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Photos from our 16th Annual Thanks-Giving dance by donation with Village Volunteers

We had a glorious time! Here are just a few shots from this beloved and successful fundraiser. Many thanks to our beautiful musicians, Caxambu, Denny Stern, Thierno Diop, Shemayim Elohim, Jay Braverman and Lance Lu. And to all who participated and contributed to this event. We’ve raised close to $3,000 so far which translates into…

Click for details about this special event!

Move in the heart of rhythm
with this lively, accessible mix of traditional and contemporary poly-rhythmic styles. The simplicity of the format invites each dancer to cultivate their own joyful, personal experience inside roots oriented group movement.

Customized daily for mixed levels, this class deepens movement skills, cultivates strength, ease and nuance, while tuning into well being with some of the best music the world has to offer.

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"Wassa Dance is an experience in connecting ancient rhythms to the soul body in motion. It all starts from the ground up. Lara has a way of teaching you how to move with insight, clarity and exuberance. I noticed ways of moving and details of the dance I had never thought of before. Lara has a strong ability to bring your attention to the subtleties of African dance without losing the passion and joy of expression. She has a warrior's heart, a dancer's grace and she can get you shaking your booty in no time flat!"
- Kerry Jo Finney: teacher, counselor, dancer, dreamer
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All levels + drop ins welcome.