Beginner level, all ages
Wednesdays, 6 sessions
Online Zoom Workshop
February 24 – March 31
4:00 – 5:00 PM Eastern Time
1:00 – 2:00 PM Pacific Time
(if you are between the 2 coasts, please adjust for your time zone)
1 Child & 1 adult – Alliance member*: $95
1 Child & 1 adult – non member*: $100
Each additional family member: $25
*Members receive $5 off the entire tuition (requires a family membership)
Creative Family Fusion Groove Dance: An engaging and creative class that promotes fitness through various forms of world dance and creative movement exercises. I fuse traditional styles of dance from India, West Africa, Spain, and Latin America with modern techniques. This work brings together different cultures and shows linkages between seemingly different styles of dance. This class is geared towards the young family members, but parents are invited to join in the fun with the combined adult & child registration!
Anna Mayta grew up in Chile and is a dance improviser, choreographer, and instructor. She graduated from Empire State College in June 2001 with a BA in Dance in Education. In November 2008, she received a certificate to teach yoga from Svyasa Swami Vivekananda Yoga University in Bangalore, India. In 2006, she was awarded a dissemination award from the Dutchess County Arts Council in Poughkeepsie, New York. Ms. Mayta was accepted to Bethany Arts Community Center residency program in October 2020 where she choreographed a new piece called “The world of Humanity has two wings.” Ms. Mayta has been teaching, performing, and choreographing for over 15 years. She has developed two programs throughout this time period. One is teaching the Spanish language through movement, and the other is fusion dance, which centers on the incorporation of African, Classical Indian, Flamenco, Modern and Latin dance styles. She has traveled for her work to Bangalore, Pune, Lucknow, and Bombay in India. Additionally, she has taught for The National Ballet of Zimbabwe in Africa, in England, and in the greater Boston Area. She is currently working in the Mid-Hudson Valley and directing her dance company called Mayta fusion dance based in Poughkeepsie NY.