Dance for Adults


AFRICA LIVE: Drumming and Dancing In Performance

Ages: 16 and up
Dates & Time: January 23 – March 27 
5:15 – 6:45 p.m. (7 Fridays) 
No classes on February 27, March 6 & 20 
Maximum Enrollment: 12, enrollment accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
Fee: FREE
Location: Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts, Room 161, 300 N. 7th Street
Instructors: Kirk Moore, Rachael Adeoye & Hilarius Wuaku

The Community School of the Arts, the Center for Global Engagement, the Department of Theater, and the School of Music have collaborated to offer this class free to teens and adults, ages 16 and up. Designed for individuals at any experience level, this class will teach students the basics of African dance and drumming. Students will dance and drum together while discovering the origins of songs, diverse tribes, and the African continent and culture. Students who are interested and available may be invited to appear in an ISU student production of Miss Julie in March. Please call the CSA office to register at (812) 237-2528. 

Indian Classical Dance

Ages: Children and adults, 8 and up
Dates & Time: January 28 – April 22
5:15 – 6:45 p.m. (12 Wednesdays)
No class on March 18
Maximum Enrollment: 15, enrollment accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
Fee: FREE
Location: TBD
Instructor: Nandini Bhowmick

Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest dance forms of India.  A popular and widely performed dance style, it is practiced by male and female dancers all over India. Due to its wide range of movements and postures and the balanced mélange of the rhythmic and mimetic aspects, it lends itself well to experimental and fusion choreography. In this introductory Bharatanatyam class, different body movements, rhythmic patterns, leg movements, hand gestures and facial expression will be taught. A brief introduction of Bharatanatyam theory will also be provided. Please call the CSA office to register at
(812) 237-2528.