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Upcoming Courses & Workshops

HOT POT ITS (Level 1) with SamiTe' Lev Next held on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Jun 30, 2016 - Wed Aug 31, 2016
Hot Pot Style is known world-wide as 'not your mama's' improvisational tribal style... far from traditional, but certainly inspired, t's super fun, a mix of funky moves combining hip hop and belly dance and some *jammin'* good music to inspire you to keep moving! We're shakin' up Tampa Bay with SamiTe in the house bringing us these new jams!
We will learn the entire level 1 syllabus of the UNMATA / Hot Pot Improvisational Tribal Style belly dance format as taught by internationally-acclaimed Amy Sigil in Sacramento, CA. Get ready to work hard, get stronger, and develop a new vocabulary to dance with your friends. SamiTe' is a Sigil Certified ITS instructor and is super excited to share this format with the Tampa area! Let's dance!!!!!
...coming soon... Level 2... but you have to pass Level 1 first!

Wednesdays, 7pm
June 15 - Aug 31 (12 weeks)
$132 (Students with no current class pass) or $100 (Students with a Membership or Class Card)
Limited space, sign up at to save your spot!

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Poi to Voi with Karen Sun Ray Next held on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Jul 7, 2016 - Thu Aug 25, 2016
The beauty and grace of watching someone dance with Voi (veil poi) can be hypnotizing. But before you can create this magic... There are some skills you need to work on!
For the first half of the course we will focus on the skill of seamless poi twirling. Once this skill is mastered - which will require home practice practice practice - then the veil will be added. This will take your dance art to a whole new level!
This full 8-week course will give you the skills you need for the voi choreography course we will offer in the Fall.
Bring your own poi or you may order a pair through the studio. There will be some to borrow as well.

Some History:
Poi twirling, originally from the islands of New Zealand, is an ancient dance form that has transformed into a beautiful flow art seen all around the world. The movements were originally designed for warriors to remain strong and flexible, while at the same time balancing the body’s coordination. Traditionally a sphere on the end of a string, today’s flow arts take on many different shapes and forms.

Thursdays, July 7 - August 25, 2016 (8 weeks)
$80 for members, $96 non members
*space limited, pre-register to save your spot!

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Belly Dance for Beginners with Johanna Xenobia Next held on Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Sep 12, 2016 - Mon Dec 5, 2016
Belly Dance Beginner's Course
with Dana Leota

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. Brief yoga principles will begin and end every class so that you have lengthened and warmed your muscles properly. 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!
Every Body Welcome.
Spring: March 9 - May 25

Summer: June 15 - Aug 31

$144, $120 by June 8th
(Hip Ex Members 10% of at the door price)

*Please note, this course rotates topics & instructors, so each time it's slightly different so that you can continue to learn new things as a beginner!

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