Sep
18
Tue
Middle Eastern and North African Rhythms & Hand Drum @ Arabesque World Dance
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

3drumClasses are currently being held on TUESDAY Nights!
This is an Ongoing Class and you can join in or drop in at any time.

Come join us at Arabesque as we start a new journey….Introducing both Dancers and non-dancers to the Doumbek!

Drop in fee will be $12.00, or use a Class Card or Monthly Unlimited Pass

You do not need to bring or buy your own drum, but when you are ready to purchase your own Safiya can help you to find one that fits your needs.

Advanced Choreography, Stage Craft &Technique Class @ Arabesque World Dance
Sep 18 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

This Class is available through Invitation or Audition/Interview ONLY

If you are a dancer interested in taking your skills to the stage or becoming a professional dancer, or you just want to ramp up your dance repertoire…..this is the class for you!

This is a class for dedicated dancers only.
Amongst your classmates you will find members of Troupe Hala Alimah as well as dancers who perform professionally.

If you have not been invited to join this class and are interested, please contact Safiya to schedule an appointment….we are always looking for more dancers who want to take that next step.

Styles of dance taught in this class include but are not limited to……
Raqs Sharqi, Baladi, Saidi, Turkish Roma, Classical Egyptian, and Tribal Fusion (to name a few)

Classes run approx. 120 mins long, all students are required to purchase their own props as needed for the classes. Basic Props required immediately are Sagat and a Silk Veil. Other props will be discussed in class when the time comes.

Class cost: $15.00 Drop in Fee or Use a Class Card

Sep
20
Thu
Beginner Yoga with Tina Farrell, RYT @ Arabesque World Dance
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

meditation-1Sometimes we need time to revitalize and regroup.

Life can be a real Rat Race and we rarely take time to just live in the moment, so join us at Arabesque for physical enlightenment. Our Yoga class is all about getting in touch with yourself, your body and your breath.

Students will learn exercises to improve flexibility, balance and to improve breath capacity.

Classes will be led by Tina Farrell RYT.

Please bring a Yoga Mat and sleep mask or eye bag. (A limited number of loaner mats are available at the studio)

Our Beginner Yoga classes will have an emphasis on the physical postures (asanas), and sequences of asanas, designed to focus your mind on alignment of muscles and bones while coordinating movement of your body with your breath. Each class will begin with a quiet period for centering the mind and setting a focus for the class. A brief period of breathing exercises as well as warming and stretching the muscles and opening the joints will follow.

Students will receive individualized attention while learning and practicing traditional poses, the importance of linking the breath with movement, and the use of props to assist with alignment, balance and stability, enabling you to enjoy the full benefits of a pose with ease while your body gains in strength and flexibility. During class we will work on a balance between strength and flexibility, building endurance and self-awareness through precision in movement and attention to subtle aspects of posture and breath, releasing stress and tension throughout the body.

This class is appropriate for students of all levels and no prior experience is necessary.
This is an ongoing class (not a session.

$12 Drop in Fee or use your Arabesque Class Card or monthly Unlimited Pass

Belly Dance FUNdamentals – Egyptian Raqs Sharqi Tech, & Combos @ Arabesque World Dance
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

safiya-pushThursday Belly Dance FUNdamentals Class is a 6 Week Session.

Running in Six Week Sessions BUT Also as an Ongoing Class! So come on out and Join us ANY time!

Just great Basic Belly Dance Techniques, Combos, Drills, Stagecraft and concepts to help students build a strong foundation for their dance.

No prior experience needed to take these classes, and they are appropriate for Beginners to Intermediate Level students.

This class is all about artistry and dance. You never know what Safiya will pull out of her bag of tricks!

Drop In students are ALWAYS Welcome 😉

Cost is $45.00 for the Session, $12.00 Drop in Fee, use a Class Card or Monthly Unlimited Pass

BellyDance FUNdamentals, Ooey & Gooey Baladi Technique @ Arabesque World Dance
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday evenings weekly at 6:30 PM, Belly Dance FUNdamentals Classes at Arabesque World Dance.
This Current Session subject is Ooey, Gooey Baladi moves ♥

Running in Six Week Sessions BUT Also as an Ongoing Class! So come on out and Join us ANY time!

Just great Basic Belly Dance Techniques, Combos, Drills, Stagecraft and concepts to help students build a strong foundation for their dance.

No prior experience needed to take these classes, and they are appropriate for Beginners to Intermediate Level students.

