April Classes, Workshops, and Events
Updated: Apr 28
Greetings dancers and friends! Spring is here and we have exciting classes coming up. New this month is an online only Belly Dance Fitness class on Mondays at 7PM. Lastly, keep your eyes peeled for a Parent and Me Class coming up soon!
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Check out our April class schedule!
To purchase a drop-in for any class, click this button! Drop-ins are $20.
Fusion Belly Dance Fundamentals Sundays, April 2 - April 23, 2023 (no class Easter Sunday - April 9th) 12:30PM-1:30PM
$65 Session/$20 Drop-in
Always wanted to try belly dance? In this series learn belly dance from the ground up. Specifically designed for beginners, you’ll learn the fundamentals of this rich dance form. This session focuses on the the fundamental steps common in most fusion belly dance formats, isolations, shimmies, and how to play finger cymbals! This class starts with a cardio warm-up and stretching cool down. Drop-ins welcome. No refunds unless class is canceled by instructor.
Monday Classes - Online Only
Belly Dance Fitness Online
April 3 - May 8, 2023
7:00PM-8:00PM via Zoom
$65 for 4 classes
$90 for full 6 weeks
Have fun in this upbeat dance fitness class. You'll bring your skills to the next level in this this class! We'll start with a conditioning mat based warm-up, move into a shimmy drill, high energy combinations, and finish with a yoga cool down. Learn belly dance technique, mechanics, and sequences to build skills. This class is good for all levels. No refunds unless class is canceled by instructor. Videos are included with purchase.
April 5 - April 25, 2023
$65 for 1 session/$115 for 2 sessions
Belly Dance Basics - 7:00-7:55PM
Join in on the fun and belly dance with us! Learn the fundamentals of classic belly dance style while enjoying an engaging movement experience. Each class you will be introduced to basic isolations, steps, and short combinations. Discussion of history and styles of belly dance will be referenced. This class is perfect for beginners or those wishing to refine their technique. Class starts with a cardio warm-up and ends with a yoga cool down. Wear comfortable clothes such as yoga pants and a t-shirt and bring a water bottle. No refunds unless session is canceled by instructor. Opportunities to make up missed classes will be available! Cash, check, or PayPal accepted.
Beyond Belly Dance Basics: 8:00-8:55PM
Moving beyond the basics, this session integrates steps, combinations, and belly dance props! You'll also be introduced to rhythms commonly used in belly dance. Have fun learning engaging and joyful dance combinations. This class is perfect for adventurous beginners as well as intermediate students. No refunds unless class is canceled by instructor.
Advanced Belly Dance
April 6 - April 27 (April 6th class is planned to be online)
$65 for series/$20 drop-in
This is an advanced belly dance class included complex drills, finger cymbals, advanced technique, and complex combinations. 3 Years progressive belly dance experience and permission from instructor is required. You may drop-in or purchase the full 4 week session. No refunds unless class is canceled by instructor.
Mindful Yoga Flow
Sunday, April 16 4:00 - 5:30PM
$25 in advance/$30 at the door
Enjoy a gentle vinyasa flow style class. This workshop includes energizing sun salutes, a variety of standing poses, long stretches, breath work and relaxation. Awareness will be brought to breath and intention throughout the practice. We'll end with a body scan to deeply relax. This class is suitable for all levels. Students should bring their own mats. Masks are still required at the studio. Cost is $25 in advance/$30 at the door.
Entrances, Exits, and the Stagecraft Between with Hakan
RESCHEDULING - New Date Coming Soon!
This workshop will show you how to make a memorable stage entrances and exists. You will also learn how to use the space of the stage to express the themes and emotions of your choreography. This workshop is open to all skill levels, but some familiarity with movement arts are highly recommended. While the workshop will use the language of Belly Dance as part of the instruction, the skills can be translated to other movement arts. Please wear clothing that comfortable for dancing, a notebook, and a writing instrument. About the instructor. Hakan is a long time fixture in the Pittsburgh Belly Dance community. He's known for this theatrics, emoting, and use of stage. And he always makes a grand entrance. No refunds unless workshop is canceled by instructor.