January 8, 2020

Balinese Dance and Culture At Princeton Ballet School

LEARN BALINESE DANCE: Princeton Ballet School is now offering lessons in Balinese dance at its studio in Princeton Shopping Center, 301 North Harrison Street. Classes are held January 8-29, in four sessions.

Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, is offering Balinese dance classes through its Dances of the World program. The class will be taught from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesdays in four sessions, January 8-29, at the school’s Princeton Studio located at 301 North Harrison Street.

The Balinese dance program will provide an introduction to both Balinese culture and dance. Students will study Tari Desar Laki (male form) and Tari Desar Wanita (female form) along with Tari Pendet — a graceful welcoming dance, and Tari Bari — a fierce warrior dance. They will learn the basic postures and expressions of both dances choreographed to gamelan music specific to each dance.

Balinese dance instructor Sharron Bolen studied and performed Balinese dance at the Cudamani Institute (associated with UCLA Pacific Rim Studies) in Ubud Bali. She has taught Balinese dance at both Rider University and Princeton Ballet School as part of their world dance programs. Balinese classes are intended for students ages 13 and over. Students can drop in for one or more classes or attend all four.

All levels are welcome. For more information or to register, visit www.arballet.org/class-division/open-enrollment-classes/ or call (609) 921-7758.