Event Calendar

Jun
26
Mon
Harambee w/Baba Ras D
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Canta Conmigo en el Sol o en el Frío
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Mondays at 11am (Ages 0-4) – Join Veronica Jimenez, for this Spanish language singalong, story time, puppet playgroup. Parents, expecting parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate.

Jun
27
Tue
Shadow Puppet Show #1
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This shadow puppet stage show will feature a variety of characters and menagerie of traditional and original songs. It explores themes that center around the seasons, the environment, as well as learning components of music.

Kimberley Rose is a singing filmmaker, environmentalist and mother of two. Singing before she could talk, Kimberley learned Austrian folk songs and harmonies from her own mother as a child. She grew singing in choirs, a Capella groups, musicals and even sang telegrams! While working in the summer at the pools, she was known as the singing lifeguard. In 2013, her album of all original songs was released on CDbaby.com and Soundcloud. Kimberley’s films often feature her own music. In the DC area, Kimberley participates in community sing alongs and hosts the singing shadow puppet hour at BloomBars on Tuesdays at 10 AM. When she puts her own children to sleep at night she often sings them lullabies and thought it would be lovely to share them with the DC community. Come sing to your child with Kimberley!

Shadow Puppet Show #2
Jun 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

This shadow puppet stage show will feature a variety of characters and menagerie of traditional and original songs. It explores themes that center around the seasons, the environment, as well as learning components of music.

Kimberley Rose is a singing filmmaker, environmentalist and mother of two. Singing before she could talk, Kimberley learned Austrian folk songs and harmonies from her own mother as a child. She grew singing in choirs, a Capella groups, musicals and even sang telegrams! While working in the summer at the pools, she was known as the singing lifeguard. In 2013, her album of all original songs was released on CDbaby.com and Soundcloud. Kimberley’s films often feature her own music. In the DC area, Kimberley participates in community sing alongs and hosts the singing shadow puppet hour at BloomBars on Tuesdays at 10 AM. When she puts her own children to sleep at night she often sings them lullabies and thought it would be lovely to share them with the DC community. Come sing to your child with Kimberley!

Ballet en Françias (Ages 2.5-7)
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

At Ballet en Français, students (ages 3-7) will learn the ballet developed in the royal courtyards of Louis XIV. We will practice basic posture while discovering the anatomy behind each position. The purpose of this class is to ally creative movement and french language from which the terms of ballet arise. French vocabulary will be taught to identify fundamental movements such as glissade, pas de bourré, and saut de chat (Italicize the terms). Parents and caregivers are free to stay or drop-off their children. Suggested donation: $12 per class or $100 for 10 classes.

An important part of each class will be an improvisation component where the dancers can express their creativity however they wish. Our focus is to teach traditional ballet while giving the children space to discover the dancer inside themselves.

– A warm up ( standing up and on the floor, descrption/ naming the anatomy, the body part…)
– Learning of the steps ( glissade, pas de bourré, saut de chat…)
– Improvisation ( a free time where the kids can use what they learn but mostly express there creativity the way they want)

Julia Battist is a French ballet/contemporary dancer trained at the National Conservatory of Paris. She has toured all over Europe with Le Ballet Classique de Paris and performed classical repertory such as Swan Lake and the Nutcracker.
Since May 2014, she has been working with the Nhiane Khosi Dance theatre in New York and Dakshina Dance Company in Washington DC. In Febuary 2015, she earned a prestigious 3-year artist’s visa. In addition to her dance work, Julia is a ballet teacher and a french tutor. You can find her instructing classes at the Dance Institute of Washington D.C. as well as the Dance Loft on 14th.

She loves sharing her passion and her native language with everyone, especially children. Julia would like to welcome students from all backgrounds and abilities to her unique new BloomBars class, “Ballet en Français.”.

On Hiatus Until Tues Jan.17th – Ballet en Françias (Ages 3-7)
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Ballet en Français is on Hiatus until Tuesday, January 17th while instructor Julia Battist goes on tour with her dance company. When she returns, in addition to the Tuesday class, we will also be offering a Thursday class at the same time, 4pm.

At Ballet en Français, students (ages 3-7) will learn the ballet developed in the royal courtyards of Louis XIV. We will practice basic posture while discovering the anatomy behind each position. The purpose of this class is to ally creative movement and french language from which the terms of ballet arise. French vocabulary will be taught to identify fundamental movements such as glissade, pas de bourré, and saut de chat (Italicize the terms). Parents and caregivers are free to stay or drop-off their children. Suggested donation: $12 per class or $100 for 10 classes.

An important part of each class will be an improvisation component where the dancers can express their creativity however they wish. Our focus is to teach traditional ballet while giving the children space to discover the dancer inside themselves.

– A warm up ( standing up and on the floor, descrption/ naming the anatomy, the body part…)
– Learning of the steps ( glissade, pas de bourré, saut de chat…)
– Improvisation ( a free time where the kids can use what they learn but mostly express there creativity the way they want)

Julia Battist is a French ballet/contemporary dancer trained at the National Conservatory of Paris. She has toured all over Europe with Le Ballet Classique de Paris and performed classical repertory such as Swan Lake and the Nutcracker.
Since May 2014, she has been working with the Nhiane Khosi Dance theatre in New York and Dakshina Dance Company in Washington DC. In Febuary 2015, she earned a prestigious 3-year artist’s visa. In addition to her dance work, Julia is a ballet teacher and a french tutor. You can find her instructing classes at the Dance Institute of Washington D.C. as well as the Dance Loft on 14th.

She loves sharing her passion and her native language with everyone, especially children. Julia would like to welcome students from all backgrounds and abilities to her unique new BloomBars class, “Ballet en Français.”.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jun
28
Wed
Little Treasures (Ages 0-4)
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Artist in Bloom Resident Tamika Love Jones presents Little Treasures, an educational and interactive journey for babies and children (under age 3) that explores a special box of little treasures. Each treasure that is picked from the box will lead tots and parents to sing their favorite songs, read fun stories and explore their bodies through exciting movement. The theme of Little treasures is self-love and teaching the tots that they, too, are little treasures!

Samba Kids
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join Zezeh Brazil (Sao Paolo), former carnaval queen, radio personality and dance instructor extraordinaire for child & family samba dance lessons. It’s never too early to learn the infectious dance of the world’s 5th largest country. Samba Kids is the perfect introduction to movement and rhythm, not to mention Portuguese. The classes starts with yoga followed by a dance class to the sound of Brazilian carnival music for kids.

Check it out in the Washington Post Express:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2012/05/22/different-baby-steps/

Adult Samba Class
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm