PERFORMANCES & EVENTS
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Deborah Vaughn, celebration Guest Speaker
Celebrating Juneteenth 2022
Classes & Events
Saturday, June 18
Please join us as we celebrate and honor Juneteenth Freedom Day
Everyone welcome at all events!
The classes are $20/each and free for Black identified folks.
Juneteenth Events are FREE for Black identified folks.
Choose the pass, Juneteenth Celebration FREE Pass at checkout!
Please rsvp for each event to reserve your spot, including for Deborah's talk.
Register for all classes through Union.fit
10:30a - 12:30p
Intermediate Contemporary Dance (Adults, In-Person) w/Erik Lee
This contemporary class will explore dynamic movement that is rooted in Ballet and Modern dance movement vocabulary, like Cunningham infused with movement concepts in African diasporic dance genres and Talawa movement technology.
1 - 3p
Afrofusion (Adults, In-Person) w/ Yeni Lucero
Afrofusion is a community dance class that empowers the individual to own their movement expression through the lens of Afro-Dance: Afrobeats, Afrohouse, Amapiano, Traditional West African Dance along with Contemporary (Dunham/Limon) & Hip-Hop.
3:15 - 5:15p
Haitian Folkloric Dance (Adults, In-Person) w/Portsha Jefferson
This workshop introduces the technique of Haitian Folkloric dance. Representing various nations such as Mayi, Ibo and Nago, each dance has its own distinctive character, choreography and spirit. Expect a high energy class in celebration of a rich, spiritual tradition.
Refreshments and networking "open studio" at the Center. Join us for a hosted social hour.
6 - 7p
To conclude the Juneteenth Celebration Events at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Bay Area dance leader Deborah Vaughan will speak about Black dance in the East Bay, Ruth Beckford's work and her legacy, and Deborah's own journey and esteemed career.