Thursday - Fall class descriptions
Class dates: Sept. 14, 21, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 16, 23, 30 - Hafla Dec. 4

Beginner Belly Dance - Taught by Anastasia
Thursdays from 5:45 to 6:30 pm at DSI (205A Pacific Ave.)

This class is for all levels, a great class to start your journey into Belly Dance and also for those that would like to drill technique. Developing, maintaining and expanding on a strong foundation of dance technique will help you grow as a dancer. These classes will use a standard vocabulary and familiarize you with the Desert Beat Technique (DBT). This technique will be used in other classes to standardize our dance movements and their terminology. At the end of the 10 weeks, new dancers will have been introduced to a variety of belly dance movements to create a foundation to be able to continue with more advanced moves.  Experienced dancers will adapt quickly to the DBT and use this foundation of movements to be able to begin layering and improve transitions.
Please note this is also a mother daughter class - if student is under the age of 16 then they MUST attend with an adult.
There will be hip belts/coin belts available for sale at the class, many sizes and styles.  Cost is from $15 (children's) to $35. 
Class is only 45 min, but those looking for extra conditioning are welcome to stay till 6:45 and join the fusion class warm up.

15 min conditioning - please bring small towel, mat and water bottle

Fusion Belly Dance - Taught by Anastasia
Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:45 pm at DSI (205A Pacific Ave)

This class will focus on taking foundational belly dance moves and fusing them with other dance influences and stylizing them to the flavor of the music. Each class will begin with a 15 min conditioning and warm up.  The warm-up may focus on exercises to help improve your strength, stamina, posture and dance technique. Drills and combos will be used to command the body through slinky slow, funky fast and brain teaser combinations. The focus of the class will be to gain awareness of body mechanics to create movement and flow to match the story in the music. 
This dance season we will begin a journey of improve vocabulary. Putting together sequence of moves that can be incorporated in choreographies or be used for a live improve performance.
This class is meant for all levels, but previous experience or in combination with the beginner class is strongly encouraged.

Troupe BellyDance - Taught by Anastasia
Thursdays from 7:45 to 9 pm at DSI (205A Pacific Ave.)

Troupe class is open to ALL experienced dancers who are ready to commit to performance. You must have at least three years of dance experience of any style and be ready to work in class and on your own. You do not have to have belly dance experience, but if you do not is strongly encouraged to take the beginner and/or the fusion class.
This class will focus on learning choreographed pieces and working through staging and flow from piece to piece. The style of dance pieces will draw on many forms and dancers are encouraged to contribute to the choreographies and music input. Video will often be used in class to help show group synchronization and areas to work on. Students will be expected to work on material and listen to music outside of class to be able to move further in each class.
The class may be split into two groups such as; those ready to perform and those who wish to but still require refinement. Those considered ready to perform must be able to learn choreographies quickly, have strong stage presence, have staging awareness, be able to perform on their own or in small groups and be available for performance opportunities.
Email Anastasia for more information or call 306-380-3644
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