Spread it like a virus.. The biggest FREE photography event in the country is happening on May 4! Lectures and live shoots from the best filipino photographers, great raffle items, awesome exhibit, booze, and everything nice.. Save the date and share to all your friends. Leggo!
Finally! A ballet school for kids ages 2 to 5! Yes, I know there are other ballet schools for kids, like Twinkle Toes Ballet and Music Academy and Pink Toes Center for the Performing and Musical Arts, but these schools are either too far away from where we live or have a minimum age of 4. I had, for example, for the longest time, eyed Twinkle Toes because it offered baby ballet, but I found Fairview to be too far. Pink Toes has a branch in Antipolo but the kids have to be at least 4 years old.
So when my friend Miela Sayo started letting everyone know about her Little Ballet school, I was ecstatic! It is specifically for little children, and more importantly, it can be set up near you. Think: “ballet classes come to you!” and I was really happy.
Miela Sayo has been dancing since the age of five. She has trained with various ballet schools both in Manila and in Sydney, Australia. Radaike School of Ballet, Effie Nanas, Air Dance, Sydney Dance Company and Mango Dance School, to name a few. Teacher Miela is also a pre-school teacher, and a dance teacher for children.
Like most of her students, Miela found her appreciation of ballet through one memorable ballet teacher, years ago. Teacher Violeta has inspired Miela to be the best dancer that she can be, through careful instruction and encouraging her little imagination. Miela has grown up to love dance. She never stopped dancing and exploring the performing arts since.
LITTLE BALLET MISSION
Little Ballet strives to develop an early appreciation for ballet in young children through play, encouraging them to stretch their imagination while still mastering the discipline that ballet requires.
LITTLE BALLET VISION
Little Ballet envisions a generation of young dancers who will love the art of ballet. Starting children at a young age, Little Ballet aims to develop dance appreciation in children through creative and imaginative learning.
Little Ballet offers a creative and unique ballet programme for pre-schoolers, ages 2 until 5 years old. The teachers are trained to teach the themed programme in an imaginative and non-traditional manner while instilling ballet techniques and discipline in all our classes.
Little Ballet currently has two classes:
In celebration of National Arts Month 2013, Young Artists’ Studio is giving the biggest discount ever for registrations until February 15, 2013. Get 30% off the workshop fee, inclusive of materials on any art program offered this season.
Terms & Conditions:
- Discount is available for group sessions and one-on-one sessions; not applicable to home classes.
- Discount is applicable to cash payments of full registration fee. Other modes of payment won’t qualify for the discount.
- Discount applicable in 2 branches: YAS Visayas Ave. and YAS Greenhills.
- Workshop sessions are valid until March 31 only. Remaining workshop sessions unavailed after March 31 will be forfeited.
- Student shall subscribe to YAS e-newsletter mailing list and like YAS Facebook page.
- For list of workshop fees, visit www.youngartistsstudio.ph
- Registrations are non-transferrable.
- Students shall submit a confirmed schedule specifying workshop dates to attend. Workshop session is forfeited when a student misses a class after confirmation.
YAS SCHEDULE OF ART CLASSES February-March 2013
One whole day of *Art+Culture+Music+Dance+Prayers+Ritual+Workshops+Eco Bazaar*
This year we come together once again in celebration of the annual Earthdance 2012 Global Festival for Peace, aligned with the International Day of Peace, held in 500 locations and 80 countries around the world, including the Philippines. Since its inception in 1997 it has become the largest Dance and Peace event in the world.
This year, we’re inviting you to dance your way to a cleaner Philippines. With our city under water after only a few minutes of strong rain, never has it been more obvious that our attitude to trash needs a serious overhaul. It’s time to ditch the junk once and for all and get funky. We have a great line up of local and foreign bands, music and workshops, a solar powered dance-floor, a trash converter and much much more. All proceeds from this year’s festival will go towards the “Litter-Free/Flood-free Country” Project. For starters, we mean to buy enough proper garbage bins to give to every home in Metro Manila. “EarthDance Festival Manila 2012: More Funk, Less Junk.” Let’s get moving!
**ACTIVITY Line up**
Global Synchronized Prayer for Peace
Indigenous Unity Blessing and
Live DJ’s and World Music Performances
Fire & Hoop Dancers
Interactive Art Installations
Green Market and Organic Food Bazaar
Green Smoothie Drinking Contest by Sunshine Daydream
Tribal Wine and Elixirs
Indigenous Healing Therapies
Early Morning Tai Chi & Yoga
Children’s Creative Space
Eco Wellness Workshops
Art & Culture Workshops
Exhibit of Sustainable & Recycled Art Pieces
Showcase of Filipino Inventions
Visit the official website: http://www.earthdancemanila.com/
Silly People’s Improv Theater (SPIT), the county’s premiere improvisational theater troupe, will be celebrating its tenth anniversary by mounting the MANILA IMPROV FEST 2012: The First Philippine International Improv Festival, from June 28 to July 1 at the College of St. Benilde and at Quantum Cafe.
Founded by actor Gabe Mercado in June 2002, SPIT differs from the usual stand-up comedy routines as its performances fully involve the audience. SPITperforms scenes, songs and games completely based on audience suggestions, just like in the popular British and American show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
SPIT is mounting the MANILA IMPROV FEST 2012, which will feature performances from improv groups from Cebu,Bacolod, Xiamen, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taichung and Los Angeles alongside SPIT.
The MANILA IMPROV FEST 2012 will also have workshops conducted by some notable improv practitioners, including Gabe Mercado, Gabby Fernandez of Bacolod’s Kinengkoy Comedy Expressand internationally-renowned improv teachers Shaun Landry, Artistic Director of Oui Be Negroes andfounder of The West Coast Improv Alliance, and Tom Farnan who has performed with The Second City, Annoyance Theater, IO and ComedySportz of Chicago and The Second City in Las Vegas.
In age-appropriate workshops, students embark on fun-filled dramatic journeys. All these will be facilitated by graduates of Theater in UP and practitioners of Theater in and out of the university- Ohm David, Arkel Mendoza and Katte Sabate under the guidance of Dulaang UP mentors Dr. Alexander Cortez and Dexter Santos.
Tuition fee is P 5,500 inclusive of workshop materials and culminating recital. For inquiries, please contact the Dulaang UP Office at 926-1349, 981-8500 local 2449 or 433-7840.