Together musicians, Isa Rios (acoustic drum kit), Matt McCarter (Afro-Cuban percussion specialist) and Chris Norred (jazz guitarists) blend world rhythms for students to experience via dance. Kim Porter will teach choreography inspired by West African, Latin and Afro-Cuban world dance and mindfulness practices. Ages 13 and up.
When: Tuesdays in March from 6:30pm-7:30pm. March 7, 14, 21.
Where: JUMP Move Studio on the 5th floor.
Cost: 3 for $45 Ya Kos Dance class pass: valid only for Winter Quarter programming, expires March 31st. You may pay a drop-in fee of $18 at the door. Check the ticket to see how many spaces remain in the class.
What to Expect: Wear clothes you can move in and bring a water bottle. Dancing barefoot is recommended but not required. We have limited changing room space and do not have lockers for personal items at the moment so please plan accordingly. Check our FAQs below for any further questions.
Kim studied dance all of her youth. It wasn’t until later adulthood she realized a certain kind of joy was missing. Kim began studying West African music and dance 7 years ago. After 2 internships with professional dance companies in Guinea, West Africa, she began to teach. “African dance has taught me that rhythm grounds us in the moment and connects people to each other.” Kim is passionate about creating a dance class in which students and musicians experience the energetic exchange that heightens movement in the body and play on the instruments.
What inspires you?
“I am inspired by the culmination of live music and dance. 100% in-the-moment awareness is required for live music and dance to feed each other. Magic happens in the energetic response between dancers and musicians.”
What is JUMP?
JUMP – or Jack’s Urban Meeting Place – is a not-for-profit, interactive creative center and community gathering place in the heart of downtown Boise. Please go to jumpboise.org to learn more.
Do you have accommodations for people with disabilities?
Absolutely. We support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and encourage participation by everyone. If you require special accommodations to participate in our programs or use our facilities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
You may bus, bike, drive, walk, skip, etcetera. Check Boise's bus schedule at valleyride.org. We love bikers and have beautiful bike racks to secure your ride throughout the facility. Apologies, but our parking garage is still under construction and we do not have on-site parking at the moment. Paid parking will be available in the future. Parking options include the BoDo parking garage at 9th and Front and the garage by Hotel 43 located at 234 S 10th Street and Front. Please use the crosswalk at 9th and Broad Street to access JUMP. ADA parking available onsite, please email requests to email@example.com.
What is the refund policy?
We depend on your enrollment for a successful class so please plan your schedule carefully. Classes which do not meet minimum enrollment are subject to cancellation. Refunds are issued in full if the class or program is cancelled, if you cancel at least seven days before the starting date of the class, or for documented medical reasons.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions/concerns/compliments/puns.