Come learn the beautiful art of belly dance. Beginning with the foundational movement vocabulary, we will work through technique exercises and drills, combinations, and choreographies. As we work through the skill vocabulary you will need on your dance journey, you will be introduced to some of the different style variations that fall under the belly dance name such as Egyptian Raqs Sharqi, Turkish Oryantal Dans, and American Classic Orientale. For Thursdays, while there is a weekly focus topic, we will always be working level 1 techniques.
Drop-ins are welcome. This Level 1 class is suitable for complete beginners trying belly dance for the first time to advanced students looking to enhance their technique, but is focused on learning starting from the foundational movements of the dance.
For Saturday classes, topics will change on a regular basis. While you are welcome to drop-in no matter what your experience level, the target levels for the different topics may vary. Feel free to give them a try!
January/February Topic: Intro to Expressive Veilwork begins January 11.
Swirling veils have been a mainstay of many styles of belly dance for a very long time. Join us to explore how to enhance your dance using the different styles of veil movements and putting those together in a short, expressive choreography.
If you have a 2.5 to 3.5 yard veil, please feel free to bring it. A few veils will be available for classroom use.
Drop-ins are welcome. This a multi-level class that offers variations and modifications suitable for beginners through advanced dancers.