Music magic- a few suggestions

Hey ladies,

I’ve had a couple requests for music —

like the playlists I use in class.

For some unknown reason, I can’t seem to put together an easy “buy these” list in iTunes to share out… so you’re going to have to make do with the following boring old list, and look them up in your favourite e-music provider’s store.

  • Start with any fun pop song you like to warm up (I rotate these)
  • Kraddy –  Dub 17
  • Radio Laria –  Three Quarters
  • Jade CANADA –  Process S
  • Desert Dwellers (Love and Light Remix) –  More Than Anything
  • Lilly Wood & Robin Schultz –  Prayer in C
  • Infinity Ink –  Infinity
  • The White Stripes (The Glitch Mob Remix) –  Seven Nation Army
  • Bassnectar –  Heads Up
  • Fat Mechanic (White Label Remix) –  A Silence of 3 Parts

If you have these or buy these songs, you’ll definitely recognise some of them– a few are included in almost every class playlist I use (Dub 17, Three Quarters, Heads Up, and either Infinity or Prayer in C are my favourites for classes), but I’m always searching for new music.  Feel free to listen to other stuff by the same artists, or remix artists, and at the end of the day, dance to what feels good.

 

See you this weekend!

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Dance on, baby!

Oh, hello Ladies!

Sad that we don’t have class this week?

…let me make it up to you.

Here’s a quick sampler of some of my favourite bellydance videos!

(and don’t forget- class is still ON for Valentine’s Day !)

 

 An all-time classic, and a serious long-term favourite of mine… this is Rachel Brice in Slovenia from 2009! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxzIvhFoiqc
It’s fairly common to hook a couple songs together for one performance… this is a very cool, ‘something for everyone’ set by Zoe Jakes in 2013!                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgnRc7DSK7k
Donna Mejia is one of the coolest dance professors on the planet… this is a “world fusion” piece, emphasis on African, Indian, and modern bellydance.         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77vuSKs8huU
Major history moment– these women have some serious dance background!  Most of my teachers trace their dance back to one of these women… their movements and vocabulary can be seen in a lot of what we do in tribal fusion.                                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iOpBUFchbg

(Stay tuned for more fun!)

 

Two more ‘trial friendly’ weeks!

Hey Ladies,

Classes are absolutely fabulous!  

Thanks everyone for coming out in all this cold.  I’m super excited to dance with all of you this session!

New dancers trying out the Multi-Level Drills class are welcome this weekend (Jan 24th) and next (Jan 31st),  but after that we’re going to be really getting into it, so please come out this weekend or next week if you want to try and haven’t quite made up your mind yet!

Feel free to send me an email, or leave a note on the blog with any questions!

See you all this weekend!

Blog Updates

Hey Ladies,

As requested, I’ve finally added a couple pretty important things to the blog!

1) The FAQ has a few of those “ball of foot shoes” we’ve been talking about in classes.  The links are to a couple different well-known dance companies as well as amazon.com and amazon.ca listings, but feel free to dig around online and find some of your own if you like.  Remember, they are not required!  

2) There’s a new page, called “Drills“, available in the top menu!  It will be expanded as we go, but for now has a few of the layering drill pieces I use to keep us sweating every week.  Check it out!

Feel free to send me an email, or leave a note on the blog with any questions!

See you all this weekend!

Winter & Spring 2016 Classes

The longest night of the year is almost here!

Time to plan for next year!

Winter & Spring Bellydance Classes!

Classes are Sundays from 6:30-7:30 AND 7:30-8:30 pm.  See the Classes Page for more details!

We’ve got a Multi-Levels Drill class and a Choreography class going in 2016!  Get ready- we’re going to have a blast!

Payment arrangements can be made with Renee, (there’s a registration date on the 2nd of January from 10am to 4pm), or paid in cash/by cheque at the first class (Sunday, January 10th). Check out the Prices Page for more details.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

body positive dance is about the joy of dance & the awesome body that makes it happen!