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Belly Dance: Shimmies


This class is taught by:

Karen Sun Ray

Karen has an extensive background in folk dances of Europe, Asia, the Americas and Polynesia and has studied and performed Middle Eastern Dance since 1976. She has eight years of experience as a performance director for folk dance groups. She has performed with Gainesville, Florida's internationally known professional ballet company, DanceAlive!, and has choreographed folk dance pieces for their production of Dracula. She is a member of the Sahnobar Dance Ensemble who has performed at Disney's EPCOT, Universal Studios, St. Petersburg's Florida International Museum openings of "Splendors of Ancient Egypt" and "Alexander the Great" to name a few. She has had the privelege of performing interpretive dance with world beat bands such as the Exotic Music Ensemble (Gainesville, Florida) and Loud Zoo (St. Petersburg, Florida). In 1998, she toured the country with a Polynesian performing group based in Orlando. Her teaching career began at an early age along side her mother and continues until today. Karen co-founded Hip Expressions in 2004, and operates as the Bookings Coordinator and Performances Director. http://www.hip-expressions.com/HipEx/Karen.html
Who doesn't want to have a better shimmy?
Get a great workout while strengthening and improving your technique and stamina!
Come work on your endurance and hip control so you can dance with precision, beauty, and style.  The shimmy is the most recognizable and distinctive feature of belly dance.  Make sure yours lives up to the hype! 
We'll explore a variety of shimmies: earthy Folkloric, modern Egyptian, a multitude of three-quarter and two-quarter, downs, ups, syncopated, traveling, layered, and more! 
Tell the truth, hips don't lie..

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Mar 28 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue Apr 04 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue Apr 11 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue Apr 18 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue Apr 25 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue May 02 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue May 09 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue May 16 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue May 23 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue May 30 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue Jun 06 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue Jun 13 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue Jun 20 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue Jun 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue Jul 04 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue Jul 11 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue Jul 18 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray
  • Tue Jul 25 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Sun Ray