Category Archives: INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL-SILICON VALLEY

The Lively Foundation presents The International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley, Aug. 10-16, 2015. Activities include M-F Tech & Rep Workshops, best for Interm-Adv dancers ages 15 & up. The 2014 season offered Contemporary, Dunham, Salsa. Dancers in M-F workshops perform in the Festival Concert along with the acclaimed professionals. Scholarships available.
Full Day of Dance©, 8/15, Open Master Classes, mixed levels, best for ages 15 and up. The 2014 season offered Pilates mat, Manipuri Classical Indian Dance, Contemp technique, Tap, Dunham, Line Dances FESTIVAL CONCERT: 8/16. Concert is appropriate for all ages. ALL CLASSES & EVENTS at the Mtn. View Masonic Center, 890 Church St. Mountain View, CA

WONDERFUL WINTER WORKSHOP: IT REALLY WAS WONDERFUL!

SUNDAY afternoon, Tuesday evening; cannot believe it came and went so quickly. Sunday was such a full and exciting day. Artist/teachers leading participants with extensive dance training and some beginners, or dancers with extensive training in other dance forms trying something new. There were several Bharatnatyam artists, for example, taking Contemporary, Salsa, and Line Dancing for the first time. This way of getting into the spirit of dancing is just what WWW.1.0 is all about. Amity Johnson’s Pilates mat class was a fantastic full body tune up. One very experienced dancer who also is a Pilates regular was heard to say, “It was great and now my stomach muscles will hurt all week.” We all need to have those moments of direct communication with our stomach muscles! Just returning from Tuesday evening’s classes. The participants not only danced full out and had a great time, they learned a lot and polished up what they had begun on Sunday or at the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley, Aug. 2014. Here are some pictures; more will come soon. Etta1:18To the left and on top: Etta Walton leads line dances. Below: Leslie Friedman teaches Contemporary class. Tuesday night’s classes had that feeling of the last day of camp. Everyone was reluctant to say the dance was ending. Only for now.betterCrawl?IMG_0462

Wonderful Winter Workshop/TIME TO DANCE!

Here’s the poster for WWW 1.0 It’s the first Wonderful Winter Workshop of IDF@SV. The International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley wants everyone –beginners & pros–to dance and have a wonderful time. Join us; it’s time to DANCE!WWW 1-1.0FlyerHow to register? Just send an email to livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net Let us know which classes you want to take. Send a check to The Lively Foundation/550 Mountain View Avenue/Mountain View, CA 94041-1941. Prices are very reasonable, and the more classes you take the less they cost per class. Here’s the break down: $25 single class/$40 for 2/$54 for 3/$64 for 4/$75 for 5/$78 for 6/$77 for 7/AND $77 for ALL EIGHT! What you are looking at for example is paying $15 per class for 5 Master Classes with artist/teachers who are here to make you shine. OR Take all 8 classes and each class costs only $9.60. That is such a great deal! Email or call with ANY questions and then, come on and DANCE!!!

WWW. -WONDERFUL WINTER WORKSHOP/Schedule

Announcing the class schedule for WWW 1.0, our first Wonderful Winter Workshop of the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley. Take all 8 classes, one will be FREE!!

Classes on Saturday, Jan. 18: from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.    at the Mtn.View Masonic Center, MV,  12:30 DUNHAM TECHNIQUE, LESLIE ARBOGAST;1:30  SALSA, LEANNE RINELLI; 2:30 PILATES MAT, AMITY JOHNSON; 3:30 CONTEMPORARY, LESLIE FRIEDMAN; 4:30 LINE DANCING, ETTA WALTON. All classes are mixed levels. NO partners needed for Salsa or Line Dancing.

Classes on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Mountain View Masonic Center, MV, CA 94041

6 p.m. DUNHAM TECHNIQUE, LESLIE ARBOGAST; 7 P.M. SALSA, LEANNE RINELLI; 8 P.M., LINE DANCING, ETTA WALTON.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GET OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT FOR 2015! DANCE AND HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME! THE ARTIST/TEACHERS WANT TO HELP YOU SHINE! information: contact: The Lively Foundation, livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.netEtta WaltonSmallLeslie angel

Pictures: Left: Etta Walton; Right: Leslie Friedman

 

 

 

WWW. = Wonderful Winter Workshop

"                               ""                               "mail-2The International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley presents WWW. a wonderful winter workshop. Open Master Classes led by beloved artist/teachers will help you to dance into the New Year! Classes will be offered on Sunday afternoon, January 18, and Tuesday evening, January 20. Artist/teachers are coming from around the country to participate. We welcome back Leanne Rinelli from New York and Leslie Arbogast from San Diego. All classes take place at the Festival HQ: the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church Street, Mtn. View. All classes are mixed levels. A prima ballerina might be a complete beginner at salsa; a salsa dancer will love to learn Dunham technique. Do what you love; try something new to you. Classes offered will include:

Salsa – NO partner necessary; Line Dances – NO partner necessary; Dunham Technique – Katherine Dunham introduced Afro-Haitian & Afro-Cuban dance to the US; Pilates mat – no previous experience required, a great body tune up for Pilates lovers or newbies; Contemporary -technique & repertory.

