Release your inner siren, develop coordination, personality, and sass! This time we are focusing on using various props in our dance. Gloves, boas, and parasols each have their own attitude we can explore in our dance. Combined with our own burlesque persona, you never know what will happen! We anticipate giggles, naughty looks and tons of fun. The art of burlesque will empower YOU to be your own goddess, you are beautiful just as you are! Of course, we'll still do some drills and exercises to work the booty, practice burly shimmies, and strengthen our core.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to strut with confidence, and be ready for more!
Every Body Welcome.
Space is limited, register at www.hip-expressions.com to save your spot!
June 13 - Aug 29 (11 weeks)
$144 by June 6
It's so much fun to take the traditional art of belly dance in new and diverse directions! Join Dawn for a new fusion choreography to Missy Elliot's I'm Better. For this medium paced hip hop song we will intertwine sharp and slinky bellydance moves, along with shimmies and formation changes to get funky. We'll put it all together & perform at Sept 15th Showcase. Attendance at Dawn's Funky Fusion class Wednesdays is highly recommended.
Costume: black capri joggers, hip scarf, black or colored top (can coordinate with hip scarf).
June 27 - Sept 12 (12 classes)
$144 by June 12, $180 after
(10% off regular price for Members)
Are you brand-new to belly dance and need a place to start? Or have you belly danced before but would like a solid refresher? In this twelve week course, we'll go through all the isolations that are the building blocks of the dance, and drill drill drill! You'll also get an overview of the history of belly dance, and the different styles that it has evolved into today. You'll be able to take any of our belly dance classes with the confidence that you have a great foundation upon which to build.
We'll also discuss proper posture, alignment, and a brief intro to the anatomy of the dance so that you can execute these moves safely and strongly. Brief yoga principles will begin and end every class so that you have lengthened and warmed your muscles properly. You'll learn how to approach learning this dance form and challenge yourself, with warm self-acceptance as a beautiful, unique person, dancer, and spirit. Join us with an open heart and mind, passionate readiness, and joyful attitude!
Will you have mastered the dance after twelve weeks? No. Will you be ready to enjoy the journey of exploring this magical art form? Yes!
Every Body Welcome.
Spring: March 9 - May 25
Summer: June 15 - Aug 31
$144, $120 by June 8th
(Hip Ex Members 10% of at the door price)
*Please note, this course rotates topics & instructors, so each time it's slightly different so that you can continue to learn new things as a beginner!
Ready to put all the moves together? Join Gypsi Erin's NEW Choreography course Saturday's after Intermediate Belly Dance at Hip Expressions.
This is your chance to learn and perform a fun choreography and get a taste of dancing with a group, for beginners-intermediates. The piece starts with a slow, beautiful entrance followed by hip hits and shimmies. Strategic poses will help you drive the crowd wild with this one!
The beledi beat will move your body in simple ways, making you magic on stage! Students are encouraged to also come to Erin's intermediate class Saturdays before this class, so you're warmed up and ready to learn!
Performing at Hip Expressions 1001 Nights Showcase Friday, Aug 18th.
Song - Ballades by Pasha
Tempo - slow then quick poses and shimmies throughout with a medium tempo.
Costume - flowing skirt, top and belt TBD
Saturdays, June 24-Aug 12, performs Aug 18th
$144 Early Bird by June 17
$180 after (10% off regular price for Members)