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IAP 2011 Activities by Sponsor


Ethnic Dance
Darlene Strother
Tue Jan 11, 18, 25, 06:30-08:00pm, 36-155

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

Ethnic Dance is a mixture of African, Caribbean and Jazz steps. We start with warm ups that are geared toward building muscle strength, balance and being at ease with isolated movements (independent arm, hip, shoulder, etc.. actions). All improve coordination and stimulate the thought process. As we progress, class may include a short choreographed piece (movements strung together), adding emotions to the mix to create a minute, heartwarming story. Classes are open to ages 18 and up. At times the pace can be high energy but there's lots of fun to be had for the young at heart, those ready for a challenge. Please wear comfortable, non restrictive clothes. We dance barefoot but crew socks with the toes and heels cut out is acceptable.
Contact: Darlene Strother, 48-216GA, x3-5484, strother@MIT.EDU

Experience the Way of Tea - Japanese Tea Ceremony
Kyoko Wada
Sun Jan 30, 02-03:00pm, W20-306

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 28-Jan-2011
Single session event

Join us for a Japanese tea ceremony performed by Mrs. Kyoko Wada, who has been studying the Japanese Tea Ceremony for more than 30 years. She will share "the happiness of the tea ceremony" with you and invite you to take this opportunity to leave your worries and problems at the door. Be transported to Japan by the calligraphy, ceramics, flowers, lacquer, and incense. Experience the four elements of the "way of tea:" harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. Imagine how they can bring harmony into our daily interactions. Take the first step of what can become a lifetime of study and meditation.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/chado/www/index.html
Contact: Kyoko Wada, (781) 860-0373, chado@mit.edu

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Last update: 7 Sept. 2011