This is a short and sweet announcement:
Performance Oriented Bellydance Classes
Semi-private lessons with Imei, Dance Artist
July 23 – August 15 (4 classes)
Monday nights starting at 7 pm to 815 pm-ish
Cost: based on ability to pay and number of students (no more than four students total)
Location: Old Rainier Brewery building (Tully’s)
Class registration by permission only. Permission is granted based on the following criteria:
- 18 or older
- you must be interested in performing bellydance in a public setting
- you must be a quick learner
- you must have experience with at least one other dance form
- free from back, knee, and hip injury or serious movement restriction.
First-time inquirers may be asked for an audition or an audition video for pre-approval. The first class entails a short “show and tell” that allows me to see how you naturally move. From there, you will learn authentic Egyptian Cabaret and Tribal Bellydance movements that can be incorporated into any improvisational work. The emphasis of the accelerated format focuses on how to create movement from the ground up without locking students into copying choreography. Later sessions will include Imei’s breathtaking veil work. All sessions are finished with approximately 7-10 minutes of yoga stretches in the Kripalu Yoga style of Hatha Yoga.
This class is
gender restricted; however, the class is taught primarily with the female form in mind. It can (and has!) be adjusted to the male physique, and I have sample video footage of male dancers to help those interested in serious bellydance instruction for the male form.
Summer is a busy time for most people. The session, though an introduction to those new to bellydance, is designed for an accelerated pace. Payment for class is negotiated on the first day; it should end up being a nominal fee for the value. The point of the class is to give an elite group the chance to study this beautiful and strong art form without worrying about the cost. The exchange point is that I ask all students to commit to the class for the four sessions without conflict of interest for the time.
If interested, please submit your request for registration now. If I have already spoken to you, you do not need to submit another request.
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