March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
No previous dance experience required; great for all fitness levels — even those with physical limitations. (Contact Freya prior to class to discuss specific situation.)
Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. Women and men of every size and ability level will have fun while building confidence, strength and grace. Learn the Egyptian roots of Belly dance and then experiment with modern tribal and fusion styles. Short combinations and choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Some choreography will incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals which will be available to borrow in class. For those who want their own, a limited number of items and hip scarves will be available for purchase.
Come in yoga pants, leggings or other attire that allows full range of motion. No baggy shirts, baggy pants or long skirts as it’s important for you and the instructor to see your body positions. Also, a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips is helpful to see your hip movements in the mirror.
Register by: 3/9
Thursdays, March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - ONLINE
Facilitator: Beth Campisi
Cardio Drumming combines movement with the beat and rhythm of drums for a fun, high energy workout. A large stability ball is the drum. Reduce stress, improve your mood and get fit while having fun with Cardio Drumming! No drumming experience needed. All levels welcome. Bring a friend and let's get our Drum On together! You will need an exercise ball, a 5 gallon bucket (or something to set the ball on, and drumsticks or wooden spoons.
Advanced registration required. Register by: 3/25 or the Wednesday before each class.
Facilitator: Julie Thompson
Heart beats, footsteps, turn signals, dripping faucets, babies sleeping, all have a rhythm of their own. Drums and drumming have been apart of the human expression from the beginning of time. Womanspace gathers a group monthly to express our joy of rhythm with whatever instrument we have, or would like to borrow. If you have a djembe, dunan, frame drum, or any other percussive instrument please bring them. We encourage all ages, to come to enjoy the camaraderie of making music together. We will explore traditional drumming rhythms, the rhythms of sayings, Nursery rhymes, and connect with each other and to the earth. We will also express some emotions through drumming. Anger, love, fellowship and contentment can also be expressed as we settle into the rhythm of drumming out our human nature. No talent, drum, or previous experience required.
Advance registration appreciated. Walk-ins will be welcome. Register by: 4/16
Friday, April 24
Facilitator: Beth Campisi
Our bodies were made to move and flow! Within this movement, we find a deeper connection to our bodies and to all that is. When we dance, our bodies realign, adjust and become fluid with the rhythm of life. Imagine how freeing it would feel to trust your body’s movements completely, knowing it has a rhythm uniquely its own.
UdanceUtopia is a moving meditative practice that invokes, awakens and revitalizes our being through free-flowing movement and spontaneous expression of the physical body. All of us carry the memory of dance in our blood and bones. All we need to do is start moving!
The intent is to offer a fun, safe and sacred space for all to explore, feel and express fully how their body wants to move and to discover a new way to feel yourself exist in your own amazing body. When we open the flow of our physical being, all other pathways open! Dress to move and bring a mat or blanket.
Register by: 4/22
Sunday, April 26– ONLINE ZOOM CLASS!
This class will only be online. You will be sent a link to join the class after you register. Please download the Zoom app by clicking the link so you can have it ready before the class begins.
Facilitator: Helen Bond
Helen will share with everyone the great joy of traditional hand drumming from Guinea, West Africa. Come be a part of this joyful group where we come together as a small village and enjoy the uplifting beauty of the traditional hand drumming ensemble. You will learn basic rhythms on dunun drums and the djembe accompaniment parts. You’ll also learn the origins of each rhythm, receive expert instruction on all instruments in the traditional djembe orchestra and deepen your understanding of place of music, dance, and song in West African life. Helen is able to work simultaneously with students of all levels — beginners to professional. Drums are available for use during the class for those students who do not have a drum.
Register by: 4/25 no registrations after this date!
Saturdays May 2, 9, 16, 23; June 6, 13, 20, and 27th
*(no class on 5/30)
Prerequisite: Either one Intro to Belly Dance course or previous training in another belly dance class.
Register by: 5/1
May 6, 13, 20, 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24
Register by: 5/4
May 6, 13, 20, 27; June 3, 10, 17 and 24th
Register by: 5/5
Thursdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28*, June 4, 11
Cardio Drumming combines movement with the beat and rhythm of drums for a fun, high energy workout. A large stability ball is the drum. Reduce stress, improve your mood and get fit while having fun with Cardio Drumming! No drumming experience needed. All levels welcome. Bring a friend and let's get our Drum On together!
Advanced registration appreciated. Register by: 5/5
*Please note: Parking may be difficult this day, due to Glitzy Garage Sale preparation.
Friday, May 15
Register by: 5/13
Thursdays, June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23
Advanced registration appreciated. Register by: 6/16
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, and 19th
Register by: 5/31
Saturdays, July 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29th
Register by: 7/24
Thursdays, July 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27; Sept. 3rd
Cardio Drumming combines movement with the beat and rhythm of drums for a fun, high energy workout. A large stability ball is the drum. Reduce stress, improve your mood and get fit while having fun with Cardio Drumming! No drumming experience needed. All levels welcome. Bring a friend and let's get our Drum On together! If you have a stability ball and/or a 5 gallon bucket, please bring it! We have a few extra.
Advanced registration appreciated. Register by: 7/28
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