Participants will learn the foundations steps of North Indian classical dance and learn choreography, stories, and mudras related to Indian dance themes. The children will prepare a dance for the festival of lights – Diwali. The adults will learn choreography on Ganesha: the elephant head remover of obstacles.
Menka Purswaney recently moved to Vancouver from Hong Kong where she spent many years teaching Kids Yoga and North Indian Classical Dance. Her Kids Yoga classes are lots of fun and educational. Kids go home telling parents “calm breath, calm mind…shaky breath, shaky mind” and “if you twist, your intestines will digest your food better”. Her kid’s yoga classes include lots of poses while they learn anatomy, mindfulness, and meditation through stories, song and art. Her dance style, Kathak comes from the North of India and while it’s a technical dance form, it conveys many beautiful stories through dance. Fun fact about Menka: She’s pent lingual -she speaks Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi, Sindhi and English!
September 11 – December 11th, 2023
5:15 – 6:15pm
$275 + tax