Dance Imagined with Karen Masaki

October 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus
19-4074 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano, HI 96785
$20/$15 single admission; $50 for series

Ka'u_Desert_Smile Karen Masaki by Robert FrutosDance Imagined with Karen Masaki

Imagining dance – whatever can be felt or seen with the inner eye is the inspiration for physical movement. Volcano Art Center’s Dance Imagined workshop, with instructor Karen Masaki, encourages exploration and builds strength and fluidity for the pure exhilaration of movement.

The 5-session series will start on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  The one-and-a-half hour class begins with a general warm up, moving through all body parts to get the blood flowing and joints loosened.  Explorations of spinal and joint movements, alignment, and breathing help develop greater awareness and physical capacity.  Short improvisations inject laughter and fun while stimulating the imagination.

The class ends with a free dance segment, accompanied by a wide range of music, from classical to rock.

Join Karen Masaki for Dance Imagined at Volcano Art Center on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Class dates are October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Cost for a single class is $20/$15 VAC members or $50 for the entire series (paid in advance) for both VAC members and non-members. To register or for more information call 808-967-8222 or visit

This class is appropriate for all who love to move.  No dance experience is necessary.

Karen Masaki has spent a lifetime surrounded by and immersed in the arts. Karen has performed in dance companies in Philadelphia, New York and Honolulu and taught at private studios and community colleges on O’ahu.  She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa.  She has studied modern dance with renowned teachers Betty Jones and Fritz Ludin, and ballet with Alaine Haubert, director of American Ballet Theatre’s William Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in California.  Karen grows and processes tea and is a long-time Ashtanga Yoga practitioner.


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