South San Francisco, CA April 30, 2020 Submitted by Philein Wang, Artistic Director/Founder of ZiRu Dance/Silicon Valley Dance Festival
In response to Covid-19, Ziru Dance & Silicon Valley Dance Festival are offering donation-based online movement and dance lessons to the public, specifically for those in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Francisco counties. As a community, we do not need to stop moving!
With so many people isolated, stressed and overburdened with the responsibilities of working at home and homeschooling their children, dance offers a unique somatic intervention for replenishing energy, processing emotions as well as having fun. This somatic practice works for complete beginners on up to the professionals teaching our classes because movement provides the jump start necessary for processing emotions, exercising, and an excuse to just have fun!
These classes are offered in real-time with live instructors, as well as video format for people to watch at their convenience. Please see the attached flyer for more information and instructions to sign up. We would be happy to tailor our offerings for specific people/groups and purposes as necessary.
We have had a positive response so far in our community with over 80 students of all ages participating in break dancing, hip hop, urban contemporary, ballet, modern and fitness – with options for all levels. Currently, we are working with 3 schools and the Park and Rec Center of San Mateo County. We aim to make movement and dance a part of a healing toolkit for our community during this challenging time.
I look forward to hearing back from you!
ZIRU DANCE | www.zirudance.com
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ZiRu Dance Now Offers FREE Online Classes!
As dancers, we crave expression through mobility. Do you and/or your children want to move? Are you looking for outlets for creativity? For physical activity? For emotional processing? Us too! Exercise and raising endorphins are linked to people’s overall happiness, and at a time like this, many people are cut off from their usual ways to work out and/or move. We do not need to stop moving. Let us help you!
We are excited to share the continuation of our FREE virtual dance classes for those in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Our dance classes come with personalized attention and are focused on creative expression.
ZiRu Dance offers a variety of leveled instruction taught by world-class professional dancers (you may have seen them perform before for our dance festival). They would normally be performing live, but are now available to teach dance classes from their living room to yours! We offer classes in break dancing, hip hop, urban contemporary, ballet, modern, and fitness – with options for all levels. Classes are geared toward ages 9 and up, with some classes specifically tailored to older children and adults. Group and private lessons in each style are also available; feel free to contact us to set up more classes just for your groups.
Please find below links to sign up for free/donation-based classes and to share with your groups!