Special Events

Belly Dance Workshops with Elena Villa SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

12:30-2pm studio B (open level)
“Stage Presence” (1.5 hours)
Sound mysterious? We have all felt how a dancer moves energy in a way that commands our attention and makes us feel something beyond our usual appreciation of her performance. How do we unlock the mystery and cultivate this power in our own dancing? Elena will share some insights from her decades-long performance journey using stagecraft techniques that are accessible to all levels.
2:30pm-4pm studio B
“Elegant Entrance” – with Zills & Veil! (Level 2 and up)(1.5 hours)
Are you mesmerized by dancers who come out to dance with confident elegance holding a veil AND playing finger cymbals? Here is your chance to become that dancer! After a segment on technique, we will learn a short entrance choreography to a classic Lebanese song using veil accents and finger cymbal patterns to create a dynamic effect. Some proficiency with zills is required.
Pre-paid by Sept. 9: single class $25; both classes: $50.
Pay at the door. single class: $30; both classes: $60.
Discount is for prepaid classes rather than number of classes.
Payment: Paypal (elena_vll@yahoo.com); check (to Elena Villa); cash. Note: if you reserve your spot, you can bring payment to the MEDGE show on Sept. 9; I will be dancing!
Workshop Venue: Celebration Belly Dance & Yoga, B side 
New class returning Sept 12th!

Introduction to Restorative Exercise and Dynamic Aging

with Joann Landon
 9-10am, studio B, starting Sept 12th
$10 drop-in, $25 for 3 classes

Why are fitness buffs and couch potatoes contracting the same diseases, osteoarthritis, heart disease, pelvic floor conditions, stroke, diabetes, knee pain, foot pain…?  Is it just the aging process?  Restorative Exercise will show you another viewpoint.   As seen on the Today Show, linked below,, moving differently with attention to biomechanical principles restores your cells back to health.  This class will teach you the simple exercises while also relating the basic bio-mechanical principles found in the new bestseller, Dynamic Aging, by Katy Bowman.  This is a whole body approach, beginning with our foundation (our feet!) and working our way up.  You will learn the alignment basics that can be applied to everyday movement to promote healing and overall health. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.  Good for all ages!

To save your space, phone 805 320-2344
Joann Landon is a Restorative Exercise Specialist, CPT.,  who has recently moved back to Eugene, and is eager to share her passion for Nutritious Movement NM.  She comes from a public school teaching background and discovered Restorative Exercise when aches and pains began to impact her daily life while in her 50’s.  She found the classes at the Restorative Exercise Institute (now Nutritious Movement NM) so compelling she decided to take the training in 2007.  She certified in 2011 and began teaching classes and workshops as well as giving private sessions.  Her goal in teaching is to empower students to improve their health and mobility through simple exercises and the knowledge of alignment based on basic scientific principles.

Dangerous Sword 15-hour Dance Intensive with Sabine: Sept 15-17, 2017


Sabine’s special sword dance intensives are for Intermediate-to-advanced belly dancers who really want to delve into sword. For more details click here, or Email sabinedance@gmail.com




 Oct 5th: Middle Eastern Rhythms with Raquy Danziger!
Thurs Oct 5th, 7-9pm: Middle Eastern Rhythms workshop for drummers and dancers! Bring a drum or a pair of zills, and learn and drill rhythms from basic to complex with world-renowned drummer Raquy Danziger. $35 in advancem, $40 at the door (if space allows). Email sabinedance@gmail.com to register.