Basic Bellydance Technique with Stylized Arms Workshop
I will be teaching my workshop this winter (February/March 2011) at Rhythm & Dance. "Rhythm n Dance" is a lovely most wonderful performing arts organization focusing on the art and culture of the African diaspora. I'm excited and honored to be working with such an amazing group! Check back here or at the Rhythm & Dance website to get more information on dates & registration soon! http//rhythmndance.com/
Please see below for further description of this workshop!
Bellydance Technique with Stylized Arms Workshop -7 weeks Tuesdays: 11/4/2008-12/16/2008
This class is a pure, basic technique class heavily influenced by the Suhaila Salimpour format.* The class focuses on proper posture, muscle control, and drilling which will serve as a great foundation to advance and move to other Bellydance stylings. There will be a strong focus on basic Flamenco arm and hand technique (floreos). Basic Flamenco arms and hand (floreos) technique is important in particular for Tribal belly dancers. Tribal Belly dance styles, in particular ATS, incorporates much from Flamenco. Arm and hand (floreos) techniques will be taught leading to good posture/technique. Class drilling on basic bellydance technique, basic flamenco arms technique, correct posture, and lines.
Please note that you will not only listen to traditional Middle Eastern music during the class. You will listen and drill to a variety of music not limited to Dance, Tahitian, Pop, Dancehall, Reggae, Techno, Flamenco and more. Choreography will be limited or non-existent as this is a basic technique class. Please note that since this is a basic technique class focusing on muscle control & building, I will touch your body to make sure that you are using the correct muscles. Please wear form fitting clothes. Hip scarves are fine but no beads or coins! :)
Tuesday Nov. 4, 2008 8:30pm-9:45pm
Tuesday Nov. 11, 2008 8:30pm-9:45pm
Tuesday Nov. 18, 2008 8:30pm-9:45pm
Tuesday Nov. 25, 2008 8:30pm-9:45pm
Tuesday Dec. 2, 2008 8:30pm-9:45pm
Tuesday Dec. 9, 2008 8:30pm-9:45pm
Tuesday Dec. 16, 2008 8:30pm-9:45pm
Location: DC Dance Collective**
4908 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
Metro Accessible: Red Line (Friendship Heights Metro/Tenley Town Metro) and walk about 3 blocks
Bus Accessible: 30, 31, 32, 36 or N2 bus to Wisconsin Ave & Ellicott Street and walk about 1 block
Parking: There is ample parking in the surrounding neighborhood.
$140 for 7 week package-purchase by Tuesday, November 4
$120 for 6 week package-purchase by Tuesday, November 11
$25 for drop-in
*Aviana is not an official instructor by Suhaila Salimpour. Suhaila Salimpour has given Aviana permission to use the Suhaila Salimpour format in her classes. Aviana is Level 1 Certified in the Suhaila Salimpour format and training for Level 2 Certification.
** If you are a first time student at DC Dance Collective, you must pay a one-time $15 registration fee.
***Schedule subject to change without notice due to inclement weather, studio closings, sickness, etc.
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