This class is all about artistry and dance. You never know what Safiya will pull out of her bag of tricks!

Drop In students are ALWAYS Welcome 😉

Cost is $45.00 for the Session, $12.00 Drop in Fee, use a Class Card or Monthly Unlimited Pass

Sep
21
Fri
Fusion Dance FUNdamentals-Steampunk Character Combos @ Arabesque World Dance
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

“Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”, in a future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.”

This session we will break out our acting skills and embody steampunk characters like the elegant Victorian lady, airship pirates, western gunslinger, mad scientist and use props as enhancements. We will explore different personalities, moods and types of music in fun combos

We will use a prop for 2 classes, so that you can get comfortable with them and get in the needed practice. If you have these props please bring them but there will be loaners as well.

Class 1-2: Parasols

Class 3-4: Hats: pirate hats, tops hats, bowler hats.

Class: 5-6 canes/fans

 

Here are some links to give you an idea of costuming and some descriptions of the types of characters we will emulate.

https://www.wattpad.com/387743679-steampunk-101-steampunk-archetypes
https://www.pinterest.com/amorina3/steampunk/

Sep
24
Mon
BellyDance FUNdamentals – Drilling the Basics @ Arabesque World Dance
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Come get your dance on at Arabesque, in our Monday evening Belly Dancing Fundamentals Class – Drilling the Basics w/Amorina
THE PERFECT CLASS FOR NEW STUDENTS!!

FUNdamentals Students learn Basic Belly Dance Techniques and Drills and concepts to help build a strong foundation for their dance.
No prior experience needed to take these classes, all levels of dancers welcome….because it is always important to go back to the basics.

This Six Week Session students can get their first taste of Belly Dance or revisit their foundation moves. Either way you are sure to have lots of fun and get some feel good exercise in the process of
Learning and Drilling the Basics of Belly Dance and then creating fun Combinations! .

($45.00 for the Six Week Session – Drop in Fee is $12.00 or use a Class Card, or Month Unlimited Pass)

Teacher: Amorina Stone

You can Register Online at www.ArabesqueLex.com or in the studio!

Intro to Belly Dance @ Arabesque World Dance
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Feel like you’ve got two left feet and zero rhythm?!
No worries, we will help you find your way.

In this class we will be working on all the Basic Belly Dance Techniques and Drills and concepts to help students build a strong foundation for their dance.

This class is Easy Level and a great way to start your journey into the wonderfully exciting world of belly dance.

No prior experience needed to take these classes.

Fusion Dance FUNdamentals-Steampunk Character Combos @ Arabesque World Dance
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”, in a future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.”

This session we will break out our acting skills and embody steampunk characters like the elegant Victorian lady, airship pirates, western gunslinger, mad scientist and use props as enhancements. We will explore different personalities, moods and types of music in fun combos

We will use a prop for 2 classes, so that you can get comfortable with them and get in the needed practice. If you have these props please bring them but there will be loaners as well.

Class 1-2: Parasols

Class 3-4: Hats: pirate hats, tops hats, bowler hats.

Class: 5-6 canes/fans

 

Here are some links to give you an idea of costuming and some descriptions of the types of characters we will emulate.

https://www.wattpad.com/387743679-steampunk-101-steampunk-archetypes
https://www.pinterest.com/amorina3/steampunk/

Intermediate/Advanced Belly Dance Technique & Combos @ Arabesque World Dance
Sep 24 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

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This Class is for students who are ready to step it up and have more of a challenge in class! Belly Dance Technique Lexington Ky. The techniques and combos we work on will depend on what Safiya is currently working on for Choreographies! All students should bring Zills and veils to every class!

We are going to have tons of fun with this session, and your muscles are gonna hate you as we drill technique (to create muscle memory), challenge our bodies to do new more complex movements and combinations, play around with improv and build our Zills skills!!

This class is mainly for Drilling Steps and Movements, but for those who are ready for the Zill work, or who want to keep up their Zill practice….you will have the opportunity to do it in this class on a regular basis!

We will also incorporate some Stage Craft, and Improvisational Skills, as well as the usual Musicality and History/Cultural content.

We have loaner Zills for those who do not own any, we also have Zills for sale in the Souk for a very reasonable price!

Cost: $12 to Drop In / Or use a Class Card/ Or Monthly Unlimited Pass

This is not a session, it is an Ongoing Class and students may join or drop in at any time.