GIRL Project: Grounded & Connected

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Registration is now open for March 28th-April 1st

A workshop for girls living in the San Antonio District of Oakland between the ages of 11 to 14.

  • The workshop is free for participants and includes lunch and snacks.
  • Activities include classes in hip-hop, new music, visual art and urban planning.
  • On completion of the workshop participant will receive a  bike, lock, helmet and light.

For more information call 510-420-0920

or email us at to register.


  • Xochitl Guerrero (Mask Making),
  • Janey Madamba (Hip Hop and Urban Planning),
  • Claudine Naganuma (Choreography),
  • Pamela Z (New Music Composition)

The workshop will take place at EastSide Cultural Center 2777 International Boulevard at 23rd Avenue.

9 to 3:30 Monday through Thursday March 28th through March 31st.

9 to 3:30  day workshop,  6:30 Community Meal and 7:00 Performance Friday April 1st

dNaga is proud to partner with our Fairy God Mother, our Guardian Angels and the Akonadi Foundation to bring this amazing project to East Oakland GIRLS!


About Claudine

Claudine Naganuma (Choreographer/Teacher) received a liberal arts education from Dominican College, earning a BA degree in English Literature. She studied Early Childhood Education while she earned an MFA in Dance from Mills College in Choreography and Performance(1992). Claudine taught at Aurora Elementary School in the fourth/fifth grade classroom and at La Escuelita in a sixth grade classroom doing a fall semester empowerment workshop. She is currently a ballet teacher and Director of Danspace and its Dance for PD® program since 2007. Claudine served as the Artistic Director of Asian American Dance Performances for twelve years. There, she had the opportunity to curate and produce Asian Pacific Islander (API) dance makers and lead its resident dance company, Unbound Spirit. Together with San Francisco Community Arts Organizations, the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center was founded to support contemporary API work. As a choreographer, Claudine has received a Young Presenters award from Jacob’s Pillow, a Jack Loftis and Vibeke Strand Honorary Fellowship as a Djerassi Artist in Resident. She was also selected as an international exchange artist between the Hong Kong Fringe Club and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Claudine’s work was recently filmed as part of Dave Iverson’s documentary Capturing Grace. Her choreography set on the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Youth Company along with members of the Brooklyn Parkinson Group and dNaga performed at the World Parkinson Congress in September 2016. Claudine’s untiring dedication to the community is further evidenced by her GIRL project, now in its fourth year. This is a free art and empowerment workshop for middle school girls living in the San Antonio District of Oakland.

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