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New Classes!

New drop in classes and sessions are coming up!

Belly Dance Weekly Classes

Vitality Belly Dance and Wellness, 4514 Liberty Avenue 15224
Belly Dance Fundamentals Drop-in Opportunity  5:30 – 6:30PM
Thursday, July 26th $15

Always interested in belly dancing? Want to try a fun, new engaging hobby? Check it out with this rare drop in opportunity!  Class will start with a cardio warm-up, move onto shimmies, movements across the room, belly dance technique, and ends with a combination bringing everything together!  No experience necessary!  Pre-registration is encouraged to reserve your spot.  PayPal button below:


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New sessions   August 2 – August 30, 2018
Vitality Belly Dance and Wellness, 4514 Liberty Avenue 15224
Belly Dance Fundamentals / Datura Style™  5:30 – 6:30PM $60
Belly Dance Troupe/ Advanced Session     6:30 – 7:30PM $60(invite only class)

This session focuses on refining belly dance technique, learning new dance vocabulary,  Tribal Fusion Belly Dance,  and combinations.  Each class starts with a conditioning warm-up and ends with a yoga cool down. This is a mixed levels class. Can’t wait to dance with you! No refunds. Opportunities to make up missed classes will be available!   Cash, check, or PayPal accepted.    Advanced class is by instructor invitation and permission.  (must attend full session/no drop-ins).  PayPal button below (fee included):

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Belly Dance Fitness Drop-in Opportunity
Vitality Belly Dance and Wellness, 4514 Liberty Avenue 15224
Sunday, July 29th 12:30PM-1:30PM $15

Have fun working out and dancing with this upbeat low impact belly dance fitness class! This class will make you sweat! Pre-registration is encouraged to reserve your spot. PayPal Button below:

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Belly Dance Fitness Mini-Session
Vitality Belly Dance and Wellness, 4514 Liberty Avenue 15224
Sundays, 12:30PM-1:30PM $40
August 12 – August 26, 2018

Specifically designed to be accessible for all levels of belly dance we’ll start off with a strengthening/ conditioning warm-up, move into a series of cardio based belly dance combinations and drills, and finish off with a satisfying yoga cool down.  No refunds. PayPal link coming  (including paypal fee):


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Datura Style™ Belly Dance Workshop: Side to Side Study and Combinations

Datura Style™ Belly Dance Workshop: Side to Side Study and Combinations
July 15, 12:30PM – 2:30PM; $35
Vitality Belly Dance and Wellness 4514 Liberty Avenue

Enjoy a fun filled Datura Style® Belly Dance Workshop. You’ll learn the full Side Study complete with combinations! This is a fast moving workshop covering a lot of ground. We’ll start with a warm up and dig into side to side movement technique including rib cage slides (horizontal and vertical), ribcage figure eights, sidewinder, side to side undulations, pairing them up with foot and arm patterns, and finishing the study with combinations. Combinations include also include the goosh and mayas. No refunds unless workshop is canceled by instructor.  PayPal fee included. For more information on Rachel Brice’s Datura Style Belly Dance http://www.rachelbrice.com/what-is-datura-style/http://www.rachelbrice.com/list-of-datura-style-teachers/


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Thursday Fundamentals Class!

Belly Dance Thursdays 

New sessions   June 7 – July 12, 2018 (no class June 14, 2018)
Vitality Belly Dance and Wellness, 4514 Liberty Avenue 15224
Belly Dance Fundamentals / Datura Style™  5:30 – 6:30PM $60

This session focuses on refining belly dance technique, learning new dance vocabulary, Datura Style Belly Dance, and combinations.  Each class starts with a conditioning warm-up and ends with a yoga cool down. This is a mixed levels class. Can’t wait to dance with you! No refunds. Opportunities to make up missed classes will be available!   Cash, check, or PayPal accepted.    (must attend full session/no drop-ins).  PayPal button below (fee included):

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Datura Style™ Belly Dance Workshop: Rib Up Study

Datura Style™ Belly Dance Workshop: Rib Up Study

June 10, 2:30PM – 4:00PM $25/$30 at the door

Absolute Ballroom Dance Center, 6617 Hamilton Avenue

Enjoy a fun filled Datura Style™ Workshop! We’ll be working on the Rib Up Study featuring rib cage lifts, chest lifts, bodywaves, the Arabic, Inverted Arabic, a variety of foot patterns, combinations, and finger cymbals! Time permitted we’ll also learn some Datura Style Vocabulary. No refunds unless workshop is canceled by instructor. For more information on Rachel Brice’s Datura Style Belly Dance http://www.rachelbrice.com/what-is-datura-style/, http://www.rachelbrice.com/list-of-datura-style-teachers/ $25 in advance/$30 at the door. Can’t wait to dance with you! PayPal link below (fee included): 
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Belly Dance Fitness!

Belly Dance Fitness Session
Vitality Belly Dance and Wellness, 4514 Liberty Avenue 15224
Sundays, 12:30PM-1:30PM $35
May 13 – May 27, 2018

Have fun working out and dancing with this upbeat low impact belly dance fitness class! This class will make you sweat! Specifically designed to be accessible for all levels of belly dance we’ll start off with a strengthening/ conditioning warm-up, move into a series of cardio based belly dance combinations and drills, and finish off with a satisfying yoga cool down. Mother’s day special: registered students may bring their mom/teen or adult child to the first class for free in celebration of Mother’s Day! Cost is $35 for the 3 week session. No refunds. PayPal link below (including paypal fee):


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Belly Dance Hands and Arms Workshop

Belly Dance Hands and Arms Workshop
Absolute Ballroom, 6617 Hamilton Avenue
Sunday, April 29th 12:30 – 2:00PM $25/$30

By popular demand I am teaching my hands and arms workshop! Hands and arms bring expression, grace, and power to your dance. You’ll learn belly dance arm positions, exercises for fluidity, a wide variety of arm paths, arm positions in spins, and snake arms (or course), hand waves, hand circles, floreos, lotus hands, some out of the box options for hands. The workshop will include exercises to gain more flexibility in the hands and wrists. We’ll drill technique and then learn some fun filled combinations. This workshop is accessible for all levels! No refunds unless workshop is cancelled by instructor. Cost is $25 in advance (PayPal fee included)/$30 at the door .


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Datura Style® Workshop: 3/4 Shimmy Series #1

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Datura Style® Workshop: 3/4 Shimmy and Hipwork Focus
Absolute Ballroom, 6617 Hamilton Avenue
Sunday, April 15 2:00PM-3:30PM $25/$30 (at the door)
Workshop + Study Time add-on: 2:00-4:00PM $30/$35 (at the door)

Enjoy a fun filled Datura Style® Belly Dance Workshop. This is a fast moving workshop covering a lot of ground. We’ll start with a warm up and overview of Datura arm and foot positions, and then we’ll focus on the 3/4 shimmy series #1 complete with an amazing finger cymbal pattern. Time permitting we’ll also delve into the 3/4 shimmy series #2. For those of you who want to keep on refining the Hip Up Study, there’s a 30 min add on session where I’ll be answering any questions you may have run into during your own practice and we’ll run through the study a few times (with finger cymbals). No refunds unless workshop is canceled by instructor. For more information on Rachel Brice’s Datura Style Belly Dance http://www.rachelbrice.com/what-is-datura-style/http://www.rachelbrice.com/list-of-datura-style-teachers/

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