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Belly Dance Weekly Classes


New session! November 1 – November 29, 2018 (No Class on Thanksgiving)
Vitality Belly Dance and Wellness, 4514 Liberty Avenue 15224
Belly Dance Fundamentals / Datura Style™  7:30 – 8:30PM $50

This 4 week session focuses on refining belly dance technique, learning new dance vocabulary, Tribal Fusion Belly Dance (Datura Style), and combinations. Tribal Belly Dance is known for it’s uplifted posture, beautiful arm work, ooey gooey moves, and earthy presentation. Classes are progressive and build on material from the previous week. Each class starts with a conditioning warm-up and ends with a yoga cool down. This session is designed for mixed levels. Can’t wait to dance with you!

No refunds unless session is canceled by instructor.  New students may drop-in to the first class for $18 or choose to sign up for the full session. Opportunities to make up missed classes will be available! Cash, check, or PayPal (+PayPal fee) accepted. (must attend full session).


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Belly Dance Fitness Session
Vitality Belly Dance and Wellness, 4514 Liberty Avenue 15224
Sundays, 12:30PM-1:30PM $40/$18 drop-in
November 4 – November 18, 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 unless session is canceled by instructor.  Students may drop-in to class for $18 or choose to sign up for the full session. 4 students mus be registered for the full session to run the course. Opportunities to make up missed classes will be available! Cash, check, or PayPal (+PayPal fee) accepted. PayPal button below for full session.


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Workshops 

Thanksgiving Weekend Workshops!

Conditioning for Belly Dancers
Sunday, November 25th 12:30-1:30PM
Vitality Bellydance and Wellness, 4514 Liberty Avenue
$20

Specifically designed for belly dancers (but open to all) to develop and strengthen the body, stabilize the hips and low back, and provide flexibility. You’ll learn targeted conditioning sequences as a companion to your belly dance practice. Class is a full body workout and include a finishing yoga practice. All levels of fitness are welcome! Cost is $20. No refunds unless the classes are canceled. PayPal button below (includes PayPal fee)

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Datura Style® Workshop – Shimmies and Hipwork Focus
Sunday, November 25th 2:00 – 4:00PM
Vitality Bellydance and Wellness, 4514 Liberty Avenue
$35

In this workshop you will learn as many Datura Style Shimmies as possible! Are you ready? I know I am! This is a fast moving workshop covering a lot of ground. We’ll start with a quick warm up and overview of Datura arm and foot positions, and then we’ll focus on the 3/4 shimmy series #1 (ghawazee, hagallah, overshimmy, samiha) complete with an amazing finger cymbal pattern. We’ll also delve into the 3/4 shimmy series #2 (arabic shimmy, pony kick, kitty push, and samiha switch). 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/  PayPal button below (includes PayPal fee)

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Both workshops: $50/ $45 super early bird until November 16th

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Student Performance Opportunities 

Students can participate in the  Showcases and Haflas, which occur several times per year.  Beginner students must have a minimum 6 months of belly dance experience.

Advanced Troupe and Classes

Sahra offers an advanced class and troupe for dedicated students by instructor invitation. Message Sahra at sahrashimmies@gmail.com for more information.

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Private Lessons

Sahra is always available to work with you on your performance goals.  Privates can be arranged for individuals and groups. Cost is $60 for one person and goes up by an additional $40 per person ($100 for 2 people $140 for 3 people, etc.).  Privates are always available for technique, props, and dance goals, etc! Studio fees for lessons range from $10 to $15 per hour.  This is in addition to the cost of the private lesson.  Lessons MUST be paid for in advance usually via Paypal including the studio fees.

PRIVATE LESSON CANCELLATION POLICY
Payment in full confirms your lesson date and time. Since this time is reserved solely for you, please note the following cancellation policy. Thank you for your understanding!
– Private lesson fee is non-refundable.
– With 48 hours’ written notice to sahrashimmies@gmail.com your lesson can be reschedul
ed for up to 1 month.
– With 24 hours’ written notice to sahrashimmies@gmail.com a credit of 50% can be applied to a future lesson for up to one month.
– Accommodations cannot be made for cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice or no-shows.

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