Classic Belly Dance – Veil Routine (January 2013)
Barb’s “Zeina” veil routine, to the song of the same name by the Cairo Orchestra, is a beginning to intermediate level choreography that incorporates a wide range of classic belly dance moves. It is guaranteed to tone and strengthen your arms while you learn graceful traveling movements, and hip and torso isolations. You will need a belly dance veil; details provided in class (some loaners may be available).
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Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Class with Barb Van Hoy (January 2013)
Come get your yoga warm ups, isolation drills, hip locks, chest lifts, Arabic shimmies, layers, calibrated spins, drills, more drills, and sass, sass, sass. Did I mention the sass? Take your belly dance skills to a new level. All inspired by the incomparable Mardi Love. This class will culminate in a routine to the Temptation Rag (by Stale Bread Scottie and His Gang). The opening combination is Mardi Love’s own choreography and will be completed with selections from Mardi’s famous movement repertoire. With enough hard work and practice, you CAN dance like this!
About Classic Belly Dance
Classic Belly Dance is the modern, internationalized (some say Americanized) form of traditional Arabic or Middle Eastern dance, also called Raqs Sharqi that comes from Egypt, Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries. Practiced by both highly trained professional artists and ‘everyday’ women and men all over the world, belly dance is a folk dance that expresses the passions and joys of life, along with the soulful and dramatic classic Egyptian and Middle Eastern music that it accompanies.
American Tribal Style ®* Belly Dance – Level 1 Dance Fundamentals (ongoing)
6 Week Agenda Here
Learn the beauty of American Tribal Style Belly Dance (ATS) by drilling the basics in partner formations unique to ATS. Using both slow movements and fast steps, we’ll get you dancing if your first class! The six week cycle repeats. You can follow the format progressively or just drop in. If you miss the beginning of the current course, you are still welcome to drop in. Please arrive on time. Most students need to take the 6 week basics twice before being prepared for Level 2 Tribal Combinations. Whenever a class session is longer than 6 weeks, the additional classes will review and practice lead & follow.
American Tribal Style ®* Belly Dance – Level 2 Tribal Combinations (ongoing)
12 Week Agenda Here
Refine individual technique by drilling basic steps and their variations in creative combinations. Level One Fundamentals required before taking this class. Basic steps covered in L1 are not covered in L2. Springs Oasis Belly Dance class sessions are 6-8 weeks each. Each session will alternate between L2 weeks 1-6 or 7-12. When a session is longer than 6 weeks, the additional weeks will review and practice lead & follow exercises.