NEW BEGINNING BELLYDANCE CLASS Starting March 1, 2018
Thursdays 3:45 - 5:00pm
Bellydance Basics and Datura Style Technique: FOUNDATIONS
Winter Schedule: Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:30pm
Open to all levels of experience, this class brings accessible instructions to technique and to refining the mechanics of isolations. Based on the Datura Style progressive studies created by Rachel Brice, this is a great class for students wanting to go deeper and acquire tools for ongoing practice. We will dance with a weekly focus on a combination or short phrase, breaking down its parts, exploring, polishing and making it our own.
Tribal Style Bellydance: THE FOUR FAMILIES
Winter Schedule: Thursdays 5:00 - 6:30pm
This class is based on the improvisational vocabulary of American Tribal Style Bellydance®, a fusion form incorporating North African, Middle Eastern, Flamenco and Indian Folkloric and Classical dance forms and gestures. The four families of movement that make up its “language” will be explored in depth, with attention to the specific posture, alignment and arm carriage that characterize this style and other Tribal Fusion forms that have evolved. We’ll be dancing the basic movements as well as variations of the Arabic, Egyptian, Bump and Shimmy Families. Open to all dancers and especially those interested in dancing together improvisationally.
Bellydance Basics: FLOW
SUMMER SCHEDULE ONLY as a stand-alone class; this class is combined with the Datura Style Practice during Winter Schedule.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
A dynamic and movement-dense hour of progressive warm-ups, bellydance basics, isolations, foot and arm patterns culminating in dancing a short and simple combination to put it all together. The focus will be on continual moving practice, with lots of opportunity to drill movements, get into the body and experience the shapes, energy and stylization that animates this dance form. This class is suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced dancers, and is a good warm-up for the more technically-focused and challenging Technique and Families classes.