Join the Esplanade Association for ‘Froca Fridays at the Hatch Shell this summer, part of the River Fit Summer Fitness Series!
River Fit: ‘Froca Fridays will take participants around the world, exposing them to new rhythms while they break a sweat! ‘Froca is a celebration of songs and dances from across Africa and the Caribbean. Set to popular African and Caribbean music, ‘Froca draws on movements and dances rooted in deep tradition as well as steps that have gained popularity in recent years. ‘Froca was created by Sylver Rochelin Randrianantenaina, a professional dancer and choreographer from Madagascar.
In class, Sylver guides his students through an hour of nonstop dance and choreography, allowing everyone to internalize the steps, feel the rhythms, and work up a sweat - celebrating each other's cultures. ‘Froca classes include steps and rhythms from Madagascar, Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Congo, Ethiopia, Mali, Guinea, Ghana, Togo, Senegal, Trinidad, Jamaica, and more.
‘Froca Fridays 2021 Schedule:
Friday, July 23 | 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Friday, August 6 | 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Friday, August 13 | 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Registration for ‘Froca Fridays is only available through Eventbrite. Please cancel if you are no longer able to attend. By registering for River Fit: ‘Froca Fridays, you automatically sign the electronic waiver to participate in this River Fit Summer Fitness Series class.
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RIVER FIT COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES:
– Participants are required to pre-register in advance; only pre-registered attendees can participate.
– Vaccinated participants can go mask-free! We strongly encourage non-vaccinated participants to wear a mask or face covering.
– The Esplanade Association will have hand sanitizer available on-site.
– Stay home if you feel sick and/or are part of a vulnerable population
About Sylver Rochelin Randrianantenaina:
Sylver Rochelin Randrianantenaina is a professional dancer from Madagascar. He has spent the last 15 years specializing in traditional dances from across Africa and the Caribbean, as well as Malagasy (from Madagascar) popular dances, Afropop, Hip Hop, Jazz and Contemporary techniques. Sylver founded 'Froca Fitness in 2018, bringing together these techniques in an accessible way so that students learn from the cultures they represent. Learn more about 'Froca and Sylver at frocafitness.com.
About the Esplanade Association (EA):
The Esplanade Association (Esplanade.org) is a nonprofit organization that works to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, sustain its natural green space, and build community in the park by providing educational, cultural, and recreational programs for everyone.