Wed May 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

A class for dancers with big dreams, and leg warmers

David Boyer

On Sunday mornings in the Castro neighborhood, there’s a place where rhythm reigns. Dancers pull out their leg warmers, spandex and fluorescent headbands for Sunday Skool—and with the right accessories and a lot of attitude, dreams of being a backup dancer for a day come true. 

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Tue November 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

Drumming to de-stress at SF Taiko Dojo

Ryan Kimura plays a one-ton Taiko drum with the San Francisco Taiko Dojo. Photo courtesy of SF Taiko Dojo.
SF Taiko Dojo

Drummer Ryan Kimura was only nine-years-old when he first discovered Taiko. When he talked about this Japanese art form to a group of high schoolers, he “told everyone to close their eyes and listen to their heartbeats. And imagine everybody’s heartbeat coming together for one huge sound. And that’s really what Taiko feels like to me.”

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