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Bellydancing with Swords
  • Bellydancing with Swords
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C$105.00

Bellydancing with Swords Class with Barbara Aubie. Wednesdays, 6:10-7:30pm Oct 9th-Nov 20th, 2019

Dancing with swords is a fun and important part of the Vintage Orientale style of Bellydance. In this 7 week class we will explore basic movement vocabulary and work on drills and improv skills.

The Studio has a few swords to sell if you want to purchase your own or to share if you simply want to try it out. First come, first serve on purchasing and/or sharing swords.

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

As of the start date, there are 3 more spots available and registrations will stay open for another 2 weeks for eligible students.

The cost for the class is $105 HST included, please contact the Studio to make your payment. • Barbara in person (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard) or on the phone at 383-8138 (Visa, Mastercard) • online (e-transfer, PayPal) to [sephira@nb.sympatico.ca] with [bellydance] as the answer to the security question

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Bellydancing in the Park
  • Bellydancing in the Park
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C$50.00

Bellydancing in the Park with Barbara Aubie. Sundays, 2:00-4:00pm October 20th, 27th and Nov 3rd, 2019

Let’s enjoy 3 weeks of dancing outside together this Fall! We will meet up at the Studio and walk/dance together on the trail behind the Studio to Centennial Park where we will find a spot to have some fun shimmying with the changing leaves for a 45 minute class. Afterwards, we will walk/dance back to the Studio together on the trail. Depending on the pace of our walk and how much time we take to find our dance spot in the park, we may be back at the Studio anytime between 3:30-4pm. If there is a heavy rain or snowfall we will have a full 1hr and 20 minute class at the Studio but if there is a light rain or snow falling we will vote to see if we go to the park or stay indoors. Everyone must bring the necessary layers for the weather.

A student must complete an Introduction to Bellydance class at Studio Sephira or the equivalent with another Bellydance teacher to attend.

Registrations end on Sunday, Oct 13th, at 11am. The cost is $50 HST included, please contact the Studio to make your payment.

• Barbara in person (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard) or on the phone at 383-8138 (Visa, Mastercard) • online (e-transfer, PayPal) to [sephira@nb.sympatico.ca] with [bellydance] as the answer to the security question

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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 January 6th, 2020.

Registration for this class is now open and will close on January 6th 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 December 8th or 15th, 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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