Our final featured instructor is Noa Barankin. In her Stomp-style class, students will learn to drum on various objects, from buckets to house-hold items and found objects (musical pipes, kitchenware and utensils, hardware, etc.), as well as learn foundations to body percussion. In the class, we will work on A-Capella rudiments (meaning – without music!), learn some rhythm theory and apply it with drumming and rhythm games, create our very own “objects orchestra”, and end the class with an upbeat bucket drumming routine! Hard-soled shoes are required, no previous experience necessary!
Noa Barankin is a percussive dancer, award-winning choreographer and musician. She was a member for three years of the “Tararam” group, an Israeli drum and dance company, touring internationally. She was also part of the Israeli “Tempo Tap Company” for which she was also the producer, and has danced and choreographed for many events, shows and competitions, both in Israel and in New England. Noa has also toured with the Israeli musical “Power of Wishes”, for which she was nominated Best Supporting Actress in the Children’s Theater Awards in 2013. In New England, she’s been a member of the “Boston Tap Company” since 2013, and in 2016 she joined Ryan Casey’s “Off Beat Tap Company”. Recently, Noa created “DrumatiX”, a new and innovative Boston-based rhythm and dance performing group that combines elements of tap dance, body percussion, drumming and technology. Currently, DrumatiX is performing in New England and NYC. Noa has been a dance educator for many years, teaching music, tap dance and percussion-style classes and workshops, as well as choreographing for schools, universities, various studios and competitions, awarding her with multiple awards and Industry Dance Awards nominations both at a regional and a national level.