Colombian musician Hugo Salcedo teams with Latin dance instructor Julia Gonzalez to present this fun introduction to Latin dance styles like Salsa, Bachata and Brazilian Samba. Using traditional as well as contemporary instruments, the duo provide an energetic and insightful music and dance program and can incorporate Spanish language to suit the level of students.
Experienced teachers and performers of renowned Flamenco company ‘Alma Flamenca’ present this vibrant and interactive performance including all the elements of Flamenco – dance, guitar, singing and ‘Jaleo’! Students will discover the historical and cultural meaning of Flamenco, a highly intricate and expressive Andalusian art form which portrays both the depths and elation of human emotion. The group participates through upper body work, footwork, percussion and ‘palmas’ (clapping). Spanish language level can be adjusted according to student’s level.
Explore the unique and vibrant culture of Naples in Italy! Napoli native Mira takes students through her childhood to learn about this ancient city. Students will sing along to Neapolitan folk songs and practice traditional folk dances. The Italian language level can be adjusted to the ability of the students.
This musical and theatrical performance takes students on a cross-continental journey to learn about the origins of Roma culture. Using theatre, storytelling, puppetry and interactive workshops students will learn about the travels of the Roma people from India, across the Middle East and all the way to Spain! Students will recognise how the Roma influenced the music, dance, dress and language of these regions along the way.
In this high-energy interactive program students will discover the significance of hip-hop and urban dance culture around the world. Using a variety of super-dance able beats our presenters will create an atmosphere that will have all students up and dancing. This is the perfect introduction to the expressive, powerful world of hip-hop!
Zhao Liang is a Chinese Harpist from The School of Chinese Music and Arts, established in 2005 to teach the Guzheng or Chinese Harp. This workshop presents the origins of the harp and introduces traditional Chinese music. This is followed by a beautiful performance and an interactive workshop where students learn a traditional song.
Immerse your students in the culture of ancient India that is still practiced to this day. After an amazing performance set to the sound of classical instruments and Sanskrit chants students will learn some of the symbolic gestures and movements and the stories they tell
The Multicultural All Day Program allows a choice of five programs. You can choose to explore one culture, language or topic in depth or travel the world with a program from each continent! Students split into two groups and rotate between 25 minute sessions then come together to finish and celebrate the day together in a 50 minute session.
Introduce your students to Arabic cultures through stories and movement. The traditional meaning behind a belly dance routine is taught to students in this engaging and high-energy program! From classical music to modern pop and dance styles from Egypt to the Arabian Gulf.
Bollywood is an important part of modern Indian culture, it incorporates film, music and of course – dance! This program presents a vibrant Bollywood Dance workshop where students will learn about the folk and classical origins or the dances and the symbolism of some of the moves. Students will learn a short routine backed by awesome Bollywood tunes and get to try some colourful props and outfits too.