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CVFC part 2b – Culture and Dance Education training with Karida Griffith Walker

December 12, 2020 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm PST

From the Facebook event description:

This is the second of a series of webinars in Part 2 – The Action.
CVFC part 2b. Culture and Dance Education training with Karida Griffith Walker

Date & Time: Saturday December 12th
9.00-12.00 PT (Los Angeles)
18.00-21.00 CET (Berlin)
12.00-15.00 EDT (New York)
1.00-4.00 GMT+8 (Hong Kong)

Please submit your registration through the following link:
Webinar Cost for Part 2b
Minimum price: 10€ (contributions over 10€ will be highly appreciated)
Corona relief price: Whatever you can afford (Suggested price 5€)

In this workshop, performer and teacher Karida Griffith Walker, will help us understand better about axiology (the ethics and aesthetics connected to culture) and share with us her experience teaching African American social dance (Tap) and culture.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn from this very talented practitioner and educator!

Karida Griffith Walker grew up training in a variety of dance styles in Portland, OR, primarily with local legend, Sally Mack. After finishing her business degree at New York University, Karida actively pursued her professional dance career. Highlights include: The Radio City Rockettes, Cirque du Soleil, The Tony Awards, Today Show, recurring appearances on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, European tour of Black & Blue, and the critically-acclaimed Tap dance company, Dorrance Dance.
She has worked with world-class dancers and choreographers including Henry LeTang, Dormeshia, Randy Skinner, Casey Nicholaw, Derick K. Grant, Mable Lee, Michelle Dorrance, Pat Birch & more.
Other company work includes: Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies, TiDii with Jared Grimes, the Cotton Club Sophisticated Ladies, Barbara Duffy & Company, and Sebe Kan, a traditional West African Dance company founded by her husband, Derrell Sekou Soumah Walker.
Karida has performed solo works in the NYC Tap Festival, Spoleto Arts Festival, Vancouver Tap Festival, CREATIONS: Choreographic Introductions, and for The Yard at Martha’s Vineyard.
As an educator and choreographer, Karida has worked in a variety of settings including Pace University as an adjunct professor, Broadway Dance Center in NYC, the Children’s Theatre Company of NY, for Festivals & Conventions, and in a variety of wonderful recreational & competitive local dance studios. Karida also provides choreography, in-school residencies, and lectures about Tap Dance History in the public school setting for students of all ages.
Now raising 2 young daughters, Karida is sticking closer to home, and has focused her professional energy on empowering dance educators around the world. She has incorporated the breadth of her experience into online professional development programming that gives dance educators the strategies and tools they need to confidently meet the demands of 21st century dance education.
To this end, Karida founded The Tap Teachers’ Lounge in 2018, a comprehensive online training program for Tap Dance educators. And in 2020, Karida began offering seminars about Race & Dance History to public and private institutions. She also founded the Roots, Rhythm, Race & Dance program, a six-week professional development program which helps dance educators (from all styles & educational settings) to confidently introduce age-appropriate lessons around race and dance history to their students.

IG: @karidagriffithdance

Who is the webinar for:
Everyone is welcome to attend the webinars but we would like to particularly encourage people working (part-time or full-time) with African American vernacular Jazz dances or music to register to our series.

Why are we charging money?
The money we receive will be used to cover the technical costs of the webinar (paying our panelists for their work, zoom platform, investing in the development of CVFC such as a website…), the rest of the money will be donated to projects focusing on black American institutions for youths programs, and vernacular jazz dances.

To see our previous webinars please check our website


December 12, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm PST
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