November Classes, Workshops, and Events!
Updated: Oct 30, 2022
Fall is in full swing and we're excited to announce some new series and workshops. Enjoy a scintillating sword workshop with Anela on November 12th at 1PM. We're also excited to have Hakan teach an 8 week Beginner Belly Dance Choreography Series starting on November 13th at 2PM. Scroll down to Special Events and Workshops to register. You'll also find class passes for weekly classes at the bottom of the page. We look forward to seeing you at the studio!
Weekly Classes and Drop-ins
Belly Dance Fundamentals
$18 drop-in/4 week session $60 starting
Belly Dance Fundamentals focuses on belly dance technique, learning new dance vocabulary, an introduction to finger cymbals, combinations, and musicality. Each class starts with a conditioning warm-up and ends with a yoga cool down. This is a mixed levels class. Can’t wait to dance with you!No refunds unless class is cancelled by instructor. Drop-ins Welcome! Masks are required.
Fall Into Yoga!
$18 drop-in/4 week session $60
Let's fall into yoga! Enjoy a gentle vinyasa flow style class. This series 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 required at the studio. No refunds unless class is canceled by instructor. $60 for the series/$18 drop-in
Belly Dance Fitness
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.
Belly Dance Level 1: 7:00-7:50PM
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, combinations, and short routines. 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. Class is taught by Sahra DeRoy.
Belly Dance Level 2 Choreography: 8:00-8:50PM
Level 2 builds on material learned in previous classes. Students will learn more complex belly dance technique. This session, students will learn a unique fan veils fusion choreography. Combinations will be drilled along with transitions, dance expression, and stagecraft. Performance opportunities available to students registering for the 4 week session. Class starts with a cardio warm-up and ends with a yoga cool down. 1 Year of belly dance classes is recommended. No refunds unless class is canceled by instructor.
Masks are required in the studio.
Cost is $60 for 1 session/$110 for both Tuesday classes. Drop-ins are $18
Intermediate Fusion Belly Dance
In this class you'll learn this unique and beautiful fusion belly dance style. This class will include learning steps, cues, complex choreography and formations for group improvisation. This is an intermediate level class. 3 years consistent, progressive belly dance classes and permission from instructor are required for this course. No refunds unless class is canceled by instructor. Masks are required
Workshops and Special Series
Beginner Belly Dance Choreography with Hakan
8 Week Series, November 13-January 15th (no classes on 12/25 and 1/1)
2:00PM - 3:30PM
$20 Drop-in/$150 for full series
This class is open to all levels, ages, genders, and body types. Students will learn a set of Belly dance techniques by learning sections of an original choreography by Hakan's mentor Maria Hamer. About the instructor: Hakan is a local Male Belly Dancer known for his theatrical performance style. He has been learning and dancing since 2006. Hakan has studied variations of Suhaila format, Orential Belly Dance, Folkloric Belly Dance, Fusion Belly Dance, and Improvisational Team Sync. He currently performs with the Velvet Hearts and is a member of Maria Hamer's troupe Vetiver. Masks are required. No refunds unless class is cancelled.
Sword Workshop with Anela
Saturday, November 12th
$50 in advance/$60 at the door
A Sword Is Not A Hat Bohemian Blade workshop
Imbue your sword practice and performance with more power & purpose. Belladonna and the Boho Blade format have revolutionized how swords are used in bellydance by introducing a variety of grips, balances and transitional moves. With the philosophy that a sword is more than a prop to plop on your head, this workshop is focused on helping dancers improve their coordination with their sword as their weapon and dance partner. Dancers will be introduced to the Boho Blade signature hand held vocabulary and technique. Each move can be linked together seamlessly and will complement your existing sword movement vocabulary and skills. Dancers must provide their own bellydance appropriate sword. 2 swords are available to borrow on a first come/first serve basis with registration. No refunds unless event is cancelled. Masks are required. For more info on Anela go to steelshimmybellydance.com.
Class passes may be mixed and matched for all classes (including special sessions). Students who purchase a session can make up missed classes. Passes must be used in the month of purchase. Make-up classes are not transferable and must be used within the same month. No refunds on class pass purchases. Prices and registration below:
4 Class Pass - $60
8 Class Pass - $110
12 Class Pass / 3 classes per week - $145
Unlimited Classes (monthly) - $180