Zawadi School is an African American dance school based in Jersey City, NJ. Zawadi in Swahili means Gift, and at Zawadi School we feel that everyone has the gift of talent. The school was established in 1994 as a youth organization and has now expanded to include youth and adult dance classes and boys drum lessons. The school's greatest aspiration is to develop our youth into being culturally motivated, aware, respectful to themself, others and most of all their elders. All who are ready for a cultural experience are welcome.