2016 Dragonland Performers
Here are the performers chosen to showcase at the Dragonland stage for children of all ages during CDBF 2016!
FILIPINO-AMERICAN COMMUNITY OF COLORADO (FACC)
The Filipino-American Community of Colorado (FACC) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to educational, cultural, scientific, and charitable purposes. The FACC is the most prominent source of Filipino culture in the six county areas and a leading organization in the Asian-American Community. Formally known as The Filipino Club of the Rockies, it was established in 1954 by people who were compelled to keep and share the Filipino Culture. For over 50 years, the FACC has followed the Filipino traditions of family, commitment and hospitality to provide the Denver Metro Area with an educational and cultural source of the Philippine Heritage. All of which are shared through music, dancing, local events and of course community gatherings. You could say that it is a place where Filipinos and Filipinos at heart come together and become a family.
GREAT WALL CHINESE ACADEMY
Great Wall Chinese Academy is a non-profit Chinese community school. We offer classes for K-12 and adults students from all culture backgrounds. Students learn Chinese language and cultures like Chinese traditional Chinese dance, kungfu, yoyo, instrument, handcraft and calligraphy and more. The dragon boat festival provides a great opportunity for our students to share culture heritage, experience the dragon boat traditions, explore local communities, and built wonderful friendship and long-lasting memories of lifetime.
KOREAN ACADEMY OF TAEKWONDO
Founded in 1980, the Korean Academy of Taekwondo is one of Colorado’s oldest and most successful martial arts schools. They have multiple locations and currently work with everyone from 2 year olds to senior citizens, from students with special needs to Olympians. Their main locations are in Aurora and Littleton but they teach in about 25 elementary schools, churches, and other location in the Denver metro area.
MUDRA DANCE STUDIO
Mudra Dance Studio, a nonprofit organization, is intent on the celebration and promotion of Diversity though the Universal Language of DANCE & MUSIC through the classical Indian dance form of “Kathak” – story telling, along with contemporary & folk dances from India. The studio has a yearlong school for students of all ages, as well as a professional performing company. Our Focus: Cultural outreach & Diversity: Children & Education: Charity & Uplifting: Well-being & Collaboration: Mudra’s Annual Production is to support other non-profit organizations.
Platinum Divaz is a nonprofit group that empowers young girls, ages 5-21 by involving them in dance, drill team, cheerleading and various community service projects. We have participated in all the local parades, we have done cheer and step competitions leaving with 1st place wins. We strive to be a positive influence in our community and mentors towards others. We are planning a few different routines, we will do some cheering, stunting tumbling, as well as a hip hop dance/step routine.
RHYTHM BOLLYWOOD DANCE
Bollywood (Indian Movie Industry) offers a variety of dance styles, from very feminine classical to bhangra, kathak, hip-hop, and fusion of the rich Indian folk dances with elements of western styles. I teach Bollywood dance to kids,teens and adults in my basement studio. I am a mother of two girls. I have a masters degree and I work full time from home for an IT company. I have over six years of experience in teaching kids (girls and boys) and adults, fun-filled Bollywood dance moves. I choreograph and teach on a variety of Bollywood songs, including classical, western, rock, etc.
In tune and attuned. At Sureela, we practice attuning the mind, body, and spirit through sangeet: movement, rhythm, and melody. Sureela students and ensemble members learn about South Asian philosophy, history, religion, literature and mathematics through the performing arts, focusing on North Indian classical kathak dance.