DANCE & Movement CLASSES
Bellydance 1: American tribal style® Basics
ATS® is an improvisational (choreography-free!) style of belly dance that incorporates elements of Egyptian, Indian, flamenco, and other traditional dances from around the globe. The ATS® system uses a standardized “vocabulary” of dance movements with built in cues and transitions that make it possible for dancers to improvise together in set formations. Students in Level 1 learn the foundational vocabulary and posture and practice following a leader in formation.
No bellydance experience necessary. Beginners welcome!
Tue, 6:15 - 7:15p
Dance for empowerment
Features monthly choreography themes; April’s theme is Cabaret!
Inspired by cabaret and burlesque with influence from jazz, go go and belly dance, this all level dance class focuses on basic to intermediate technique designed to bring out your fabulously sexy and utterly shameless self. Warms ups focus on stretching, strengthening and developing awareness on your core dance muscles. The meat and potatoes of class focuses on sassy, classic cabaret dance and choreography with both classic oldies and modern tunes!
All are welcome but must be 14 years or older. And yes! That includes dudes! Great for dancers looking for a more off-beat environment as well as upcoming burlesquers, drag performers, and anyone seeking community, exercise, skill development or just looking for something fun! Some dance/movement experience is helpful but not necessary.
Wear flexible clothing that allows movement and makes you feel comfy and sexy! Dance heels are great for intermediate/advanced dancers, bare feet, socks or ballet slippers are usually easier on beginners! Build confidence in a safe and supportive environment, explore movement and let that inner coquette shine with Nickie B. of Rouge la Rue.
Bellydance 2: ATS® Intermediate
Pre-requisite required - ATS® Bellydance Level 1 and instructor permission.
This intermediate ATS class builds on the foundations of Level 1. With a much larger vocabulary of movement, Level 2 spans two 8-week sessions and covers intermediate improvisational dance skills such as leading/following and dancing with a large group (chorus). At least two sessions of Level 1 and prior discussion with instructor required for admittance.
Tight? We get that. Sometimes all you need is a good stretch! The benefits of taking time to really open the muscles are endless! From increased blood circulation to reduced stress, better sleep and injury prevention, this restorative one hour class can be your weekly elixir (without the gym). Gain better range of motion, awareness, and improved mental wellness in deep, active stretches that target the most commonly bound up muscle groups. Poses are not just held the whole time but actively worked to effectively release tension. Techniques from yoga, dance, pilates and Easy Flexibility © are weaved together to create a safe, progressive environment where improvements can be felt and seen! This class is appropriate for all age/experience levels.
*Note - some deep stretching and the use of rollers may be painful or uncomfortable. Always respect your limits.
Bellydance 3: ATS® advanced
Pre-requisite required - ATS® Bellydance Level 2 and instructor permission.
This level 3 class includes advanced ATS® steps and combinations, dialect steps, prop work, and floor work. With a strong emphasis on advanced technique in movement, formations, leading, and performance readiness, this class requires mastery of level one and two concepts as well as permission from the instructor.