COVID-19 turned our world upside down and inside out, prompting us to pivot to online programming. The SBMT eStudio now offers a variety of live and pre-recorded events—presented free of charge thanks to our monthly sustaining donors—that supplement and support our mainstage offerings.
South Bay Musical Theatre’s eStudio is now open, with entertainment, enlightenment, and enrichment in the comfort of your own home. Past programs have included Readers’ Theatre, Online Encores, South Bay Cabaret, Cinema Spotlight, Broadway by the Decade lectures, Behind the Curtain forums, Skills Workshops , and Amusement. If you have a suggestion for a program you’d like to see—or one you’d like to lead—contact Sara Dean
2022 eStudio events … (Dates, times, and programs are subject to change)
Dance Through the Decades:
1970s Dance Workshop with Kayvon Kordestani
What: Informal dance workshop, focusing on dance moves from the 1970s
When: Saturday, September 10, 10:30 a.m. PDT
Where: Over Zoom (virtual) or at SBMT rehearsal studio (in person), 761 Mabury Rd, Unit 20, San Jose, CA 95133
Length: 90 minutes to 2 hours
Kayvon is back! Our Dance through the Decades series has taken us from the swingin’ 60s, to the fabulous 40s and now the sensational 70s! Join us for this intro course to dance styles from the 1970s. Kayvon Kordestani will break down popular moves from the 70s for students of all levels of dance. This class will be a hybrid — both in person and on zoom. In-person attendees must be vaccinated.
About the Instructor:Kayvon Kordestaniearned a quadruple-teaching credential in Music, English, Elementary and Pre-School Education at the University of the Pacific. She also studied at the Theatre Artist’s Institute of San Jose. Kayvon has performed, choreographed, directed or vocal directed over 75 shows for various local theater groups. She served as the Artistic Manager for the Children’s Musical Theater of San Jose and was the Dance Director for the San Francisco Children’s Musical Theater and the Gilroy Children’s Musical Theater. She has choreographed and taught for Starting Arts and is the Bay Area Producer for Flash Mob America and The Mob Squad. Career highlights include working on a Francis Ford Coppola original score, and winning a Bay Area Theater Critic’s Circle award for Best Choreography for the San Francisco Follies.