Belly Dance Group Classes in Goleta and Santa Barbara
Mondays :: Wednesdays
Wednesdays :: October 8 - December 3, 2014
Session 1: October 8 - October 29
Session 2: November 5 - December 3 (no class Nov 26)
Latin-Arabic fusion (Session 1)
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Session 1 of our fall quarter will introduce Cris!' signature style Latin-Arabic Fusion. Students will learn the technique for basic Brazilian Samba, salsa and cha-cha and how to merge these styles with belly dance. Students will also learn to recognize when it’s appropriate to mix Latin and Arabic styles through music examples.
This class is suitable for all levels. Students who have taken previous workshops or classes in this style are encouraged to come back to refresh their memories as well as polish their moves/steps.
SAIDI / CANE TECHNIQUE (Session 1)
7:15 - 8:15 pm
This class will explore the contagious and fun rhythm Saidi while learning Folkloric moves/steps, characteristic of this Upper Egypt dance style. This class will teach you how to maneuver the assaya (cane) as well as balance it on your head.
This class is suitable for Intermediate and Advanced levels.
Gustafson Dance Studio (Gail Towbes Center for Dance building. Free parking) - see map
2285 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, California 93105
4-class package (per session) - $56.00
3-class package (per session) - $48.00
Drop-in - $20/class
To complete your registration please choose one of the options below:
1) Paypal or any regular credit card (*):
2) Check or cash only if registering in class. You can also register in advance by mailing a check to:
PO Box 14344, Santa Barbara CA 93107.
3) Gift Certificates - must be purchased one day before attending the desired class (*).
(*) A convenience fee of 3% will be added to purchases done using Paypal or credit cards.
All fees are non-refundable. Exceptions may be made by instructor under extraordinary circumstances at instructor discretion.
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First, a smile! You're supposed to have fun in class. Wear comfortable clothes that are not too loose so you and the teacher can see the moves on your body: workout or yoga pants, a tank top, tee-shirt or a leotard, and a hip scarf for your hips. Coin hip scarves will be available for purchase in class.
Most dancers enjoy dancing barefoot. But for those who wish to wear foot covering, I suggest soft-soled dance shoes like ballet slippers and jazz shoes (Hermes sandals is also an option).
New students are required to fill out and sign an agreement and release from liability before they start taking classes (minors must have form signed by parent/guardian). If you'd like to fill out this form before coming to class (saves time!), just click on the following links to download the form: Microsoft Word or PDF. UCSB students are not required to provide this release.
Come explore the beautiful world of middle eastern dance in a fun, supportive, and relaxed environment!
Mondays :: October 13 - December 1st, 2014
Beginner Level: 6:30 - 7:45 pm
This beginner class, part 2 (*) of the classical belly dance cabaret format, will introduce veil technique. Spotting and spin techniques will be explored as well as the basic concepts of body isolations (hips, shoulders, head and chest), muscular training and a variety of step combinations. For an example of veil work follow this link http://youtu.be/aUqYchugHeM.
Students will also learn how to play finger cymbals (zills or segat) to the Bolero rhythm.
(*) Students are not required to take part 1 before attending this class.
Class requirements: Veil (silk or chiffon material) and finger cymbals (available for sale in class).
Bar code: 6791
What to wear
Please refer to information above.
Fee and Registration
Student Fee: $44.00
Non-Student Fee: $48.00
You must register via UCSB. Go to the class page to register online (click on Gaucho REC and then Dance on the left menu) or call (805) 893-3738 for office hours to do it on Campus.
For more information, e-mail Cris! Basimah at cris @ bellydanceland.com (just remove the spaces around @ ) or call (805) 685-0058.