Duration: 55 min; $18; When it comes to Indian dance, Bollywood may be all the rage, but the classics never go out of the style! This culturally enriching class explores one of India's oldest and moved beloved forms: Bharatanatyam. You'll be joining a high energy class designed for dancers of all levels who are serious about their art, where become adept in the intricate foot patterns, mudras, and facial expressions that help give Bharatanatyam its mesmerizing appeal. In addition to learning a unique style that will set you apart as a performer and expand your knowledge of cultural dances, you'll also be getting a great workout, while building your body control and ability to express yourself through motion. So how about it, twinkle toes? Care to get cultural?
Learn the ancient Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam in an energetic studio environment
Master the key technical elements that make this style unique, such as foot patterns, facial expressions, and more
Develop your coordination and rhythm while having fun dancing and working out
Refine your understanding of motion and emotion by exploring Indian dance culture
Note: This class will be taught barefoot.
Belly Dance Fundamentals
Duration: 55 min; $18; Make everybody "jelly" with your "belly" dance moves with the help of this beginner-level class! You'll be learning the visually pleasing moves that have kept this style popular for centuries, including circles, figure eights, pops and locks, shimmies, and hip work -- all while dancing to engaging and energetic exotic world beats! You'll also be learning in an uplifting studio environment, where you can pick up a new hobby, have tons of fun, and get into great shape all at the same time. After all, belly dance strengthens the shoulders, arms, and back, and of course leads to some seriously toned abs. Bet you're just "shaking" with excitement!
Learn the basics of belly dancing from a trained instructor in a welcoming environment
Practice the trademark shimmys, shakes, vibrations, and body rolls of this style to exciting, exotic music
Stretch and tone your body as you dance your way to better fitness
Gain confidence as you begin achieving greater body coordination and perform feel-good routines
Note: A coin belt, finger cymbals, and veil will be required for class and are available for purchase in Belly Motion's boutique. This class will be taught barefoot.
Kukuwa African Dance
Duration: 55 min; $18; Looking for a workout that'll have you moving and grooving without even noticing that you're working out? Then try out this African-cultural-dance-inspired class! The moves and motions you'll be learning in this class include isolated and integrated movements that make full use of the body -- from your head to your core and all the way down to your toes! That means that not only will you be learning an expressive style of movement, but you'll also be developing your body's overall coordination, strength, and grace. This impressive style, called Kukuwa, also makes use of breath-to-beat synchronization, giving it a powerful, throaty aspect that is truly an exciting experience! What are you waiting for? Get moving!
Learn an innovative style of movement in an exercise class based on African cultural dance movements
Master energetic and articulate rhythmic breathing techniques and exciting movement patterns with a professional instructor
Develop your coordination and strength with motions that will give you a full-body workout
Refine your understanding of motion and emotion by exploring African dance culture
Note: And, with a high energy class, you'll also be getting a superior workout that will tone your body and build your stamina.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation notice must be provided at least 2 hours in advance in order to receive a full refund.