April Specialty Class, Upcoming performances and Video from Tribal Trove!

Below are the details for the first of three specialty classes I have planned for this year! My idea with these classes is to give you the opportunity to really dig deep into one area of study that wouldn’t normally be possible with a regular weekly class.

P.S. Be sure to scroll all the way through to the end of this post for a video of my performance from Tribal Trove!

Bardot Specialty Class: Graceful Arms and Hands
Wednesday April 27th, 7:15-9:15pm
Ciara Dance Studio
21250 Califa Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91303

*Space limited to 8 students*

$30 before April 24th
$40 at the door, space permitting

Graceful arms and hands add a whole new layer of expression to your dancing that “claw hands” fail to deliver!
The main focus of this two-hour specialty class will be on arm patterns that flow naturally, create captivating silhouettes, and add drama to your performance. To achieve this effect there will be conditioning exercises for the arms, hands, and shoulders to allow for full range of movement. Plus exercises that will cultivate awareness of your hands to keep them relaxed while dancing.
Space is limited, secure your spot for this rare opportunity to focus on your arm and hand movements which will immediately enhance your dancing!

~*~Upcoming Performances~*~

Underground Nomads 5th Tuesday Benefit Show
Tuesday March 29th, 8:00pm
1192 Folsom Street, San Francisco

I am super thrilled to announce that this coming Tuesday will be the debut performance of my new project, The Bardot Treasury! This is the title I will be using whenever I am presenting a group concept piece which will feature a range of dancers and include improvisation, choreography, or both! Performing with me at Underground Nomads as part of The Bardot Treasury this next Tuesday, March 29th will be Laura Elizabeth and Amina Zareh!
This week’s Underground Nomads is a 5th Tuesday Benefit show for Refugee Transitions! This means you can feel extra great knowing that you are supporting local artists with your attendance AND donating to a fantastic cause with the $5-10 suggested donation at the door!

More info about Underground Nomads:https://undergroundnomads.wordpress.com
Info about Refugee Transitiongs:http://www.reftrans.org/

Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Saturdays and Sundays, April 9th – May 22nd
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA
Tickets: http://www.renfair.com/socal

I adore pretty much everything about Renaissance Faires and am super excited to once again be performing with Seraphim Arabesque Ensemble as a soloists and core troupe member! Please come spend a weekend with us and be sure to walk all the way to the end of faire to see the bellydance performances at the Trader’s stage! I will be posting exact showtimes the Thursday or Friday before each weekend on my bellydance Facebook page at www.facebook.com/shantibellydance

Improvisational Wednesdays
Wednesday April 13th, 7:00pm
Emle’s Restaurant
9250 Reseda Blvd. #1, Northridge, CA 91324
~Reservations Recommended~

Improvisational Wednesdays is a fantastic showcase that happens every month in Northridge! The show is entirely improvised, there’s live music that’s created right there as you’re watching the dancer perform! It’s truly magical! I will be performing as a soloists along with many other great performers in the April showcase!

Last but not least, here is the video of my solo performance from this past Sunday at Tribal Trove in San Diego!
Shanti Bardot – Tribal Trove 2016 

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