Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Coming this Summer: First Steps in Tibetan Dancing | Khaita Joyful Dances

Tsegyalgar East invites you to learn the basics of Khaita Dancing in preparation for our participation in the 250th Anniversary of the town of Conway.

Khaita Dance "practice" is held most Tuesday evenings at the Yellow Schoolhouse in Conway- 5:00 PM. All are welcome. 

June 10th, 2017 Class
First Steps in Tibetan Dancing | Khaita Joyful Dances

Step-by-Step instruction on how to perform Tibetan dancing with simple dances. While learning the simplest of Khaita Joyful Dances, we will go through basic steps of Tibetan dances and explore what Khaita means in theory and in our own experience.

TIME: 9-11am and 3-5pm
LOCATION: Shang Shung Institute of America/Tsegyalgar East18 Schoolhouse Rd. Conway, MA

June 11th, 2017 Class

Next Step with Tibetan Circle Dances | Khaita Joyful Dances

In this workshop we will focus on circle dances (kordro) that have more unique movements requiring a little extra explanation and training. We will cover dances such as Ten-jung De-kyid (Stable Happiness) and Ma-jai Dos-gar (The Peacock Dance).

It is recommended that you take the first part of the workshop on Saturday, June 10th or are comfortable with basic level Khaita Joyful Dances dances to participate.

TIME: 9-11am and 3-6pm
LOCATION: Shang Shung Institute of America/Tsegyalgar East
18 Schoolhouse Rd. Conway, MA

Please Join us Friday June 9th for a free intro to the workshop. More details here:

Khaita means “Harmony in space." Khaita dances teach us each to be aware of our own movement in the space around us. In dancing we also learn to be present to the interior shifting of thoughts and emotions. As we cultivate this relaxed presence in movement, harmony and joy develop naturally.

The choreography of these dances is based on the rhythms and melodies of the songs of young contemporary Tibetan singers, rich in the imagery of life on the “Roof of the World," just as the songs are. It shows the vitality of an ancient culture whose core motivation has, for centuries, been the happiness of all beings, in harmony with the environment where they live.

Instructors: Katya and Matthew Schmookler, certified Khaita Joyful Dance instructors, authorized by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and recognized by CID.

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