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ALMA upcoming classes, education programs & performances

Posted Feb 24th, 2010 by Allison Kodeih  Category: Arts & Entertainment

 

Dance Classes:
“Intro to West African Dance”
Tuesday Evenings @ Integration Yoga Studio
February 23rd thru March 16th, 2010 ~ 7pm – 8:15pm
(next series March 30th thru April 20th)
Integration Yoga Studio, 4633 West Bancroft St, Toledo OH 43606

ALMA Drum & Dance members Allison Kodeih, Yaya Kabo & Pevely instruct ALMA’s West African Dance technique class. The classes are $10 per individual session, or $35 for all four classes prepaid. Participants are encouraged to pre-register by calling, 419-A-OM-YOGA (266-9642). (Classes follow a 4 week on, 1 week off schedule.) Each class features a warm up, traditional dance technique, choreography, along with, live drumming. No experience is necessary; a great work out and easy to learn. Children with adults are welcome, and group discounts are available.

Drum Classes:
“Soul Djembe Drumming” with Yaya Kabo @ Integration Yoga Studio
Sunday, February 7th thru February 28th, 2010 @ 12:30pm
(next series March 14th thru April 4th)
4633 W Bancroft St, Toledo OH 43615

ALMA Artistic Director and Senegalese Master Drummer Yaya Kabo offers a 4-week series of classes for all students of djembe drumming. Classes are $25 per session or $75 for all four classes prepaid. Pre-register by calling 419-381-2755, or 419-A-OM-YOGA (266-9642). (Classes follow a 4 week on, 1 week off schedule.) Come learn Djembe & Dun Dun, traditional West African drumming styles, techniques & rhythms. For beginners to advanced! Bring your drum!

Education Programming:
Toledo Public Schools Arts in Education Performance @ Larchmont ElementarySchool
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010, 2pm-3pm
Larchmont Elementary School
1515 Slater, Toledo OH 43612
ALMA provides a one hour show for the students and faculty of Larchmont Elementary school as part of Arts in Education programming. The lively & entertaining show features performance, musical & cultural information, as well as, some audience participation.

Performances:
Michigan Global Awareness Consortium Northern Michigan Colleges Tour
Monday, April 19th thru Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
ALMA will be visiting 6 northern Michigan community colleges, presenting traditional West African drum & dance, as part of the Michigan Global Awareness Consortium, a group of community colleges working together to promote events and performances on their member campuses that raise global awareness. ALMA performances to include Bay College, Alpena Community College, North Central Michigan College, Northwestern Michigan College, Kirtland Community College, and Mid-Michigan Community College.

Belly Flea Agora
Saturday, March 27th, 1pm-6pm (ALMA short performance @ 3:30pm)
The Martin School Auditorium
10 S Holland-Sylvania Rd, Toledo OH 43615
Come meet ALMA members, learn more about who we are & what we do, and see a short ALMA performance in the festive atmosphere of the Belly Flea Agora! There will also be performances by area belly dance artists all day, as well as, many other vendors, and workshop opportunities at this fantastic afternoon event sponsored by Aegela & The Mystic Lotus Dancers. More information about the Belly Flea Agora at www.aegela.com.

ALMA Dance Experience, LLC is a group of professional musicians and dancers bonded in the study, performance and sharing of traditional West African Drum & Dance, and Modern Dance. ALMA exists to celebrate dance and music, to bring dance and music to everyone, to celebrate the non-traditional artist, and to capitalize on the talents each individual brings to the group, to the stage and to the classroom. ALMA is also dedicated to collaboration; working with other artists to build a larger dance and music community.

ALMA Dance Experience has been a company since 2003, but the core of our group has been working together for a decade or more, and among our group members we have multiple decades of professional experience in a wide variety of music, dance, and performance styles. As a group we are committed to artistic excellence through continuous study, performance, and sharing of our art forms.

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