American Tribal Style Belly Dance with Connie Mardon Six Weeks - Beginning Level 1 Wednesdays 6:45pm – 7:45pm August 15, 22, 29, September 5, 12, & 19 $50 for all 6 classes or $10 drop-ins For ages 10 and up
American Tribal Style Belly Dance (ATS) is a modern style of belly dance created by FatChanceBellyDance director, Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman. The primary defining characteristic of American Tribal Style Belly Dance is group improvisation, based on cues from the lead dancer. In this six-week session, you will learn the basics of ATS. It is advised to take the whole six weeks, but drop-ins are welcome, as we go over the same moves from the previous class. The six weeks, level 1, is ongoing to further grasp the nuances of this beautiful dance known all around the world. More information click here!
GYROKINESIS® Workshop for Dancers with Kaleena Opdyke Hurlburt Saturday, September 8 2:00pm - 3:30ppm Class Fee $20 All community dancers welcome
Originally from Seaside, Kaleena Hurlburt danced in the Bay Area for over 10 years most notably with (the former) Ballet San Jose. Resumé highlights include many of Dennis Nahat’s original works with featured roles in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and a Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as works by George Balanchine and Anthony Tudor. Kaleena was drawn to the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® while dancing professionally because of the elegant manner with which it strengthens, mobilizes, and conditions the body. The foundation of her studies have been with Master Trainer and studio owner of San Francisco GYROTONIC®, Debra Rose where she also worked before recently returning back to the Peninsula with her husband and two young children. At San Francisco GYROTONIC®, Kaleena worked extensively with aspiring professional dancers in both the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program and Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University. In addition she has also trained company members of San Francisco Ballet, Smuin Ballet, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Kaleena is eager to share this amazing system with dancers on the Monterey Peninsula.
In this 90 minute class, students will be introduced to how The GYROKINESIS® Method can: Create space in the hip, knee, and ankle joints. Move the spine in all dimensions- flexing, extending, spiraling, and side bending. Actively stretch muscles to lengthen them and build strength at the same time. Strengthen the muscles responsible for “turn-out”, cambré back, développé, and arabesque. Enhance one’s artistry by connecting movement to breath and creating texture in the body.
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