MufukaWorks Dance Co.
MufukaWorks Dance Company was developed by Elsie Mufuka in 2010 with the inspiration of providing dance education and performances for the community. This inspiration grounded in Mufuka’s Zimbabwean lineage; professional experience; and, international travels has afforded her the opportunity. This inspiration grounded in Mufuka’s Zimbabwean lineage; professional experience; and, international travels has afforded her the opportunity to offer dance education programs and performances within a diverse community. Since the opening of the company, MufukaWorks has started dance education programs. Some of these programs include dance education at the Burton Wells Recreation Center in Beaufort, SC and, more recently, an education program at the Albemarle Road Recreation Center located in Charlotte, NC as well as Dance Education Workshops at Whale Branch Elementary, Beaufort, SC, Bluffton School of Dance, Bluffton, SC, and former Chair of the Board for Charlotte Dance Festival, Charlotte, NC. Additionally, Mufuka has brought dance performances to the International House in Charlotte, NC, Lexington International Festival in Lexington, NC, Gullah Festival, Piccolo Spoleto, Links Inc. Dance Performance School Series, Levine Children’s Hospital, Charlotte Emerging Young Artist Dance Festival just to mention a few. The Company repertory is Return to Sender, One Blood, Our World: the stories of our community, Invisible, and “I AM”.
MufukaWorks Dance Company serves as an umbrella to MufukaWorks Dance Education Program, MufukaWorks Elite Root Dance Professional Company (first company), MufukaWorks Square Root Dance Youth Company (second company).
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
2) Sign up to dance education classes and purchase personal or online
3) Start dancing!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Bachelor of Arts in Dance
Bachelor of Arts in Communcations
10 years of experience
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$19 one class each week monthly
$27 two classes each week monthly
$37 three classes each week monthly
$47 four classes each week monthly
$57 five classes each week monthly
How did you get started teaching?
At 13 years old, I realize my calling and started to assist teaching and eventually went to get an education to begin teaching full time. Before than, I always knew that it was my purpose and never gave up.
What types of students have you worked with?
All walks of life
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
MufukaWorks presents "dinner" was a performance on different dances on different dinner experience. Than we had dinner
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Google them! Make sure they have quality education and experience.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Are they doing what it takes first? Self awareness is important