Jan/Feb Bellydance Classes! Drum Solo Choreo Part I

Tribal Fusion Drum Solo Choreography Part I
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm
January 14th – February 25th
(No class February 4th)
All Levels Class! Beginners Welcome!

Ciara Dance Studio
21250 Califa Street
Woodland Hills, CA 91307

The focus of my next two class series (Jan/Feb and March/April) will be on learning the art of the drum solo! For me, this is often the highlight of a performance and I am very excited to share with you all my personal tricks for creating a dynamic and powerful choreography with simple, clear and dramatic movement.
In Part I we will be working on isolation patterns, the basics of a strong, relaxed hip shimmy, using the arms as frames for movement and tricks for remembering choreography! I will also be discussing basic drum rhythms and how they relate to bellydance movement.
Class Level: This is an all levels class and is a great introduction to bellydance technique and Arabic drum rhythms for those new to this material or who are looking to further develop their understanding of these topics. Previous dance experience helpful, but not required. Students will be given individualized instruction to help them grow and improve as a dancers.
Yoga will be included at the beginning and end of class for conditioning and relaxation.

Please bring a yoga mat and finger cymbals.
(both are available at the studio to borrow as well)

Performance Opportunity!
Students who attend the full 6-class series of both Part I and Part II will have the option to perform this choreography at a local bellydance showcase/hafla in April. Performing is of course optional, more details to come!

Register via Paypal below or use the Contact Page to sign up via e-mail!
$36 3-class package
$72 for the full 6-class series
$15 drop-in

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New Year, New Studio, New Class!

Weekly belly dance classes are back! Starting in February, I will be teaching a mixed level Tribal Fusion Belly Dance class at Ciara Dance Studio in Woodland Hills! Read below for all the exciting details!

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance with Shanti Jourdan

The focus of this class will be on having fun while learning belly dance combos for clean technique, fluidity and dynamic movement. Each class will include a thorough breakdown of the steps presented for newer dancers, along with options to work on layers for those familiar with belly dance. This class will also include a yoga warm-up and cool down to increase flexibility, strength and body awareness.

Mixed level class, suitable for beginners and experienced dancers.
Please bring a yoga mat and finger cymbals. (finger cymbals will also be available at class)

6-week session February 5th – March 19th 2014
Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Ciara Dance Studio
(please use contact page for exact address)

~Early Bird special!~
$60 before February 2nd  ($30 discount) via check or paypal
$72 after February 2nd ($18 discount)
$15 drop-in

*special class field trip on March 12th*
Shanti Jourdan is a Tribal Fusion Belly Dancer with a love for teaching, accordions and ¾ shimmies. Her teaching style is precise and fluid, focusing on maintaining integrity throughout the body. She specializes in American Tribal Style, Improvisational Tribal Style and fusion choreography with an interest in Turkish Romani, Egyptian Raqs Sharqi and Arabic folk dance.
Dancing has been a lifelong passion for Shanti, and when she started belly dancing in 2002 a whole new world of expression opened up. Isolations, layers and shimmies quickly became obsessions along with Arabic drum rhythms and improvisational dancing. Seeing the Indigo perform in 2007 lead to finding Tribal Fusion and a feeling of finding home.
Shanti is 8 Elements Level II certified and dances with Wild Routes, Qabila Folkdance Co., and is co-director of Mas’uuda. She also performs as a soloist and in dance projects throughout the West coast.