Uhuru Dancers, Inc.

Experience African Culture in Motion

est. 1989 

​​​Uhuru Dancers, Inc. is a traditional African dance company. The name means freedom in Kiswahili. Uhuru is a community based non-profit organization that has been empowering the Atlanta area through African Culture since 1989. The company was established with the purpose to uphold a strong legacy of African culture through dance, rhythm, song, and folklore.  

Uhuru Dancers was founded by Toni Young, Shaheedah Enahora, Tina Scoope, and Celeste Anthony.  It is the oldest professional African dance company in the Metro Atlanta Area.  At least 100 members have passed through the ranks of Uhuru in its many years of operation.   Uhuru currently offers a wide variety of workshops, community events, and performances through out the year. 

The group is also dedicated to empowering elders through Mzee Uhuru, Elders of Freedom, and teaching the youth through Watoto Uhuru, Children of Freedom. Mzee is comprised of dancers over the age of 50, and Watoto is comprised of boys and girls ages 3-17.

Audiences of all sizes and types have enjoyed Uhuru's performances. Some of these include:

The National Black Arts Festival

Sweet Auburn Festival

Georgia State University

Morehouse College

Vibe International Festival at the Rialto Theatre

The Atlanta Hawks

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

First Afrikan Church - Kwanzaa

Cultural Olympiad/Celebrate Africa


Dance Africa Atlanta

Decatur Arts Festival


Atlanta Dogwood Festival

North Alabama African Heritage Festival


Clarkston Community Center


University of Tennessee


Agnes Scott College


Uhuru  has also performed for a host of  public television shows, schools, & organizations in the southeast and nationally.


Uhuru Dances at Kwanzaa
Uhuru African Dance, Atlanta, GA
Uhuru Dancers Present Taalingla
Founders of Uhuru Dancers, Atlanta GA

History of the Uhuru Dancers in Atlanta

Uhuru does African Dance at Ron Brown Academy in Atlanta, GA
Uhuru African Dance on Stage