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Dance Lesson and Tutorial Disclaimer

The dance lessons provided by Karla Marie are for educational and entertainment purposes only. Dancing is not without its risks, and this or any other dance tutorials and lessons may result in injury. They include but are not limited to: risk of injury, aggravation of a pre-existing condition, or adverse effect of over-exertion such as muscle strain, abnormal blood pressure, fainting, disorders of heartbeat, and very rare instances of heart attack. To reduce the risk of injury, before beginning this or any dance tutorials or lessons, please consult a healthcare provider for appropriate safety precautions. As with any dance program, if at any point during your lessons you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult a physician. In consideration of participating in the dance tutorials and lessons, you hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Karla Marie, Belly Dance Goddess Hour by Karla Marie, and its officers, directors, sharehold

Besame Mucho (Improvisation by Karla Marie)

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Class Schedule (2021): Starts in February

ANNOUNCEMENT: 6 Week "Belly Dance Boot Camp" In this series, Karla Marie will guide you through Drills and Skills that will allow you to focus technique and condition for more powerful movements and stronger accents and isolations. Great for new students/beginners and dancers who would like to improve their technique and skill. Starts Thursday February 4th (7pm-8:30pm) And 4 Week "Unblocking the Elements" Class In this class we will go through the 4 building blocks of belly dance technique as well as chakra activating tools and energy work to Awaken the Goddess and kick off your weekend! Starts Saturday February 20 (10:30am-12pm) Event pages will be posted this week. In Person and Virtual Option available.

2021: Get to know your instructor

  Karla Marie  (Karlita, as her students lovingly call her) is a grateful guest of the MENAHT dance community (Middle Eastern, North African, Hellenic, and Turkish), colloquially known as "belly dance." Karla Marie teaches and performs Raqs Sharqi, Classical Egyptian and Egyptian Folklore, and MENAHT-influenced Fusion dance.  DANCE & ROOTS A proud Latina, Karla Marie was born and raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras . Her father worked for the US Embassy in Latin America and the family moved to Guatemala City, Guatemala in the 80s and made New Orleans , Louisiana their home in the 1990s. Growing up in Latin America she was immersed in local folk dances, as well as the music and dances of Central and South America, and the Caribbean- such as Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Rancheras, and her favorite- Punta (of the Garifuna tribe- the African/Indigenous Kalinago-Taino people who settled in the coast of Honduras). She is a classical Ballet dancer from the esteemed Academia Madame M

Classes begin in January 2021

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  Email for details bellydanceneworleans@gmail.com

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May Class Schedule

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To Register for the 4 Week Choreo Intensive Venmo @KarlaMarie-Cochran-1 ($40)  or Paypal - add $3.95 [processing fee] for PayPal Payment To Register for "Belly Dance Right from the Start" 4 Week Session Venmo @KarlaMarie-Cochran-1 ($40)  or  Paypal - add $3.95 [processing fee] for PayPal Payment Drop In $15  Class Card Accepted This Class is Free and Open to all who need support at this time Password: Connect