DANCE AROUND THE WORLD

HOW ABOUT SOME DANCING TO LIGHT UP YOUR HOLIDAY SPIRITS. I’M LAUNCHING MY *DANCE AROUND THE WORLD CLASS* IN L. A. CALIFORNIA AT HM157:

SOME BACKGROUND ON HM157 – A PLACE & A COMMUNITY THAT ALIGNS WELL WITH THE PHILOSOPHY OF HEALTH HABITRAVELS ~

“Historical Monument # 157 on the California Historical landmark list. As far as what hm157 stands for spiritually & politically:

Our Community Creative Space is dedicated to the propagation of all positive possibilities* All that we do is in the name of LOVE & unbridled creativity. We function as a Gallery, a multi-purpose art work space, a farm, a location for public and private events, film/video/photo shoots, film screenings, community workshops, lectures & fundraisers.

What makes our little Family Business stand out, is just how much we pride individuality and self determination. Our resident artists all have very different beliefs and passions, that complement each other beautifully. We exemplify how Creativity & Cooperation is the key to Freedom & Security*

But these blessings don’t come easy my friends, there are no short cuts when building you own slice of Heaven on Earth in which to thrive in. The environment we aim to create, is that of Self Constructiveness & highlight that it is Self Destruction that keeps our movements from being successful decade after decade. Our actions are meant to send out positive undulations into the community and art world at large. We see Good, Clean Fun as a universal need, work & play can become one if your heart is in he right place.

As we grow towards Independence, we seek out the ancient wisdom of our Native Americans & aim to tie it into our art, music, farming, new technology & communication. Through self expression and celebration, we unite with our entire community & together we shall sever our ties to the corporate machines that perpetuates slavery under every rock & in every Third world country. We will become Producers, rather than consumers.

We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we do want to embolden The Truth and mean to encourage others to follow suit. We feel very strongly that Art, Music & Fashion should elicit positive change and put down evil. Be inspiring, encouraging & loving….and you will find your dreams coming true*”

PLEASE JOIN ME IN LINCOLN HEIGHTS @ HM157!

PUT ON YOUR DANCING SHOES.  GET READY FOR A CLASS THAT TAKES YOU TIME TRAVELING AND GLOBE TROTTING.

EACH 90 MINUTE CLASS I’LL TAKE YOU THROUGH THE BASICS OF DIFFERENT DANCES FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

* NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
* IT’S FUN.  IT’S HEALTHY.
* IT’S SOCIAL NETWORKING THE OLD FASHION WAY.
*BRING A PARTNER OR COME ON YOUR OWN.

THERE WILL BE A FEEL GOOD WARM-UP, THEN A BREAK DOWN OF THE DANCE, FOLLOWED BY TIME TO PRACTICE THE MOVES AND DANCE DIVINELY

MY BEING A HISTORY AND CULTURE LOVER I’LL INFORM YOU AS BEST I CAN ABOUT THESE DANCES FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES & ERAS.

SOME DANCES ON THE 2011 AGENDA :

  • 18th and 19th CENTURY ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCES
  • FRENCH FORMS FROM COURT DANCES to THE CAN CAN
  • CELTIC REBEL GIGS AND HIGHLAND FLINGS
  • ROMANTIC POLKAS, MAZURKAS, WALTZE
  • JAZZ AGE CHARLESTON AND JITTERBUG
  • MEXICAN FOLKLORICA
  • SIZZLIN’ SOUTH OF THE BORDER MOVES

ALL HAPPENING AT HM157 LINCOLN HEIGHTS, CALIFORNIA

Each 90 minute class is $15 sliding scale donation. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

To make it a real social there will be libations & tasty tid-bits Pot luck style…. so we encourage folks to bring their specialty*

SATURDAY DECEMBER 4th I’ll introduce a bit of 1920′s dance fun during intermission @ the Bessy Smith tribute night.

SUNDAY 12/12/10 The 1st Dance Around the World Class  starts @ 2PM sharp*.  Scottish Reel to warm up quick, and a flirty English Country Dance follow.  In the Holiday spirit think Charles Dickens and Jane Austin era – wear your dancing shoes, dress in layers, and I encourage you for the fun of it to accessorize in the manner of the era of the dance.

Please do come dance with me – Tannis
Please RSVP to Charon Nogues of HM157′s *The Church of Fashion* at  hmonefiftyseven@gmail.com

JAN 2011 DANCE AROUND WITH WORLD WITH TANNIS: Come kick in the New Year
Sunday, January 30th, 2PM sharp at HM157 in Lincoln Heights.  LEARN THE CAN CAN!

The infamous Can Can (which means scandal) was all the rage in Paris when Degas, Van Gogh and Lautrec walked the cobbled streets of Montmartre, all in the know drank laudanum, and showing an ankle was considered sinful! You can image the ooh-la-la-thrill caused when ladies flashed their ruffled white lingerie (and sometimes bared all) kicked and split their up to the eyeball legs high, so all the world could see EVERYTHING.  The Moulin Rouge show’s were often raided and the performers jailed.  Originally MEN AND WOMEN partnered in the Can Can dance.  For our class we’re going back to those non-sexist routes.

And so – Mesdames et monsieur (don’t be shy guys!) wear clothes that allow you to move with ease  – bring along petticoats and don those pearly white ruffled drawers.  I’ll teach some limber up stretches and then let’s see who can kick the highest.
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED.
$15.00 suggested donation.  Socialize after class over H’or oeuvres and beverages.

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