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Here is the full list and brief descriptions of all the exciting new classes that will be offered at the Naga Stars Studio this November:

 

Introduction to Bellydance

This six week class session is designed for those who are totally new to bellydance. Proper posture and classic bellydance techniques will be broken down and drilled, allowing the dancer to develop good habits and muscle memory. Techniques will be strung together, creating short and fun bellydance combinations.

$60 for the class session

 

Bellydance 1

For beginners and those wanting to go back to basics, this eight week class session will focus on creating combinations, practicing improvisation, and learning to identify basic middle eastern rhythms. Basic working knowledge of bellydance technique is suggested for this class (completion of introduction to bellydance class suggested but not required.)

$80 for the class session

 

Bellydance 2

For dancers looking to grow their dance further, this eight week class session introduces layering and strong isolation movements. Improvisation and expressing emotion through stylization and facial expression will be practiced. Basic veil and zill techniques will be introduced.

$80 for the class session

 

Bellydance 3: Naga Stars Performance Troupe

In this eight week class session, dancers will be challenged with multiple layers, isolations, zill options, building stage presence, and choreography projects for performance. Costuming and makeup for stage and performance will also be covered. Although this class will focuses on learning choreography for performance, dancers are not required to perform to take this class. Each class runs two hours each.

$120 for the class session

 

Drills and Combinations

In this ongoing class, dancers will break down techniques, drilling them to build muscle memory, then practicing them through short, fun combinations. At the end of each class, dancers will add personal stylizations and improvisation to the combinations. This is a multi-level class; some bellydance experience is suggested (but not required) to get the most out of this class. Drop ins are welcome.

$80 for the class session, or $15 drop in

 

Middle Eastern Rhythms on Daff (frame drum)

In this eight week class session, students will learn to play the daff, or frame drum. Basic middle eastern rhythms commonly used in bellydance will be taught in open, decorated, and closed formats. Students must bring their own daff to class. Dancers are free to come to this class to dance. You can purchase a frame drum here: https://www.amazon.com/Remo-HD-8514-00-Fiberskyn-Frame-Drum/dp/B0002F7KGU/ref=sr_1_1?crid=755HYH02WLNM&dchild=1&keywords=frame+drum+14+inch&qid=1602261014&sprefix=frame+drum%2Caps%2C377&sr=8-1

$80 for the class session

 

Zills for dance

In this eight week class session, students will learn to play the finger cymbals, or zills, with confidence. Basic zill patterns will be covered and practiced alone, and layered over simple dance movements. Students must bring their own zills. You can find zills here: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=saroyan+zills&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

$80 for the class session

 

Stretch and conditioning for dancers

This is an ongoing class that focuses on proper, safe stretching, and low impact exercises to help the participants increase the mobility, strength, and stamina needed to perform bellydance beautifully, confidently, and safely. No dance experience is required for this class, drop ins are welcome.

$10 per class

 

*All new class sessions begin the week of November 9th. Contact me directly at dianne.bashirah@gmail.com for more information and to get registered for class, or visit the “events” section of my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/bashirahdance/events/?ref=page_internal

 

**and don't forget, I am always up for teaching private and semi private classes. Feel free to email me directly at dianne.bashirah@gmail.com or send me a message over Facebook to get some information on that.

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