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November 2017


Sherri

SERIES

Saturday Series with Sherri! A Choreography *YOU* can perform at the Fiesta!

6 week series Nov. 4th, 11th & 18th & Dec. 2nd, 9th & 16th. Fiesta Performance is 12/17. (No class Nov 25 for Thanksgiving Weekend).
1:15-2:30pm

Sherri's back with a 6-week Tribal Fusion bellydance series! More conditioning, strength training, drills and the opportunity to learn a short choreography to be performed at the Dance Garden Holiday Fiesta! The foundation of this series will focus on conditioning specific to tribal fusion bellydance with strong emphasis on efficient, fluid movement and strong muscle control... We will begin with drills that turn into building blocks of short combinations that in turn create our short holiday choreography! Sherri looks forward to be back at Dance Garden LA and can't wait to dance with you again

Walk-ins are welcome, but if you would like to participate in the Holiday Fiesta performance, attendance is required for the duration of the series.

Register for the whole series for a huge discount! Only $72 for all 6 classes! More than $5 off the full price of each class! Drop in with check, cash or class card. No Passports, No Groupon.


Jayna Manoushe

WORKSHOP

It all Revolves Around You: Double Veil with Jayna Manoushe

Sunday, November 5, 2017
3:15-5:45pm

3/4 circular veils are a creation that Jayna's mother, Marta Schill, came up with in the 70's in attempt to create the look of the Spanish "Mantón" used by Flamenco dancers. These veils are striking because they snake around the your body in a way that rectangular veils and even 1/2 circular veils cannot. And of course if one is nice, why not twice? You will learn how separate two veils in a seamless way while you are dancing that will leave your audience feeling like they were experiencing a magic show!

In Jayna's double 3/4 circular veil workshop you will teach your props who's BOSS because, after all...it all revolves around you.

Discount ends Friday 10/27
$48 Until midnight 10/27, 2017 • $58 Until midnight 11/4 • $70 at the door


Heather Shoopman

RECITAL PREP

Mindful Bellydance: Prep for the DGLA Annual Holiday Fiesta Recital: Putting it All Together!

Mondays in November
8pm

Join me at Dance Garden Mondays 8pm as we journey through the body moving mindfully. This is a great class for anyone wishing to belly dance from a deeper place within. In addition to drills and combinations, expect a bit of yoga and discussion about chakras, energy and healing. Focus will be on the connection of physical, emotional and spiritual bodies in relation to the dance. Truthful, intentional dance connects you with yourself and the oneness of all life, which deepens the experience and makes it a special offering. Together we raise the planetary consciousness!

There is no dress code, just be comfy. All levels welcome.


Heather Shoopman

Shoop's Sunday Savasana with Reiki & Sound

Balance * Heal * Rejuvenate *

October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2017
8-9:30pm

Take time to recharge the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies during this gentle, healing class. We begin with breath and meditation. Using yin and restorative yoga we will softly guide the body into full relaxation in an extended, supported savasana or corpse pose. During rest you are bathed in aromatherapy, reiki and a sweet sound bath with crystal bowls, chimes & tuning forks. Balance the energy field and chakras in the deeply satisfying experience of complete surrender. Clear the way for your light to shine even brighter. Global healing starts here! Please bring yoga mat, 2 to 4 yoga blankets, eye pillow (light eye covers will be provided) and a pillow or 2. There are a few yoga bolsters available.

Cost: $20 drop in OR get TWO (2) Sunday Savasana classes for 3 marks on your class card.


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Holiday Closures

HOLIDAY CLOSURES: Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 23

All regularly-scheduled classes are cancelled Thursday, November 23rd and Saturday, November 25th.

Saturday, November 25
all classes canceled

Sunday, November 26
all classes on as scheduled: Zahra 9am Beginner Bellydance and 10am Egyptian Pearls Performance class

Happy Thanksgiving! We're thankful for all our bodies that can dance and beautiful souls to dance with us!


Katerina Shereen

WORKSHOP

Traditional Baladi with Katerina Shereen

NEW DAY/TIME
Sunday, November 26, 2017
3:15-5:45pm

This workshop offers a deeper understanding of this essence of Egyptian dance. We will learn about the different parts of the accordion beledi and how to dance to them. We will also go deeper into differentiating between the traditional egyprian beledi and the modern interpretation.

$60 until midnight 11/5/17 • $70 until midnight 11/25/2017 • $80 at the door

December 2017


Heather Shoopman

RECITAL PREP

Mindful Bellydance: Prep for the DGLA Annual Holiday Fiesta Recital: Putting it All Together!

