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Introduction to Okinawan Dance

Info: Feb 12-Mar 12, 2017 • Sun • 1:00-3:00pm • Music Building, Room 116 • $54 • Register online HERE or call 956-8246.

Experience Okinawan culture through dance in this introductory class. Participants will learn selected dances from the Okinawan classical and folk traditions.
No experience necessary and no performance required. Bring tabi or socks to class.

Yukie Shiroma is a third-generation Okinawan-American born in Hawai`i. She has a MFA degree in dance from the University of Hawai`i. In 1987 she started the dance program at Mid-Pacific Institute where she served as Director of Dance until 2006. For over thirty years, Shiroma has studied Okinawan classical dance and theatre with Master Instructor, Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone, director of Jimpu Kai USA Kin Ryosho Ryukyu Geino Kenkyusho. In 2006 Shiroma received her teacher certification from Nakasone sensei. The same year she received an Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Shiroma currently teaches Okinawan dance in the University of Hawai`i Department of Theatre and Dance.

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