August 24, 2007

Little Dancer Children Program

The 1st ever children dance program that combines 3 art forms! For ages 5 – 12+ years old

a) This program is written to expose students to dance, yoga and capoeira as an art form.

b) This program are conducted in 12 lessons, approximately 3 months excluding holidays, term breaks, unexpected events, annual concerts, performances, etc.

c) Dance classes are held once a week, with an average of 4 lessons per month.

d) Lessons are approximately 50 mins long.

e) The number of students is 5 -15 per class.

f) Values like discipline, teamwork and responsibility are instilled.

g) Two-way communication models are established between teachers & students.

h) This program is based on three objectives: moving, imitating, and creating.

g) The emphasis is about actively engaging students through participation.

h) Various genres of dance & music are introduced at an early stage to encourage students to express themselves in more ways than one. Yoga asanas and Capoeira movements are modified to stimulate the creativity and agility in children.

There will be 2 Free trial classes on September 8th and 15th, from 5.30pm - 6.20pm. Parents and children are invited to come and participate.

There is a Buy 2 Free 1 promotion running in conjunction with these trial classes. Please call & confirm your participation 017-330 7244.

"I think, therefore I am. I participate, therefore I am."

August 19, 2007

What is capoeira?

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art that combines elements of dance, music, theatre, culture and fighting. In some ways, Capoeira can be categorised as a martial art, a dance, or even an artistic expression of sorts.

Students doing the ‘ginga’. The ample space gives the students plenty of room for expression.

Practitioners and students may choose to develop the art according to their preferences, be it music or the cultural evocations that comes along with it. Capoeira is about learning the art, and making it yours.

Here at Living Arts, the art is taught with a wholesome syllabus that combines a healthy lifestyle with brazilian culture. Music and expression are important elements that are constantly cultivated throughout the class.

Music session after a typical class. Students are encouraged to sing and play instruments

Anyone can practise Capoeira. Contrary to public misconception, it is not something only young, strong men can learn. Capoeira is a 'street dance' created for women, children, the old and the young. Kids as young as 5 years of age and the elderly over 50 years can indulge themselves in this art. You need only to be young at heart.

If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you be?
Drop by our on-going class everyday Saturday 10.00am-11.30am. Free Trial.
Contributed by Ligeiro

August 16, 2007

A Night to Remember

The Event: Rotary Club of Kelana Jaya Installation Night on July 7

A collaborative dance performance by Living Arts Dance Studio, Celestar Studio of Performing Arts, Reaper's Rhythm, and many friends from other studios. We were dancing to Song Medley - Michael Jackson, So Excited - Janet Jackson, Listen - Beyonce Knowles, Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake.

We burn the floor even before the party started!