The price per class reduces with each added class. For example, Early Bird fee for a single class is $20. EB fee for two classes is $36 ($18 X 2). The fees continue like that except for the fee for 7 classes which is $63. TAKE ALL THE CLASSES AND ONE OF THEM WILL BE FREE!!!!! WHAT A GREAT DEAL!!!!! EARLY BIRD fees available until Jan. 3, 2015. We are making this easy for you to come and dance: the two dates are not priced separately. Take one class on the 18th and three on the 20th and you get the rate for four classes. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to dance and have a great time. Contact: livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net with any questions. Watch the news on this livelyblog and also on our facebook pages:

facebook/The Lively Foundation   –  facebook/international dance festival silicon valley"                               "pictures: above L to Rt: Leslie Arbogast, Dunham Technique; Etta Walton leading a whole audience in Line Dances; Leslie Friedman, Contemporary; bottom: Leanne Rinelli leading Salsa performance. Amity Johnson, Pilates master teacher.

All pictures from Festival Concert, Aug., 2014.Amity Johnson

 

Posh Bagel Mountain View: THANK YOU!

PoshBTeamSmallGreat big thanks to The Posh Bagel on Castro St., in Mountain View, CA. For all three seasons they have supported the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley by donating many varieties of many, MANY bagels. We set these out all day for the Full Day of Dance© participants and before the Festival Concert and during intermission for the audience to enjoy. We are so grateful to Marie, the lovely and generous manager, and her team. Support our Supporters! Visit The Posh Bagel for a great lunch, morning coffee and bagels, special treats throughout the day. Here is Marie at The Posh Bagel and Marie with her team. They are all as talented as they are good looking!MarieCloseThe Lively Foundation says,”THANKS!”

IDF@SV: Artist/Teachers Perform

The International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley offers dancers, non-dancers, the dance audience an opportunity to study with and watch the finest artist teachers in their fields. In Summer, 2014, our third season, Leanne Rinelli came from Buffalo, NY, to teach and perform Salsa; Leslie Arbogast came from San Diego, CA, to teach and perform Dunham technique/Afro-Haitian dance; Sohini Ray came from Santa Monica, CA, to teach and perform Manipuri, a classical dance of India; Audreyanne Delgado tap danced her way from Alameda, CA; Etta Walton came from Palo Alto, CA, to teach and lead Line dancing; Amity Johnson, a much sought after Pilates teacher has taught Pilates mat at all three seasons; she teaches in Menlo Park & Palo Alto; Artistic Director Leslie Friedman has based her work at the Mountain View Masonic Center since 1996. Participants in IDF@SV benefit from this wealth of talent, training, and experience. Photos: (L) Leanne Rinelli performs No Seas Cobarde; (Rt) Leslie Arbogast performs Where the River Meets the Ocean, a tribute to Ocun, AfroCuban/AfroBrazilian goddess of the river & love."                               ""                               "

INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL@SV: HUGE Success

"                               ""                               " "                               ""                               ""                               ""                               "The audience filled the auditorium. The only time there were empty seats was when Etta Walton invited everyone up to do Line dances with her. The Festival Concert was a tremendous success. The art of Leslie Arbogast, Audreyanne Covarrubias & Megan Ivey, Sohini Ray, Leanne Rinelli, Etta Walton truly captivated everyone. Hats off to the Festival Dancers: Kerry Aradhya, Myu Campbell, Vanessa Nudd Chapman, Julie Van Gelder. The Festival Concert was a brilliant finale to the intensive week of dancing that preceded it. Audience members, Festival Dancers, and artist/teachers all were asking about plans for next year before this Concert had even ended. Photos: (L to R, top to bottom) Etta Walton leads the audience; Audience dancing; More audience dancing; Sohini Ray, an ecstatic moment in Kaliyadaman; Audreyanne Delgado & Megan Ivey tap & even juggle in Mixed Nut Medley; Leanne Rinelli calls the moves for Rueda de Casino Salsa with Myu Campbell, Julie Van Gelder, Leslie Arbogast, Vanessa Nudd, Leslie Friedman. Photos courtesy Merv Chapman.

Salsa for Everyone! Come to Dance!

Leanne Rinelli, our Salsa teacher, says absolutely anyone can take her Monday-Friday Salsa classes. You do not need to be an advanced dancer or even someone who takes dance classes at all. This is Salsa for everyone! She will teach footwork and a circle dance. You will have plenty of time in each class to learn. No special training, no partner, no dance experience required. This will be fantastic and fun. Leanne is a great teacher who is eager to share the dance with you. Contact Livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net and sign up now!LeanneSmallPicture: Leanne Rinelli

Scholarship Aide for Dancing!

Dollars for dancing are still available. Don’t wait any longer. Dreaming of dancing this summer but worried about the costs? Our Festival can still offer you financial help. Contact us livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net  and let us know you want to study, create, perform. The artist/teachers are eager to help you dance your best dances. The Festival opens on August 11; email us now. Dollar

Los Altos Town Crier Features IDF@SV

That terrific newspaper, The Los Altos Town Crier, featured the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley in its most recent issue. LATC recognizes our Festival as a wonderful addition to the life of its community. The feature was in “Mountain View on the Move.” The Festival certainly does get Mountain View MOVING! Here’s the link to the article:

www.losaltosonline.com/…/mountain-view…/47987-lively-foundation-hosts- dance-festival

Tune up your technique! Try something you’ve never done before! Have a wonderful time! Come dance with us. FULL DAY OF DANCE© August 16; FESTIVAL CONCERT August 17. Do it!mail-2