What is Ryukyu Buyo, Ryubu?

Ryukyu buyo, ”Okinawan traditional dance”, was once performed in courts to welcome high-ranking officials during the Ryukyu Kingdom Era, from 15th to 18th century. The Ryukyuan Dancers wear a famous kimono of Okinawa called bingata. Ryukyu buyo is divided into two styles: koten buyo, the classical dance, & zou odori, which was created after the middle of the 19th century depicting the experiences of the common people.

We focus on both styles of Ryukyu buyo in our classes. Our goal is not only to teach you what to do with your body, but explain the meaning behind our performances. We keep it fun & interesting while providing you with the tools to become a great dancer. Please contact us so we can begin.