We’ll have you shimmyin’ in no time!
January 25th – March 15th
REGISTRATION OPENS FOR EVERYONE ON NOVEMBER 30th.
Gaithersburg Belly Dancing Classes
All classes held at the Casey Community Center
810 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg MD
Monday classes return in the spring.
Intermediate #45816 | 6:30 – 7:30pm | $86
Practice #45817 | 7:30 – 8:00pm | $47
Beginner / Advanced Beginner #45818 | 8:00 – 9:00pm | $86
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LEVEL 1: Beginner Belly Dance
Learn to shimmy in style in this introduction to the beautiful art of belly dance. You’ll practice foundation movements for the hips, torso, arms, and head – all while dancing to the latest music from Egypt. Ananke breaks down each movement in easy to follow progressions. No experience required. Two left feet okay! Choreography, with an opportunity to perform in the student recital, taught in the spring and fall. Veil technique taught alternating semesters.
LEVEL 2: Advanced Beginner Belly Dance
Review foundation movements and then begin to incorporate more advanced techniques such as layering and traveling. You’ll also study musicality, transitions, and stylistic interpretation. Successful completion of Ananke’s Beginner level (or the equivalent with another qualified instructor) required. Choreography, with an opportunity to perform in the student recital, taught in the spring and fall. Veil technique taught alternating semesters.
Belly Dance Practice
Take your study of belly dance to the next level in this cardio workout. Instructor-led drills are designed to increase your strength, flexibility, coordination and balance. It is a half hour of non-stop dancing that is guaranteed to improve your technique. Open to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Advanced Beginner or Intermediate Belly Dance.
LEVEL 3: Intermediate Belly Dance
Develop your own style in this class for experienced dancers. Each semester focuses on a different topic, such as the use of a prop, a folkloric style, improvisation techniques, performance skills, or movement families. Successful completion of two consecutive semesters of Ananke’s Advanced Beginner level (or the equivalent with another qualified instructor) required. Choreography, with an opportunity to perform in the student recital, taught in the spring and fall.
*NEW* Persian Dance – Introduction
In this ‘studio to stage’ series you’ll learn the basics of the delicate hand gestures, rich balletic poses, and elaborate spins that characterize this feminine and charismatic art form. Classical Iranian Dance is the perfect creative inspiration for students of other dance styles! Open to experienced and non-experienced dancers alike. Students are encouraged to perform the choreography taught in class at the student recital.
Advanced Class Series
Once or twice a year, Ananke offers an intensive class series on professional performance skills designed for intermediate and advanced level dancers. Permission from the instructor is required before enrollment.
*Please ask me first before enrolling in any class other than Beginner if you are new to my classes!*
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