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See you Thursday!

 Can't wait to see you on Thursday, here are some details and FAQ: Important Announcement:  First Class-ONLY (Thursday, August 11). Class will be from 7pm-8pm (not 8:30pm) . All remaining classes (8/18-9/29) are from 7pm-8:30pm. What to wear?   Anything that allows a full range of motion. Yoga attire or tank top and stretch leggings work great. What to bring?  WATER Belly Dance Bag- Optional: Notebook and pen Bring your own scarf or borrow one from me Yoga mat for our extended cooldown Starting on Thursday, August 25, we will start using zills/sagat.  These are optional- not required . We will talk more about this next week, no worries! You can purchase them from me or you can purchase your own to bring to class, IF you want- not required. Songs to fall in love with this session: We will be working with three main songs- here are the songs and links so you can listen to them. We will focus on Egyptian Oriental Fusion Ya Nour El Ein (feat. French Montana & Maya Diab) Zeina (Tres

Fall Class Schedule

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  COME CHECK IT OUT! Mimosas and Shimmies Saturday, August 6 New Orleans City Park (Paddle Boat Deck) 11am-12pm $10 Drop In No experience necessary | Beginners and New Students Welcome To register: Venmo @KarlaMarie-Cochran-1 (type Mimosas and Shimmies in the notes) or email bellydanceneworleans@gmail.com  AUGUST/SEPTEMBER Classes begin Thursday, August 11 8 Week Belly Dance Intensive August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @NOLA Spaces  1719 Toledano St. New Orleans, LA 70115 7:00pm-8:30pm 8 Week Session: $105 6 Week Option: $90** (**If you choose the 6 Week Option, your classes will be the first 6 in the series.  The last two classes ARE NOT make up classes. Your schedule would be August 11-September 15, no class Sept 22 or 29) To register: Venmo @KarlaMarie-Cochran-1 (type Thursday Belly Dance Intensive in the notes) or email bellydanceneworleans@gmail.com  ______________________________________________________ SATURDAYS THIS FALL Saturday Shimmies begin September 10 (11am-12p

Welcome to Belly Dance Technique and Conditioning 2022

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Welcome, goddesses! I wanted to share everything you'll need to know for our upcoming Saturday morning session. To make it easy to read and for me to ensure I am thorough, I will just bullet the thoughts and tips I have for you below: Arrive on time  but don't stress or become anxious if you are a little late. Safety is priority- drive safe, don't worry about messaging to let me know you are running late. Take your time, arrive safely, and slip into our class and your practice with peaceful energy. All is fine.  11am:  Class will be in Studio 1 (upstairs).  Class ends at 12pm Our Class Focus for each week is provided below Covid safety reminders:  Wear your mask. Proof of Vaccination is required. Be aware of your space and others around you. Some are more comfortable than others with less than 6 feet apart. Try as much as possible to stay within your space and limit contact with others. Practice all the recommendations to help keep our community safe. Wear leggings.  Some c

Welcome to Belly Dance Boot Camp 2022

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 Happy New Year, lovelies! I wanted to share everything you'll need to know for our upcoming session. To make it easy to read and for me to ensure I am thorough, I will just bullet the thoughts and tips I have for you below: Arrive on time but don't stress or become anxious if you are a little late. Safety is priority- drive safe, don't worry about messaging to let me know you are running late. Take your time, arrive safely, and slip into our class and your practice with peaceful energy. All is fine.  7pm-7:05pm: As always, we plan on entering the studio space (Studio 3 upstairs) right at 7pm (there is usually a class right before us that exits at 6:55pm). This is the reason for the extended time in our class- since there is no transition time between classes. We have a full 1.5 hour to be together. The first 5 minutes will be dedicated to just arriving in the space, settling in the room, and finding your spot, etc. Then, we will gently open our practice and start our class

January Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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Below please find the class options available: 6 Week Belly Dance Boot Camp : Intensive program designed to teach dancers of any level (GREAT for beginners!) the basics of Belly Dance including technique, expression, history, and culture! Starts Thursday, January 6 (SOLD OUT) 4 Week Technique and Conditioning : This class is designed as a Saturday morning Belly Dance Practice to kick off your day with Chakra activation and Movement. Focus is on drilling basic technique and conditioning your body to support the movements. Intro Level to Advanced Dancers welcome. Great for Beginners. Starts Saturday, January 15 (SOLD OUT) Awaken the Goddess Retreat: Belly Dance, Energy Healing, Energy Reading, Meditation/Visualization (full day retreat) Sunday, January 16. All welcome. (4 spots left) Introduction to Belly Dance Workshop: This 2 hour workshop is available for those who want to learn the basics of belly dance at a drop-in style class. Sunday, January 16. Introduction to Energy Work and

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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