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Lively Foundation of Mountain View schedules dance festival Aug. 19-25

The Mountain View-based Lively Foundation has scheduled its second International Dance Festival – Silicon Valley Aug. 19-25.

The festival, a project of the nonprofit Lively Foundation, includes workshops and performances that showcase dancers, choreographers and teachers in an effort to broaden residents’ exposure to dance and expand interest in and understanding and enjoyment of dance.

Workshops for intermediate to advanced dancers are slated Aug. 19-23, with classes in contemporary technique, composition and improvisation, and repertory taught by Leslie Friedman, the festival’s artistic director.

Full Day of Dance, set 9 a.m. Aug. 24, is open to dancers of all ages and skill levels. Classes include Pilates Mat, taught by Amity Johnson; Contemporary, taught by Friedman; Tap, taught by Audreyanne Delgado-Covarrubias; Polish Folk Dance, taught by Christina Smolen of Lowiczanie Dance Co.; and an AXIS Dance Company workshop, taught by AXIS dancers.

The event culminates in a performance 3 p.m. Aug. 25.

Friedman is a dancer/choreographer who has performed on four continents.

“Response from the community has been extraordinary,” said Friedman of the International Dance Festival. “Last year we received support from Mountain View businesses and volunteer help from residents.”

Freidman said dancers at the inaugural festival came from New York, Massachusetts and six Northern California cities.

Discounts are available to those who enroll by July 19.

For a schedule of classes, venues and costs, visit www.livelyfoundation.org.

For more information, call 969-4110 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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