**PLEASE NOTE: All Vadalna classes will be indefinitely canceled for 2013 as of January 1st. Beginner's Level 1 with Kalidasi and Beginner's Level 2 with Sarah will continue as scheduled until end of December. Many thanks and much love to our dedicated and inspiring students throughout the years!**
All classes are located at
Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave. Lower Level
See you in class!
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Beginners' Tribal Belly Dance Level 1
**Note: No Class on Monday, December 24th**
$80 6-Class Card
$165 12-Class Card
Session 1: Fundamentals of Tribal Belly Dance
Tribal Belly Dance blends the traditional dance forms of the Middle East and North Africa with inspiration from hip-hop, modern, flamenco, classical Indian dance, and more. This introductory class lays the foundations for American Tribal Style (ATS), Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS), and tribal fusion dance with belly dance's signature movements: isolations, shimmies, sinuous arms, and undulations. Through drills and combinations emphasizing proper body mechanics, students will learn strong tribal-based technique, build flexibility and strength, and develop musicality.
Session 2: Introducing Improv
We'll continue to explore the foundational technique of tribal belly dance introduced in Session 1 and build up! By integrating fundamental elements such as isolations, undulations, and shimmies into combinations, students will learn the basic movement vocabulary of American Tribal Style (ATS) and Improvised Tribal Style (ATS). Students will learn to lead and follow improvised choreographies in a relaxed, playful setting as they continue to strengthen their bodies, musicality, and technicality.
Beginners' Tribal Belly Dance Level 2
$80/ 6 Class Card
$165/ 12 Class Card
Session 1: Slow, Liquid Movements and Combos
Building from Beginner's Level 1, we will dive deeper into slow isolations, layering, and arm technique that lie at the core of tribal's ooey-gooey style. Intermediate level ITS combos influenced by Gypsy Caravan, FatChanceBellyDance, and original combos by Vadalna will be introduced as we play with shapes, solos, and "stealing the lead" to create a spontaneous ATS choreography!
Session 2: Fast Combos, Locks, and Shimmies
This class bridges the worlds of classic ATS and beginner Tribal Fusion! Geared toward continuing tribal belly dance students who are proficient in basic American Tribal Style format and technique covered in Beginner's Level 1 and Session 1 of Beginner's Level 2 . Students will be introduced to intermediate level shimmy technique, 3/4 shimmies on the up & down, advanced layering, pops and locks, and more ITS (Improvised Tribal Style) combinations. Emphasis will be placed on mastery of tribal technique, student-lead improvised pieces, musicality, and stage presence to prepare the dancer for Intermediate Tribal Fusion.
Intermediate Tribal Belly Dance
with Bevin Victoria of Hybrid Bellydance
*Please note: Intermediate Tribal Fusion with Bevin will be on Thursday, Nov. 8th & 15th ONLY*
$80/ 6 Class Card
$165/ 12 Class Card
Okay ladies and gents! I've missed working with you all so much that I just HAD to get a couple in before I depart for Ukraine! This will be the test run of one of the elective courses for the upcoming Academy Program (a joint effort between Hybrid and Vadalna).
We will focus on safe and effective drilling with minimal detailed instruction and a lot of movement focusing on fundamentals and building up to basic and intermediate layering. This class is intended to get your heart rate up, hone in on the fundamental techniques in a fast paced drill session and give a good platform for building advanced techniques. Think of this as a great warm-up for those of you that would like to push past that 60 minute mark in your practice!
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