Join us for Somos Luceros – La Sonrisa: Dancing in Celebration of My Smiling Father!
Date: Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 10:00AM PST
Time Zones: 10:00AM PST | 11:00AM MST | 12:00PM CST | 1:00PM EST
Class is one hour.
My father would have celebrated his 75th birthday this week. He is sorely missed. He left this world nearly 20 years ago and it brings me joy to remember and celebrate him in community.
My father was a tall and wide man with broad shoulders and long legs. As a glazier, he was always on his feet, cutting and carrying heavy glass and associated building materials, beautifying storefronts and apartment buildings all over New York City.
In this dance we pay tribute to him by mobilizing our shoulders, hands, legs, and multiple smile lines!
This dance exploration is a tribute to the qualities my father passed down to me:
Sonrisa – smiles
Felicidad – happiness
Chévere – being “cool”
Esperanza – hope
Fe – faith
Optimismo – optimism
Cariño – care and affection
He was also incredibly playful (juguetón) and had a deep abiding value for friendship (la amistad) so may these be threads we weave into our class this weekend!
The playlist is as diverse as my father’s taste in music was – he loved everything!
The dance moves are simple and guided by the language of storytelling. You are invited to receive the choreography, bring it into your body and make it your own.
Pay what you can in exchange for class:
- Venmo: Jennifer-Lucero-Earle or https://venmo
- PayPal: https://paypal.me/jenniferluceroearle
- Credit Card (Square): https://my-site-105290-108786.square.site/
- Zelle: email@example.com
So looking forward to dancing with you.