Sunday, April 19, 2015

Teaching the Pinoy Beat

We at Paaralang Pinoy love to end the year with a party, and what better way to pass on the Pinoy way of celebrating than to hold a Fiesta Workshop! 

Some of our students have been with us since they were barely able to write their own names.  Attending year after year had given them an appreciation of their heritage, a repertoire of Filipino folk songs, and dance skills!  Those flapping arms imitate ducks quite well that the rest of the class easily pick up the steps.

For the Saling-Pusa kids, banging out the song and dance rhythms--from the beat of the northern mountain regions to the danza of the harana, and the fast and furious bamboo claps of the southern regions--is half the fun of celebrating.  And for the Paaralang Pinoy teachers, feeling the Pinoy rhythm is already half the lesson about being Pinoy.

We end another year of Paaralang Pinoy workshops, and of passing on bits of Pinoy stories and songs to our Filipino-American children. If you are interested in joining us for the school year 2015-2016, watch for announcements in this blog, or email us directly at paaaralang.pinoy at yahoo dot com.  We look forward to meeting you soon.