May 29, 2017

Four Weeks of Southern Italian Folk Dance Mondays at the Bernie Wohl Center

Photo courtesy of Iwona Adamczyk
Goddard Riverside's Bernie Wohl Center
647 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024

Folk singer Michela Musolino will teach 4 one hour and fifteen minute workshops on traditional Southern Italian Dances from the regions of Sicily, Calabria, Puglia and Campania Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:45pm at the Goddard Riverside’s Bernie Wohl Center in NYC. In this class cycle the dances presented will be: June 5th- the Sicilian Tarantella; June 12th- the Calabrese Tarantella; June 19th - the Tarantella del Gargano/Carpinese; June 26th - the Tammurriata Pimontese. Musolino will share with students a brief history of the dances at the start of the workshops and run through a warm-up with them. Students will be introduced to the identifying rhythms of the accompanying music and will learn the steps particular to the dances. As these traditional, yet current, dances are an expression and celebration of community, the focus of the workshop is for the students to experience the joy and fun of dancing as a collective! The workshop is open to all ages and skill levels. Students should wear comfortable clothes and footwear.

The 4 week session is $40 in advance here on Eventbrite.

Drop-ins are also welcome; individual classes are $12 at the door.