Nihon Buyo （日本舞踊）draws from Kabuki and also has origins derived from Noh and Bugaku. Classes will take the principles of odori dance movement that were introduced in the workshop and go more in depth. Students are taught individually and will focus on one dance. Training is based on traditional pedagogy; students are trained in etiquette, yukata/kimono dress, using the dance fan, and basic Japanese terms used in dance. Completing the introductory workshop is highly recommended prior to starting class.
Grandmaster Yoshinojo Fujima is trained in the Fujima Style (Iemoto Fujima Kan’emon VI/ Kabuki name Onoe Shoroku IV) of Japanese Classical dance, and received her professional stage name (Natori) from Shunojo Fujima, and her Grandmaster teaching license (Shihan) in Japan. As a principle member of Shubukai, (formally known as Fujima Ryu of Chicago), she performs, teaches, and continues to return to Japan to perform and train. The Fujima School is one of the five main dance schools in Japan and is known for its intricate choreography as well as dancemaking for kabuki theater.