October 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Online via Zoom
Jeremy Chan, Ito Yosakoi

Virtual Yosakoi Dance Workshop with Berkeley Buddhist Temple

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Instructor: Ito Yosakoi Dance Group
Fees: Free Admission, advance registration required
Zoom Login Info Provided Upon Registration


Join Ito Yosakoi as we learn yosakoi together online on Zoom. This energetic dance style originates from Kochi, Japan, and features a combination of traditional and modern elements. This workshop is co-hosted with the Berkeley Buddhist Temple.

For this workshop, we will learn the seminal yosakoi dance, “Seichou Yosakoi.” This is the original yosakoi dance from Kochi, Japan, and participating teams at the Kochi Yosakoi Festival are required to reference this song in their performance. You can preview the dance at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ8ZYBgvTRA

Workshop Instructions

  • Please wear comfortable clothing and have water on hand.
  • Please give yourself enough space to move around.
  • If you are comfortable, please turn on your video, as it is helpful for the instructors to see participants to adjust the class’ pace. If you do not want to turn on your video for any reason, that is okay too.

If you have disabilities or require physical accommodations, or would otherwise like to contact us, please email itoyosakoi@gmail.com

About Ito Yosakoi Dance Group:

What is Ito Yosakoi 糸よさこい?
Ito is a community yosakoi dance program of Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) located in San Francisco Japantown. Our name “Ito” (糸 “Tapestry”) emphasizes the relationships woven together between members of a community.
We welcome all who are willing to learn and open to trying new experiences!
Instagram: @itoyosakoi