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You too can learn to belly dance!

 

We offer  classic belly dance, tribal belly dance , and fusion belly dance classes, plus kids’ bellydance, and dance workshops in Turkish style, sword dance, veil, step combinations, and more!  Haven’t you always wanted to belly dance?  Teachers Sabine  Souzana, and Zahia Izzah can show you how. Also check our Special Events page for belly dance workshops!

 

Tribal Belly dance with Sabine of Tribalation! troupeholdhands

Tribal Belly dance is a fun, energetic dance that fuses traditional Middle Eastern dance movements with a little flamenco, African, Indian, and other influences, within an improvisational group format that is fun and empowering! More information here. New classes start about every 6 weeks!

KIDS’ belly dance: kids aged 4-12 learn posture, combinations, rhythms, and more. Wednesdays 4-5pm, studio A. $40/4 weeks. Email sabinedance@gmail.com.

 Beginner level 1  Tribal Belly Dance with Sabine Mondays 5:30-6:40pm,  6 weeks/$65. NEW SESSION STARTS  approximately every 6 weeks!

Level 2 & 2.5 tribal belly dance with Sabine Mondays 6:50-8:00pm, 12 weeks, each 6 week session is $65.

Level 3 & 3.5 tribal belly dance (Intermediate) Mondays 8:10pm-9:20pm.  Email sabinedance@gmail.com for details. Occasional studio performance opportunities. 12 weeks; each 6 week session is $65. or ask about a 10-class card.

Level 4 & 5 tribal belly dance with Sabine (Intermediate/Advanced) Wednesdays 7-8:10pm. Student performance opportunities for troupe “Sister Celebration.”

Student Performance troupe “Azhaar” (by invitation from level 4 class) Wednesdays 8:20-9:30pm

Email sabinedance@gmail.com  to sign up or for more information.

All 6-week sessions with Sabine & Tribalation! are $65 per 6 week session, or $13 per class drop in (space allowing), or buy a 10- class card for level 2 & up ($110/10 classes). Pre-registration required for beginner sessions. New sessions start approximately every 6 weeks. Email sabinedance@gmail.com  to sign up or for more information, or call 541-206-4152.

souzanazils2014Souzana’s CLASS SCHEDULE!!

*******Beginning Classes*******

Souzana has over 12 years of continuous teaching experience and has taught belly dance to hundreds of women (and a few men) of all shapes, sizes, and ages 2- 82! Beginning classes are designed to teach students the skills necessary to develop the strength, posture, muscle awareness, and mind-body connection to learn the art of belly dancing! You will learn FUNdamental movements that include isolations, basic steps, turns, shimmies and arm positions.

Beginner Belly Dance! Wednesdays 7-8pm, (studio B side).  Total Beginner Belly Dance is offered 4 times a year/once a quarter in Jan, April, July, and Oct. Total Beginner is perfect for those who are brand new to dance or for those who like a pace that’s a little more relaxed. In the FUNdamentals classes you’ll continue to work on FUNdamental belly dance moves in a fun and supportive atmosphere and will also be introduced to playing finger cymbals and dancing with a three-yard veil. This is great for anyone wanting a review of the basics or learning for the very first time.

– Intermediate Belly Dance, Wednesdays at Celebration Studio,5:45-6:45pm (A side), $40 a month for 4-classes or $12 drop-in.
This intermediate classes will push you beyond the basics and into more challenging, complex body movement that require greater control and coordination. In this class you will continue exploring finger cymbal technique and patterns, work on identifying and dancing to various rhythms, additional FUNdamental dance technique, layering concepts, turns, and spins, transitions, combos, and choreography in this ongoing class. Occasional performance opportunities may be available.

– Benu Rising Performing Troupe Rehearsal (Tuesdays). This time is set aside for performing troupe members who need extra instruction or rehearsal time or to prepare for upcoming performances. Must be a member of student troupe to attend. Ask me for details.

Contact Souzana at souzanabellydance@gmail.com for other class offerings, to find out about her student troupe, and special workshops! Need extra help or one-on-one attention?  Ask Souzana about private lessons.

http://www.souzanabellydance.com/

 MollyRenneZahia Izzah: Sassy Egyptian Belly Dance classes, Tues/Thurs 6:45pm

Zahia Izzah has been pursuing her love of mainstream Middle Eastern dance since her first class in 1999. Since then she’s studied with local, national and international teachers. She performs around the Pacific Northwest and  is known for her entertaining and sassy Egyptian style.  She spent time studying and performing with the Shami Mir Dance Ensemble and An Nour Dance Ensemble before branching out on her own to teach.
Zahia offers a variety of different class levels, so check back often to see what’s on the schedule!  She also works with her own small performance troupe called Wild Lotus Bellydance.  They can be seen often, dancing at MEDGE events.
Tuesday: Performance Choreography-by teacher approval only-ongoing monthly from 6:45-7:45pm $10 per week payable at the first of each month.
        Fast paced group choreography, this is for the intermediate or advanced dancer with an Egyptian based background.
This is rehearsal specific to upcoming performances with Wild Lotus Bellydance Troupe. Non-troupe members are welcome with prior teacher approval, but performance spots are not a guarantee.
Extra costs for costuming will apply to anyone approved to perform.

Thursdays 6:45-7:45 

DRILL YOUR SKILLS-Level One
This fast paced 4 week class helps you strengthen your beginning  basics and assimilate them into continuous movement.
We’ll fine tune techniques, work through fun combos and drill for stamina.
Thursdays 6:45-7:45
March 2-23  $40
Thursday: Level One beginning Egyptian Belly Dance  April 6-May 11  6:45-7:45pm $60 per six week session.
        Learn all those fun, classic belly dance moves in a safe (slightly sassy) environment.  Belly dance is an awesome way to build strength, flexibility and body confidence.
We’ll learn the basic isolations as well as those snaky arms and the SHIMMY! Good for any body type, fitness level or age.  No previous dance experience necessary.
Wear clothing that is easy to move in and bring a water bottle. I dance barefoot but dance socks or sandals are also ok.  No street shoes.
Please contact the instructor directly to register for classes.  Schedule is subject to change and class size is limited for a more personalized experience.
Fusion Belly Dance with Regina Anne, Sundays 4:30-5:30pm

The Serpent’s Technique…. Accessing your inner articulations, isolations, and fluidity for a fusion of Storytelling with Middle Eastern dance movement.

This 8 week Fusion Bellydance series is designed to strengthen your core bellydance technique. We’ll start from our toes and fine tune our dancer self-awareness and knowledge all the way to our stage presence eyes. There will be an exploration in tricky isolation articulations, smooth serpent-like travel steps, and expressive arms and hands. Get ready for some fierce hips and sinuous layers!!

Class start March 26th (no class April 16 or May 14)

Sunday 4:30 – 5:30 @ Celebration Belly Dance and Yoga Studios

Session $84, Drop-in $15

Open level, but at least 1 year of study suggested

Contact Regina Anne at: brehenfae@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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