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Ijoya, meaning “time to dance” in Yoruba, is Columbia’s first and only African dance group. Our crew was founded in 2015 and has since cultivated a community of over 80 students honoring African dance and culture. We’re now a newly recognized independent organization and Ijoya’s dedication to performance has quickly established the club as a highly active dance group living out its founding mission: to celebrate African dance.


Ijoya takes pride in being a part of many on campus performances such as Glass House Rocks, Night Market and more. We’ve even traveled to places across the East Coast to perform and compete, and have also earned the first place title at the 12th Annual Danceversity Competition hosted at Rutgers University, the biggest African dance competition in the tri-state area.

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