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Belly Dance Weekly Classes

Datura Style™ Belly Dance Fundamentals
Mosaic Dance and Movement Studio – 4514 Liberty Avenue
July 6 – July 27, 2019 12:30 – 1:25 PM
$15 Drop-in/$50 for 4 week Session
Cash, Check, or PayPal accepted (mdmstudiopgh@gmail.com)

Datura Style™ Belly Dance is a fusion belly dance style founded by world renowned dancer, Rachel Brice. In this class you’ll learn 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 fundamental belly dance technique as well. This class is great for students wanting clear breakdowns of movement, technique, and belly dance drills. All levels are welcome! 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/

This class is taught by Datura Style Certified Instructor Sahra DeRoy

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Belly Dance Drills Mini Session
Mosaic Dance and Movement Studio – 4514 Liberty Avenue
July 13 – July 27, 2019 1:30 – 2:30 PM
$35 for 3 week session
Cash, Check, or PayPal accepted (small fee included)

It’s time for belly dance drills and thrills! Gain speed and proficiency in your dance movement. This class will go through a series of stationary drills and then we’ll take it across the floor. We’ll focus on layering, precision, and fluidity. This is a mixed levels class. Students must sign up for the 3 week mini-session in order to run the series. No refunds unless session is cancelled by instructor. Let’s dance, dance, dance!  Message Sahra for payment info.

Tuesday Belly Dance

Mosaic Dance and Movement
4514 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
July 2 – July 30, 2019

Level 1: 7:00 – 8:00PM and Level 2: 8:00- 9:00PM
Drop-in:$15/$10 if it’s your first drop-in at the studio
Cash, check, or PayPal to mdmstudiopgh@gmail.com

Belly Dance Level 1: 7:00-8:00PM

Join in on the fun and belly dance with us! Learn the fundamentals of classic belly dance style while enjoying an engaging movement experience. Each class you will be introduced to basic isolations, steps, combinations, and short routines. Discussion of history and styles of belly dance will be referenced. This class is perfect for beginners or those wishing to refine their technique. Class starts with a cardio warm-up and ends with a yoga cool down. Wear comfortable clothes such as yoga pants and a t-shirt and bring a water bottle. No refunds unless session is canceled by instructor. Opportunities to make up missed classes will be available! Cash, check, or PayPal accepted. Class is taught by Sahra DeRoy.

Belly Dance Level 2: 8:00-9:00PM

Belly Dance Level 2 builds on material learned in previous classes. Students will continue learning an original choreography. This session, students will continue learning a finger cymbal drum solo!!! Technique used in the choreography will be drilled along with transitions, dance expression, stagecraft, and dancing in formations. Class starts with a cardio warm-up and ends with a yoga cool down. Wear comfortable clothes such as yoga pants and a t-shirt and bring a water bottle. No refunds unless session is canceled by instructor. Opportunities to make up missed classes will be available! Cash, check, or PayPal accepted. Class is taught by Sahra DeRoy.

Mixed Levels Belly Dance Classes
Mosaic Dance and Movement
Thursdays,7:30PM  July 11 – 25 , 2019
$15 drop-in /$35 for 3 weeks in July
Cash, check, or PayPal (mdmstudiopgh@gmail.com) accepted

Learn belly dance technique, steps, drills, fusion belly dance (Datura Style), and combinations. This session features emphasis on beautiful arm and hand pathways. Enjoy dancing to a fun and upbeat playlist including electronic music as well as traditional belly dance songs. This class is suitable for all levels and may be a fun challenge for beginners. Each class starts with a mat based conditioning warm-up and ends with a yoga cool down.

For students interested in learning a choreography, there will be a choreography add-on option. The choreography add-on is from 8:30PM-9:00PM and must be paid for the full month. Cost is $75 for the 4 weeks session plus the choreography add-on. Choreography students must sign up for the full month session plus add-on. No refunds unless class is canceled by instructor. Students who sign up for the session may make up missed classes with another open belly dance class offered at the studio.

Datura Style® Workshop – Shimmies and Hipwork Focus
Sunday, July 14 1:00 – 3:00PM
Mosaic Dance and Movement, 4514 Liberty Avenue
$30 (PayPal button coming soon) in advance/$35 at the door

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 #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 coming soon (includes PayPal fee)

 

 

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 $65 for one person and goes up by an additional $40 per person ($105 for 2 people $145 for 3 people, etc.).  Privates are always available for technique, props, and dance goals, etc! 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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