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Belly Dance for Beginners with Karen Sun Ray Next held on Sat, Jul 22, 2017 at 10:45 am - 11:45 am
This enrollment runs from Sat Jul 22, 2017 - Sat Oct 14, 2017
Belly Dance Beginner's Course
 
Are you brand-new to belly dance and need a place to start? Or have you belly danced before but would like a solid refresher? In this twelve week course, we'll go through all the isolations that are the building blocks of the dance, and drill drill drill! You'll also get an overview of the history of belly dance, and the different styles that it has evolved into today. You'll be able to take any of our belly dance classes with the confidence that you have a great foundation upon which to build.

We'll also discuss proper posture, alignment, and a brief intro to the anatomy of the dance so that you can execute these moves safely and strongly. We'll make sure you stretch and warm-up so you can take care of your body as you adapt to new ways of moving. You'll learn how to approach learning this dance form and challenge yourself, with warm self-acceptance as a beautiful, unique person, dancer, and spirit. Join us with an open heart and mind, passionate readiness, and joyful attitude!
Will you have mastered the dance after twelve weeks? No. Will you be ready to enjoy the journey of exploring this magical art form? Yes!  Join us in our other classes to keep challenging yourself and growing, exploring different styles, or take the course again until you are comfortable moving on.
Every Body Welcome.

$144, $120 by one week prior

(Hip Ex Members 10% of at the door price)

*Please note, this course rotates topics & instructors, feel free to re-take the course!  Each time it's slightly different so that you can continue to learn new things as a beginner!

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Dawn's Funky Fusion Choreography with Dawn Cecil Next held on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Jun 27, 2017 - Tue Sep 12, 2017
Dawn's Funky Fusion Choreography
with
Dawn Cecil

It's so much fun to take the traditional art of belly dance in new and diverse directions! Join Dawn for a new fusion choreography to Missy Elliot's I'm Better. For this medium paced hip hop song we will intertwine sharp and slinky bellydance moves, along with shimmies and formation changes to get funky. We'll put it all together & perform at Sept 15th Showcase. Attendance at Dawn's Funky Fusion class Wednesdays is highly recommended.

Costume: black capri joggers, hip scarf, black or colored top (can coordinate with hip scarf).

Tuesdays, 7-8pm
June 27 - Sept 12 (12 classes)
$144 by June 12, $180 after
(10% off regular price for Members)

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Belly Dance for Beginners with Dana Leota Next held on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Jun 15, 2017 - Thu Aug 31, 2017
Belly Dance Beginner's Course
 
Are you brand-new to belly dance and need a place to start? Or have you belly danced before but would like a solid refresher? In this twelve week course, we'll go through all the isolations that are the building blocks of the dance, and drill drill drill! You'll also get an overview of the history of belly dance, and the different styles that it has evolved into today. You'll be able to take any of our belly dance classes with the confidence that you have a great foundation upon which to build.

We'll also discuss proper posture, alignment, and a brief intro to the anatomy of the dance so that you can execute these moves safely and strongly. We'll make sure you stretch and warm-up so you can take care of your body as you adapt to new ways of moving. You'll learn how to approach learning this dance form and challenge yourself, with warm self-acceptance as a beautiful, unique person, dancer, and spirit. Join us with an open heart and mind, passionate readiness, and joyful attitude!
Will you have mastered the dance after twelve weeks? No. Will you be ready to enjoy the journey of exploring this magical art form? Yes!  Join us in our other classes to keep challenging yourself and growing, exploring different styles, or take the course again until you are comfortable moving on.
Every Body Welcome.

$144, $120 by one week prior

(Hip Ex Members 10% of at the door price)

*Please note, this course rotates topics & instructors, feel free to re-take the course!  Each time it's slightly different so that you can continue to learn new things as a beginner!

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Tribal Prop Choreography with Marcy Skiff Next held on Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Jul 30, 2017 - Sun Oct 15, 2017
Tribal Prop Choreography with Marcella Skiff

Join Tribal Troupe Djinn Zoo in a special choreography designed to showcase the beauty, strength, and grace of Tribal dance! Be part of the Tribal sisterhood, learning to work together to create performance art, discover the joy that co-creation can bring. Participating dancers will have the choice of using a veil, or a sword - exploring either the soft or powerful aspects of the dance. Each class will break down a series of Tribal Vocabulary moves, drill their individual isolation components, then add the layers until the full move is obtained. Then we'll string the moves together seamlessly into combinations that flow improvisationally from one to the next, add choreographed combinations and formation changes, and voila, our piece is complete!
Advanced Beginners are welcome and encouraged to join the choreography.
Highly recommended (or required?) that dancers attend Tribal classes Sunday's @ 1:30pm & Wednesdays at 7:15pm, to improve their technique, group skill sets, improvisational skills, and awareness of moving through space with other dancers.

Costume will be simple and streamlined, we'll discuss during the first class.
Performance will be Friday, October 20th at the 1001 Nights Belly Dance Showcase.

Sundays, July 30 - Oct 15, 2:30 - 3:30pm;
no class 8/27 & 9/3... class will be 2:30 - 4pm for the last four classes
Optional Performance on October 20.
Advance Beg +
$144/adv, $180/door
Hip Expressions Members 10% off door price

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