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Tribal Fusion Belly Dance
with Elizabeth Garrett
For information on classes, please call Elizabeth directly
Sacred Tribal Fusion Belly Dance
This unique class focuses on Belly Dance as a celebratory, healing art form among women with ancient roots. In this 5 week series, students will explore the fundamentals of Belly Dance within the context of ‘Tribal Fusion Style’. Each week a specific group of moves will be introduced including hip work-locks, drops & bumps; shimmies; traveling steps; slow undulations-body waves, snake arms, taxim & chest rotations. Students will get a work out too! Each class begins with a quieting Yoga warm up and leads into strengthening Belly Dance isolations & toning exercises. Students will drill simple Tribal Fusion choreography combos to hypnotic, Belly Dance-inspired music. They will also learn how to play finger symbols. Each class will finish with a relaxing Yoga cool down leaving students feeling energized & strong.
This class is appropriate for all levels–beginners are especially welcome. Wear comfortable work out clothing & bring a water bottle.
The series of 5 classes is $45.00 or the drop in fee is $12.00.
People can reach Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-736-7577.
Dance classes take place in the yoga studio at Listening.
SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2016-SPRING 2017
Listening Dance Program
Full year program – 29 weeks of dance
September 19, 2016-May 13, 2017
Additional dance class information will be added at a later date.
Irish Step Dance-Beginner
29 weeks: Tuesdays 3:45-4:30, $295
Ages 5-with Amy LaPointe
Learn to move to the beat of Irish music with a focus on basic step dance skills, steps, and techniques (Black ballet shoes required.)
Irish Step Dance-Continuing
29 weeks: Tuesdays 4:40-5:25 $295
Must have Beginner class experience-with Amy LaPointe
Irish Step Dance-Advanced
29 weeks: Tuesdays 5:35-6:20
Teacher approved enrollment into this class. Must have experience in Irish Step with Amy LaPointe
Hip Hop for Boys Only
17 weeks: Starting in January on Mondays
ages 5-12 3:45-4:30
ages 12-17 4:30-5:15
No dance experience necessary. This class will focus on personal style and expression set to current and classic hip hoip music. Hip Hop is a great way to get a good workout, have fun and gain confidence. All dancers will participate in the Spring Recital.
See additional dance classes on the “Events and Workshops” page.
About the Teachers:
Amy LaPointe, Irish Step Dance Teacher
Amy took Irish Step from the McInerney School of Irish Step Dancing for 12 years and choreographed dances for local shows with family members. She enjoys working with children and is looking forward to passing on step dancing to the students at Listening.
Nicole Chambers, Ballet and Contemporary Dance Teacher
Nicole Chambers, Ballet and Contemporary Teacher Nicole took Tap, Jazz and Ballet for a combined 10 years while living in Connecticut. She was a childcare teacher in Connecticut & Georgia for 12 years working with toddlers & preschoolers. Nicole herself has 5 children, most of which have danced at one point or another. Dancing is both a hobby and her passion. She is excited to join the Listening Center team of teachers!
Elizabeth Garrett, Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Teacher and Yoga Instructor
Elizabeth received her Yoga Teacher Training at Down Under School of Yoga in Newton, MA under the direction of Natasha Rizopoulos. She is also certified to teach Restorative Yoga through Judith Lastater’s ‘Relax & Renew’ program. Elizabeth spent time assisting Restorative & Slow Flow classes at Metrowest Yoga studio in Worcester. In addition, Elizabeth was inspired to become a Pre-Natal Yoga teacher after her own wonderful experience taking Prenatal Classes with Jessica Johnson.
Elizabeth studied Tribal Fusion Belly Dance for nearly a decade in the San Francisco Bay area with pioneers Carolena Nericcio & Jill Parker. During that time, she performed with several Tribal Fusion troupes. Elizabeth has a background in the Arts &researching the Sacred Feminine. She spent a year in the Women’s Spirituality program at New College in San Francisco studying with Vicki Noble and Deborah J. Grenn. She earned a BFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art & Design.