Pomegranate SEEDs®
(Self-esteem, Empowerment and Education through Dance)

SEEDs program

*Due to COVID-19, Pomegranate SEEDs® is not happening for the year 2020. Please stay tuned for information about our 2021 SEEDs programs!*

Pomegranate SEEDs® (Self-Esteem, Empowerment and Education through Dance) is going online! We are so excited to be able to offer this program to young women all across the country! Established by Founder/Director Myra Krien in 2000, SEEDs was created to provide youth with the finest instruction in Middle Eastern Arts along with programming that promotes self-discovery and self-actualization, provides mentorship at a very high level and prepares young women for independence. 

Questions? Contact Myra Krien ~ pomegranatesfnm@yahoo.com ~ 505.501.2142 

The Mission

To mentor young women in order to create healthy and strong individuals who are socially and fiscally responsible to themselves and their community. This is accomplished through the vehicle of dance, talking circles, journal writing and presentations.

The Program

SEEDs programThe program accepts 25 teen girls (13 to 18 years old) for one academic year of after-school classes, two times per week. They are taught the elements of Pomegranate Improvisational Dance (PID), a rich, diverse, artistic, cultural dance form that spans the regions of India, the Middle East, North Africa and Spain and its expression through the varied and complex music of these same cultures.  The girls also participate in talking circles and journal writing during which they discuss issues affecting them.  Each girl identifies a personal goal that she would like to achieve during the course of the program.  Guest speakers cover a wide range of topics from nutrition and body awareness to financial education, etc. Many successful women of various fields that are of particular interest to the girls, address the girls each week.  There are four Student Salons (student performances) each session.  Entrance into the program does not depend on demonstrated talent, standard beauty, or ability to pay the fees the program would require.

The Goals

For each girl –

  • To find her own voice and be able to listen to it.
  • To have better self-esteem and confidence.
  • To be able to plan and achieve goals, generate choices, create options,
  • resources and support.
  • To be ready to face financial independence.
  • To have respect, appreciation and be able to care for her own body.
  • To respect, appreciate and be able to care for others in community.
  • To respect and appreciate diversity and culture.

Instructors

Founder/ Director/ Master Teacher – Myra Krien
Assistant -- Yeva Chisholm

Questions? Contact Myra Krien ~ pomegranatesfnm@yahoo.com ~ 505.501.2142