Introduction to Bellydance, April 20th, 2020
  • Introduction to Bellydance, April 20th, 2020
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Embody coordination, balance and strength through movement

When: 6:10-7:30pm Monday evenings starting April 20th to July 20th, 2020.

To register: Registration for this class is now open and will close on April 20th 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 good makeup class policy. Ask Barbara for details.

Former Studio Sephira students returning to class receive 50% off the cost of the Introduction to Bellydance 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.

Performance opportunities: Students will be given opportunities to perform either the improvisation skills and/or the choreography learned in class at the Student Showcase & Haflah party that will be held at the end of the Winter session as well as at the Year End Recital hosted by Danceast that takes place in June. 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 another date TBA.

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

Photo by Tricia Robinson

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