A program of Afsaneh Arts & Culture Society, Danceversity promotes a positive experience of different cultures for youth (ages 7-17) through an innovative curriculum of multicultural dance and music. The programs encourage and celebrate diversity and artistic expression and serve to build cross-cultural competency, self-esteem, leadership skills and physical education opportunities. We provide a variety of weekly classes throughout the school year as well as hosting a 2-3 week summer camp in August.
DanceVersity is currently offering the following classes in Winter and Spring 2018:
Kalaripayattu South Indian Martial Arts with Kamala Devam for youth (ages 7-17).
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Dates: Jan. 8, 18, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12 (Monday's except for 1/18)
Rate: $120 with performance at end
This is an exciting martial art form from the southern Indian state of Kerala called 'Kalaripayattu'. This martial art is thought to be the mother of all others, incorporating the fighting actions of animals found in India and moving in graceful, circular motions between fantastic kicks and flying jumps. Students will become stronger, more flexible and have fun learning a new way of moving. No previous martial arts or dance experience is needed.
Be on the lookout for a tour of Central Asian dance in the Spring:
Afghan Traditional Dance with Samia Karimi beginning February 26, 2018
Tajik Traditional Dance with Natalie Nayun beginning April 16, 2018
Both the Afghan and Tajik dances will be performed at the Berkeley Himalayan Fair in Berkeley on May 20-21, 2018
Samia Karimi | (805) 407-8877 | firstname.lastname@example.org