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Every Sunday we hold traditional Lao music and dance classes at Momentum Dance Academy in Burien, Washington. Classes are available from January to March (Winter Quarter) and April to June (Spring Quarter) with open registration the beginning of Winter Quarter. During summer break, many of our students attend the Pom Foundation Lao Summer Camp the first two weeks of August.

All of our music and dance classes are taught by junior instructors (advance level students who have been in the program for over three years). Each class has at least two junior instructors and one adult (usually a Kinnaly Co-Founder) who oversees the overall classroom.

 

Schedule & Location

Every Sunday @ Momentum in Burien, WA

  • January through March (Winter Quarter)
  • April through June (Spring Quarter)

1:00PM - 2:00PM: Percussion (Beginner)

  • Sing (Chime Cymbals)
  • Gong Yeaow (Long Hand Drum)
  • Gong (Hand Drum)
  • Rhythm Sticks

1:00PM - 2:30PM: Intermediate/Advance

  • Khene (Handheld Bamboo Wind Pipes)
  • Kong Vong (Metal Cymbal Xylophone)
  • Orchestra (Advance)
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15811 Ambaum Blvd SW Suite 160

Burien, WA, 98166

 

Dress Code

Girls:

  • Kinnaly OR plain white shirt tucked into a sinh, Lao skirt, secure with a Lao belt or safety pins.
  • Hair up neatly and out of face. Braids, high ponytails, and ballerina buns are acceptable.
  • Minimal & natural makeup only.

Boys:

  • Kinnaly OR plain white shirt tucked into dark leggings/pants. No jeans allowed.
  • Boy’s hair must be neat and out of face.

*Absolutely no shoes, socks, hats, and/or accessories while inside the studios.

 

Materials

Khene instrument must be purchased ($125) and the student will own their instrument. All other instruments will be rented out during class.

     

    Tuition & Fees

    • $50/quarter  OR  $100/school year
      • January through March (Winter Quarter)
      • April through June (Spring Quarter)
    • $5 off tuition for each additional child per quarter. (i.e. $45/quarter for sibling #2)

     

    Music Student Fees: $125 per khene

    • Khene students will need to purchase their instruments in order to participate in classes and also to practice at home.
    • Students will be responsible for bringing their instruments to class and to performances.