Program Director and Artistic Director - Ms. Sharon Shakur, MA

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Gobble Gobble!

Gobble Gobble!
“To make the throaty sound of a turkey”
Source:  Standard Dictionary

Enjoy this Thanksgiving Day with an open heart of peace, hospitality, and gratitude.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Winter Holiday Show Bonanza

Join Student s from the Dance with Books afterschool program as they present their Winter Holiday Shows.

Trotter School
Dec. 9
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Mather  School
Dec. 12
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Family friendly Dance Events to ring in the Holiday Season.  See you there!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Great Way to End the School Year

I just wrapped up several dance performances.  My students did a great job!  Here are some photos.
Dance with Books Students perform "La Raspa", a folklorico dance from Mexico.

During the performance, Parents are invited to dance with their children.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Dance with Books Winter Dance Presentation

Students in Dance with Books danced wonderfully at the Winter Dance Presentation.  It was also great that the Parents participated in a dance activity. 

For the Dance Presentation, Students performed Pandogo, an African Dance from Ghana.  Then, Students created movements to the book “Watch Me Dance.”  They did character walks to interpret the characters in The Nutcracker.  For their last dance, they created letter shapes and danced with a partner. Then, Parents were asked to participate.  The Parents and their children created movements using colorful scarves.  They took turns copying each other.  Parents were also given a “Letter Shapes Dance” Worksheet as a fun activity to do with their children at home.


Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Master Dance Class in Los Angeles

The Master Dance Class in Los Angeles was a success!  Participants included:  Bianca, Dancer and College Student, Steven, Dancer and College Student, and Special Guest, Professor Sharon, Dance Director at Los Angeles Southwest College.  I enjoyed teaching the class.  Bianca and Steven danced beautifully.  We did a progressive warm-up, some challenging across the floor sequences, and choreography phrases. To close class, we did cool-down stretches and took a bow.  Bravo!  Kudos to Professor Sharon  for taking great photos of the class.  Remember – Make Time to Keep Dancing!