Bellydance Classes

 Bellydance Thursdays!
Led by nationally renown instructor, Maria Hamer

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Thursdays:

5pm: Kids Bellydance

Learn a fun basic bellydance class for children roughly ages 5- teen. We will have a small warm up & learn isolation’s as well as some creative improvisation & a little choreography within the dance! We will play with veils, hand shapes, rhythms & more. Wear comfortable tights or yoga pants, hip scarf recommended.

6pm: Level 1 Bellydance Drills with Zills
This is a great class for beginners who need to get that technique work in. We will break down the movements from the inside out to best understand the quality of movement as well as build stamina within the technique. An Introduction to Zills (Finger Cymbals) will be applied, learning finger rhythm patterns. ALSO GREAT FOR ALL LEVELS – for brushing up & getting the drills in! Expect a brief warm up & cool down. Comfortable Pants & hip scarf recommended.  *For first time buying zills, get a lightweight zill. I recommend Saroyan Mastercrafts’ ‘Nefertiti’ for beginners www.saroyancymbals.com/store.html

7pm: Evil Eye Bellydance Troupe Bellydance
Troupe info here: Evil Eye

8pm: Level 2 Bellydance Drills, Layers & Zills
*Some experience required
We will discuss & apply specific timings, weight exchanges & layering dynamics that will challenge, & most importantly, build your range of movement to express yourself! We will break down each layer to the slowest possible speed to check in with posture, energy, & flow. We shall then speed up the movements gradually adding, or deleting elements… Oh yes… & there are ZILLS still!! Combos, taxim, & hoedown jam (call out with cymbal, jamila-esque style) “may” finish our classes~ Expect a challenging warm up & blissful cool down.

Pre-registration is required (at least 24 hours in advance):

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Questions?
Contact the studio at 412-465-0290