Sat, Jan 20|
Songbird Dance Studio
Dear Community: Positive Cre(Asians)
This program invites different creatives that incorporate mental health healing into their art; martial artists, performers, comedians, etc.
Time & Location
Jan 20, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Songbird Dance Studio, 118 Fern St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
About the event
🎤🎭 Positive Cre(Asians)
🎤🎭 Saturday, 01/20/2024, 2PM-4PM
🎤🎭 Location: Songbird Dance Studio, 118 Fern St. San Francisco, CA. 94109
🎤🎭 Tickets: $5
🎤🎭 Description of Event:
Join us for a dynamic and inclusive event celebrating the fusion of creativity and mental health healing! Our program features a diverse array of talents, including artists, dancers, comedians, martial artists, mental health experts, and more!
This event will explore how dancers of different forms balance performing and their mental well-being. We will take a deep dive into getting to know our dancers, and their process of training, performing, and their journey to where they are now.. But that's not all! We're honored to have representatives from Kaiser Permanente organization joining us, underscoring the importance of holistic health.
Your questions are important to us, and we will be hosting a Q&A session featuring both of our showcased creatives. Along with the Q&A, we will be have a showcase performance of our creatives, and a chance for the audience to participate in learning some dances as well.
🎤🎭 About the Panel of Creatives:
Sherman Yu is a scientist by day, movement artist by night. Sherman Yu is a pole and aerial athlete and a movement artist from San Francisco, CA. He started his pole journey in 2020 and has a dance background in hip-hop, popping and locking. Sherman’s passion for pole art eventually led him to discover suspended/flying pole and Chinese pole in 2022. He began teaching pole in 2023 and wants to inspire others to try pole because pole is not limited to any specific gender, identity, or background. He also competed in multiple pole sport organization (PSO) competitions and recently performed in the San Francisco Vertical.Show produced by Pink Puma.
Crystal Song, the owner of Songbird Dance, is a captivating pole dancer from Beijing, China. She has found her artistic home in the vibrant Bay Area during the pandemic and fell madly in love with training, teaching and creating. She works full-time as a product manager at YouTube, and last year decided to open Songbird Dance studio as her love letter to the pole & dance community, with the mission of providing a space for dancer professionals and hobbyists to connect and create together.
🎤🎭 About the Panel Mental Health Experts:
🎤🎭 Our Sponsor, Kaiser Permanente has been providing high-quality health care and coverage for more than 75 years. By connecting care with coverage, we pioneered a new model for health care, where things are designed to work together — and help our members thrive. Our care model enables our teams to think and work as one, coordinating your care seamlessly, so you don’t have to — and delivering better care when it matters most.
Dr. Catherine Rhee-Worobec, PHD. Psychologist (Kaiser Permanente) is psychologist and mental health professional with highly specialized training in the diagnosis and psychological treatment of mental, behavioral and emotional illnesses, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Her main focus is on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Some of the common disorders that she can treat are learning disabilities, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.
Cruz Chan, LMFT, RDT, Clinical Manager (RAMS) is A Cantonese and Mandarin-speaking clinician. Cruz graduated from California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco), with a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Drama Therapy. In Cruz's role as Clinical Manager, Cruz is further developing the RAMS Healing for Asians program which provides trauma informed mental health services to limited English speaking Asian victims of crime. This RAMS program is part of San Francisco’s multi-system, initial answer and collaborative solution to the “Anti-Asian Hate”. Cruz is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist as well as a Registered Drama Therapist. In addition, Cruz is a Trainer for The Lotus Project, a collaboration between RAMS and the Public Health Institute, offers technical assistance to mental health providers, clinicians, and school staff who work with Asian American & Asian Immigrant (AAAI) children and families affected by traumatic events and stress. Cruz's background also includes providing mental health services to children, youth, families and adults at RAMS outpatient and school-based programs. Prior to clinical work, Cruz has also participated in many drama performances and was a radio host and producer in Macau. Currently, Cruz is actively receiving training in psychodrama under the guidelines of the American Board of Examiner of Psychodrama, Group Psychotherapy and Sociometry (ABE), and presented in the 2020 North American Drama Therapy Association Conference.
🎤🎭 About the Venue:
At Songbird Dance Studio, we provide a welcoming environment for both seasoned aerial dance professionals and aspiring hobbyists to come together and explore their passion for dance. Our elegant and well-equipped space serves as a hub for learning, creation, and collaboration. Whether you're looking for a self-serve, flexible space to rent or seeking to participate in one of our diverse dance programs, we aim to cater to a variety of needs and interests.
Getting Here & Parking:
Muni Station: Van Ness Ave & Bush St (1 min walk)
Polk-Bush is the closest parking garage from Songbird Dance Studio being less than 500 feet away. Parking rates of this garage vary. There are about 130 parking spots, has EV chargers and offers valet services. Check out this link for any additional questions.
In addition to garage parking, there is street parking on Bush in walking distance to Songbird Dance Studio. Check out this link for free parking (timed meters), nearby garages and garage deals in the area!