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!
April-May: A Balancing Act - Learning to dance with balancing props.
Balancing props has long been a part of dance forms meant to show your skill and ability to balance. In this class we will be working on developing prop-balancing skills and balancing-yourself skills through technique drills, exercises, and movement combinations. Please bring a non-breakable basket, bowl, or tray that can be balanced on your head.
Drop-ins are welcome. This a multi-level class that offers variations and modifications suitable for beginners through advanced dancers.