DanceVersity - World Dance for Youth
DanceVersity Berkeley Classes
Winter, 2015 - Haitian Folkloric Dance with Portsha Jefferson!
Engaging and spirited, Haitian folk dances embody a rich tradition and sense of pride. Students are introduced to traditional folkloric dances, customs, Creole songs and phrases.
Portsha Jefferson brings her wealth of performance experience, 15 years of teaching Haitian dance to Bay Area students, and a passion for youth development to one of DanceVersity’s most in-demand classes.
- 8-week series $160 (register online - or you can pay by check)
- Mondays 4:30pm-6:00pm
- January 5 through April 9, 2015
(except Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/19 and President’s Day 2/16)
- at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Center 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley
Fall 2014 Bollywood Dancing with Bella Qureshi
Have fun learning Bollywood dance moves and choreography!
Bollywood dance, based on Indian film dances, is filled with characters, colorful costumes, and pure joy. It is a rhythmic and celebratory dance that mixes the physicality of hip hop/funk with the soul of the ancient tradition of India. In these classes learn the basic Eastern rhythms and upbeat, energetic movements that make up Bollywood dance, with instructor Isabella Qureshi!
Last class - December 15 2014 - show at 6!
- Tuesdays at 3:10 Coleman Elementary (San Rafael)
- Thursdays at 3:15 Greenwood Elementary (San Rafael)
- See the listing at eplay.livelifelocally.com : Programs/ Afterschool Enrichment / Dance / DanceVersity
- Berkeley Himalayan Fair - May 17, 2014
- Berkeley World Music Festival - June 22, 2014
Reflecting the diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area, DanceVersity provides education in dance, music, and cultural appreciation, including Persian, Balinese, Indian Classical, Greek, South African, Russian, African Foundations, Dance Hall, Indian Kathak, Lyric, Afro-Peruvian, Haitian, Turkish Roma, Egyptian Dom, Bollywood, Hip Hop, Guinean, Native American, Parisian, Hawaiian, Samba, Contemporary, Flamenco, Moroccan, Polish, Korean, Azeri, Modern Dance, Jewish, Bharata Natyam, Tahitian, Theatrical dance, and much more!
To see what we've been up to recently, watch the DanceVersity video!
International Women's Forum Hall of Fame Gala
On Friday October 26th, DanceVersity staff and students, in collaboration with Shoshanna Rose and Ya Habibi Dance Company from Humboldt County, performed for an international audience of an estimated 1,200, including international dignitaries and press, for the International Women’s Forum Hall of Fame Gala event... read more at the DanceVersity blog!