African Dance with Passion is a vibrant introduction to African dances from across the continent. The book breaks down the various dance techniques, educates students about the cultures that created the dances, and explains the meanings behind them. Students will learn the detailed choreography of ten different dances and become familiar with the elements, such as the use of a live drummer, that make African dance unique. The book helps students prepare mind and body for the dancing and introduces foundational techniques. It provides a template for dances that can be taught in classes and teaches readers the history of the various dance forms. African Dance with Passion makes the case for this spirited, energetic genre as both a form of art and a form of exercise that can bring health benefits and great joy to the participant. It is intended to accompany the curriculum of courses in beginning African dance. It can also be used as a supplemental reader for classes on African history or cultural studies.