Learn the ancient art of Japanese Taiko drumming with Sensei Bruce 'Mui' Ghent. The Introductory taiko class will cover basic fundamental skills and history which will prepare students to advance to the next level of classes.
Beginners ages 12-adult, with little or no music experience are welcome. Taiko drumming is a rigorous physical activity. Bring water and wear clothes to exercise in...sweat happens : ) Class is taught with traditional martial arts etiquette and discipline as outlined in the student handbook supplied.
Learn the very basics of Dunham Technique, an afro-modern dance style created by pioneer dancer, choreographer, and scholar Katherine Dunham. Current candidate for certification in Dunham Technique, Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin, will teach this 6-week series covering general Dunham theory and history, use of breath, Dunham barre, isolations, progressions as well as choreography. Aliyah is a native to the Bay Area and studied dance and History at San Francisco State University with Alicia Rai Pierce and Dr. Albirda Rose. Aliyah is currently Department Chair of African-American Studies at City College of San Francisco, and co-coordinator of the Annual Katherine Dunham Symposium. Aliyah has also been in regular attendance of both the Dunham Seminar and Conference since 2008. This 6-week workshop is welcome to all levels of dancers. Come join us in a safe, creative, and healing space of movement.
Vera Pasos is a instructor, choreographer and accomplished dancer. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Dance from the University Federal of Bahia. She starting her training with modern dance in Salvador, Bahia, and became involved with other forms of dance - such as Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Traditional dance. Trained by renowned Brazilian teachers including: Gal Mascarenhas, Lia Robato. Angela Dantas, Lucinha Mascarenhas, Fafa Daltro, Mestre King, Carlinhos Moraes, Jorge Silva, Paco Gomes, e Zebrinha, Passos has danced for companies suchas Africa Poesia, Jorge Silva Dance Company
and was a solist dancer of the acclaimed Bale Folclórico da Bahia. She has performed internationally in venues in North and South America, Canada, Europe and Australia.
ALL THE WAY FROM PARIS!!
TWO WORKSHOPS ON SAT. Take one or BOTH!!
San Francisco 2:00-3:30
Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th St., SF (@24th & Mission)
You can sign up for the Oakland workshop on Eventbrite.com.
Afro class fusion between the most popular african dances such as Afrohouse, Kuduro, N'dombolo, Coupé-Décalé, Azonto, etc also influenced by Hip-Hop and Dancehall.
About Jay-C Val
JAY-C VAL is a french multidisciplinary dancer, specialized in modern dance movements such as Dancehall, Afrobeatz and Hiphop. His choreographic universe is unique, rich and in perpetual evolution.
Originally from Cameroon, Jay-C was surrounded by traditional rhythms and music from an early age. He naturally began his dance training in African dance styles, and in traditional Cameroonian dances. As an acrobatic dancer, Jay-C has also studied Capoeira, the Brazilian martial art, including both physical and musical parts. .
Eager to grow in his dance, he studied new dance styles such as Hip-Hop, Jazz Rock, House, Dancehall and Cuban Salsa. He was quickly invited to join different companies, and to participate in various shows, events and videos all over the world.
Jay-C shares his dance universe with several Parisian and international schools, where he teaches Dancehall, Afrobeatz, Hip-hop, Acrobatics and House.
A multifaceted artist who loves learning and experimenting with new styles, he is open-minded and always looking for unique experiences. Jay-C is an energetic, powerful, graceful and passionate dancer who communicates enthusiasm, good humor and the joy of dancing to his audience.
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