2017/2018 Schedule

The Xanadu Studio is located at 2408 N. Loretta Dr.  (Country Club/Grant)

*THERE IS NO 11 AM CLASS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH*

*THE STUDIO WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, MAY 3RD*


Monday

5:45-6:35 pm | Choreography I with Michelle 

6:45-7:35 pm | Bollywood Choreography with Michelle  


Tuesday

5:45-6:35 pm | Beginner Technique with Terra 

6:45-7:35 pm | Chroeography II with Terra 

7:45-8:35 pm | Improv Plus with Terra 


Wednesday

6:30-7:35 pm | All Drills, No Frills, Some Zils  (SPECIAL CLASS FOR APRIL)


Thursday

5:45-6:35 pm | Intro to Belly Dance with Michelle 

6:45-7:35 pm | Beyond Beginner with Terra 


Friday

No classes


9:00-9:50 am | Belly Camp with Bonnie

10:00-10:50 am | All Drills, No Frills with Bonnie 

11:00-11:50 am | Intermediate Technique with Bonnie 

Saturday


* All classes include a thorough warm-up to improve strength and flexibility, and a cool down stretch.  BRING WATER (in a closed top container) AND A MAT TO ALL CLASSES.  Please no glass beaded hip scarves as the beads have a tendency to fall off and are painful when stepped on.  Thank you!

About the Classes

Intro to Belly Dance: This class is specifically designed for those brand new to Egyptian style belly dance.  Fundamental belly dance movements will be introduced and broken down, with a focus on Egyptian vocabulary and stylization.        

Beginner Technique:  This class will teach new dancers foundation Egyptian belly dance movements and how they can be linked to each other using smooth transitions.  This class is appropriate for those new to Egyptian belly dance, but familiar with other dance forms, including American Tribal  Style or Fusion.

Choreography I:  In this class, dancers will learn beginning level combinations each week, building to a full choreography.  Performance opportunities are available for class participants. 

Beyond Beginner:  This class introduces beginner students to more complex movements, as well as to basic technique in veil and finger cymbals (zils).  This class is a great option for dancers new to Egyptian style belly dance, but familiar with other dance forms, including American Tribal Style/Fusion.

Intermediate Technique: This class is for dancers who have a solid foundation in Raq Sharki, and are looking to refine technique and focus on “the details” of posture, hands, feet, and isolation.  Dancers will learn challenging combinations, and more complex veil and zil drills.

Choreography II: This class is for dancers with a solid foundation in Egyptian style belly dance.  Dancers will learn more complex combinations, building to a full choreography.  Performance opportunities are available for class participants.  

Improv Plus: In this class, dancers will be encouraged to ‘dance like themselves’ through the use of the Kathryn Ferguson's guided improvisational technique.

Bollywood Choreography: This vibrant and fun class is suitable for dancers of all levels, and gives a whole body workout while dancing to the music of the Bollywood film industry.  Class participants will learn choreography, and will have performance opportunities.  This class will also work on stage presence and acting which are pillars of this dance style.  

Belly Camp:  This class focuses more on conditioning than technique.  This low impact, high intensity class will help strengthen your entire body through fun and challenging dance inspired movement.

All Drills, No Frills: This multi-level class focuses on the foundational Raq Sharki movements, allowing dancers of all levels to improve their technique and conditioning through the use of repetitious dance drills.

 

 

Class Costs

Punch Cards & Drop In

Drop-in: $12

4 class card: $40 (expires 30 days from date of purchase)

8 class card: $75 (expires 60 days from date of purchase)

12 class card: $105 (expires 90 days from date of purchase)


Studio Rental 

$25 per hour

Please contact Michelle at 520-539-0398 for more information and to schedule a studio rental.