Welcome to the world of Japanese dance. We are based in the Los Angeles area, but travel the United States to promote and share in performing and educating in the various forms of Japanese dance styles.
With a background in Nihon Buyo (Japanese classical dance) under the late Madame Fujima Chiseye, having danced Obon dances (Japanese festival dance) from the age of 3, and with training in Minyo (Japanese folk dance), owner, Nancy Teramura Hayata performs at both public and private events. She studied Nihon Buyo from the age of 5 through her college years, so that's where her heart lies.
Audience participation can also be incorporated, as teaching dance movement is truly sharing the beauty of the art. Festival type dances can easily become both an educational and fun experience for elementary school age children as well as adults.
Most of her repertoire is self choreographed, so what you'll experience is traditional, with an occasional hint of contemporary. She also strives to seek out music and share the talents of those that she knows in the local Japanese American community.
In addition to performing, Nancy is available for private lessons.There are currently children's and adult classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
Centenary United Methodist Church
300 South Central
Los Angeles, CA 90013
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM to 8:30 PM adults
Inquire about children's and adult classes in Torrance.
Segment from a performance at Hickory Elementary School on 5/20/2016
Video by Heather Hill
12/1/17 - Holidays in Huntington Beach
19890 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach, CA
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
FREE and open to the public.
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