2018/12/23

2019 Schedule of Drumming, Drums Alive and Buckets!


Drumming Through Courtenay Recreation (register: 250 338 5371 or 250 338 1000)

Intermediate Level African Hand Drumming
Mondays, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm, Upper Native Sons Hall
January 7 – March 25 (no class February 18)
April 01 – June 24 (no classes Apr 22, 29, May 20 & June 20 – to be confirmed)

Beyond Beginners Level African Hand Drumming
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Upper Native Sons Hall
January 9 – March 27 (no classes February 20 & 27)
April 03 – June 19 (no classes May 8 & June 12 – to be confirmed)

Beginners Level African Hand Drumming
Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Lower Native Sons Hall
January 10 – March 28 (no class February 21)
April 04 – June 20 (no classes Apr 25 & June 13 – to be confirmed)

NEW!! Adapted Programs for adults with disabilities: Let’s Jam! Drumming For Every-
Body!
(based on HealthRhythms protocol)
Thursdays, 4:00 – 4:45 pm, Lower Native Sons Hall
January 17 – March 14

Drums Alive Power Beats
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Upper Native Sons Hall
January 9 – March 27 (no classes February 20 & 27)
April 03 – June 19 (no classes May 8 & June 12 – to be confirmed)

Drums Alive Golden Beats
Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Upper Native Sons Hall
January 10 – March 28
April 04 – June 20 (no classes May 9 & June 13 – to be confirmed)

Drumming in Errington (register through Kim: kimlongmuir@telus.net)
All classes Mondays, February 25 – April 15 (no class March 25) & May 6 – June 24 (no class
May 20 th )

Beginners 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Beginner Duns 5:00 – 5:30 pm
Beyond Beginners 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Drumming at the Royston Community Hall (register through Monica:
drumdeva@gmail.com or at the door)
****NB: there are now scheduled classes in January and February of 2019!!***

Sundays (drumming) January 13 – February 24 (7 weeks)
March 3 – April 14 (7 weeks)
April 28 – June 16 (no class May 19) (7 weeks)
Wednesdays (buckets) January 9 – February 27 (8 weeks)
March 6 – April 24 (8 weeks)
May 1 – June 19 (5 weeks only *** no classes
May 8, 15 or 22***)

SUNDAYS:
Beginner Duns 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Intermediate Level African Hand Drumming 4:45 – 5:45 pm
AdvancedDuns 5:45 – 6:30 pm
Performance Ensemble 6:30 – 7:30 pm

WEDNESDAYS:
Beginner Bucket Brigade 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Advanced Bucket Brigade 1:00 – 2:00 pm

NB: Balafon students please contact Corinne for dates! (corinnedurin@hotmail.com)

2018/10/21

BRAND NEW BEGINNERS BUCKET BRIGADE!

Hello everyone!
Buckets are becoming very popular! I am offering a session of Bucket Drumming for brand new bucketeers from November 7 through December 19th. This 7 class session will serve as a way for "newbies" to learn the basics without being thrown into the advanced class without the benefit of having had a beginners class behind them!  At some point, the two groups will likely merge: but in the meantime, let's have some fun at our respective, appropriate levels!
Classes will be Wednesdays from 12 noon - 1 pm! Please round up some friends! This class will only run if there are enough participants!
Drumming is so great for the brain! Come out and see why you feel energized, balanced and full of smiles after a bucket drumming session! So accessible, all you need to bring is a bucket of any size (from bathroom-sized garbage cans to yard-sized, and anywhere in between!)......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arKMUNfq7pQ

KOCA and SASHA are back! Workshops in West African Drum & Dance!

The Royston Community Hall will be rocking to West African rhythms Nov 2 - 4th when, once again, we are privileged to have Guinean Master Djembefola and Griot Kocassale Dioubate and his partner Sasha Belle Hunt join us for a full weekend of drum and dance workshops! Open to all levels, see details by clicking on link!  https://www.facebook.com/events/521630744968284/   I encourage you all to attend -- no experience necessary! There is nothing quite like learning from a master!!! And moving your body to authentic, live African drumming! Pre-registration and payment in advance is necessary to hold your spot! See you there!