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Intermediate Bellydance
  • Intermediate Bellydance
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C$210.00

Embody coordination, balance and strength through movement.

When: 7:45-9:05pm Monday evenings starting September 10, 2018.

Registration for this class is now open and to reserve your spot make your payment with:

  • Barbara either in person or online (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer, PayPal)
  • Kerrie at the reception desk 9-5 Mon-Fri *except on Aug 24 & Sep 3 (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard)

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: December 9, 2018 December 16, 2018 January 6, 2019

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

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Egyptian Style Bellydance
  • Egyptian Style Bellydance
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C$210.00

Embody coordination, balance and strength through movement.

When: 6:15-7:35pm Wednesday evenings starting September 12, 2018.

Registration for this class is now open and to reserve your spot make your payment with:

  • Barbara either in person or online (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer, PayPal)
  • Kerrie at the reception desk 9-5 Mon-Fri *except on Aug 24 & Sep 3 (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard)

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: December 9, 2018 December 16, 2018 January 6, 2019

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

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Tribal Style Bellydance
  • Tribal Style Bellydance
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C$210.00

Embody coordination, balance and strength through movement.

When: 7:45-9:05pm Wednesday evenings starting September 12, 2018.

Registration for this class is now open and to reserve your spot make your payment with:

  • Barbara either in person or online (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer, PayPal)
  • Kerrie at the reception desk 9-5 Mon-Fri *except on Aug 24 & Sep 3 (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard)

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 slow and fast movement vocabulary, including finger cymbal technique, found in Improvisation Tribal Style (ITS) Bellydance. The technique component of the class will include instruction on some of the basic movements vocabulary. We will spend time in each class exploring and embodying the movements with drills. In the improvised component of the class, we will work the movements so that students can learn how to follow someone who is leading the dance, as well as how to take and relinquish the lead themselves. In the choreography component of the class, students will learn a new piece that will help embody the qualities of this unique style of Bellydance.

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 the Studio or the equivalent with another Bellydance teacher. Storm cancellation policy: In case of inclement weather, replacement classes will be held on: December 9, 2018 December 16, 2018 January 6, 2019

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

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Bellydancing with Shimmies
  • Bellydancing with Shimmies
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C$210.00

Embody coordination, balance and strength through movement.

When: 6:15-7:35pm Thursday evenings starting September 13, 2018.

Registration for this class is now open and to reserve your spot make your payment with:

  • Barbara either in person or online (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer, PayPal)
  • Kerrie at the reception desk 9-5 Mon-Fri *except on Aug 24 & Sep 3 (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard)

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 a variety of different shimmies. It is the perfect class to introduce and work on a variety of hip shimmies including the basic Turkish, Egyptian and a selection of ¾ shimmies. Layering and travelling techniques will also be explored as well as a number of shoulder shimmies. Students will learn to work with different concepts that will help them improvise a drum solo and 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 skills with a larger number of shimmies - better express her current movement vocabulary - deepen her skills with improvised & choreographed dance - further develop her performances skills

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: December 9, 2018 December 16, 2018 January 6, 2019

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

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Bellydancing with Finger Cymbals
  • Bellydancing with Finger Cymbals
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C$210.00

Embody coordination, balance and strength through movement.

When: 7:45-9:05pm Thursday evenings starting September 13, 2018.

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Registration for this class is now open and to reserve your spot make your payment with:

  • Barbara either in person or online (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer, PayPal)
  • Kerrie at the reception desk (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard)

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 class is designed for anyone who is interested in better embodying their technique while dancing with Finger Cymbals. It is the perfect class to introduce and work on embodying the patterns and some of the rhythms that can be used for Egyptian, Turkish and AmCab style Bellydance. We will work on layering our playing with movement with drills and students will learn to work with different concepts that will help them improvise and 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 skills with a finger cymbals - better express her current movement vocabulary - deepen her skills with improvised & choreographed dance - further develop her performances skills

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: December 9, 2018 December 16, 2018 January 6, 2019

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Embodied Dance Retreat at La Solitude
  • Embodied Dance Retreat at La Solitude
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C$230.00

Embodied Dance Retreat at La Solitude September 21, 22, 23, 2018

Experience a weekend of Bellydance in the peaceful nature of the Memramcook Valley in Southeastern New Brunswick. Spend the Fall Equinox enjoying a weekend of meditation, movement and dance that focuses on deepening your personal body-mind connection.

With the larger goal of assisting participants to more fully engage in their daily life, the weekend is designed with the two-fold objective of deepening personal dance practice while helping to embody an awareness of the mind-body connection. Using a somatic approach with an emphasis on the movement vocabulary found in Bellydance, each session includes centering exercises, dance technique and play, as well as an exploration of rhythms found in nature, the body and music. Immersion in the silence and simplicity of life at La Solitude will be central to the experience of each participant in the group setting.

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

Barbara Aubie is from Moncton NB and has been Bellydancing for over 20 years. She has extensive Bellydance training in a variety of styles including Turkish, Egyptian, Vintage Oriental and Tribal styles and is well experienced in body-mind healing/centering modalities. She has her BA in History/Sociology and over 10 years experience working with women in the non-profit sector. She combines her training to give a safe, fun & well-rounded experience that includes a lot more than the fundamentals of this beautiful art form.

The cost of the weekend is $230 HST included and this includes lodging and meals.

Cancellation Policy: $100 + HST will be reimbursed after registration is completed.

Secure your spot NOW by either making arrangements to:@ - meet Barbara in person (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard) - on the phone at 383-8138 (Visa, Mastercard) - online (e-transfer, PayPal) to [sephira@nb.sympatico.ca] w/security question answer [bellydance]

Lodging: Individual cabins with electricity. Each cabin is equipped with a bed, pillow, wood stove, electric hot plate, auxiliary heating, lamp, kitchen utensils, rocking chair, etc. Heated washrooms with sinks and showers (with hot water) and toilets are located nearby.

Food Food is available 24 hours a day in a building called La Manne (Manna). The choices are: cereal, bread, cheese, honey, apples, and a few other simple foods. The simple diet is an essential element of the experience. Guests prepare their own meals in their cabins. Drinking water is available and so are milk, tea, coffee, herbal teas…

What to bring: Belly dance workout clothes & accessories. Toiletries, towels, Kleenex, sleeping bag, pillow case, flashlight, raincoat, boots, insect repellent, appropriate clothing for the season. It is strongly suggested that you leave behind any objects that could disturb the atmosphere of silence: cell phone, radio, MP3, iPod, camera, food, book, etc.

What time are we dancing.. In order to familiarize yourself with your cabin and the surroundings and to be able to enter more easily into the world of silence, we suggest that you arrive as early as possible during the day, preferably between 1 pm and 4 pm. We will meet to dance at 6pm on Friday night, at 10am & 4pm on Saturday as well as at 10am on Sunday. Each workshop will last 2 hours.

For further information about Studio Sephira or the workshops call 383-8138 or email at sephira@nb.sympatico.ca.

For further information about La Solitude de Pré-d'en-Haut call 758-9080.

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Introduction to Bellydance
  • Introduction to Bellydance
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C$210.00

Embody coordination, balance and strength through movement.

When: 6:15-7:35pm Monday evenings starting October 21, 2018.

  • There will be no class on December 2, 9, 23, 30 and January 6.

Registration for this class is now open and to reserve your spot make your payment with:

  • Barbara either in person or online (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer, PayPal)
  • Kerrie at the reception desk (as of September 18) 1pm-7pm Mon-Fri (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard)

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: December 9, 2018 December 16, 2018 January 6, 2019 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 / par Nancy Boudreau

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