Classes

CURRENT CLASSES / info 530 345-6324

DANCE FOR CHILDREN

Class will teach dance using contemporary, balletic and ethnic technique, as well as the art of making dances, to combine movement skills with creative expression / taught by Jeanne Christopherson

At Chico Women’s Club 592 E. Third Street

Monday afternoons  from 3:45 to 5:00 pm

Session I – January 22 to March 12 

Session II March 26 to May 14                              

AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE
Tuesdays 5:30 to 7:00 pm
at Chico Women’s Club 592 E Third Street, Chico CA

This class will introduce you to folkloric dances from Haiti and Cuba. It is designed to connect you to the rhythm of live drum accompaniment and the feeling of being part of dancing in community. These dances have come from the human impulse to move, express, connect, evolve and . . . . party. Together. Whether you are experienced or just starting out, this is a welcoming place to come to and participate. It will also really get you in shape and open your body up to the “full spectrum” of movement.
Taught by Jeanne Christopherson

CONGA DRUM CLASS
Saturdays 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Rafael Street Studio – 2647 Rafael Street, Chico CA

Class teaches technique for the conga drum and Afro-Caribbean percussion while learning folkloric rhythms from Haiti and Cuba. Many of these rhythms accompany specific dances, including Rumba, Salsa, Yanvalou, Congo, Nago and others. Most combine bell patterns and stick parts with hand drumming to create an integrated orchestra.  You may bring your own drum or use ours.
Taught by Jeanne Christopherson