Just a few quick updates as we head into our final stretch of summer! Classes, projects, super special sneak-peeks, & announcements below!
Come to the FINAL CLASS of the series we're offering at Znama Studio*. THIS SUNDAY September 6th from 9-11. I'll be taking you though a more traditional Hatha Yoga class, then Tabra will be seriously upping your strength and alignment game with great core training essential for belly dancers!
*232 SE Oak, Portland Oregon
Wednesday Night Classes:
I'll be in town for a just one more Wednesday Night before I head out to faire... then the dazzling Morgan Fay will be teaching 3 weeks of exciting classes at studio EP.
Beginners 6:45-7:45 - Fabulous fundamentals from the ground up! This class will detail all the signature belly dance isolations and shapes, while training strong posture and appropriate muscle engagement.
Intermediate/Advanced 7:45-8:45 - This class dives right into layering, foot patterns, spins, zil drills, and challenging yet fun combinations!
ARCANA MUSIC & DANCE!!!
This is a group I co-direct with Zoe Jakes, Paul Evans and Greg Jenkins, dedicated to bringing kick a$$ middle eastern inspired music and belly dance to the jolly revelers at one of the world's best renaissance faires! If you're in California, come see us! We'll be performing every Saturday and Sunday from September 19th-October 20th, multiple times a day. You can follow us on facebook for links to pictures, video and fun posts ;-)
When I return from the Bay Area it will be full swing Autumn. In addition to Wednesday evening classes, I will be adding more classes to my schedule.
~Starting October 22~
9:30am-10:30am Hatha Yoga
A well-rounded yoga practice, with dancers in mind. We'll focus on healthy posture and alignment while building stability in mind and body. Lots of work with hips, balance, and upper thoracic extension.
1pm-2pm : Beginner Belly Dance
In this class we will work on the FUN-da-mentals of belly dance. After a short warm up, we'll carefully detail all the foundational isolations, shapes, and posture, then dance out some short combinations to get ya movin and shakin!
2pm-3pm Intermediate/Adv Belly Dance
Got a handle on the basics? This class will focus on layering, footwork, spins, and complex combinations as well as musicality, a more nuanced quality of movement, and developing spatial awareness.
~Starting October 25~
1pm-2pm Zil Drills!
A whole class to focus on finger cymbals! Yes! We'll get clear on counting, pulse, and specific qualities of sound, as well as playing common middle eastern rhythms while dancing. Be prepared to train right AND left side leading! We'll play with isolations, traveling, and wrap it up with some fun combos.
Currently, all classes scheduled to be held at Studio EP (1847 E. Burnside) Although location is subject to change based on registration... Register online today by purchasing a discounted "class-card" from my website and noting which class you will attend!
Another email will be sent if classes are moved to another location.
BAKSANA at Jamballah 2015
Super Sneak-peek of Baksana's performance at Jamballah 2015! Please do not share this link, this is special for your mailing-list eyes only. We'll be posting the official video sometime soon on our facebook page. <3