Feeling isolated? Missing your friends? Feel the need to dance it out?

Join our weekly “Dance Community Happy Hour” series, where you can kick back and connect with your peers through dance and good music! A mix between an open practice session and a party, this virtual space will welcome new hip-hop dance artists each week as “party hosts” to create a lively, comfortable, and fun atmosphere. Music will be mixed by a live DJ to keep the party going. No dance experience necessary. Come join our community!

The Dance Community Happy Hour on September 13 is hosted by Omari Oricci.

These events are free and open to all University students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Princeton alumni who wish to participate should email Cindy Rosenfeld:


To take advantage of our unique class offerings and virtually train with professionals outside of coursework, visit the Co-Curricular Offerings page for the Zoom ID for this class. Participants will need to log in to this page with Princeton University ID to gain access.


If you are in need of access accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least 2 weeks prior to event date.




omari with serious expression in white tee with black hoodieOmari Oricci (Ousmane Wiles) was born in Senegal, West Africa. He began his training in West African dance at the age of 6 years old. Wiles then joined his mother, Marie Basse Wiles, and became the assist director to her company: The Maimouna Ketia School of African Dance. Working with master African dancers, Ousmane developed the skills needed to teach the art of traditional African dance. Venturing further into the world of dance, Wiles found himself learning, training and falling in love with other styles such as Hip-Hop, House, Modern, and Vogue. Wiles has been given the chance to work with many artists such as Beyonce, Jidenna, Rashaad Newsome, Zuma Zuma, Wunmi, Estelle, Gala, Kenya Moore, Cuba Gooding Jr.,and more. Ousmane is now currently evolving his own style of dance blending African, Vogue and House as one. He is the founder of LES BALLET AFRIK.