Tap Dancing with Ben Nathan: An Open to the Sky Event
Ben Nathan has been tap dancing for the past 23 years and teaching for the past 20. Ben has performed at Carnegie Hall, the White House, and appeared on national and international television. He has taught at some of the most respected dance institutions in the world. Ben will offer a rhythm tap class for people of all ages and experience levels (no tap shoes and no previous experience required). "If you have a heartbeat, you can tap dance," says Ben. Bring your willingness to have fun and hard soled shoes. Sukkot - the time of our happiness - is the perfect time to dance!
Open to the Sky is a reimagining of the ancient Jewish holiday of Sukkot. A sukkah (pronounced sue-kah) is a sand mandala of a building, open to the sky and used for seven days around the time of the fall harvest and then dismantled. It's rickety and tenuous, creating the illusion of permanence and highlighting the impermanence of everything. For more information about the holiday and Open to the Sky, please click here.
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