance and life skills. Growth comes with experience so therefor it’s imperative for Tur up and dance to provide our students with several opportunities for our students to flourish. Performing live on a international basis is one of the many opportunities our little dancers can take advantage of. Not only will they prepare and showcase their talents for their dance recitals but will also perform at several different festivals and events as well. Other opportunities such as team building, trips to various inspiring/empowering venues and working for a charitable cause are available for our students to take advantage of.

Videos (show all)

Give the Gift of Dance this season to a child you may know & love!
You & your kiddos are cordially invited!
Turn Up & Dance takes on Afro Beat dance moves!
If you gone dance you might as well Turn Up & Dance #teamwork
Turn Up & Dance team getting ready for their 1st performance!





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