Kids

Explaining “Bhangra hands” to a girl at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

Artist residency with LEAF in Streets and Schools. Here are kids from the after-school program at Woodridge, in the Emma district of Asheville.

Thank you for participating in the Emma Elementary Career Day. I have heard nothing but awesome reviews from all the kids and teachers you presented to on Friday. I though it was so cool that you showed the kids they could have a succesful career that’s fun and creative.” – Shirley Humphrey, Counselor and
Kate Page, Volunteer Coordinator

“I was very excited that Christine was interested in rounding out my unit, “An Overview of Multicultural Dance from the Slave Day to the Present Day”. She was understanding and flexible with the changes that needed to be made to the schedule. Students stopped me in the hall to ask if she was coming to their Music class again. Other students who had been previously quiet and mild mannered in class blossomed under Christine’s direction. Her enthusiasm was contagious. We ALL had a ball and learned a great deal about our nation and the history of Music.”Eleanor Vaughn, Music Teacher, Hall-Fletcher

 

An integral part of the experience of being a dance teacher is sharing different dance forms with children. Not only do they soak up movement, they also tend to be less inhibited than adults right off the bat. That’s because they know it just feels good to be in and move their bodies.

 

 


Bhangra lesson at Stern Grove Festival’s Kids Day, San Francisco.

Teaching Vance Elementary’s 5th grade class a routine to “Just Fine” by Mary J. Blige during a TAPAS residency.

Highlights:

  • LEAF in Streets and Schools: Resident Teaching Artist, Asheville, 2012-present 
  • TAPAS Resident Artist for Asheville City Schools: 2012-present
  • Hip Hop Instructor: Asheville Catholic School, Asheville, 2013-2015
  • International Day presentation: Emmanuel Lutheran School, Asheville, March 2012
  • Hip Hop teacher: Asheville Catholic School, Asheville, Jan-Jun 2013
  • LEAF Enrichment Week Artist: William Randolph, March-April 2013
  • Solstice East Residential Treatment Facility for Girls, Spring 2013
  • Stern Grove Festival Kids Day: Instructor, San Francisco 2007

 

Teaching Bhangra moves at the Black Mountain Tailgate Market alongside Diana McCall.

Class/Workshop Offerings:

  • Bhangra
  • Hip-Hop
  • Jazz
  • Fusion of the three

Kids Parties or Summer Camps:

  • Minimum of 5 kids
  • Teaching time can range from 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Indoor or outdoor options
  • One or more instructors available, depending on needs
  • Fun extra options, such as use of bracelets, bindis, scarves
  • Performing and videotaping options

Contact us at our Booking page for more info on classes, workshops, or parties.

 

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TAPAS Residency: Hall-Fletcher, Spring 2016

 

LEAF Festival, Spring 2013

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