Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Summer is for fun! Special Drop in $10


The summer is for fun! No need to think about it, to register, or purchase a class card- just stop by and dance with us!
Thursdays 7pm-8pm
Saturdays 10:30am-11:30am
(1719 Toledano St. New Orleans 70115)


It's time to kick back, relax, and just have fun!
What will we do in class?
Arrive in the Space (5)
We begin each class by creating space for our dance, in a circle, with a brief moment to center ourselves, connect, and release any tension before we begin!
Warm Up (10) & Basic 12 Belly Dance Foundation Steps (20)
Our warm up will include exercises and movements that will help us increase flexibility, practice balance, tons, and condition. We will ease into Belly Dance technique using the Basic 12 steps that I teach. The beginning of each class will be in the same format to create a comfort level for new students and allow veteran students to improve technique and control.
Combinations & Basic Choreo (10)
Each class, we will breakdown and dance to a short combo from two of my favorite choreographies. I will teach these each class. For new students, this will be taught step-by-step. For existing students and troupe members- enjoy the summer and come dance some oldie but goodie choreos! Although, we will play with the combos so we can "get out of our head" and adding variations so it will be new-to-you as well- I cannot wait! 
Cooldown (10)
Each class will end with a Cooldown including essential oil offering. 

BRING YOUR YOGA MAT!
BRING WATER!





Wednesday, May 30, 2018



Kick Off Special
(June 1-June 15)
All Weekend Workshop Pass


(Early Registration Begins June 16, 2018)

Performance Application
(Deadline October 31, 2018)
Details to come

Hotel Discounts available at
(Click here to make a reservation)

Traveling to New Orleans:
Interested in New Orleans Excursions Friday and Sunday?
Email us, we have so much to share with you!

No exchanges | No refunds 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

New Sessions Begin this Week


April-May Schedule
(For full year schedule, click here)
New Sessions start April 10th
Choose one day or come to all
Class Cards available for 4, 6, 10, 20 classes

3 week Sunset Shimmies at the Park
April 10, 17, 24
Tuesdays 6pm-7pm

6 week Spring Belly Dance Session
April 12, 19 | May 10, 17, 24, 31
Thursdays 7pm-8pm

4 week Saturday Belly Dance Intensive
April 14, 21 | May 5, 19
Saturdays 10:30am-11:30am

Register
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Sunset Shimmies at the Park (Tuesdays at 6pm)
take place at the Paddle Boat Deck
To map/GPS it, click here

Thursday Classes focus on Technique, isolations, and layering!
No Dance Experience required
Wear clothes that allow a full range of motion
and come shake off the mid-week funk!





Thursday, March 29, 2018

Spring is for Dancing!

Join us, this spring!



Monday, January 8, 2018

Belly Dance Boot Camp

So excited to begin our 2018 classes and Belly Dance Boot Camp this week. I have the following lovelies registered for this session:
  • Shannon
  • Ana
  • Tanja
  • Heather S
  • Andrea
  • Kylwanna
  • Crystal
  • Adelle
  • Scynder
  • Myrtle-Rose
  • Irene
  • Jess


Also, I have automatically registered all 2017 students and troupe members with 4 or more class credits on their class card for the upcoming session. This includes:
If you emailed to register/sent paypal and you don't see your name, don't panic- just shoot me an email and I'll double check. Remember registration is required. To register, email bellydanceneworleans@gmail.com to confirm participation.

Belly Dance Boot Camp will be made up of two sessions
- 4-week session will run from January 11-February 3rd
- 2 Special POST-MARDI GRAS Drop in Classes on February 22 and 24
- 6 week session running from March 8-April 21

PLEASE NOTE
If you purchased the NEW YEAR SPECIAL (4 week Class Card $40, 10 class card $75) remember they EXPIRE. The 4 week class card expires February 28th and the 10 class card expires December 31st.

CLASS CARDS
You can purchase a class card at any time
Class Cards DO NOT EXPIRE
Class Cards can be shared or transferred
Class Card Options are:
4 classes for $60
6 classes for $80
10 classes for $100
20 classes for $175

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

What to Expect: Belly Dance Boot Camp

Wondering what to expect in our New Year Belly Dance Boot Camp classes?

If you're like me, I like to be prepared (at least mentally) for what's coming so I can feel more confident with my participation. I thought I would share for those of you who are like me :)

Here's a brief description of what you can expect this boot camp
  • Check in: I recommend arriving 5 minutes before class to check in
  • Arrive (2 minutes): We start class with a brief moment to pause from the day and "arrive" in the space, as well as set an intention for class.
  • Warm Up/Conditioning (10 minutes):  For our belly dance boot camp, we expand our warm up to include a more intense core workout. We will invite movement into our body, increase circulation and flexibility through stretching exercises, tone and condition incorporating elements of yoga and pilates as well as dance strengthening exercises (Thursdays we will focus on abdominals, lower back muscles, pelvic floor, inner and outer thighs. Saturdays we will focus on hips, glutes, hamstrings, calves, and abdominals)
  • Technique (15 minutes): Belly Dance Technique (breakdowns and drills) comes next. Names and isolations for these moves are broken down and explained. Proper technique, posture, full body position is taught.
  • Drills (10 minutes): We incorporate belly dance technique and combo drills to assist in building muscle memory, improve coordination, and to raise our heart rate to cardio.
  • Choreography Sequence (10 minutes): Using the technique and movements we learned in class, we will put combinations together to create short sequences (introducing different styles of belly dance- Oriental, Baladi, Saiidi, Khaliji, Tribal Fusion, etc.) This is where individual movements become a dance. This is where you begin to see "belly dance" through your own expression and movements.
  • Shimmy (2 minutes): Our shimmy goal is to hold a comfortable, powerful shimmy for at least 2 minutes. We will teach this, drill this, practice this, and close each class with this!
  • Cool Down (5 minutes): Incorporating visualization, meditation, and mantra... we close our class with a restorative cool down.
What to wear?
Stretch pants and a fitted shirt or tank. Something that allows a full range of motion. We do class barefoot. Bring your own coin scarf or borrow one from us!

Bring Water. Bring a Yoga Mat if you have one!


Register today! Email bellydanceneworleans@gmail.com
or purchase your class card
  • 10 classes for $75 New Year Special, offer ends January 6th - card expires 12/31/2018
  • 4 classes for $40 New Year 4 Week Special, offer ends January 6th - card expires 2/28/18