California’s Pinoy folk dance groups collaborate to teach Filipino folk dances online

California Filipino Folk dances online
Parangal Dance Company, together with three other California-based folk dance groups celebrate the 122nd Philippine Independence through an online dance workshop for free. Credits to Parangal Dance Company Facebook.

Four dance groups from California, U.S.A. are collaborating for a virtual workshop on Filipino folk dances for free, to mark the celebration of the 122nd Philippine Independence Day.

Parangal Dance Company, one of the four dance troupes, announced the good news on their Facebook account on June 13, 2020, and invited interested learners to join the We World Wide: Dance Kapwa conference series on June 17 and 18 at 7-9 PM.

“Let’s celebrate Philippines Independence month by joining the We World Wide: Dance Kapwa conference series that fuses our love for Philippine dance,” the Pangaral Dance Company said on their social media post.

“Malaya Filipino American Dance Arts, our partner group from Los Angeles, California, will present Pangalay from the southern Philippines and Parangal Dance Company, from San Francisco, will present Pamansak of Yakan from Basilan.”

The We World Wide: Dance Kapwa Part 2 on June 18 will be performed by the Barangay Dance Company of San Francisco and Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center from San Diego. The two dance groups will present Jota Manilena and Kaganat sa Darangen respectively.

Interested dancer-learners may register through this link.

In January 2019, Parangal Dance Company also held a dance workshop for Filipino students in California for free before representing the Philippines at Japan’s World Music and Dance Festival in August and in the 455th anniversary of the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade in Mexico in November.

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Lorenzo Cruz believes that the power of beauty could help the Philippines to rise to the top. He is a travel and fashion enthusiast who loves to explore Filipino culture.