Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Classes with Vanessa!
~Belly Dance Class Schedule~
~Killer Drillz - All Levels
~Killer Drillz & Choreography
Halanda Dance Studio
1062 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose CA
$12 Drop in, $55 - 5 class card,
$95 - 10 class card
**Cards never expire, good for both
classes at Halanda studio
Killer Drillz - Level 1
Experience the basic moves and techniques necessary to dive into the world of belly dance. Drill till your muscles BURN! Or, take it at your own pace till you feel comfortable with the moves. Students of all levels will benefit from exercises that improve strength, coordination and flexibility. Basic belly dance isolations of the hips, chest, shoulders, abdominals, and arms will be introduced and broken down in a systematic fashion so you can understand which muscles to use for each movement. Simple layering movements will be introduced as well as the basics of traveling. Short combos at the end of class will pull together fundamental belly dance moves to create short, fun combos. These combos will include some favorite tribal and cabaret moves with a little Latin, jazz, modern and hip-hop flare. All levels welcome!! Please wear something comfortable, and a hip scarf if you've got one!
Killer Drillz & Choreography - Level 2
Time to take your belly dance basics to the next level!! We'll start class with yoga inspired stretches then dive into the world of belly dance drills and layers. By breaking down simple movements and slowly building on layers, we’ll teach our body to multitask and create more difficult combinations out of once seemingly simple isolations. Find out how many layers you can add together to create a new level of challenge for yourself! We'll practice slow and fast layers as well as traveling layers to create moves that will jazz up any choreography. Learn to walk with your isolation's while layering arm and hand movements to emphasize your every move! The second part of class will focus on fusion choreography. This class will get you ready for performing, and performance opportunities will be offered on a quarterly basis. Get ready to be challenged, and let's work our body and mind! This class is suitable for beginners with some belly dance experience and challenging enough for professionals. Let's have some fun!! Please wear comfortable clothes and a hip scarf if you've got one.
Vanessa fell in love with belly dance in 2003 and has been studying
intensely with some of the Bay Area's leading instructors and
performers ever since. She was first introduced to Cabaret style
belly dance with Sandra and after decided to explore the world of fusion and tribal styles with Michelle Reynolds and Ashley Lopez. She has also studied Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern and Tap. Vanessa is an ACE certified group fitness instructor as well as a Yoga Alliance recognized Yoga teacher! Currently, she teaches and performs all over the Bay Area, specializing in tribal fusion belly dance. Since 2009, she has been a member of the award winning professional belly dance troupe, Orchid Belly Dance. In 2011, she became a member of Khamsin, a cabaret dance company led by world famous belly dancer, Sandra! There is nothing more rewarding to her than sharing her love of dance with people of the community and creating something beautiful with them. In class she creates a very fun and relaxed, yet challenging atmosphere. She likes to credit her dance and teaching style to all of her teachers as they continue to be huge inspirations to her.
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