Classic Cabaret Belly Dance!

 19 May
 Lake View Terrace Recreation Center
  - - Los Angeles - United States
 Venus Vesuvius
Itching to sweat and snake your body to Egyptian, Turkish, Greek, Moroccan, & North African melodies and rhythms and learn the most sensuous movement on earth? Possibly the cosmos? Join me for Classic Cabaret Belly Dance and Ethnic Middle Eastern Movement with treasures and tips from my travels in Egypt and Turkey! Tuesday evenings this spring! Classes in session now! Join us! "Belly Dance" is a mis-nomer for the widely varied forms of Cultural Dance from the Ottoman, Persian, Greek, Roman, and Egyptian empires that survive till this day and are passed from woman to woman. Join our tribe and this amazing tradition! Beginning students learn foundational movements of the dance language, muscle isolation and control, traveling, footwork, easy combinations, group exercises, & easy & fun choreographies. Intermediate level dancers will be challenged with complex combinations, layering, veils, playing finger cymbals in various Arabic rhythms, group dynamics & collaboration, and challenging choreographies. For mature youth, women and MEN! TUESDAY Evenings 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Next 6 week session runs Tuesday May 19 - June 23, 2015 Lake View Terrace Recreation Center 11075 Foothill Blvd. Lake View Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 91342 LVT Recreation Center phone #: 818.899.8087 Easy lot parking at the LVT Recreation Center * arrive at least 15 minutes early to register WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING?!?!? *Jazz shoes with leather sole and a small heel, hermes, or ballet shoes. *Dance leggings and clothes that make your movements visible and easy to move and stretch in. *Hip scarf with fringe to accent movement * zills (finger cymbals) I recommend Turkish Student zills for Beginners: * A belly dance veil 45” wide by 3 yards long *Kat Skraba is a professional Ethnic Dancer and Dance Instructor who has spent over 20 years researching and performing cultural dance as a soloist and in collaboration with Ethnic Dance companies. For many moons she performed weekly at the Moroccan Palace, Dar Maghreb in Hollywood. Kat holds a BFA and MFA and instructs regional World Dance from Eastern and Western Europe, the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa, Polynesia, the United States, and Mexico as a Teaching Artist in Residence in school districts and studio programs in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

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