The African Drum & Dance Parent Association (ADDPA) is a non-profit community based organization founded in 1992 by Kevin Collins. Students, aged 2 through adult, are instructed in the art of West African Drum and Dance. They receive lessons on African history, culture, and entrepreneurial skills (e.g. drum repair, drum making, creating African shakers (Shakaree) from gourds, jewelry and belt making). Mentoring services are also provided. As students become proficient in the art of drum and dance, they showcase their skills in colorful and vibrant performances around the City, County and State.
We are very proud of our accomplishments and are expanding our
services by offering a new instrumental music program. In order for this
program to be successful, ADDPA will need an assortment of musical
instruments. We need your support and help. Staff is asking our
Community partners to donate used or new musical instruments of all
varieties to our program. Monetary donations will also be accepted.