** Come to class! This week's Livecast classes are Thursday, May 28, Friday May 29 and Saturday May 30.
THIS WEEK IN OUR "KIDS EXPLORE EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA" LIVECAST CLASS, FRIDAY, MAY 29, noon (U.S. Eastern Time/GMT -4), we meet Thailand and celebrate Loy Krathong. Put a date for this week's class on your calendar. Or, register for the rest of the season. **
I'm Jay Sand, musician, children's music teacher and very proud dad of three daughters. I live in Philadelphia where I teach All Around This World global music and world cultures classes to children in my neighborhood. Because of this thing they call the Internet, I can also teach you and your kids anywhere!
"Kids Explore East and Southeast Asia" takes us on a tour that starts in China and primarily works its way down the East Asian coast. In our lessons we visit:
— China: we start the New Year off right by dancing like both lions and dragons
— Hong Kong and Taiwan: we take this opportunity to exeperience the ancient and duly respected cultural art-form–the kung fu movie. Ya!
— Japan: not only do we sing karaoke but we get to do an Okinawan bon odori dance.
— The Koreas: we give thanks to the full moon by dancing like turtles during the ganggangsullae.
— Vietnam: we harvest the children like rice.
— Thailand: we float our cares, our imaginary candles and our (equally imaginary) fingernail clippings down the river during Loy Krathong.
— Myanmar: we live a day in the life of a monk.
— Malaysia: we play sepak takraw, one of the world’s most acrobatic “keepie uppies”
— The Philippines: we take out our long poles and prance like birds as we dance tinikling
— Indonesia: we gong along to glorious gamelan.
All Around This World courses on Teachable essentially operate on a pay-what-you-can basis. Discounts and scholarshiops are available! Check out the pricing secton below for details. Bottom line: if you want to sing with me, we'll make it happen.
HOW DOES THIS WORK? YOU decide the best balance for your family. If you would prefer your experience to mainly be "live," register here for the current series of "Kids Explore East and Southeast Asia'" Livecast clasess. You will "come to class" each week to sing and dance with me, then pay me directly by paypal or venmo,. All classes are pay-what you-want. If you can pay, tuition suggestions are on the registration page. When you register for the "Kids Explore East and Southeast Asia" series of Livecasts I'll send you a code to access "Kids Explore East and Southeast Asia" course materials on this site that will support your experience throughout the week.