September 12, 2019 @ 7:30PM — May 7, 2020 @ 8:45PM
Adult Open Classes: Umfundalai African Dance with Erin Bryce Holmes
All classes are $15. Classes must be paid for online only. All purchases for open classes must be made by 6pm the day of classes. After that time purchases will be closed. Classes end May 9, 2020.
Welcome to Umfundalai (ma-foon-da-la), a Kiswahili word meaning, “essential”. This contemporary Pan- African dance technique draws from movements and traditions of the African Diaspora. The technique espouses a wholistic view of the body and the arts including theater, drumming, song, masquerade, and vocalization. The codified technique of Umfundalai stands on the shoulders of the Katherine Dunham and Pearl Primus techniques, it is great cardio and history all in one class! Open Level.
Instructor: Erin Bryce Holmes, M.S., LCAT, BC-DMT
Located in the Sugar Hill district, the Dance Theatre of Harlem School is a private studio school which provides world-class training in ballet and diverse dance disciplines. Support for Dance Theatre of Harlem's 2018/2019 School and Community programs made possible in part by: Anonymous; Con Edison; David/Dauray Family Fund; Disney Worldwide Services; The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation; Elephant Rock Foundation; Ford Foundation; Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation; Howard Gilman Foundation; The Dubose & Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund; The Klein Family Foundation; George Lucas Family Foundation; John L. McHugh Foundation; Margaret T. Morris Foundation; New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer; City Council Member Mark Levine; Seventh C.D.; City Council Member Bill Perkins; Ninth C.D.; and the Manhattan Borough Delegation; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York Community Trust / Edward & Sally Van Lier Fund; Tatiana Piankova Foundation; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; and The Thompson Family Foundation.