Classes & Events

Introduction to Bellydance
  • Introduction to Bellydance
In cart Not available Out of stock
C$210.00

Embody coordination, balance and strength through movement

When: 6:15-7:35pm Monday evenings starting January 7, 2019.

Registration for this class is now open and will close on January 7th at 2pm. To reserve your spot make your payment with:

  • Barbara either in person or online (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer, PayPal)

Cost: 14-week sessions are $210 (HST included) We have a no-refund policy, but a very generous makeup class policy. Ask Barbara for details.

Former Studio Sephira students returning to class receive 50% off the cost of the beginner level class!!

New students joining in groups of 2-5 also receives discounts!

  • group of 2 = 20$ each off

  • group of 3 = 30$ each off

  • group of 4 = 40$ each off

  • group of 5 = 50$ each off

Description: At the beginner level we have fun together learning the key concepts and basic moves of the dance required to move on to all the other classes offered at the Studio. Each week we will experience full warm up & cool down exercise and in between we will learn different isolations & steps until we are ready to start using them in a short choreography & improvisation exercises. At this level, props such as zills (finger cymbals) and veil are also introduced and we start to look at some historical & cultural information about the art form. If the need arises, we will dance together in a bilingual class. Students will be given opportunities to perform the improvisation skills and the choreography learned in class. The details for performances will be shared at a later date.

Pre-requisites: No prior dance experience is required. It is also an excellent class for women who have previously taken bellydance classes and want to review the basics as well as for all dancers who have studied in other dance styles.

Bio: Barbara Aubie has been bellydancing for over 20 years and has had training in a wide variety of subjects with expert teachers from all over the world. Although well versed in Egyptian and Turkish styles of Middle Eastern Dance, Barbara specializes in the Vintage Oriental Style, also known as AmCab, or vintage American bellydance. This older style of Oriental dance is versatile & passionate and was performed in the United States beginning with the 1960s. It is now a rare but valuable style from the Oriental dance world of America that is slowly making a comeback on the international scene.

Barbara also has her BA in History/Sociology, is well experienced in a number of body-mind healing modalities and has over 10 years experience working with women in the non-profit sector. She combines all her training with her Bellydance practice to give you a safe, fun & well-rounded experience that includes a lot more than the fundamentals of this beautiful art form.

Storm cancellation policy: In case of inclement weather, replacement classes will be held on:

March 3, 2019

March 10, 2019

Bellydance classes with Barbara Aubie at Studio Sephira for Fun, Fitness, Wellness or to Study of the Art of Bellydance.

Photo by James Vaughan

Read more… close
Intermediate Bellydance
  • Intermediate Bellydance
In cart Not available Out of stock
C$210.00

Embody coordination, balance and strength through movement.

When: 7:45-9:05pm Monday evenings starting January 7th, 2019.

Registration for this class is now open and will close on January 9th at 2pm. To reserve your spot make your payment with:

  • Barbara either in person or online (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer, PayPal)

Cost: 14-week sessions are $210 (HST included) We have a no-refund policy, but a very generous makeup class policy. Ask Barbara for details.

Description: In these 14-week mixed-level Intermediate classes, a student builds on her movement vocabulary while working on skills that will help develop her abilities with improvisation and choreography. Although we will sometimes venture into other styles, in this class we mainly use the lens of American Cabaret style Bellydance to learn how to put together all the elements that can make up a routine.

Traditionally, we can find up to 9 parts in an AmCab routine and so there are some key concepts that we continuously work within this class as well as every intermediate class. They are: - the Entrance and Finale sections where emphasis is placed on embodying traveling steps while playing finger cymbals - the Rectangular Veil section when emphasis is placed on embodying the skills to interconnect a wide variety of veil movements

In this 14-week session we will additionally work on 2 other sections of a routine, namely, the Middle and the Chiftetelli sections. This will help students to develop their listening skills as well as their ability to focus the intention of their dance inward or outward. Please note that once a student has completed her first Intermediate class she can book a special 1hr private session with Barb, at no cost, in order to assess where she is at in her personal dance journey.

