Nov
15
Thu
BD FUNdamentals, Ooey & Gooey Baladi Technique @ Arabesque World Dance
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday evenings weekly at 6:30 PM, Belly Dance FUNdamentals Classes at Arabesque World Dance w/ master Teacher Safiya Nawaar!

We are continuing on with our highly loved subject; Ooey, Gooey Baladi Tech & Combos β™₯
There is still so much more to explore with this dance style!
No Props needed! Be prepared to move like you never have before, as we explore our deep muscle control, and inner sensuality.
Each class we will break down the moves from the ground up, examine different ways to execute the moves, and ways to make them personalized for each dancer, how to transition from one move to another with grace and intent, and we will explore how you can stash these moves into your improvisational repertoire. πŸ˜‰

New Students are welcome to join at any time, as we will be working on new moves, and reviewing older ones every week, and exploring Safiya’s extensive collection of Baladi songs!

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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 πŸ˜‰

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

Nov
16
Fri
BellyDance FUNdamentals Fan Veils Choreo @ Arabesque World Dance
Nov 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

NEW 6 Week Fan Veils Choreography Class with Amorina Stone!
Friday Mornings Belly Dance FUNdamentals Class at 10:30 AM will be a “Fan”tastically Fun and easy Fan Veil Choreography session.

Fan Veils have become a popular prop for the modern belly dancer. They are an Asian prop that has been used for over a thousand years and evolved from traditional ribbon and fan dancing. Today modern belly dancers use fan veils similarly to silk veils but handle the fans with Asian technique.

In this class we will begin with fan veil technique, with special attention to arms and hands, followed by drills of accents,flourishes and traveling moves. Each class we’ll do 30 second intervals of the choreography and record for practice. The song will be only about 2.5 minutes long, perfect for a super easy 6 week course.

There will be extra fan veils if needed!
If however you’re interested in buying a pair here is a link below that I buy from frequently!
http://www.silkbamboo-store.com/2g-15m59-silk-fan-veils-solid-colors-c-59_146.html

Class Cost: $12 Drop in Fee (paying per class as you attend), $45 for the full 6 Week Session, OR Use a Class Card, or Month Unlimited Fun Pass!!

Nov
19
Mon
Intro to Belly Dance @ Arabesque World Dance
Nov 19 @ 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.

BellyDance FUNdmentals Fan Veils Choreo @ Arabesque World Dance
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

NEW 6 Week Fan Veils Choreography Class with Amorina Stone!
Monday Nights Belly Dance FUNdamentals Class at 6:30 PM will be a “Fan”tastically Fun and easy Fan Veil Choreography session.

Fan Veils have become a popular prop for the modern belly dancer. They are an Asian prop that has been used for over a thousand years and evolved from traditional ribbon and fan dancing. Today modern belly dancers use fan veils similarly to silk veils but handle the fans with Asian technique.

In this class we will begin with fan veil technique, with special attention to arms and hands, followed by drills of accents,flourishes and traveling moves. Each class we’ll do 30 second intervals of the choreography and record for practice. The song will be only about 2.5 minutes long, perfect for a super easy 6 week course.

There will be extra fan veils if needed!
If however you’re interested in buying a pair here is a link below that I buy from frequently!
http://www.silkbamboo-store.com/2g-15m59-silk-fan-veils-solid-colors-c-59_146.html

Class Cost: $12 Drop in Fee (paying per class as you attend), $45 for the full 6 Week Session, OR Use a Class Card, or Month Unlimited Fun Pass!!

Intermediate/Advanced Belly Dance Technique & Combos @ Arabesque World Dance
Nov 19 @ 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.

 

Nov
20
Tue
Beginner Yoga with Tina Farrell, RYT @ Arabesque World Dance
Nov 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
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

safiya-pushTuesdayΒ 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 πŸ˜‰

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

Middle Eastern and North African Rhythms & Hand Drum @ Arabesque World Dance
Nov 20 @ 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
Nov 20 @ 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

Nov
22
Thu
Beginner Yoga with Tina Farrell, RYT @ Arabesque World Dance
Nov 22 @ 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