Ready to up your taiko game? The Advanced Skills Class is for you!
|WHEN:||Wednesdays: 8:00 – 10:00 pm
April 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14
(June 21 for potential cancellation date)
|WHERE:||Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD|
|FEE:||$220 for class series (8 sessions) or $35 drop-in rate|
Are you looking to fine-tune your form, tighten-up your technique and sharpen your taiko skills? The Spring 2017 session of the Advanced Skills Class will focus on NANAME UCHI! And, particularly, MATSURI!
Naname uchi is a style developed in the Tokyo area and then around the US as a particularly engaging, movement-strong drumming style. Origins come from the local temple festival styles which were more formalized by the group Oedo Sukeroku. “Matsuri” (meaning “festival”) is a generic term given in the U.S. to a common song based on traditional rhythms found at Obon festivals around Japan.
Please note that this is NOT a beginners class, this is more akin to TRAINING. The pacing will be faster than other classes as well as the expectations on the participants being higher. Not sure if this class is right for you? Contact Mark H and he can help you determine if you are ready!
Instructor’s permission required for enrollment.