Jan-Feb 2016 Bellydance Class Series

Please use the Contact page to be added to the wait-list for this series and/or to receive announcements for future classes! Email notifications will be sent out if a spot becomes available!
The next class series will be starting March 2nd, an email announcement with sign-up information will be sent out in early February.January-February Bellydance Class Info:

Tribal Fusion Bellydance Basics – 6 week series
Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm, January 6th – February 10th
Ciara Dance Studio
21250 Califa Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

To sign-up for the Tribal Fusion Bellydance Basics series use the Paypal links below
$72 for the full series
$36 3-class package
$15 drop-inThe focus of this class will be the basic isolations of tribal fusion bellydance. These basics can then be layered with other movements and built into combinations! Special emphasis will be placed on tribal fusion stylization, arm positions and posture.

In this series you will learn the techniques for fluid undulations, shimmies, playing finger cymbals, traveling steps and turns through the use of short, easy-to-remember combinations that can be used to practice at home or in performance settings!
All levels are welcome – this class is geared towards beginner dancers and students wanting exceptional technique!
Gentle yoga and dance conditioning are part of each class. Please bring a yoga mat and finger cymbals, both are also available to borrow in class*
*There are a limited number of finger cymbals available to borrow. If you don’t already own a set I would suggest purchasing a set of cymbals from Turquoise International or Saroyan Cymbals before the start of the series.Register via Paypal:
$72 for the full series
$36 3-class package
$15 drop-in

March-April Class Series: Tribal Fusion Drum Solo Choreography Part II

March-April Class Series: Tribal Fusion Drum Solo Choreography Part 2
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm
6-class series, March 18th – April 22nd
Ciara Dance Studio
21250 Califa Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Sign-up via the Paypal links below or via the Contact Page if you prefer to pay cash/check

In Part II of this Drum Solo Choreography Series we will be focusing on the use of shimmies, traveling steps and spins to build intensity within a performance! With these traveling steps we will be working on creating spacial awareness and dynamic staging. There will also be discussion of ways to have a strong presence on stage as a soloist and in a group performance.
Isolation patterns, shimmy drills for strong yet relaxed hip movement and tricks for remembering choreography will be featured in this class as well.
Class Level: This is an all levels class with bellydance technique being the main focus. Previous dance experience is helpful but not required. Students will be given individualized instruction to help them grow and improve as dancers.
Yoga will be included at the beginning and end of class for conditioning.
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 1 and Part 2 will have the option to perform the full choreography at a local bellydance showcase/hafla at the end of April. Those who can only attend the full 6-class series of Part 2 may also perform a shorter section of the choreography if they so wish. Performing is of course optional, more details to come!
There will be additional rehearsals on Wednesday April 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd after class at 8:45pm for those planning to perform. Rehearsal fee will be $25 for all 4 rehearsals to cover studio cost.
If you are interested in performing please let me know before/after class or via e-mail.

$15 drop-in

March Performances!

~Underground Nomads~
Tuesday March 3rd
Doors at 8:00pm
1192 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
$5 cover
Underground Nomads is an awesome weekly dance showcase and DJ night put together by DJ Amar, Calamity Sam and Gina Grandi! This is one of the best curated showcase I’ve been to and each performance is always a treat! I am very honored to be a long-distance resident dancer of this event and if you happen to be in the Bay Area I hope to see you there!
~Tribal Trove~
March 7th & 8th
Tango Del Rey
3567 Del Rey Street, San Diego, CA 92109
This is a new 2-day festival happening in San Diego with performances, workshops, vending and a special evening show on Saturday night! Banat al Sahraa – the ATS and Tribal Fusion group comprised of Alia Saaed, Jenn Aguilar and myself – will be performing on Saturday at 4:45pm on the outdoor stage!
Shanti Bardot performing Tribal Fusion Bellydance at Improvisational Wednesdays October 2015
~Improvisational Wednesdays~
Wednesday March 11th 7:00-9:00pm
Emle’s Restaurant
9250 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 772-2203 for reservations – suggested dinner seating is 6:45 or 7:00pm
Improvisational Wednesdays always proves to be a lovely evening of dancing that goes by all too quickly!  As the name would suggest, this is a completely improvised show!! Including the live music! The performance sets are spaced throughout the entire evening so that you have time to actually enjoy the delicious food between each set. I’m very excited to be one of the featured soloists at the March showcase.
Be sure to call the number above to make your reservation!
Visit the Facebook Fanpage for updates on the upcoming show.
~BFLA March Heritage Hafla~
Friday March 27th, 8:00pm, $10
Movement Art Space
3326 Verdugo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065
This is a night of experimental bellydance done by both students and professional dancers that is super fun! I’ll be performing as a soloist at this month’s “Heritage” themed hafla. Be sure to check out my Facebook Fan Page and Instragram for sneak peaks at what I have planned!
See the BFLA Facebook Event Page for more information!