We are Durham Region’s only award-winning, creative and performing arts company which focuses on artistic genres of the African Diaspora. Afiwi Groove School is a leader in our community for providing programming for all ages that promote positive self-esteem, confidence, and an active lifestyle, while educating and connecting participants to the vibrant and rich culture of the African Diaspora.


We offer a variety of artistic classes to children and youth ages 3-18 years old including; African Djembe drumming instruction, a theatrical program and a leadership program for teens. We also offer recreational African and fitness dance classes for adults.


Sanaaj was presented with a Certificate of Congratulations from Whitby MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, on behalf of the House of Commons and Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.  Her mission was to create a studio that promoted cultural dance programs for underserved groups and other individuals living in Ajax and the Durham Region. Afiwi Groove School has now been operating in Ajax for 5 years.