Dance Workshop in Lotus D’Or Studios Sat. March 8

Great artistic offerings continue at the Lotus D’Or Studios on 7312 Hwy 49 in Lotus. Lotus D’Or Studios promotes dance, yoga, performing arts, music & culture in the Coloma-Lotus Valley.

On Saturday, March 8, from 1-2:30 pm, Cynthia Johnson will offer a beginning/intermediate level West African Dance Workshop – no experience necessary! Participants will be introduced to West African Dance-style movements and song in traditional dances “Fanga” (Nigeria) and “Kpatse” (Ghana). The class will be held in Suite B and costs $15.

Cynthia Johnson has been passionate about African dance for over 30 years, and has taught locally and in Humboldt County since the 1980’s. She has been teaching African Dance at American River College for the past 7 years, and at Folsom Lake College for 3 years. In 2005, she spent 4 weeks in Ghana, West Africa, traveling and studying dance. She is returning to Ghana this summer, and bringing some students for a dance/drum tour. Cynthia is in the process of forming a samba parade group to perform at street fairs. For the past 3 years she has taken students to dance in the samba parade at Carnaval San Francisco, and always welcomes eager participants!

For more information about the Lotus D’Or Studios, contact Cintia Bonham at, or at 530-919-3704.

by Sara SK