Sarah Van Borek is back in Errington this summer teaching at the World Music Youth Camp and at the Adult World Music Workshop.

Adult World Music Workshop for adults in Errington

From gumboot dancing to samba to marimba from Aug. 8-19

The artists instructing the Youth World Music Camp at Errington War Memorial Hall are back for a second year offering adult workshops.

The evening classes, which run the weeks of Aug. 8-19, include marimba, African drumming and dance. There is a variety of four-day and one-day classes.

Kim Longmuir said there’s a variety of programs available from introductory to intermediate.

“For most of those programs, you don’t have to have musical experience just a willingness to try something new,” said Longmuir, Arrowsmith Community Recreation Association co-ordinator.

Longmuir said there was a really good response to the classes last year, but added that people didn’t like that some classes were offered during the day. She said this year, all the classes are offered in the evenings.

The classes, Longmuir said, give people the opportunity to learn a bit about world music.

“A lot of people will listen to marimba at the Craig Street Market and think it’s wonderful, but they don’t have the opportunity to try it,” she said. “This is the time to try it.

Longmuir said the marimba and drumming can accommodate about 12 people, while the dance classes can accommodate a bit more.

The classes offered at Errington Hall (1390 Errington Rd.) include:

Introductory marimba classes with Sarah Van Borek running Aug. 8-11 from 8-9 p.m. Classes are $58 for the four days.

Intermediate marimba classes with Fahlon Smith run Aug. 15-18 from 7-8 p.m. Classes are $58 for the four days.

African djembe drumming with Chris Couto is Aug. 8-11 for introductory and Aug. 15-18 for intermediate from 7-8 p.m. for both weeks. The classes are $58 for the four days and people are welcome to sign up for both weeks.

Brazilian samba and percussion with Marco Castrucci is Aug. 8-11 from 8:15-9:15 p.m. The four-day classes are $58.

South African gumboot dance with Van Borek is Aug. 10 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The class is $15.

West African dance with Nadjee Soro and Couto on drums is Aug. 17 from 5:45-6:30 p.m. The class is $15.

For more information or to register, contact Longmuir at 250-248-8515 or kimlongmuir@telus.net.

There are still a few spaces in the first week (Aug. 8-12) of the youth music camp. Children who are registered for the first week are welcome to register for the second week (Aug. 16-19), but Val Dare, the camp co-ordinator said the kids need previous experience for week two.

For more information or to register for the youth camp, contact Dare at vgdare@gmail.com or call 250-248-0153.

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