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Director / Instructor – Wayne Harris
“Storytellin with Mr. Wayne”
Tuesdays and Thursdays
A weekly storytelling program that invites students to explore the stories in their family and community. Utilizing the techniques and skills needed to for traditional storytelling,
Wayne Harris is an award winning solo performer, writer, educator, curriculum innovator and musician. A gifted artist with wide ranging interests, he has accumulated an impressive body of work over the years that includes 7 full length plays, presentations for schools, directing and designing for pageantry groups as well as various musical projects.
Rebecca Cervantes – Instructor
Mondays and Wednesdays
Reggeaton, Salsa, Cumbia! Students will learn Hip Hop history, make and share their own choreography, practice free styling, and work together to create a Hip Hop and World Dance show for Dia De Los Muertos; using old traditions and creating new ones to honor those who have passed in our lives.
Rebecca Cervantes has been teaching dance to kids and adults all over San Francisco since 1994. She started teaching Hip Hop at the Mission YWCA, worked with adults at Rhythm & Motion and now teaches all over SFUSD and at The Marsh. She loves bringing kids the joy of dance and creating opportunities for them to perform in community events all over San Francisco.
Bruce Pachtman – Instructor
Monday – Thursdays
Verka Zaskodna – Instructor
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Come and explore the world of movement stories, magical stretching,puppets, circus tricks, mime and more! Bring your imagination and let’s start!
Verka grew up in the Czech Republic. Since her young age she was passionate about reciting poetry, acting out fairy tales, putting on puppet shows and studying languages.When the borders opened up, her adventurous personality brought her among other places to San Francisco where she studied at the San Francisco Clown Conservatory and Flying Actor’s Studio.Here she also co-founded an all female clown troupe called Circus Finelli that has performed for audiences in Europe, as well as throughout the US and Mexico. After becoming a mom she realized she could share her love for theatre and circus with children at schools in San Francisco by becoming a circus arts and theatre teacher.
Harriet Trezevant – Instructor
“Movement & Mindfulness for Monsters”
Wednesdays and Fridays
Even monsters need to keep moving! This class offers a playful, engaging approach to movement and mindfulness for younger children. Students will be guided through a series of movements and poses and also get a chance to create their own and share them with the class. Trixie the pug will be helping out, or at least napping nearby.
Classes will begin with stretches, flowing into movements to get us up and about plus some vocalizations, then we’ll move to cool-down and end with settling down for mindfulness and/or a short story.
In this class, we’ll:
Learn about the benefits of exercise
Get a chance to warm up our muscles
Make up ways we imagine monsters might exercise
Practice basic yoga postures
Practice both energizing and calming our minds and bodies
Spend some time being silly together
A yoga mat or soft carpeting
Space to move- about the size of two yoga mats
Comfy clothes that let you stretch and move
Pillows and blankets or other things to make you cozy during cool-down
Harriet wrote her first play when she was six. It was about a pumpkin, a carrot and a tomato in a grocery store having a conversation about wanting to be back in the garden. Her interest in performing arts grew over the years and she studied (modern, ballet and interpretive) dance and majored in Theater in college, before taking a different path and obtaining a master’s degree in Health Education. Since then, she’s cut a wide swath through life- becoming a medical research editor, a mom, a speechwriter, a chef and a cooking teacher- but she always finds her way back to the theater. Whether teaching cooking classes or movement, Harriet’s mission is to empower children (and adults) to try new things and new ways to move, to believe in themselves and others, and to appreciate and embrace opportunities to be silly.
Harriet has been passionate about cooking since she was three and made scrambled eggs in a tiny cast iron pan. When she was five, her father’s boyfriend gave her an EasyBake Oven. She went through a lot of lightbulbs, “baking” those tiny cakes. When she was nine, her mom gave her a copy of The Joy of Cooking. It’s now thoroughly duct-taped and contains loads of notes scribbled across the pages. After obtaining a master’s degree in Health Education, starting a family, and working as an executive speechwriter, Harriet attended the San Francisco Cooking School’s Professional Culinary Program and finally achieved her goal of working with food full-time. Her mission is to empower children (and adults!) to see food and taste as an adventure, encouraging them to try new things, appreciate the complexities and vast varieties of tastes that cultures around the world have to offer, and enrich their understanding of where our foods come from and what it takes to get to our tables.
Holly Lampe Brosius – Instructor
“Creative Movement and Storytelling”
“Get Moving: Dance!”
Mondays and Wednesdays
Holly Lampe Brosius graduated with an MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine and a BA degree in Dance from San Jose State University. Holly has been a professor of dance at Missouri Valley College and at many Southern and Northern California colleges.
While attending graduate school, she received a fellowship for her studies and a travel grant to research world-renowned dance teacher, Lynn Simonson. Her choreography was selected for graduate concerts and she performed with the Jazz Dance Ensemble directed by Bob Boross.
Her performance and choreography experience encompasses Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, and Tap for various dance concerts, musicals, and events. Holly has received awards for choreography and academics as well as recognition in competitive dance circuits.
She has studied at the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop in Colorado, Millennium Dance Complex in Hollywood, CA, CLI Studios, as well as training with nationally and internationally acclaimed dance professionals in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. She has taught master classes at the American College Dance Festivals, Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado and at the Dance and Movement Workshop for California Dance Educators. Holly has also studied with the Online Professional Dance Institute through the National Dance Education Organization.
Holly’s musical and theatrical choreography credits are: The Wiz, Hair, Man of La Mancha, Smokey Joe’s Café, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Zombies From The Beyond, Nunsense, Bye Bye Birdie, The Wizard of Oz, Picnic, and Dark of the Moon.