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BELLY DANCE INSTRUCTION WITH SEDONA
For thousands of years women have experienced the healing and transformative powers of Belly Dance. In my weekly PDX classes we work to build a strong technical foundation while also connecting to the sacred and ancient roots of this magnificent art. These wonderful classes provide a vitalizing holistic workout and offer you the chance to develop a creative outlet, embrace your sensuality, increase your embodied confidence and connect with other women in your community. Belly Dance provides a safe, organic and fun way to build supple strength and flexibility in both body and mind. While opening to the vast energetic benefits of the practice, we will also hold a strong emphasis on proper technique and alignment.
Through, repetition and drilling we will anchor the beautiful movements into our organic muscle memory. You are sure to leave each and every class a better dancer than you were when you walked in the door.
I strive to create a safe and positive learning environment where everyone feels comfortable. Whether you are just coming to class to get out of the house and into your body, or you have aspirations of being a professional Belly Dancer, I am dedicated and committed to being a positive and helpful guide on your personal BellyDance journey.
Monday Eve * Belly Beauty Body * Sacred Dance Series 7:00 - 9:00pm Sept 9th - Nov. 4th
Thursday’s ONGOING Beginning Bellydance 6:30 - 7:30pm
Thursday’s Intermediate Indian Fusion Bellydance Series 7:40 - 9:00pm Sept. 5th - Oct 24th
BEGINNing BELLY DANCE
This Beginning Belly Dance Class series is perfect for someone brand new to Belly Dance or a more experienced dancer looking to strengthen her technique. We will learn all the basic isolations with strong focus on posture and muscle control. The class will also cover all foundational Belly Dance Movements, Shapes, Step Patterns, Shimmy, and Hip Work. Along with break-downs of the technical components of the dance, Sedona will also begin to share its history and Sacred roots. This is an ONGOING class, you can join anytime. Get a punch card or simply drop in!
* Sedona will have your card for you waiting at the studio for your first class* Class cards do not expire.* Join ANYTIME!
Drop In Classes available for $15.00, pay in class cash, check or card
INTERMEDIATE INDIAN FUSION BELLYDANCE SERIES
ThURSDAYS SEPT. 5th - Oct. 24th
This intermediate dance series will explore fusing aspects of Classical Indian Dance esthetic into your Bellydance. We will cover shapes, symbology, sculptural poses, precise postural alignments, arm pathways, foot work, mudra and dristhi (gaze/eye movements) We will discover where there is a natural conversation between Classical Indian Dance expression with the earthy form of Bellydance. We will spend time detailing and drilling various Classical Indian Dance techniques and choice embellishments, then fuse them seamlessly with Bellydance movement to create a unique and enchanting modern fusion. Although the nature of Classical Indian Dance in devotional in its intent, this will be a more technically than spiritually focused series.
We will be working up to learning set sequences that can then be put together as a danceable choreography.
3 + years of Bellydance strongly encouraged.
BELLY BEAUTY BODY SACRED DANCE SERIES MONDAYS SEPT. 9th - Nov. 4th 7 - 9pm
Like so many art forms Belly Dance has its roots in reverential and ritual worship; particularly linked to Mother Goddess and the feminine creative principle. Its is an enchanting embodied language encoded with the ancient stories of birthing, life cycles, creativity, celebration,elemental magic and divine energy.
Not only is it beautiful to behold and witness but it also works from the inside out healing, opening and enlivening both the physical and energetic bodies.
In this 9 week course will open to the mystical power of the dance as we align with the deeper meaning of serpents, undulations, waves, spirals, circles, infinity loops. We will embody the essence of Earth, Air, Water and Fire as we activate experiential connection and communion with the elements as the fabric of life itself.
Every two weeks we will move through an element. Sedona will teach her Elemental Embodiment Flow associated with each element, we will also have the opportunity to make our own embodied connection to the element in freestyle and formless moving meditations. Each class will open and close with a guided meditation, associated goddess connections, sharing/integration circle and group altar building. In addition to the Form and Formless Dance flows we will also learn a spoken ritual invocation for each element as well as an embodied sequence to accompany it.
Weeks 1 and 2 * EARTH*
Grounding, Stability, Strength, Support Sustenance
Foot Patterns, Heavy Hipwork, Working with Gravity, Tribe Connection,
Earth Invocation and Earth Goddesses
Weeks 3 and 4 *WATER*
Rejuvenation, Creativity, Pleasure, Flow, Sensuality, Fluidity,
Undulations, Pelvis Spirals, Hips 8’s and Circles, Body Waves,
Water Invocation and Water Goddesses
Weeks 5 and 6 *FIRE*
Heat, Action, Purification, Transformation, Energy
Shimmies, Quick Sharp Isolations and Body Locks, Body Vibrations
Fire Invocation and Fire Goddesses
Weeks 7 and 8 *AIR*
Inspiration, Freedom, Expansion, Levity
Arms, Veil Work, Spinning,
Air Invocation and Air Goddesses
Week 9 FULL INTEGRATION/ COMPLETION/ CELEBRATION
The Belly Beauty Body embodiment practice serves as a powerful consecration and celebration of the feminine vessel. It offers an opportunity to connect with DANCE AS RITUAL and to our bodies as the most powerful INSTRUMENT OF ALCHEMY! As we awaken to the wisdom of the elements and dance Goddess Energy into being we will naturally inhabit our bodies with more presence, confidence and joy!
In a safe, organic and spirited way we will conjure, cultivate and move energy building subtle strength and mobility in both body and mind. We will attune more deeply to the sacredness of our life and our bodies as we invoke our inner radiance and dance as a living expression of our INNATE BEAUTY!
OPEN TO ALL AGES (18+) SHAPES, SIZES, GENDERS and EXPERIENCE LEVELS !