A TOP TEN Ohio Youth Dance Group!

Up Coming Shows

Black Beanz go on AT 7:30!


The Black Beanz For Your Next Event!

A big thank you to the Ohio Arts Council  for supporting and financially contributing to (by way of the “Artie” Operations Grant) The Black Beanz.


Your support is essential to the our growth and success of our dance crew!

Be sure you are following the Ohio Arts Council and visit www.oac.ohio.gov 

to learn more. 

(Ohio Arts Council Social Media.)



Recent Shows & Appearances

African American Arts Festival / Canton, OH / 7-22-22

We really enjoyed our time at the African American Arts Festival at … Read More


Press Release! 5/9/2022

Our Story

From East Africa to Northeast Ohio The Black Beanz are taking over the Akron dance scene. From Akron’s famous PorchRokr Festival to booking private events these kids love to share their joy of dance and entertainment with Northeast Ohio and BEYOND!

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Tom is a Language Arts and ESL Educator for K-12 public, private, charter schools and adjunct professor in Communications at Kent State University, Walsh University, Bryant & Stratton College. Tom has worked extensively with the refugee community in youth education and senior program enrichment in both Minneapolis and Akron. He is co-founder of Shanti Community Farms and Yard Corps preserving the agricultural heritage of area immigrants and providing outdoor work experiences for inner-city youth. 

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The Black Beanz - Akron

The Black Beanz - Akron

The Black Beanz Dance Troupe is one of Ohio's TOP 10 Youth Dance Groups!!! Mixing hip hop, Afrobeats

2 days ago

The Black Beanz - Akron
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us and the other artists tonight!!...To book us for your next event contact:booking@blackbeanzakron.com ...Thank you to North Hill Community Development Corporation & Gum-Dip Theatre for making this night possible!!#theblackbeanzakron #36northconsulting #dance #music #entertainment #africandancers #afrobats # ... See MoreSee Less
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SEE YOU TONIGHT!!7 - 10 PMPEOPLE'S PARK - 760 ELMA ST. AKRON, OH 44310Visit www.blackbeanzakron.com to learn more!#theblackbeanzakron #akron #ohio #events #familyevents #entertainment #dancers #dance #music #36northconsulting #NHCDC #gumdiptheater #africandancetroupe...Gum-Dip Theatre North Hill Final Fridays: Angie Haze, Druk Fusion Band, and The Black Beanz 36 North Shanti Community Farms, Inc. ... See MoreSee Less
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