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Bando Ryu Nihon Buyo

NOW ENROLLING FOR SPRING 2024!

The Bando School of Japanese Classical Dance is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and was established at the start of the 1800s. Bando Mitsugoro III, who was known to be a master in Nihon Buyo, is the founder of Bando-ryu.  The Bando family was originally the proprietor of Morita-za, one of the three theaters approved by the government, during the Edo Period.  Therefore, the origin of Bando-ryu style of buyo(dance) comes from Kabuki. Nihon Buyo literally means Japanese dance, ‘Nihon’ meaning Japan and ‘Buyo’ meaning dance.  This is a unique opportunity to learn a style of dance that is more than 200 years old.

Nihon Buyo at El Marino

This class is taught by Bando Hideshizumi. Bando Hideshizumi began training under Bando Hidesomi at El Marino Language Elementary School in 1998. She has been an assistant Nihon Buyo instructor at El Marino and has also performed in various events such as Cherry Blossom Festival, Nisei Week Parade, the Asian World Film Festival Closing Ceremony, and an Afternoon of Peace. In 2016 she traveled to Japan to earn her Natori (or professional status) and has since had the honor of being a guest choreographer for the Santa Monica College Dance Department. Bando Hideshizumi hopes through teaching and performing Nihon Buyo she can share her respect for all cultures and her passion for the art.

Class Information

Instructor: Bando Hideshizumi
Day & Time: Wednesdays
– 2:00-2:35pm Kinder
– 2:35-3:10pm 1st & 2nd grade
– 3:10-3:45pm 3rd, 4th & 5th grade
(schedule subject to adjustment)
Max Enrollment: 10 students per class
Location: El Marino Auditorium
Current Term:  Apr 10, 2024 – Jun 12, 2024 (9 sessions; no class May 22)
Fee: $20/class –> $180 for the term (note: new students are welcome to trial one class before committing; registration form must be completed before trial)
Contact for Questions: nihonbuyo@allelmarino.org

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Please note: COMPLETING THIS FORM DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SPOT IN THIS CLASS. You will be contacted to confirm space and eligibility. Thanks for your interest in ALLEM’s enrichment classes.

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