Belly Dance Strong
BDSXpress empowers movement ability for all levels and styles. Though 10 weeks long (drop-ins welcome), the principles contained in BDSX are the lifelong essentials all dancers internalize for safe and fulfilling dancing. BDSX opens the minds and bodies to the drivers behind the movements through focusing weekly on technique, strength, and stamina issues as they pertain to specific moves in belly dance. For years of safe, supported, and magical movement in any style, for a stronger execution and physical confidence (no falling out of moves), and for more expressive, empowered, and fluent dancing, Belly Dance Strong (Xpress)!
High Tech Combos Deluxe
Our 2019 deluxe warm-up features finger cymbals en mass and solo, isolations layered with shimmies, travel steps, and both soft and sharp accents. Following warm up, useful belly dance combinations are taught in folkloric, raqs sharqi, and Turkish styles for student’s personal application in situations ranging from living room dance meditation to on-stage performances.
This fast paced class assumes advanced level belly dance skills
Vital to the respecting the art of belly dance is learning the tools, techniques, methods, and skills of improvisation. There really are learn-able skills that take the mystery out of improvisation and allow dancers to enjoy belly dance in it’s original format, improvisational. Studying these tools for 10 weeks (drop-ins welcome) will begin to build confidence and an arsenal of secrets which include understanding song structure, identifying favorite moves and combinations already in the dancer’s possession, skills of short and long dance phrasing, motif development methods, floor mapping, how to relax and express through repetition of movement and phrases, and drilling favorite movement associations per dance style, musical soundscape and instrument, era, and song and more. The Improv Toolkit material helps students’ unique essence, expression of the moment, and skill set to shine and, bonus, everything in this course will help with choreographies, too!
This class assumes intermediate level belly dance skills