Category Archives: Classes

Chapbook Making with Debbie Yee, SF, 2/6/12 and 2/13/12

“Hallmark Card Shmallmark Card! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, learn how to screen print and bind your original love poems, short story or other-content chapbooks in multiples.

In two sessions, workshop participants will learn the skills and access equipment to produce hand-bound, screen-printed chapbooks using tabletop Gocco print machines from Japan, needles and thread. Come try out the Gocco, learn about quick and crafty chapbook production or, with advance preparation and planning, print and finish an edition of up to 20 chapbooks of your own, suitable for giving.

A separately-scheduled chapbook reading by emerging and published authors in Celebration of the Chapbook, and an opportunity to sell or trade your chapbook, will follow.”

Classes in Balinese Music, Dance, and Puppetry – Berkeley, Jan-May 2012

“Each season, Gamelan Sekar Jaya offers a series of classes & workshops in both music and dance at our banjar community center and studio. Master Balinese artists-in-residence and senior company members utilize traditional Balinese hands-on teaching methods. Bali’s core values of balance, harmony, and interdependence are evident in both music, dance, and theater, and in their close coordination. See what’s in store for this season!!”

Classes offered: Beginning Gamelan Workshop: Angklung, Gamelan Bamboo Jegog Class, Balinese Dance Classes , Bali Kids, Gamelan Gong Kebyar Class

  • WHERE: GSJ’s Banjar (Community Center)
    3023 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
  • WHEN: Jan-May 2012
  • HOW MUCH: $65-$95 (some offer drop ins)

Japanese Butoh – 6 week dance series starting 1/5/12, Oakland

“Learn and explore fundamentals of Butoh with Judith Kajiwara, Oakland Asian Cultural Center’s 2011/2012 Artist in Resident. Butoh is a slow-motion, focused improvisational dance form that originated in Tokyo, Japan in the late 1950’s.

Each class will focus on a specific element of Butoh dance. You’ll increase your capacity to express from your inner awareness as you work individually and in an ensemble. Wear comfy, loose clothing and be prepared to dance in bare feet.

EVERYONE regardless of age or ability is welcome, and will be taught in a comfortable space that honors everyone’s dance.”

  • WHERE: 388 9th Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607
  • WHEN: Thursdays from Jan 5 – Feb 9, 2012, 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • HOW MUCH: $60 per person for the entire series

India Comes Alive with Music, Dance and Art! – SF, 11/18/11-11/20/11

India Comes Alive

“Teachers from the Milpitas Indian Community Center introduce India’s cultural festivals, dance traditions, and art activities. Learn to dance bhangra like a Bollywood star, make a traditional drum, or create your own colorful floor art. Themes change every month, for detailed schedule, visit This program is offered in partnership with the India Community Center.”

Spotlight on classes: City of Claremont offers Filipino martial arts!

Did you know that? We certainly had no idea!

“Inland Empire Filipino Martial Arts (IEFMA) is your source for Sayoc Kali, Atienza Kali and Lacoste-Inosanto Filipino Martial Arts in Southern California’s Inland Empire.  IEFMA provides instruction in edged, impact and flexible weaponry as well as their unarmed compliments.  Commonly known as Kali, Eskrima or Arnis the Filipino Martial Arts encompass combative strategies and tactics born from centuries of combat, by Filipinos and Filipino Americans.  IEFMA is a Sayoc LA training group, and strives to continue developing and producing the capable individuals that Sayoc LA has fostered throughout Los Angeles and Southern California. ”

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PAWA Presents a Hip-Hop Theater Workshop with Kilusan Bautista at Bindlestiff Studio, 10/23/11, SF

Image design: Bryan Marcelino

“How can the Hip Hop generation reclaim its voice and use the aesthetics of Hip Hop culture for personal healing and cultural empowerment? Universal Filipino, written and performed by Kilusan Bautista, is a solo Hip Hop Theater Production that explores the dual identity processes for Filipino Americans in a modern, multicultural racist America. An excerpt of the full production will be presented along with an in-depth discussion based on the themes of Universal Filipino. Lets share our personal histories in order to move forward as a united community that embraces the personal and political sides of our historical movement.

All ages are welcome to join. Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in.”

Where: Bindlestiff Studio • 185 Sixth Street • San Francisco, CA 94103
When: Sunday October 23, 2011 • 1-4 pm
Tuition: $10-15 sliding scale suggested for students/teachers/artists; $15-25 general. Please make checks payable to PAWA (please write “10/23 workshop” on the memo line)  • PO Box 31928 • San Francisco, CA 94131-0928 (paypal option forthcoming)

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LA – Drop-in voice and hip hop classes now being offered

Teada is now offering DROP IN classes for VOICE BOX and HIP HOP AND COMBAT! RSVP or inquire at