august, 2021

02aug6:30 pm7:30 pmBellydance 101

Event Details

Start your bellydance journey with this 8 week introductory course.
Bellydance is an expressive art form based on folkloric and staged dances from the MENAHT region of the world (Middle East, North Africa, Hellenic, and Turkey). What we know of as Bellydance today takes on a variety of styles and goes by a variety of names, but the basis of Bellydance is rooted in body isolation and movements centered in the torso of the body.

In this class we will focus on technique, alignment, and posture as we breakdown the basics forms, movements, and traveling steps that form the foundation for many different styles of bellydance. Each class will begin with a warm up that will include stretch and strengthen exercises designed with the bellydancer in mind, followed by a breakdown of several basic isolations which will be put together into a simple dance combination to have you dancing by the end of class. Class will close with short cool down stretch series. We encourage students to commit to the full 8 weeks in order to learn the most and to be able to progress.

Niad stylizations lean towards a transnational fusion approach to dance, seeking to create performance based art that honors the roots of MENAHT dance with a lens of theatrical, flow arts, and contemporary dance fusion. Our basic bellydance classes focus on strong technical foundation that the dancer can use as a basis for multiple styles in the bellydance umbrella.

Your instructor for this class will be Jaidra

Cost: $90 for 8 weeks (no drop-ins for this session, but if you are unable to attend a class, we do review everything during the last class!) *this is 8 weeks of class, approximately one hour per week.

Class will run every Monday August 2 – 27 of September with no class on Labor Day.
Please bring water
Wear a comfortable fitted top and yoga style pants. Hip scarves with no coins encouraged. Soft soled dance shoes or bare feet. You will need to sign a waiver your first week of class, so please come a little early.

Due to Covid-19, we have a variety of new protocols in place in the studio for the safety of our students and staff. By signing up for class, you are agreeing to the following restrictions:
1) Masks are optional if you are vaccinated for Covid-19. If you are not vaccinated, we request you wear a mask for your safety and that of others.
2) Class size is limited to a max of 10 in studio students. Virtual live class is available through a zoom link if you are unable to attend live. Please contact us if you prefer the online option.
3) There will be no body contact or touch correction.
4) If you are sick, please take class virtually until you are past your quarantine time. We will do what we can to make sure you have the opportunity to make up anything you miss.

Time

(Monday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Niad

1801 Rutherford Rd

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