Drumming and dancing club

WAD we will continue to run weekly workshops (for 12 months) for current members and any new members. These sessions will help people to continue to learn the skills of drumming and dancing. Also, they provide a cultural and social link for adults and children living in Tameside. These sessions are run by a professional tutor and 2 volunteers.

School visits – We will provide 20 primary school sessions over 12 months. These are 1 hour sessions where we work with children, giving them a drumming and dancing demonstration. They also get to try out the instruments and dancing. We get them to work together to create a great musical beat. These sessions will be run by a professional tutor and volunteers.
Town drumming and dancing – We will do a drumming and dancing session in each of the borough’s nine towns in Tameside.
For more details please contact us on 07754715849 or email

We run drumming sessions every Thursday at Cedar Park, Hurst-Cross,  Ashton-under-lyne. OL6,  You are all welcome to join us from 5:30 PM


The programme will help you build the confidence to: Recognise when someone may be experiencing problems. Actively listen to people with problems.


WAD volunteers are a crucial part of our organisation. Working as one team, we combine skills and experience to create positive change for everyone not just in Tameside but everywhere in the UK


Our members are often isolated and hard to reach people in the community, who may be new to the country. We aim to help by breaking down barriers to integration.

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West African Development was set up in 2005 and has been a registered charity since 2009. We are based in Tameside in the North West. We were set up to work with those of West African origin, but not exclusively. Read More