Great news for everyone who wants to participate in the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley: Price reductions are happening NOW. Do not hesitate; these deals are too good to pass up. New offerings are (1) for the Festival Preview Day, take one class for $12.50; take TWO for $20. (2) for those wanting to take only two of the M2F© workshops, new price is $180. These are great deals for amazing experiences. The Festival Preview classes can be enjoyed by total beginners who have never tried to dance before AND by experienced, even professional dancers. DO NOT MISS THE FUN! and remember that on August 9, Festival Preview Day, you can watch Leanne Rinelli’s fabulous Salsa Demo Performance for FREE, and you can participate in the Gavina Gourmet Coffee Tasting for FREE whether you take a class or not. Special note to those new to IDF@SV or new to dance: during the week, 8/10-8/14, there are definitely dance experiences which welcome YOU. The Salsa class welcomes non-dancers as well as those who Salsa even in their sleep. Do you have a lot of dance training but not in the kinds of dance being offered? NO PROBLEM. You are welcome in all the classes. Did you dance years ago but have not danced recently. NO PROBLEM. Come back to dance. Try something new and have a great time. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more news.
Chinese Performing Arts of America–CPAA–invited The Lively Foundation to present a dance in the 1st Silicon Valley Arts Showcase, July 26, 2-3:30 p.m., at CPAA’s International Performing Arts Center, 6148 Bollinger Road, San Jose. It is an honor and very exciting to be included. Four beautiful dancers will perform Face to Face, a dance choreographed by Leslie Friedman for the Adagio for English Horn & Strings by Mozart. A wonderful group of dancers has been rehearsing the dance every day; now, the performance is about to begin! The program will include both Chinese and Western music and dance. At the same site, there is also an exhibition of painting and calligraphy which opens July 25. Pictures: In rehearsal at the Mountain View Masonic Center, Mountain View, CA, onstage, L to R: Natalie Duong, Katy Walter, Laila Waheed, Leelianna Fezli; standing, L to R: Leelianna Fezli, Laila Waheed, Natalie Duong, Katy Walter.
Get a taste of the many flavors of the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley. Come to the Festival Preview at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St, Mtn. View, CA. Events run from noon to whenever the wonderful Gavina Gourmet Coffee company runs out of aromatic, smooth, delicious coffee for their FREE coffee tasting. Coffee Tasting begins promptly at 4 p.m. The Lively Foundation is proud to have Gavina as a Lead Sponsor of IDF@SV 2015.
Sample a dance class! Go ahead, just give it a try. You will have so much fun doing it. The Festival Preview offers a drop in class in Dunham Technique (Afro-Haitian) dance, noon-1:15 p.m., taught by Leslie Arbogast, a dancer with national recognition as a leader in Dunham Dance. Mixed levels, beginners-pros welcome. It’s great to find out how many parts of your body can move!
Or, try the Cuban Salsa, 1:30-2:45 p.m., taught by Leanne Rinelli. It’s rhythmic, fun, sensual. No partner is necessary. Any level, beginner and up. Ms Rinelli studied Cuban dance and music in Havana. You will have a blast trying this class.
OR, do not take a class at all! You are still welcome to attend the FREE Salsa Demo Performance AND the FREE GAVINA COFFEE TASTING. What a great day! Leanne Rinelli leads the Salsa performance. This is going to inspire you to spend the next 5 days coming to dance class. You will not want to sit still when you feel that rhythm in you. When was the last time you felt so great as you really are? Here’s the schedule for the Festival Preview. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Dunham class is Noon-1:15 p.m.; Salsa class is 1:30-2:45 p.m.; Salsa Demo begins at 3:15; Gavina Gourmet Coffee Tasting begins at 4 p.m. Come for the whole day or pick your events; a fabulous time is waiting for you! For information: email@example.com or call 650/969-4110. Costs for classes: Mention this Livelyblog post get half price; register for the Festival; get half price. Full price: $25/$36.
Here it is: the class schedule for your most wonderful dancing week. Please note: (1) there are differences day to day, especially MWF schedules compared to Tues & Thursday, and (2) there are two venues, our Headquarters at the Mountain View Masonic Center, and the nearby Pacific Ballet Academy, 1095 Wright Ave., Mountain View.
MONDAY and WEDNESDAY, August 10 & 12
12:00 – 1:30 Classical Chinese adults & teens Mtn. View Masonic Center 1:30 – 3:00 Contemporary Dance Mtn. View Masonic Center 3:15 – 4:45 Salsa Mtn. View Masonic Center 6:00 – 7:30 Choreo-cubator© Pacific Ballet Academy 7:30 – 9:00 Dunham Technique (Afro-Haitian) Pacific Ballet Academy
TUESDAY, August 11
9:00 am -10:30 Contemporary Dance meets at Mtn. View Masonic Center 10:30 -12:00 Classical Chinese for Adults meets at the Mtn. View Masonic Center 12:00 – 1:30 Classical Chinese for ages 12-14 meets at the Mtn. View Masonic Center 1:30 – 3:00 Dunham Technique meets at the Mtn. View Masonic Center 6:00 – 7:30 Choreo-cubator© meets at Mtn. View Masonic Center 7:30 – 9:00 Salsa meets at Mtn. View Masonic Center
THURSDAY, August 13
9:00 am -10:30 Contemporary Dance meets at Mountain View Masonic Center 10:30 -12:00 Classical Chinese for Adults meets at Mountain View Masonic Center 12:00 – 1:30 Classical Chinese age 12-14 meets at the Mtn. View Masonic Center 1:30 – 3:00 Salsa meets at the Mtn. View Masonic Center 6:00pm – 7:30 Choreo-cubator© meets at Pacific Ballet Academy 7:30 – 9:00 Dunham Technique meets at Pacific Ballet Academy
FRIDAY, August 14
10:30am -12:00 Classical Chinese for Adults meets at Mountain View Masonic Center 12:00 – 1:30 Classical Chinese age 12-14 meets at Mountain View Masonic Center 1:30 – 3:00 Contemporary Dance meets at Mountain View Masonic Center 3:15 – 4:45 Dunham Technique meets at Pacific Ballet Academy 6:00 – 7:15 Choreo-Cubator© meets at Mountain View Masonic Center 7:30 – 9:00 Salsa meets at Mountain View Masonic Center