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      Children's Dance Classes, Ujima Center for Dance Arts in Philadelphia

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      February 16, 2019

      Saturday  12:30 PM (on various days)

      1646 Ridge Avenue
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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      Children's Dance Classes, Ujima Center for Dance Arts

      The Ujima Center for Dance Arts is open and offering classes in ballet , jazz, hip hop, contemporary modern dance and African dance for youth ages 6 to 17 years. Classes are taught by experienced and qualified instructors in the business. Students receive annual recital opportunities and we have affordable rates.  Schedule: Saturdays 12.30: 4 to 5 years Ballet 1.30: 6 to 12 years Ballet 2.30: 6 to 15 years Modern Dance 3.30: 6 to 17 years Jazz Hip Hop Come try a free dance class at Ujima Center For Dance Arts For more information call: 267/882/3799 or Website: About the Founder Artistic Director of Ujima Dance Theatre: Shana El ( Dance Teacher, Choreographer), has been involved in the dance arts since age 11 in 1985 . She began her training at Philadanco, then to the Philadanco Training Program, The Creative and Performing Arts High School and the University Of The Arts where she studied dance under top professors; Roni Koresh, Pat Thomas for Graham technique, Faye Snow, Milton Myers for Horton technique and Wayne St. David. She is a 1994 and 2010 awardee of the CEC New Edge Mix Performance Series. She has performed and presented work at the Painted Bride Art Center, Conwell Dance Theater,  The Philadelphia Arts Bank, Penns Landing, The Venice Island Performing Arts Center and much more. Shana is a faculty member of 18 years with the Bowman School of Dance in Cherry Hill New Jersey where she teaches intermediate advanced modern dance and jazz, and former instructor at the Monarch School of Dance where she taught Contemporary/Modern Dance and was selected in February 2017 to instruct a master modern dance class. She has taught at many different dance schools and youth programs in Philadelphia and New Jersey. In 2015 and 2016 received a teaching artist residency at Bridgeton High School in N.J. to teach youth modern dance and Dunham Technique.  Shana worked for years as a solo artist and has self produced and choreographed her own productions , such as A Journey Through Consciousness, Presented at All The Way Live Restaurant in April 2015, a combination of spoken word and dance. Shana also is a former member of The Requisite Movers, a choreographers group for women of African Descent, where she choreographed and performed her work Southern Breeze at the Community Education Center's Meeting House Theater in November 2015. Shana recently collaborated with Sister's Laying Down Hands at the Artist bash for the Barnes Foundation in July 2018.  Currently she is the Artistic Director of Ujima Dance Theatre formed in September 2016. Ujima has presented work at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center, The Painted Bride, The CHI Movement Arts Center, and the Community Education Center, Meeting House Theater.

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