Dancing all over the world
By EMMA CORNFORD
FROM a circus in Mexico to professional studios in Isreal and Sweden, Riivka Forest has danced professionally throughout the world.
Now living in Grafton, Ms Forest will be teaching Isreal and Latin dancing as part of the Festival of the Five Senses, to be held in Grafton on Sunday. May 28.
"I just feel there are so many people around here with talents and abilities and the more we share it, the happier the community will be," she said.
"I'm really hoping that people will come along and try new things that they otherwise would not see or do."
Ms Forest is well-qualified to be teaching at the festival. Not only does she take Latin dance classes in Grafton each Tuesday night, she has taught at academies in Australia and all over the world.
"I also worked for an amazing company for deaf and dumb dancers. They couldn't hear the music but they would feel the rhythm through the floor. They were incredible."
The workshops, along with all the others on the day, are free and registration will be taken on the day.
Latin dance will begin at 2pm and Isreal dance at 3pm.
"I think we need more understanding and acceptance in Grafton to bring us all together ... and this will be a way to do that and have fun," Ms Forest said.