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Nihon Buyoh Classes



Our next introductory class will be:

DATES: January 10 - April 4 (10 sessions - no classes 1/17, 2/21/, 3/21)
TIMES: Tuesdays 7-8pm
LOCATION: Carousel Theatre Small Studio - 1411 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
COST: $220
There will also be a $40 (plus GST) cost for the purchase of a dance fan.

NOTE - This class will be limited to 4 participants due to the studio size. Please register soon!

We occasionally offer an 8-12 week introductory course teaches some of the forms, aesthetics and context of nihon buyoh. It is open to dancers, actors and anyone interested in Japanese dance or culture. No previous dance experience is necessary. These classes are limited to 4-8 participants depending on studio size.

Introductory classes involve learning one or two short dances as an introduction to female form (onnagata) and male form (otokogata). There is also some video-viewing of dance performances and an overview of the background of kabuki dance and nihon buyoh. Classes are taught in English with some Japanese.

Participants are required to wear tabi (Japanese split-toed socks) or white socks and, if possible, a yukata (cotton kimono). If you have a yukata, but don't know how to put it on - we can teach you!

For more details call 604.607.5978 or contact info(at)tomoearts.org.

WE ALSO OFFER ONGOING PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS...please call or email us for details.


TomoeArts classes are featured in The Georgia Straight. See the article here.