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Current Classes & Workshops


Intro Course in Nihon Buyoh

  • Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre - 677 Davie Street (at Granville)
  • When: May 5 - July 14 (11wks) @ 8-9pm
  • Cost: $275 + GST

Join guest instructor Hanayagi Toshikotono for an 11-week intro course in nihon buyoh. Learn the basics of bowing, holding and opening a fan, and one or more short choreographies.

  • - in person only - by registration (no drop-ins)
  • - maximum of 5 students
  • - you do not need to wear a yukata (though it is recommended), but please wear tabi or white socks
  • - you will need a dance fan which can be purchased from TomoeArts ($40 + GST)

REGISTER by emailing info@tomoearts.org




Hanayagi Toshikotono began dancing at age two in Tokyo Japan under Hanayagi Shizutoshi. She earned her professional name at age 16 and her teaching license when she was 26. She has performed at the National Theatre of Japan multiple times, as well as dancing overseas in Paris. She has recently moved to Vancouver, and we are excited she has agreed to teach these classes!)

Watch a video of Hanayagi Toshikotono dancing Musume Dōjōji





COVID PROTOCOLS: The Dance Centre and TomoeArts follow all provincial health guidelines regarding COVID-19. This currently means that masks are highly recommended in all parts of the building including studios. Please check back here and on the Dance Centre website for updated information. If changes to health guidelines suddenly restrict your ability to attend, TomoeArts will offer a refund. Thank you for your understanding.



TomoeArts also offers ongoing private and semi-private lessons in nihon buyoh (Classical Japanese Dance). Once or twice a year we offer introductory classes. We can also put together workshops for any age or any number - contact us for more info