Friday, June 5, 2009

Latin Dance Festival at Global Education Center this weekend

The Global Education Center is hosting its Annual Latin Dance Festival this weekend, with some events at the Center itself at at 4822 Charlotte Ave., and a showcase Saturday night at the Cohn Adult Learning Center across the street. Multiple dance performances and workshops are available:
Annual Latin Dance Festival
June 5 - 7, 2009
Argentine Tango, Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Flamenco, Folkloric and Native American Dance

Cafe Latina
Friday, June 5, 2009
8:00 pm
at Global Education Center
A kick off for our annual Latin Dance Festival, the Latino Cafe is a great chance to meet the instructors who will be offering workshops throughout the weekend in Flamenco, Argentine Tango, Salsa, Salsa Rueda de Casino, Rhumba, Conga and Native American Dance.
$5 donation
Free for enrollees in our Summer Teacher Institute

Saturday, June 6
Zumba - 9:30 a.m. Studio B
Argentine Tango I - 11 a.m. Studio A
Argentine Tango II - 1 p.m. Studio A
Afro-Cuban Dance - 1 p.m. Studio B
L. A. Salsa - 3 p.m. Studio B
Native American Dance - 3 p.m. Studio A

Latino Fire
An Evening of Dance & Music from The Americas
Saturday, June 6, 2009
8:00 pm
at Cohn Adult Learning Center (across from Global Education Center)
An exciting showcase featuring:
Elena Garcia with members of Iroko Afro-Cuban Dance Theatre of Miami
Rick & Lynda Wilson of Atlanta (Tango)
Chayito Champion & Friends (Flamenco)
Larry Yazzie
as well as local salseras Gaston Vidarte, Michael Worku and Olga
$15 adults at the door
$10 advance purchase, GEC members
$10 students & seniors
$5 children under 12
Free for enrollees in our Summer Teacher Institute

Sunday, June 7
Argentine Tango III - 12 pm Studio A
Introduction to Flamenco - 2 pm Studio A*
Mexican Folkloric - 3 pm Studio A*
Cuban Salsa la Rueda de Casino - 4:30 pm Studio A
*Times of these two workshops are subject to change depending on instructors' travel schedules.
About the Global Education Center, from its web site:
GLOBAL EDUCATION CENTER was founded in 1997 by director Ellen Gilbert, an anti-bias, multicultural education specialist. In her work as an administrator, a teacher and a parent volunteer, Ellen saw a need for developing intercultural understanding and respect and for exploring ways in which to create classrooms that are safe havens for all of our children. With encouragement from educators throughout the area, she partnered with a diverse pool of artists to create lively programming that beckons all of the senses to experience the richness and beauty of different cultures, offering creative solutions to confront cultural and religious intolerance, stereotypes, misinformation, lack of information and the many negative "isms" of American society which make harmonious living difficult for many people.
Hat tip: The Tennessean

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