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Modern Fusion Bellydance Classes and Workshops

In our classes, lessons, and workshops, we strive to provide the highest level of dance and music instruction through attention to impeccable technique and ongoing training with the best dancers and musicians in our field.  All classes held at Sacred Shimmy Studio.

Modern Fusion Bellydance Classes

Join this global family of dancers by learning Modern Fusion Bellydance!  This style, marked by powerful, sassy fast steps and regal serpentine slow moves teaches you to align your posture, move your body to the beat, and play finger cymbals.  These classes includes precise instruction and drills to help you develop a strong foundation for your practice and performance.   

Fast Fundamentals (beginner friendly!)

The fundamental fast moves of Modern Fusion Bellydance are powerful, percussive, and sassy as hell. Join this class for six weeks of action-packed, hip-powered moves that turn, travel, pivot, and spin.  We'll also get your fingers involved by learning finger cymbals to show just how much you love that beat.

Six week session, taught by Angie Never.  Wednesdays at 7 PM.  2020 sessions start January 8, April 1, June 24, and September 16.  Register now!

Slow Fundamentals (beginner friendly!)

The fundamental slow moves of Modern Fusion Bellydance are muscular, serpentine, meditative, and powerful.  Join this class for six weeks of circles, infinity signs, and undulations. 

Six week session, taught by Angie Never.  Wednesdays at 7 PM.  2020 sessions start February 19, May 13, August 5, and October 28.  Register now!

More Moves (intermediate)

Add even more moves to your growing Modern Fusion Bellydance vocabulary!  This series includes both fast and slow moves and combos to plug into your choreographies and improvisational dances.

Six week session, taught by Angie Never.  Wednesdays at 8 PM.  2020 sessions start January 8, April 1, June 24, and September 16.  Register now!

Group Improvisation (intermediate)

Grab all the wonderful moves you've been practicing in Fundamentals and learn how to dance them with friends! We'll be working with the magical concept of Group Improvisation, a cool way to create dances with other people without ever having to say a word.

Six week session, taught by Angie Never.  Wednesdays at 8 PM.  2020 sessions start February 19, May 13, August 5, and October 28.  Register now!

West Coast Style (mixed level class)

West Coast Style is a precise and sexy form of bellydance characterized by percussive locks, serpentine undulations, and a precise control over the body's relationship to music.  It is expressive, challenging, and fun!  In this class, we'll practice bits and pieces of our favorite moves with extreme precision and attention to detail, then tie them all together in a complimentary combo.  We'll try to learn a new combo each week!

Ongoing, taught by Angie Never.  Wednesdays at 6 PM.  Register here!

Specialty Bellydance Classes

Skirt Flair for Modern Fusion Bellydance

A big pretty skirt is a fabulous way to grab the audience's attention and take up more space on stage. Let's spend some time with this colorful dynamic movement extender and learn how to incorporate it into your practice and performance!

In this six week series, we'll learn all-new skirt combos that you can use in choreographies or plug into any improvisational language you speak. We will be using American Tribal Style bellydance as our basic connecting language, but these are not considered ATS movements, so no experience is required to attend. The best skirts for this style are a lightweight cotton or silk 15-25 yard skirt.

This class will meet on Sunday at 2:00 PM from January 5 through February 16 (no class on January 26). You can buy a six-class pass for $75 for the entire series, or drop-in for $15 per class.  Register here!

Love Your Zills

This class will meet on Sundays at 3:00 PM from January 5 through February 16 (no class on January 26).  You can buy a six-class pass for $75 for the entire series, or drop-in for $15 per class.

Digging In: An Online ATS® Practice Intensive

Many dancers are challenged by incorporating practice into their regular routine. Even when time is available, it's hard to know what to do without some structure to guide you. This nine-week intensive will bridge the gap between intention and action and allow you to approach self-practice within a community of dancers with similar goals.

Each week of the Intensive you’ll receive two e-mails.  The Sunday e-mail will contain links to that weeks’ three practice videos – bellydance, strength training, and yoga.  The Wednesday e-mail will contain journal and reflection assignments and a bonus practice to keep you focused throughout the week.

 

What’s included:

  • 9 dance drill videos using American Tribal Style® bellydance, drawing from moves of all levels

  • 9 strength training videos to help you stay pain-free and develop new abilities

  • 9 yoga videos to help you open for fluid and flexible movement

  • 9 journal assignments to engage your brain and encourage it to work for you

  • 9 creative bonus practices

  • Feedback on all completed homework assignments from course instructor

  • A Facebook group for Intensive participants for sharing homework and communicating with other members of the group

  • Group challenges and assignments to unlock additional material!

 

This session of Digging In will run from March 4 through May 5.  Registration is now closed.  Stay tuned for information about the next round!