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Lose yourself in the captivating music and movement of Middle Eastern dance in this empowering and energizing workshop. From sharp & percussive to soft & fluid, you will learn some of the basic movements that make up the foundation of this dance form.
Geared toward brand new students and those with some experience, this class will include a comprehensive breakdown of technique, traveling steps and turns, drills, and combinations. By the end of the workshop, you will be dancing a full choreography to a classic Egyptian song.
Belly Dance is studied and performed by women of all backgrounds and ages. Not only is it a beautiful art form and means of self-expression, it also increases flexibility, tones your abs and helps you to achieve grace, poise, balance and coordination.
What to wear/bring:
Wear comfortable clothing – whatever you would wear to workout (Yoga or dance pants, tanks or t-shirts). It is recommended that you wear dance shoes (ballet slippers or jazz shoes) if you have them but you are more than welcome to dance barefoot. Hip scarves will be available to borrow or purchase for $20.
About the Instructor:
Jennifer Daly (“Jeni”) spent several years in Los Angeles where she performed regularly at top nightclubs, exclusive private events and in numerous theatre shows, including “Belly Dance Evolution,” a groundbreaking production that tours the world. As a member of Jillina’s renowned International Dance Company, The Sahlala Dancers, Jeni had the privilege to train with one of the world’s most sought-after belly dance instructors and along-side some of the top dancers in the field. Between 2008 and 2010 she danced in segments for popular TV shows including ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and Fox’s “Good Day L.A.” In addition to performing in various internationally distributed videos, Jeni also worked as a script supervisor on Jillina’s popular line of 2007 Belly Dance Instructional DVD’s. She is a certified Levels 1, 2 and Kids Hoopnotica Method Instructor and teaches regular dance classes & workshops in belly dance and hoop in MA, ME & NH. www.jenibellydancer.com