Sophie Dale, student and dancer at Larkin Studios and Wayzata High School, returned to India to continue the Moriah Dance Project, which she started last summer.
Since her first visit, numerous resources such as leotards and tight and dance performance dresses have been donated. A community-wide Indian brunch and dance performance, Dance for Joy, was held to bring together neighbors in Plymouth.
The crowning achievement was a three-week visit from Ms. Anne Koho, beloved ballet teacher who has taught at both Summit Dance Studio and Larkin Dance Studio. Anne is currently the founder of Trifecta Arts. While India is a land of dance, ballet training is unknown and unavailable.
The girls and the boys enjoyed ballet, the foundation of dance, that could serve them as a PE class and turn them into awesome Bollywood and classical Indian dancers. While students loved the rigor, discipline and the peace during barre work and practice sessions, they also loved to dress up and perform. Last year and this year, Sophie created short dance pieces that would combine the skills gained during class. They performed these dances for their parents, teachers and fellow students.
If you’d like to support the Moriah Dance Project’s future phases, please follow this link.