Chest lifts and drops are great on their own for accenting music or making fun combinations. They are also the foundation for learning more challenging chest and ribcage movements.
Good dancing begins with good posture. Violet will walk you through the key components to beautiful posture. Beginners, be prepared to receive a lot of information and watch again! Experienced dancers, try and find one area of the body where you can bring your focus to in order to improve your posture.
The pelvis is a fundamental part of many key belly dancing movements. We will start small with learning the difference between imprint and neutral and then apply our new knowledge while doing standing drills. Pelvic awareness can lead to safer posture and gorgeous hip movements.
The Escher Step is a simple footwork pattern created by Violet to help beginner students with zero dance experience. While it has nothing to do with belly dance specifically, it’s a handy tool in learning how to do footwork and eventually for layering basic belly dance movements over.
Good morning! Fresh outta bed? Been sitting all day? This class will get all parts of the body gently moving and wake up your lower body quicker than a quad-shot mocha.
Start your dance practice right with this flowing combo-based warm up that will wake up your body and your brain. You’ll be sure to check your serious pants at the door... although you probably should wear some kind of pants, but hey, it’s your dance practice, you do it how you like.
Warm up to prevent injury and to better rock your awesome dance session today. This quick seven minute warm up with Betty will fire up the major muscles groups and mobilize the body with a focus on alignment and core engagement.
Foundation, Slow | Named after Ms. Rachel Brice, this combination gives a nod to Tribal Fusion and it's root dance-form, American Tribal Style®. This 16 count combination was one of the first in the Fly Fusion® vocabulary.
Foundation, Slow | Named after (you guessed it!) Amy Sigil, this sassy 16 count combo features strange shapes and some juicy isolations. Please be sure you are warm prior to beginning your dance practice.
Foundation, Fast | This combination is great because it can be done in 8 or 16 counts and then repeated as much as desired, without being re-cued. It's also simple and has a great duet variation (coming soon)!