Bodhran enthusiasts everywhere! Sharpen your skills and refresh your techniques in a three-week, three-class workshop for bodhran players of all levels. The class wil be tailored to your particular abilities, focusing on individual needs in a group setting. Student must provide own instrument.
Monday Jan 15th, 5:30pm
Learn the basics for playing the tabla, including the primary sounds (doum and tek) and fundamental Middle Eastern rhythms. Individual feedback and adjustments will be given to each student on striking technique, timing, hand placement and how to hold the drum. Each class is divided between practicing technique and playing rhythms. Special attention...
Enjoy a class full of shimmies, drills, combinations, traveling steps and turns. Begin class with a comprehensive warm up to build core strength and flexibility. Emphasis is on quality movement execution, musical interpretation, alignment, stamina, and whole-body awareness. Class may include components and props for raqs sharqi performance sets,...
Let the drums take you away! Dynamic movements and an accelerated heart rate will whip you into shape as you learn dances from the regions of Ghana, Mali, and Senegal. In this class, dancers should expect to improve their West African technique while moving to the pulsating rhythms of live drums.
Taiko is a dynamic art-form based on traditional Japanese drumming practiced all over the world. This Adult Recreational Taiko class is designed to introduce the fundamentals of taiko technique, practice of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming), awareness of ki (energy), use of koe (voice), history and philosophy all while having a good time! No experience...