Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon
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). Enrollments accepted at 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 at any time.
NEW! Vintage Turkish
With Hazan and Ozel
Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. or
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. NOTE: Because of its curriculum, this class will run on 8-week sessions, with new sessions starting the first Thursday of April, June, August, October and December.
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. with Zeina & Patricia
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. with Patricia & Hazan
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.
BACK ON THE SCHEDULE! Bollywood East Indian Style
Saturdays, 11 a.m.-noon
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. Enrollments accepted at any time.
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's also taken workshops with Jill Parker, Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes and Paulette Reese. Enrollments accepted at any time.