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Dana Leota

Dana Leota instructs the following:
  • Belly Dance Basics
  • Come learn the beautiful art of belly dance!  This class will introduce you to the basic isolations you need as a solid foundation for belly dance.  Learn new and exciting things about your muscle groups, how to access your inner core to create beautiful and fluid movements.  We'll also work on arms, posture, and some footwork will be introduced to lay the groundwork to delve into this art form.  As your muscles strengthen, your control will improve and you will see yourself start to dance!  Develop self-confidence, coordination, and comfort inside your own skin that brings out your inner Goddess!
    Spring Session: April/May

  • El Baladi Pop Choreography
  • "El Baladi" in Arabic means my country, my hometown, and is a dance that grew from the backstreets of Cairo, where educated and working people from all over - Alexandria, Luxor, and many other places - came to build their lives and their fortunes. But it is more than a dance, it is a culture... Looked down upon by the 'city' people, these proud people value their honor, reputation, and stand up for themselves to demand respect from others. This women's dance, the original Egyptian women's 'solo' dance (according to Hossam Ramsy) reflects these values, proud, strong, respectable, and full of feminine power!
    In this choreography, we work with an Egyptian pop song "El Baladi" by Saad El Soghayar, and bring out a touch of this 'baladi' flavor. Come channel your inner bint el balad self!
    Adv Beginner - Intermediate
    Link to english translation of the song -
    Costuming: Galabeya, approx $150 - ordered together through the Studio

    March 2 - May 18 (12 weeks)
    Thursdays, 8-9pm
    *attendance in Dana's Beginner Class to work on technique from 7-8pm highly suggested*
    $144 by Feb 2, $162/by Feb 23, $180/after

    Class performs at 1001 Nights Showcase, Sat, May 20th