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Closures, Additions, Changes (please always be sure to check our Facebook as well, you don’t need to have an account to see our posts):
-Xabeat is now temporarily on Wednesdays at 6pm from July 12th-Aug 16th.
-Hip Hop moves to Thursdays at 6pm just for 6 weeks, from July 13th-Aug 17th.
-For the month of July, Tuesdays at 7pm will be “Open Dance with Arielle”, come ask any question on any dance form, or just spend an hour dancing around to a variety of styles! Wednesdays at 7pm for the month of July will be Belly Dance Fitness with Mama K.
-Coming soon: My Big Fat Dance Party- come celebrate and dance in a body-positive dance fitness class geared towards big bodies. Low-impact and accessible, all are welcome to come shake it, high five for self-care, and cheer for awkward! We turn all our disco lights on and have ourselves a little Wednesday night party at 7pm 🙂 Coming in August!
Now Open: Ballet Fitness on Sundays at 11am
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A selection of online classes by Arielle are currently available. We have class snippet tasters on Youtube, and full classes available for purchase on Powhow. Check out what we have offered:
Beginner Belly Dance Drills for Skills– Do these drills daily to increase your basic belly dance vocabulary- horizontal and vertical movement in the hips and chest, horizontal and vertical figure 8s, hip circles, baby undulations, hip and shoulder shimmies, plus wrist circles and smoke hands. Then, run through all the common traveling movements in an “across the floor” style drill set with zanouba, glute squeeze, step touch and 3 step turn layers to improve your basic layering and traveling abilities.
Intermediate Belly Dance Follow Along Flow– Start part 1 with a fun flow of belly dance movements to get limber and get your heart rate up. Then, run through a set of “layer cake” drills to practice layering movements together more effectively, including glute squeezes, shimmies and zanoubas with arm and chest layers. Finish up with part 3, a follow along flow of common intermediate level traveling movements like the arabesque, three and two step turns, overwalk, serpentine and more.
Burlesque Fitness– Get loose, have fun, don’t think and just follow along! It’s like Zumba, but with burlesque moves. Sexy AND sweaty is how we do it.
Hippo Nippo Chin Breakdown and Combo– Intermediate Level. Dive deep into the technique of the “hippo nippo chin”, a fun and versatile sideways reverse undulation. In Part 2, learn a snakey combo to gain mastery over this total-body step.
Scheherezade Snippet- Learn a snippet of a beautiful song called “Scheherezade” which will help you increase your musicality and functional use of layered movements in belly dance. (Intermediate)
Check out some tasters here:
BELLY DANCE FLOW WARMUP
BURLESQUE DAILY DRILLS
BACK SAFETY AND KNEE HEALTH
BURLESQUE WALKING TUTORIAL AND COMBO