In this engaging, 30-minute class with Miss Chi, children learn basic ballet movement and terminology while being exposed to the fun art form of dance. Children will strengthen their bodies, build coordination skills and gain self-confidence through this joyful experience. Some Japanese language will be taught with the movement to expand language abilities. Class is designed for small spaces at home. Open to everyone! No prior dance experience needed! Zoom opens at 5:15 pm for extra time with your teacher and friends and closes 15 minutes after the class ends to continue the fun!
Chihiro Sano, originally from Japan, began her modern dance training at the age of seven under the direction of Akiko Ishii. She joined Backhausdance as an apprentice and has been a full company member since 2010. Chihiro has worked as an assistant to Artistic Director Jennifer Backhaus on freelance projects including the Irvine Valley College Faculty Dance Concert, the East Valley Dance Project/Studio Project in Palm Desert, the Temecula Community Theater Dance Project and Trolley Dances Riverside. A certified yoga instructor, Chihiro is passionate about sharing her love of dance and yoga with people of all ages.