Beginners Guide To the Art of Belly Dance

February 17, 4-5:15pm | $15

In this workshop, we will learn the core movements of the exciting and ancient art of belly dance! Students will be taught how to undulate like a snake, isolate the hips, and of course the signature belly dance move: the shimmy! We will start with a standing warm up that will prepare the body for isolation and layering. During this class, we will focus on executing movements with precision and strength with a focus on a healthy posture. This workshop is an introduction to belly dance, so no prior dance experience is necessary.

Gypsy Layne members Opal Raven & Rosebud Red present Heart-Shaped Box an experience in belly dance. Opal & Rosebud share over ten years of traditional and fusion belly dance experience as well as training in jazz, modern, hip hop, and burlesque. They strive to push the envelope on fusion dance while maintaining the beauty, grace, and integrity of belly dance. They have performed extensively throughout New England dancing with Klezmer Punk bands, burlesque troupes, in hipster bars, casinos, and beautiful theaters.