Jane Glaser has dedicated her career to the instruction, preservation and performance of multicultural dance. She has taught folk dance in Southern California schools since 1993. Glaser brings a lifetime of dance experience to her classes. Her love of dance began at age 4 with ballet, before later pursuing competitive figure skating. Her “World Dance” education began at age 13. Over the years, she has had extensive training and performed with many dance companies, including Adruga Bulgarian Folk Ensemble, Otea Polynesian Folk Ensemble, Bel Air Liturgical Dances, Karpatok Hungarian Dance Ensemble, and Viviane’s Egyptian Dance Theater, where she also served as Assistant Director. For 15 years, she toured nationally with the AMAN International Folk Ensemble as a principal dancer and vocalist. She is currently performing with Gulistan Dance Theater, a company that features dances from Central Asia, and has been training and competing in ballroom dancing.
Glaser’s workshops focus on traditional (folk) dance and provide a window into cultures of various ethnic groups. Content is chosen to suit grade and class levels, curriculum needs, scheduling requirements and a school’s specific interest. Utilizing dance and music from various regions of the world, workshops engage students in content through a myriad of choices. Topics can include cultural background and heritage, storytelling, folkcraft, improvisation, and musical instruments. Any of these, as well as the dances, can be integrated into core curriculum areas such as Social Science, Math, and Language Arts.
To schedule an Arts Integration Partnership and/or Professional Development at your school, please call (213) 972-4330 or EMAIL US›