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Spanish Flamenco Interactive
Presented by Marianela “Malita” Belloso of Caló Gitano Dance Company

Flamenco dance is recognized by the unique hand movement, footwork, clapping and intricate hand and body movements. Brought to SouthernSpain by the gypsies in India, Flamenco has become a well-known and enjoyable dance form. The distinctive music and dress enhance the rhythmic dancing. Mastering the dance takes a lot of practice but the simple steps are easy to follow and make for a very enjoyable time.
Japanese Manga Cartoon Drawing
Presented by Elizabeth Moreland aka Lily

Learn how the magic of drawing is simply understanding how to put simple geometric shapes together to make a believable drawing. You’ll also learn the correct way to hold a pencil, line weight, the importance of proportion, how to use values to make your picture sparkle, action lines, rhythm, perspective, expression, and much, much more! You’ll also hear about the rich tradition of manga, which began gaining wider popularity in the 1940’s, but actually has roots all the way back to the 12th century.
Bollywood Dance Instruction
Presented by Sareena Nagpal of Naach Dance Academy 

Bollywood is the name used to refer to India’s Hindi Film Industry, and the dance style used in many Bollywood Films is Bollywood Dance. This dance style is a blend of a number of dance styles including Classical Indian, Disco, Jazz, Hip-hop, Country-Western, and Arabic to name a few.  Read more here.
Paper Quilled Dragons

Ferocious or friendly, you decide! Roll and loop paper to make your own legendary dragon sculpture using the art of paper quilling - the art of taking thin strips of colored paper, rolling them into a coil, pinching them to form a shape and then gluing the shapes together to create paper designs and objects. Read more from the Spruce Crafts. (11 Paper Quilling Patterns for Beginners.)
Origami

The art of Japanese paper folding, origami, can turn a simple note into a stunning creation.  Learn about the history of papercraft traditions for note folding, wrapping and packaging.  Then explore different folding techniques to turn your letter into shareable art. 
African Dance Workshop
Presented by Manga African Dance

Get up and learn the indigenous Kuku dance of West Africa featuring live musicians and dancers of all ages. Celebrate the lively music and dance of Africa with this interactive workshop.
Journey through Indian Art
Presented by Meenakashi

Indian Art is as diverse as the country itself. Indian art has been influenced by the various other cultures that have come to India, through invasions and migration. Each region of India has a particular form of art. This video introduces you to two forms of art with the hope that it whets your appetite for the other art forms offered by India.
Zumba Fitness
Presented by Pamela Moolenaar-Wirsiy of International Party Fitness

Zumba Fitness (R) is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class! We utilize all genres of music to create an International Fitness Flavor!

Pamela Moolenaar-Wirsiy is an AFAA group fitness certified and Zumba licensed instructor. She is originally from the USVI in the Caribbean, which influences her choice of music.  She includes rhythms of soca, calypso, reggae, reggaeton, salsa, pop, afrobeats, R&B and so much more! You can follow her on twitter and Instagram @drwisiy.
Mocko Jumbie Stilt Dancing 

According to Wikipedia, A mocko jumbie (also known as "moko jumbi) is a stilts walker or dancer. "Moko''means healer in Central Africa and "jumbi", a West Indian term for a ghost or spirit that may have been derived from the Kongo language word zumbi. The Moko Jumbies are thought to originate from the West African tradition brought to the Caribbean islands over 100 years ago. It is performed at many cultural events as well as during Caribbean Carnivals and as entertainment for weddings, parties, festivals, and parades.
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