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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Datura Style® Workshop: Hipwork Focus Part 2

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Datura Style® Workshop: Hipwork Focus Part 2
6617 Hamilton Avenue
Sunday, March 4 2:00PM-3:30PM $25/$30 (at the door)
Workshop + Tribal Improv/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. If you missed the first workshop no problem! You can jump right in! This workshop will cover the combos section of the hip up study in detail going through bumps, the ghawazee prep, sit toe toe/flamenco shimmy with zills. Time permitted we’ll learn some Datura Vocabulary. For those of you who want to stay for an improv session incorporating Datura Style Vocabulary with ATS, there’s a 30 min add on session.We’ll also run through the entire study in the add on session. 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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Datura Style Workshop on Saturday, February 3rd!

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Datura Style® Workshop: Hipwork Focus
Absolute Ballroom, 6617 Hamilton Avenue
Saturday, February 3 12:30-2:00PM $25/$30 (at the door)
Workshop + Tribal Improv add-on: 12:30-2:30PM $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, move onto the hip-up study complete with finger cymbals, and learn some fun Datura Style combinations. For those of you who want to stay for an improv session incorporating Datura Style Vocabulary with ATS, there’s a 30 min add on session. 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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Sunday Workshops! Get fit and creative!

 New Workshops 

Belly Dance Boot Camp Workshop
Absolute Ballroom Dance Center of Pittsburgh
6617 Hamilton Ave. January 7, 2018 12:30 – 1:45 PM 
Cost is $20 if paid in advance/$25 at the door

Start your New Year’s resolutions with this fun and engaging workout! This workshop is geared to make you move, sweat, and drill the basics of belly dance. We’ll start with a conditioning warm-up, then on to cardio based belly dance combinations, shimmies, and isolations to hone in on muscle engagement. A satisfying yoga cool down waits for you at the end of this workout! This class is appropriate for all levels. It moves fast and is low impact. Please bring a yoga mat for the warm up and cool down. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. No refunds.


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Students who register in advance will also get a $5 coupon towards one of the January Belly Dance Sessions at Absolute Ballroom!

Belly Dance Smooth and Seamless Transitions
Absolute Ballroom, 6617 Hamilton Avenue
January 7, 2018 2:00 – 3:30PM
$25 Paid in AdvanceAre you looking to bring your belly dancing to a new level? Already know a lot of moves, but are looking for ways to seamlessly bring them together? Have you made a lot of dances, but are still hungry for dynamic transitions? Look no further. In this workshop we’ll explore a variety of different transitions between isolations, phrases, vocabulary, and ways to link traveling steps and movements that naturally belong together. You’ll first learn a series of combinations and different methods of stringing them together, then we’ll branch out into using transitions in improvisation, and making your own phrases. Some group work will be incorporated into the workshop. Students must pre-register. Cost is $25. No refunds. Some belly dance experience is recommended.


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Shimmy in the New Year!

New sessions starting  in January!!!!

Belly Dance at Absolute Ballroom

Belly Dance Classes at Absolute Ballroom
Absolute Ballroom Dance Center of Pittsburgh
6617 Hamilton Ave.

New 6 week sessions   January 11 – February 15, 2018
Belly Dance Fundamentals / Datura Style™  5:30 – 6:30PM $75

Start off the new year with belly dance! New Fundamentals session will feature Datura Style™ Belly Dance! This session focuses on refining belly dance technique, learning new dance vocabulary, and combinations. Each class starts with a conditioning warm-up and ends with a yoga cool down. This is a mixed levels class.  Classes at Absolute Ballroom are women’s only. Opportunities to make up classes will be available.

(must attend full session/no drop-ins/cash or check payment/ no refunds)

Belly Dance Fitness Session
NOW also at Absolute Ballroom, 6617 Hamilton Avenue
Sundays, 12:30PM-1:30PM $75
January 14 – February 18, 2018

Have fun working out and dancing with this upbeat low impact belly dance fitness class! This is the perfect class if you want to jump into dancing. 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. This class will be a high energy workout that will make you sweat. Cost is $75/ $70 pre-registration for the session. No refunds unless the classes are canceled. Opportunities to make up classes will be available.

Belly Dance Fitness Drop-in Classes!

Belly Dance Fitness Drop-in Classes
Vitality Bellydance and Wellness Studio
4514 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh 15224
Sundays, 12:30PM-1:30PM
November 12th and 26th, 2017

Take advantage of this rare drop-in opportunity!  Have fun working out and dancing with this upbeat low impact belly dance fitness class! This is the perfect class if you want to jump into dancing. 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. This class will be a high energy workout that will make you sweat. Cost is $15 for one class or $25 both. No refunds unless the classes are canceled. PayPal link below (including paypal fee):

One class $15
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