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Intermediate/Advanced Belly Dancing with Josephine Gasca

  • Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 6:00pm
  • Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 6:00pm
  • Thursday, August 8, 2024 - 6:00pm

Authentic Belly Dance, or raks sharqi, is an ancient form of dance.  Raks sharqi means “dance of the east” in Arabic.  Belly dance celebrates every body type and every stage of life.  The dance is proud and powerful and soft and sinewy with elegant and isolating movements emanating from the core.  It’s the Pilates of dance.  And so much fun!  

In this Intermediate/Advanced Nutrit Class, group choreography and improvisation are explored in-depth.  Movements and transitions are fine-tuned and there is a deeper exploration of body and spirit through the dance.  Special guest musicians may provide live music for part of the session and/or guest instructors may be invited in to explore specific topics, depending on the emphasis of the session. Nutrit in Egyptian means “little goddesses.”  In Latin, nutrit means “to nourish.”  Both seem fitting for what the dancers in this group embody and communicate.

Zils (finger cymbals) and veils are required. Please wear comfortable clothing, similar to what you might wear to a yoga class that will allow for free movement and the ability to see your movement. You can dance barefoot or in a pair of comfortable dance shoes. 

Note 1:       Three consecutive well-attended sessions of Beginner and/or Mixed Level Belly Dance Intensive classes are recommended before moving into this class.  Permission from the instructor is also required.

Note 2:       In order to participate in the Annual Spring Studio Show, you must be able to commit to at least attending 75% of each session from Fall through Spring.  Otherwise, special permission from the instructor is required.

THURSDAYS, 6-7:15pm, 6/6/24 - 8/29/24 

People Plus, 35 Union Street, Brunswick, ME

FMI or to register visit Josephina’s website and choose the registration tab. Click Here