Profile of an Arts Group
At any given day at MoonDance Dynamic Arts School, you may find yourself moving to the live upbeat percussion rhythms of West Africa or joyfully learning the art and technique of the West African Djembe. You might be inspired to join lively Bhangra dancing or embrace the spirit of Modern dance. A world of creative passion is yours to engage at MoonDance.
MoonDance Dynamic Arts School is a vibrant cultural and creative hub located based on Vancouver Island for over 11 years. Known for celebrating diversity and cultural understanding through the dance, music and the arts, MoonDance offers a wide range of classes and workshops for all to enjoy.
Artistic Director Lynn Weaver has been dancing all of her life and loves sharing her passion for dance with the community. She has studied extensively across a range of disciplines and believes that each person who participates in learning dance from another culture contributes to the preservation of multiculturalism on this planet. To this end MoonDance employs a varied range of instructors from the local community as well as Africa and around the world who embrace dance, movement and music as a celebration of life.
Classes and workshops are varied and include West African Dance (classes for all ages), West African Drumming (Djembe), Baby and Me West African, Kids Creative Dance, Yoga, Adult Ballet, Asana Dance, Modern, Contact Improvisation, Hip Hop, Pilates, Composition and Performance Art for Kids and fitness classes, among others.
MoonDance believes in the power of community and participates in a number of community building initiatives including a partnership with the nonprofit society Matoto. Matoto is a grassroots organization that uses the arts to channel the natural desire to connect in meaningful ways. They are currently building a much needed school in Guinea Africa. www.matoto.org
Starting in January 2011, MoonDance has a new home at the beautiful Art House in Shawnigan Lake Village, 1756 Wilmot Avenue. MoonDance welcomes the public to enjoy the Art House with an open house on Sunday January 9th from 2:00 - 5:00pm. The day features free workshops, demonstrations and performances for all ages. We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information please visit our web site: www.moondancearts.ca or you can call 250.743.5846 or email firstname.lastname@example.org