As always, historical & cultural information about the art form will be shared during the session. If the need arises, we will dance together in a bilingual class. Students will be given opportunities to perform the improvisation skills and the choreography learned in class. The details for performances will be shared at a later date.

Pre-requisites: A student must complete a Beginner class at Studio Sephira or the equivalent with another Bellydance teacher.

Storm cancellation policy: In case of inclement weather, replacement classes will be held on March 3rd and 10th.

Bellydance classes with Barbara Aubie at Studio Sephira for Fun, Fitness, Wellness or to Study of the Art of Bellydance.

Photo by James Vaughan

Read more… close
Egyptian Style Bellydance
  • Egyptian Style Bellydance
In cart Not available Out of stock
C$210.00

Embody coordination, balance and strength through movement.

When: 6:15-7:35pm Wednesday evenings starting January 9th, 2019.

Registration for this class is now open and will close on January 9th at 2pm. To reserve your spot make your payment with:

  • Barbara either in person or online (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer, PayPal)

Cost: 14-week sessions are $210 (HST included) We have a no-refund policy, but a very generous makeup class policy. Ask Barbara for details.

Description: In this 14-week mixed-level class we will work on a variety of components that make up the family of Egyptian Style Bellydance, including the history and movement vocabulary of some of the folkloric and modern aspects of the style. In the technique component of the class will not only look at our basic movement vocabulary with an Egyptian lens but we will also work on embodying movement that is specific to the style. We will work on a short choreography that will allow students to get a feel for the style as well as some fun concepts that will help students start to improvise with what that they are learning.

As always, historical & cultural information about the art form will be shared during the session. If the need arises, we will dance together in a bilingual class. Students will be given opportunities to perform the improvisation skills and the choreography learned in class. The details for performances will be shared at a later date.

Pre-requisites: A student must complete a Beginner class at Studio Sephira or the equivalent with another Bellydance teacher.

Storm Cancellation Policy: In case of inclement weather, replacement classes will be held on March 3rd and 10th.

Bellydance classes with Barbara Aubie at Studio Sephira for Fun, Fitness, Wellness or to Study of the Art of Bellydance.

Photo by / par James Vaughan

Read more… close
Bellydancing with Fan Veils
  • Bellydancing with Fan Veils
In cart Not available Out of stock
C$210.00

Embody coordination, balance and strength through movement.

When: 6:15-7:35pm Thursday evenings starting January 10th, 2019.

Registration for this class is now open and will close on January 10th at 2pm. To reserve your spot make your payment with:

  • Barbara either in person or online (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer, PayPal)

Cost: 14-week sessions are $210 (HST included) We have a no-refund policy, but a very generous makeup class policy. Ask Barbara for details.

Class description: This 14 week mixed-level class is designed for anyone who is interested in better embodying their technique while dancing with Fan Veils. It is the perfect class to introduce and work with one of the latest additions to the world of of Bellydance. Technique will be explored and drilled and students will learn some concepts to help them improvise with the Fan Veils. They will also learn a short choreography to help them embody all the work that they will do in class.

Attending this class will help a student: - help to perfect her fan veil skills - better express her current movement vocabulary - deepen her skills with improvised & choreographed dance

As always, historical & cultural information about the art form will be shared during the session. If the need arises, we will dance together in a bilingual class. Students will be given opportunities to perform the improvisation skills and the choreography learned in class. The details for performances will be shared at a later date.

Pre-requisites: A student must complete a Beginner class at Studio Sephira or the equivalent with another Bellydance teacher.

Storm cancellation policy: In case of inclement weather, replacement classes will be held on March 3rd and 10th.

Bellydance classes with Barbara Aubie at Studio Sephira for Fun, Fitness, Wellness or to Study of the Art of Bellydance.

Photo by James Vaughan

Read more… close