Lotus Expressions Mission:

Our mission is to develop the creative and intellectual skills of our community. We encourage individuals to be self disciplined, motivated, and artistic by providing opportunities for social integration and development of interpersonal skills. Our programs are dedicated to providing a nurturing environment that emphasizes positive values and open minded individuals.
Lotus Expressions is the online presence for the following Therapeutic Recreational drum and dance organizations in the Greater Rochester, NY area!
  • Akoma N'toaso
  • Lotus Drums         
  • Umoja Percussion Ensemble
  • Umoja Dance Ensemble
On this site you will find information regarding:
                Class Schedules, Our Facilitators and Reference Material.

  • Maiden voyage of Lotus Drums Tonight we kicked off the first Lotus Drums class! We are off to an excellent start for our trial class. Thanks to Lee and Marcia for assisting. As with any new endeavor I learned new things tonight and have more ideas for how to make this trial run into a regular class! As Tom Petty once told me on the radio "The future is wide open."  
    Posted Aug 3, 2011, 7:38 PM by Zachary Spath
  • Seneca Park Zoo Performance Great performance at the Seneca Park Zoo on Saturday July 30!Wonderful turn out and a solid performance. We did an impromptu processional. As it turns out the people that work the gate at the Zoo had never heard us drum or seen us dance in the past years because they had to work the gate so this year we started at the gate and played for a short period before working out way to the performance area. We received Lots of good feedback from the audience.There were a few parts of the performance that did not go as we had rehearsed, not that the audience would know it though :) It brings up a good point that if there ...
    Posted Aug 3, 2011, 6:58 AM by Zachary Spath
  • Strolling on the canal with Futurpointe dance July 10 marked our second event with Futurpointe Dance company this summer. This fun, and loving crew is a joy to perform with and we look forward to the next performance on Thursday July 28. The afternoon of the 10th was beautiful weather and the Percussion ensemble was well prepared. For the first time we performed Mendiani in public. And although Dave had just been released from a minor surgery he was able to play the bell for a few songs and the Sangba for Mendiani.
    Posted Jul 18, 2011, 10:26 PM by zachary spath
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