NEW! Beginner hula
Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Take a trip to the islands without leaving the Midwest. Join us for a beginner class in hula and other Polynesian dances. Learn the various movements and body gestures of this ancient art of storytelling set to music. Enrollments accepted any time.
Bollywood East Indian Style
Many movies within the last few years have made this style all the rage. Basic footwork, stylized hands and body placement makes this a dynamic and challenging dance class. This class is offered based on demand and interest. Call 316.210.1625 for details.
Improvizational Tribal STyle
With Di Flower
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
ITS bellydance is an empowering art form, influenced by North African, Middle Eastern, Spanish, East Indian and contemporary dances. Instructor Di Flower is fluent in Gypsy Caravan style, with six years' experience with a professional troupe. She recently received Phase 2 certification in Rachel Brice's Eight Elements pogram. She's also taken workshops with Jill Parker, Zoe Jakes and Paulette Reese. Enrollments accepted any time.
Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Learn to dance by drilling the basics in fun combinations and using slow movements and fast steps. All basic movements and group formations, as well as the fundamental vocabulary needed to build up to more experienced levels, will be taught in this class. Instructor Alexandra is a certified ATS® teacher, Sister Studio, through Fat Chance Belly Dance, a tribal dance form with roots in America and taught worldwide. Enrollments accepted any time.
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. with Elisa
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. with Patricia
This class focuses on technique and Middle Eastern style moves while working out to great world music. This is a moderate exercise class -- suitable for women of all ages and sizes -- that will help you with posture, work your core and more with a full body workout. No dance experience is necessary. We will focus on learning to enjoy movement and dance and gaining self-confidence in the body you have today. And don't forget the exposure to the glitz and glamour of this beautiful dance form. Drop-ins welcome in both classes year-round, with $10 drop-in fee applicable. Enrollments accepted at any time.
Flamenco is a genre of Spanish music, song and dance from Andalusia in southern Spain. In this class, you will explore the structure of flamenco (role of the singer, dancer and guitarist), and these elements fundamental to the art of flamenco: • armwork (floreo and brazeo), • footwork (taconeo) • song form and rhythmic patterns (palos and compas) • hand-clapping (palmas).
With Hazan & Zahavah
Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Turkish-style Vintage Oryantal is a different variation of bellydance. Influenced by its Romani (gypsy) roots, Turkish Oryantal it is full of lively steps, a larger use of space, a spirited attitude, as well as intense hips and graceful flowing arms. In this class you'll learn not only the dance style but its history and culture. Expect to learn how to finger cymbals, Turkish spoons and veils, too. No prior dance experience necessary. Drop-ins welcome, with $10 drop-in fee applicable. Enrollments accepted at any time.