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Filipino School Offers Folk Dance Program for Fall 2015 in NJ

The Filipino School of New York & New Jersey will be offering their Sayawan Na! Philippine Folk Dance Program this Fall in Bergenfield, NJ and Jersey City, NJ.

Enrollment is now open for the 8 week program for students 4 years and older (including teens and adults).  Classes will meet every Sunday 9:30 -10:30 am at the Performing Arts Workshop, 196 Morgan St. (Ground Floor), Jersey City, New Jersey. This location is between Grove St. & Marin Blvd.  and is less than 1 minute walk from Grove St. Path Station.

Another class will meet every Sundays 5:00 – 6:00 pm at Amy’s Garden, 41 Legion Drive (Basement) Bergenfield, New Jersey.

danceIn this program, the children will learn the background, history and steps to various Philippine Folk Dances. In the end, there will be a culminating cultural performance at a community event. Classes will be taught by experienced instructors.

In recent years, students have performed at several events such as:

  • the annual Philippine Independence Day Parade cultural show in New York City
  • a taping for Makilala TV
  • Our Lady of Pompeii’s Santacruzan Festival
  • PACCAL’s “A Barrio Fiesta Musical”
  • The Dalton School’s Multicultural Festival
  • Stony Brook University’s annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival

Enrollment deadline is on September 7, 2015. The cost is $20/student for each one hour class. This covers the cost of tuition, costumes and prop maintenance, rental and other incidentals.

To register, please complete the enrollment form and send in a payment via Paypal to or mail a personal check (made to Filipino School of New York and New Jersey) to 235 Randolph Ave. Emerson, NJ 07360.

For more information or to get a registration form, please email or call (774)257-4669.

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