ABOUT TASTE OF DANCE
In collaboration with the Bakersfield Downtown Business Association, a Taste of Dance is a community event that celebrates the rich cultural diversity of Kern County in honor of global diversity and awareness.
This program spotlights five unique dance traditions: American Line Dance, Indian Bhangra, Mexican Traditional Folklorico, Polynesian Hula, and Egyptian Belly Dancing. Featuring talented dancers not only performing captivating pieces representative of each culture, the program will also engage the audience by teaching them segments of their dances. Following each performance, corresponding cultural food samples are available for the audience, contributing to an immersive experience as they watch and learn.
UPCOMING TASTE OF DANCE EVENTS:
TASTE OF DANCE (PREVIEW) FEATURING AMERICAN LINE DANCE + AMERICAN CUISINE at “TASTE OF DOWNTOWN” – Thursday, September 14 @ 6:00 PM – Iron Lilly Venue
TASTE OF DANCE (FULL EVENT) FEATURING SEVERAL CULTURES + CUISINES at “THIRD THURSDAY”- Thursday, October 19 @ 6:00 PM – Mill Creek Park
WHY a TASTE OF DANCE
This event celebrates not just culture, but also promotes community, education, and an appreciation for the diversity in Kern County. By showcasing different dance forms and pairing them with corresponding cuisines, we hope to enhance understanding and appreciation for the various cultures within our county. Our goal is to cultivate a more inclusive and welcoming community through this diverse celebration. As people learn more about the cultures around them, our community grows stronger and more unified.
TASTE OF DANCE CREATOR + VISIONARY - NOOR EL KEREAMY
Noor is a senior at Stockdale High School. This is her second year serving the board of the Kern Dance Alliance after volunteering at numerous events for several years. She is recognized as the Distinguished Young Woman of Bakersfield for the class of 2024 and a principal dancer with Bakersfield City Ballet. She has attended classes at Civic Dance Center for the past 9 years, participating in annual performances. Her favorite role to have ever played was the Sugar Plum Fairy in Civic Dance Center’s “The Nutcracker”. While training locally, Noor has also had the privilege of attending the American Ballet Theater, School of American Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet summer intensives. She has also been awarded with several awards and scholarships for classical and contemporary ballet categories based on performance at the Youth America Grand Prix. In the future, Noor aspires to dance at a company and pursue her dreams in an Engineering career.
TASTE OF DANCE - PREVIEW EVENT: SEPTEMBER 14, 2023
Kicking off the Taste of Dance series, KDA and the Bakersfield Downtown Business Association are proud to provide a small bite of dance at the Taste of Downtown event on Thursday, September 14 @ 6:00 pm!
Experience American Line Dance by taking a 30 minute line dance class led by Anais Cordebard rom 6:30 – 7:00.
Couple your American dance experience with American cuisine provided by KC’s Steakhouse and a delightful dessert provided by Tina Marie’s!
ABOUT ANAIS CORDEBARD - AMERICAN LINE DANCE INSTRUCTOR
Anais Cordebard discovered her love for line dancing in 2017 and began teaching in 2018. She thrives on bringing people together through line dancing, whether it’s in person at classes, events, private parties, or fundraisers, or online through her YouTube line dance videos and tutorials and has been thrilled to be able to teach locally in California as well as out of state.
In her first year of competing and diving into line dance choreography, Anais qualified for the USLDCC 2021-2022 Nationals with her own line dances. She also had the privilege of competing in line dance competition and winning a place to dance for the 2023 Stagecoach Honkytonk Dance Team, after having also qualified for the team in 2020 before it was canceled that year.
Anais firmly believes that line dancing is for everyone, regardless of age or skill level. She’s excited to share the joy of line dancing with you, making each step a fun and engaging experience. Join Anais and discover the magic of line dancing today! @anaiscordebard