Monday, August 4, 2014

Baby's First Tap Dance at Big!World!Fun!

Will takes in the jazz band at Big!World!Fun!
Saturday was a perfect morning for heading east to the Ford Amphitheatre to catch this week's edition of family-friendly music and dance series Big!World!Fun!

The outdoor venue, nestled into the gorgeous hills, mixes natural greenery with canopy-covered seating that makes for a cool hour to take in the arts.

The series kicked off in July and takes place Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. through Sept. 6. Featuring global music and dance from countries such as China, Mexico and Cambodia, among others, Big!World!Fun! gives kids and parents a taste of world culture.

Big!World!Fun! #selfie
I've taken CC a few times, but Saturday was Will's first Ford experience. We enjoyed jazz music and tap dancing from Sarah Reich's Tap Music Project. In addition to Sarah Reich, the talented tap dancer also brought other troupes to perform during the hourlong show. There are even pre-show projects, such as arts and crafts, that are really interactive for the kids.

Sarah Reich's Tap Music Project
While the Ford recommends the program for kids ages 4-12, younger children are welcome, too! Will was, admittedly, a bit wiggly during the performance, but I could tell he loved watching the musicians and dancers. He even started clapping during some of the sets! The vibe is relaxed and laid-back, which is especially nice for parents.

Even better? Tickets are still only $5 per adult while kids are free! Parking is only $1. So buy your tickets online or at the show, but definitely make this a summer must-do for the fam.

John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd., East
Hollywood, CA 90068

Big!World!Fun! (Saturdays at 10 a.m.; final performance -- Sept. 6)
 Adults ($5) Children (Free)
Parking: $1

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