Since our beginning, LIKHA has strived to raise standards not just on stage but also in the classroom. Our youth programs, LIKHA Coco and LIKHA Too, provided students the opportunity to learn traditional Philippine dances and folk arts. Some have even become members of our principal ensemble as adults.
LIKHA Too was the name of LIKHA's 2008 youth program. The goal of LIKHA Too was to help children develop an understanding of Philippine culture through music and dance. LIKHA Too students performed live at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum and at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.
LIKHA Coco was formed in 1996 in Contra Costa. The goal of the program was to provide outreach to our ever growing Pilipino community. Recognizing the challenge of preserving our culture, we spent several years teaching children how to dance and why we dance; the history of Philippine arts.
In 2009 LIKHA Too was renamed LIKHA School for Philippine Dance. The curriculum has been expanded to include music as well as dance. The school is headed by LIKHA founder Rudi Soriano.
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