Crane Dance - Gentle Tai Chi

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 9:15am

Kaleidoscope Dance
2848 S Carriage Lane
Mesa, AZ 85202

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Crane Dance - Gentle Tai Chi is similar to the Gentle Tai Chi Sequences class. Stationary crane, qigong, and tai chi moves that are not part of Gentle Tai Chi-Qigong class are taught and combined in a continuous fluid sequence representing the movements of the Crane.

This class starts with 15 minutes of Qigong (Chee-gong) warm-up activities that are a subset of those used in Gentle Tai Chi-Qigong. The remainder of the class is spent learning and practicing the Crane Dance moves and sequence.

Class Length: 55 minutes

Class Price: $12 Drop-In, $40 for 4 classes

Instructor: Trudy Sherman

Gentle Tai Chi, Line Dance, Kids Dance, Kids Science

Trudy started dancing when she was 6 and continued to dance all the way through college. She enjoyed doing tap, ballet, jazz, acrobatics, folk dance, and square dance.  In her adult years she attended many years of Jazzercise and Zumba classes with a few years of clogging added in for good measure.

In 1998 Trudy took her first class in tai chi with her mom. Her interest in the whole body benefits of tai chi grew as she watched the positive effects it had on reducing her mother's symptoms from post-polio syndrome. In 2013 Trudy was certified as an Easy (Gentle) Tai chi instructor.

Trudy has a technical side as well, with a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering and a Ph D in Computer Science. For over 30 years she has taught hands-on science classes and workshops to children and young teens, Her favorite topics are magnetism, electricity, static electricity, physics, matter, and computer fundamentals.

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