Thursday - Winter class descriptions
Class dates: Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 22, Mar. 8, 15, 22, Apr. 5, 12 - Student show June 9th
Beginner Belly Dance - Taught by Anastasia
Thursdays from 6:00 to 6:45 pm at DSI (205A Pacific Ave.)
This class is for all levels, a great class to start your journey into Belly Dance and also for those that would like to drill technique. Developing, maintaining and expanding on a strong foundation of dance technique will help you grow as a dancer. These classes will use a standard vocabulary and familiarize you with the Desert Beat Technique (DBT). This technique will be used in other classes to standardize our dance movements and their terminology. At the end of the 10 weeks, new dancers will have been introduced to a variety of belly dance movements to create a foundation to be able to continue with more advanced moves. Experienced dancers will adapt quickly to the DBT and use this foundation of movements to be able to begin layering and improve transitions.
There will be hip belts/coin belts available for sale at the class, many sizes and styles. Cost is from $15 (children's) to $35.
Class is only 45 min, but those looking for extra are welcome to stay till 7:00 and join in on the conditioning break.
Conditioning break from 6:45 to 7:00 pm (open to all)
15 min conditioning - please bring small towel, mat and water bottle
Conditioning break will focus on exercises to help improve your strength, stamina, posture and dance technique
Fusion/Troupe Belly Dance - Taught by Anastasia
Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:45 pm at DSI (205A Pacific Ave)
This class will focus on taking foundational belly dance moves and fusing them with other dance influences and stylizing them to the flavor of the music. Participants are encouraged to attend the 15 min conditioning starting at 6:45.
Class will start with choreographed combos. Further drills and combos will be used to command the body through slinky slow, funky fast and brain teaser combinations. The focus of the class will be to gain awareness of body mechanics to create movement and flow to match the story in the music. This class is meant for all levels, but previous experience or in combination with the beginner class is strongly encouraged.
We will also focus on learning choreographed pieces and working through staging and flow from piece to piece. The style of dance pieces will draw on many forms and dancers are encouraged to contribute to the choreographies and music input. Video will often be used in class to help show group synchronization and areas to work on. Students will be expected to work on material and listen to music outside of class to be able to move further in each class.
This will be a fast paced class, if have any questions, contact Anastasia