Belly Flutters and Beyond Workshop on August 30th at Absolute Ballroom!!!!

Belly Flutters and Beyond Workshop
Absolute Ballroom, 6617 Hamilton Avenue
Sunday, August 30th from 12:00-1:30PM

Explore the exciting topics of belly flutters and belly work! In this workshop you will learn various tried and true techniques to achieve a belly flutter, exercises to sustain your flutters, and belly work drills. Methods to relax the belly, access the diaphragm, and breathwork will be utilized to achieve beautiful flutters! We will then move on to belly rolls,belly pops, and belly focused combinations! All levels are welcome. Cost is $25. Pre-registration is required ($2.50 PayPal fee is included below)
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Special Sunday Workshops at Absolute Ballroom on June 14th!

Sunday Workshop Series at Absolute Ballroom: June 14, 2015

Integrating Yoga and Belly Dance
June 14, 2015 12:00 – 1:15PM
Absolute Ballroom Dance Center
6617 Hamilton Avenue
Cost: $25

This workshop explores the integration of yoga into your belly dance practice. In the first portion of this workshop you will be led through a complete yoga practice designed for belly dancers. This practice focuses on stabilizing poses to strengthen and support the spine, improve range of motion, gentle back bends, and provide fluidity of movement. We’ll then move onto the integration of yoga into belly dance via use of poses frequently utilized in belly dance and putting them together in phrases. All levels of experience are welcome! Please bring a yoga mat.

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Exploration in Dance Composition: Focus on Transitions, Improvisation, and Phrase Work
June 14, 1:30 – 3:00PM
Absolute Ballroom Dance Center
6617 Hamilton Avenue

Explore the possibilities of your dance in this workshop, whether you want to take your dancing to the next level or are looking to challenge yourself in a supportive creative, and fun environment. The workshop will include set phrases/combinations, ideas for innovating phrases and manipulating motifs, effective transitions, how to combine phrases or combinations, musicality, and improvisation exercises. All levels of experience are welcome!

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Both workshops: $50

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Yoga and Belly Dance

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be adding yoga classes to my offerings after just completing my 200 hour yoga teacher training!  I’ll be teaching the following donation based classes:

Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00PM at Sterling Yoga – Gentle Flow Style Class at the Glenmore Studio

Sundays starting on December 7th, 10:00-11:00AM at Dobra Tea in Squirrel Hill, 1937 Murray Avenue


Fall Belly Dance Classes

New classes starting this month!!! Perfect for new students! Check out the classes and workshops page for details. Here are times and locations:

Tuesdays, 8:15-9:15PM at the JCC Squirrel Hill (September 9 – October 21)
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00PM at Sterling Yoga in Dormont (September 3 – September 24)
Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30PM at Absolute Ballroom in Point Breeze (September 18 – October 23)


Summer Belly Dance Classes

Summer is in full swing with belly dance classes!!!!  

Thursdays: Absolute Ballroom, 6:30PM – 7:30PM; All Levels class –  sign up for month of classes at the beginning of the month (usually $40)

Wednesdays: Sterling Yoga, 7:00-8:00PM; Workshop Series, All levels can sign up; Drop-in $15, $50 for monthly series

Sundays: Workshop info coming soon!

Fusion Forwards

Sitting here at 1:30 AM putting together the finishing touches for the show tomorrow, I anticipate an amazing evening.  Fusion Forwards is a show featuring Tribal Fusion Belly Dance – a genre of belly dance bringing together ooey gooey snake like moves and step from American Tribal Style Belly Dance and fuses them with other dance forms, including other styles of belly dance.Image

It is an evolving form continuing to reach higher levels.  The event starts tomorrow evening, April 19th, 8:00PM at Modern Formations Gallery – 4919 Penn Ave.  The show is $10 and children under 12 are free!  Refreshments are included in the cost.