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Choreography
  • Choreography
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C$150.00

Embody coordination, balance and strength through movement.

When: 7:45-9:05pm Monday evenings starting April 22nd, 2019.

Registration for this class is now open and will close on April 22nd at 2pm. To reserve your spot make your payment with Barbara either in person or online (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer, PayPal).

Cost: 10-week sessions are $150 (HST included) We have a no-refund policy, but a very generous makeup class policy. Ask Barbara for details.

Description: In this 10-week mixed-level class we will work on an original choreography with the goal of performing them in the Annual Student Show in June.

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.

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

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

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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: 7:45-9:05pm Wednesday evenings starting April 24, 2019.

Registration for this class is now open and will close on April 24th 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.

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

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Continuing Fundamentals
  • Continuing Fundamentals
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C$105.00

Embody coordination, balance and strength through movement.

When: 6:15-7:35pm Monday evenings starting May 13th, 2019.

Registration for this class is now open and will close on May 13th at 2pm. To reserve your spot make your payment with Barbara either in person or online (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer, PayPal).

Cost: 7-week sessions are $105 (HST included) We have a no-refund policy, but a very generous makeup class policy. Ask Barbara for details.

Description: If you have taken an Introduction to Bellydance class anytime in the past few years and want to work on fully embodying the fundamentals then this is the class for you! This class is structured to help you continue learning at your own pace in a safe and fun atmosphere alongside other great women while exploring the art form.

In these 7-week mixed-level Continuing Fundamentals classes, a student builds on her movement vocabulary while working on skills that will help develop her abilities with improvisation and choreography.

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.

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

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

Photo by James Vaughan

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Shimmy & Veil
  • Shimmy & Veil
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Embody coordination, balance and strength through movement.

When: 6:15-7:35pm Thursday evenings starting May 16th, 2019.

Registration for this class is now open and will close on May 16th at 2pm. To reserve your spot make your payment with Barbara either in person or online (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer, PayPal).

Cost: 6-week sessions are $90 (HST included) We have a no-refund policy, but a very generous makeup class policy. Ask Barbara for details.

Description: In this 6-week mixed-level class we will work on the Desert Queen and Rectangular Veil Choreographies (Fall 2018 term) with the goal of performing them in the Annual Student Show in June.

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.

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

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
  • Egyptian
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Embody coordination, balance and strength through movement.

When: 6:15-7:35pm Wednesday evenings starting May 22nd, 2019.

Registration for this class is now open and will close on May 22nd at 2pm. To reserve your spot make your payment with Barbara either in person or online (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer, PayPal).

Cost: 6-week sessions are $90 (HST included) We have a no-refund policy, but a very generous makeup class policy. Ask Barbara for details.

Description: In this 6-week mixed-level class we will work on the Stars of Cairo Choreography (from the Egyptian class during the Fall 2018 term) and the Cane Dance Choreography (from the Egyptian class during the Winter 2019 term) with the goal of performing them in the Annual Student Show in June.

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.

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

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

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