An Introduction to African-Inspired Chair Dancing & Drumming with Tara Murphy
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For the first half of class, Tara will lead stretching and simple dance movements in a chair, while participants dance together to recorded rhythmic music. For the second half of class, participants will play trash cans, buckets, Tupperware, kitchen utensils, or any percussion instruments they may have. First, the group will jam out together with recorded music, then Tara will lead a succession of rhythms.
Tara is an experienced and loving teacher as well as a dynamic performer and cultural ambassador. She began exploring her heritage through African studies at Yale University. Tara was awarded a Yale fellowship to study traditional dance and drumming at the University of Legon in Ghana, West Africa, and has since studied closely with many African and Afro-Caribbean artists.