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Winter Class Descriptions

Professional Belly Dance Performance & Instruction                                                                                                                 Victoria, BC

Monday - Essentials (Hybrid: In-Studio & Online):

Prefer to take your dance class during the daytime?  Then this mixed level class is the class for you!  Focusing on the essential building block movements, transitions and travelling steps of belly dance, we will drill and work on short combinations to build confidence in skill and personal style .

Monday - Mixed Level (Studio):

For beginners and intermediate dancers.  We will be exploring saiidi folkloric dance and learning a saiidi choreography without cane.

Monday - Advanced (Studio):

This is an invite-only class.  We will be learning a new choreography to Sahhed Dahhen Bou (Modern Balady).  Bring a yoga mat for cool down.

Tuesday - Drills, Drills, Drills (Hybring: In-Studio & Online):

Want to relax your shimmies, put some juice in your oomies and undulations, develop elegant arms and hands, smooth out your transition and get the hang of layering with confidence . . . ?  This class is all about drilling, drilling, drilling to develop articulation, strength and stamina.  We will finish with an extended cool down so bring a yoga mat.

Wednesday - Prop Skills (Studio):

This class will help you become comfortable with the needed arm strength and movement vocabulary appropriate for dancing with Isis Wings.  We will be learning a choreography to Cosmic Nahawand.  We will also continue rehearsing the previously learned sword choreographies.  Swords will be provided for class use.

Thursday - Mixed Level (Hybrid: In-Studio & Online):

In this mixed level class we will be learning a fun choreography to the upbeat Arabic pop song Inta Lissa Faker Halli.

Private Class Options - (Studio or Online):

Do you feel like you need some one on one coaching for technique, performance skills, or choreography creation?  A private class is a great way to hone into what you need to do to reach your personal dance goals. Bashirah students receive a 50% discount on the private class fee.

Note: Class format includes warm up, technique drills, and cool down.  Cultural context,       

             musicality and stylization are addressed at all levels.


Photo: Kirk Schwartz

Photo: Tara Benninger

Photo: Kirk Schwartz