Belly Dance Technique - Level 1

Belly Dance with Mahsati
Technique Intensive: Essential Elements Level 1 (All Levels Welcome)

Ongoing Weekly Group Classes
6:00 pm- 7:30 pm; $17 drop-in

No Classes: October 24, 31

Come learn the beautiful art of belly dance. Beginning with the foundational movement vocabulary, we will work through technique exercises and drills, combinations, and choreographies. As we work through the skill vocabulary you will need on your dance journey, you will be introduced to some of the different style variations that fall under the belly dance name such as Egyptian Raqs Sharqi, Turkish Oryantal Dans, and American Classic Orientale.

For Thursday classes, while there is a weekly focus topic, we will always be working level 1 techniques and drills across all of these classes. Drop-ins are always welcome. This class is recommended for beginners and for intermediate/advanced dancers who want to focus on their technique and foundations.

What to Wear: Wear clothes that are comfortable for movement and that allow the teacher to see your body position. You may want to bring a scarf to tie around your hips, but it is not required. You can dance barefoot, in socks, or in dance shoes. If you wear shoes, something with a flexible sole would be best unless you require stiff soles or orthotics for extra support.

Accessibility information: The studio is up a straight flight of stairs with a handrail (approximately 18 steps). There is no elevator access available at this location.

Drop-ins are welcome. This Level 1 class is suitable for complete beginners trying belly dance for the first time to advanced students looking to enhance their technique, but is focused on learning starting from the foundational movements of the dance.

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Jessica Brown teaches and performs under the stage name Mahsati Janan and is an instructor, performer, choreographer, and workshop instructor based in Burlington, VT. Since 1996, she has studied and performed throughout the U.S., specializing in the stage and folkloric dances of the Middle East and North Africa. Mahsati is available to teach workshops as well as private or group classes in Egyptian raqs sharqi, Middle Eastern Folkloric, and other related styles derived from the dances of the MENAT region. Mahsati's educational background focuses on cultural traditions. Her anthropology background and research emphases are also strongly represented in her classes and performances honoring the the history and traditions of these dance forms.


$17 drop-in; Swan Dojo and Belly Dance with Mahsati Class Cards Accepted


Published December 14, 2018