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Belly Dance Weekly Classes

Belly Dance Fundamentals Session: Tribal Fusion/Datura Style

Vitality Bellydance and Wellness Studio
4514 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
January 10 – February 28, 2019
8 Week Session
7:30 – 8:30PM $100
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Get a jump start on your New Year’s Resolutions! This 8 week session focuses on 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. For students interested in learning a choreography, there will be a choreography add-on option. More info on that coming soon! 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 $15 or choose to sign up for the full session. Opportunities to make up missed classes will be available! Cash, check, or PayPal accepted. (must attend full session).

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Belly Dance Fitness

Vitality Belly Dance and Wellness, 4514 Liberty Avenue 15224
Sundays, 11:30AM – 12: 30PM $100 session / $15 drop-in
January 6 – February 24, 2019
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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. $100 for all 8 classes/ $15 drop-in. No refunds. 4 students must be registered for the full session to run the course.


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Sizzling Finger Cymbals!
Vitality Bellydance and Wellness Studio
4514 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
January 13 – January 27, 2019
3 Week Session
10:30 – 11:30AM $40
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In this finger cymbals (zills) 3 week session, you will learn how to play finger cymbals with ease and fluidity. You will learn exciting combinations and drills using patterns in 4/4 time signature, such as the longa, 3-3-7, 3-1-3-1-3, 3-5-5, 3-5-1-3, alternating singles, and quadruplets. We will also move onto combinations with longer patterns using cymbals with belly dance rhythms, footwork, different sounds of the cymbals, and layering will be covered. This workshop is suitable for all levels and styles. We will have a few extra sets of zills available to borrow, but please bring your own if you are able. No refunds unless session is canceled by instructor.

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Workshops 

Datura Style® Workshop – The Big Slow
Vitality Bellydance and Wellness Studio – 4514 Liberty Avenue
December 30, 2018 12:30-2:30PM
$35/$40 in advance/at the door
Shimmy Study Time Add on – 12:00 – 2:30PM $40/$45

Datura Style™ Belly Dance is Rachel Brice’s approach to fusion style belly dance. In this workshop you’ll learn a variety of Datura Style™ vocabulary that can easily be inserted into Tribal Improvisation, used in choreography, or for your own personal practice. We’re going to dig deep into slow technique. This workshop features big, slow movements and combos featuring side to side undulations, Twisting Mardi, Cherry Moon, Camel Walk Double Turn, and many more. All levels are welcome, although some belly dance background is helpful! No refunds unless workshop is cancelled by instructor. For more information about Datura Style™ http://www.rachelbrice.com/what-is-datura-style/, http://www.rachelbrice.com/list-of-datura-style-teachers/
¾ Shimmy Series #1 Study Time – If you took the ¾ shimmy series number #1 and want to review the technique and drill with zills, sign up for the workshop+add-on starting at 12:00PM.

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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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