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Belly Dance Level Up! Fall 2018 Series
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Belly Dance Level Up! Fall 2018 Series
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he Mission: 7 Week Fall 2018 Series

(9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30,10/14, 10/21, 10/28)
Location: Bliss Fitness & Health 4268 Broadway, Oakland, CA. Upstairs behind Blue Bottle Coffee
Date & Time: Sundays 10 AM - 11:30 AM. 

Short description: Personal Training & Coaching meets Belly Dance technique.

Long Description: Each class will build coordination, activate safe dance posture, improve stamina, and expand your movement vocabulary (fusion and raks sharqi). NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

This series requires your commitment to the practices along with the willingness to think and dance outside the box. We will be using personal training principals to address your unique postures and then work toward building your strength and flexibility.

By the end of 7 weeks, you will have a sustainable dance practice with lots of inspiration for creating new dances. You will also be part of an in-person and online community dedicated to getting through plateaus in technique and being curious about dance education.

If you are eager to dive fully into transforming your dance practice, this series is for you. Performance opportunities are available if you are interested. 

What is included in the series:

7 - 90 minute class sessions ($280 value)

1 hour 1:1 Dance Coaching Session with Nancy ($75 value)

Done For You Practice Journal ($50 value)

FREE Access to weekly class videos in the private online group

In Person LIMITED TO 10 Students - $300 (Purchase before 8/17/18),  $350 (8/18 - 8/31),  $400 (After 9/1 until first class). 
Location: Bliss Fitness & Health 4268 Broadway, Oakland, CA. Upstairs behind Blue Bottle Coffee
Date & Time: Sundays 10 AM - 11:30 AM. Please arrive 10 min early to get yourself set up.

Online Course LIMITED TO 5 STUDENTS - $150 ( with access to class videos and FB group) journal & coaching can be purchased a la carte. The online course will be hosted through Zoom, you will get a link to connect to the class. 

Pricing Options:
Ready to Level Up!

Learn to Shimmy!

I (Nancy) took my first belly dance class 15 years ago. Over the years I have learned several styles of Egyptian and American forms of belly dance expression. I use my many years of musical education, fitness certifications and a Master's in health education, to provide enjoyable classes.

What to expect in a belly dance class: 

The warm up: Every dance class starts with a warm up that gets our body moving and challenges the muscles to wake up. It is low impact with high energy. Adjustments and adaptations are suggested based on individual student needs and level of fitness. The warm up adjusts our posture and gets us ready for learning technique.

Technique: Movement is broken down in a variety of ways so each student understands how our muscles and skeleton help us move safely.  I use visual aids, encourage hands on feeling, offer adjustments, and share resources (video, music, etc) outside of class. Each week we build on the material from the previous class. For experienced dancers additional layers of challenge are offered. For beginners we start with the basics and provide lots of enthusiastic encouragement for success.

What to wear to belly class: Be comfortable! Dress in clothing that allows you your full range of movement. (see photo for inspiration). Gym clothes are great. Jeans are not.

You don't have to show off your belly. You can show off your belly if you want.

Hip scarf optional. Some available for loan.

Bare feet or minimal sole dance slippers encouraged.

What to bring: Water bottle, a sense of humor, a friend.

Suggested Reading: Dear dance student- tips and guidelines for dance class etiquetteWhat Will You Learn in a Belly Dance Class?