Mondays in December
8pm

Join me at Dance Garden Mondays 8pm as we journey through the body moving mindfully. This is a great class for anyone wishing to belly dance from a deeper place within. In addition to drills and combinations, expect a bit of yoga and discussion about chakras, energy and healing. Focus will be on the connection of physical, emotional and spiritual bodies in relation to the dance. Truthful, intentional dance connects you with yourself and the oneness of all life, which deepens the experience and makes it a special offering. Together we raise the planetary consciousness!

There is no dress code, just be comfy. All levels welcome.


Deb Rubin

Special Series

Deb Rubin's Dance Therapeutics

2 Days ONLY! Sunday, December 3rd and 10th, 2017
3:30-5pm

Get healthy for the Holidays.....
Treat yourself with these 2 "feel-good" workshops

1. Healthy Hipwork & Lower Body Therapeutics:
Learn how to get bigger, juicier hipwork, sharper isolations, improve your shimmies, layers, and traveling steps AND alleviate back pain and tension that limits your dancing. In this workshop, you'll refine your technique, learn fun new dance combos, AND learn Deb's favorite self-care tools for unlocking tight hips, hamstrings, and lower back, so you can feel the direct effects in your dancing! Half of this workshop is Dance Therapeutics mat work. Half of this workshop is dancing. Pls. bring yoga mat, water bottle, and yoga strap or scarf.

2. Serpentine Shoulders & Upper Body Therapeutics:
Class begins with dance Therapeutics mat practices to unlock tight shoulders, upper back, neck, and spine. Then we will apply this directly to your belly dance, with technique drills and dance combos focusing on ooey-gooey shoulder work, and serpentine slink of tribal fusion belly dance. Learn how to get the ultimate slink factor in your arms and torso movements, while unlocking tight shoulders and improving ease and health of movement.

Both: $85 presale • $100 door
One: $50 presale • $60 door


Schedule Change

Schedule Change

Schedule shift this one week only!

**Sherri's December 9th class will be at 2:30PM**
Bollywood is canceled on December 9th only!


Raquy Danziger

WORKSHOP

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Belly Dance Drum Solo with RAQUY DANZIGER

Saturday, December 9, 2017
12:30-2:30pm

Raquy, the absolutely brilliant musician featured on Heartbeat of Bellydance, one of Jenna’s instructional DVDs, is visiting from Istanbul and will be at DGLA for one exciting workshop only!

Are you, like many belly dancers terrified of the improvised belly dance drum solo? This workshop will show you how to relax, shine, and most importantly find fun and joy in the drum solo through:

  • Rhythm Identification – we will break down the most commonly used rhythms and give you tools to identify them on the spot.
  • How to cultivate playful interaction with the drummer
  • Ideas for creative movements to follow the rhythmic patterns
  • The art of pausing
  • How to build up to and create a climactic moment
  • How to use your zills in the drum solo

At the end of the workshop each participant will get a chance to try dancing to an improvised drum solo. What a fantastic opportunity!

$35 by midnight Wednesday Nov 29 • $45 til midnight Friday Dec 8 • $50 door


Heather Shoopman

Shoop's Sunday Savasana with Reiki & Sound

Balance * Heal * Rejuvenate *

October 15, November 12, and December 10, 2017
8-9:30pm

Take time to recharge the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies during this gentle, healing class. We begin with breath and meditation. Using yin and restorative yoga we will softly guide the body into full relaxation in an extended, supported savasana or corpse pose. During rest you are bathed in aromatherapy, reiki and a sweet sound bath with crystal bowls, chimes & tuning forks. Balance the energy field and chakras in the deeply satisfying experience of complete surrender. Clear the way for your light to shine even brighter. Global healing starts here! Please bring yoga mat, 2 to 4 yoga blankets, eye pillow (light eye covers will be provided) and a pillow or 2. There are a few yoga bolsters available.

Cost: $20 drop in OR get TWO (2) Sunday Savasana classes for 3 marks on your class card.


Party DG style

PARTY

DG Winter FIESTA!
Our Annual Potluck Party!

Sunday, December 17, 2017
Doors open at 3pm, Show starts at 3:30pm!

Save the Date for our Awesome Annual Potluck, Recital and Party!

Classes are preparing to present their routines, so check in with us to see which classes are working on choreographies, and you can get in on the action!

January 2018


Simon

Workshop

Lebanese Simon in LA! WOW!

Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 12:30-2:30pm
Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 1:30-3:30pm
Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 4-6pm

Lebanese Dabke, Technique and Combinations
Sat 1/20/2018
12:30-2:30pm
Designed for Oriental Dancers, this open level class includes video footage and covers classical to modern styles of this exciting folk dance.

Diversity of Debke
Sunday 1/21/2018
1:30-3:30pm
What on earth is the difference… the ESSENCE of the styles of Dabke from different neighboring countries? Find out in this open level class, offering combinations for a short choreography.

Oriental Spice: Stylized Arabesques and More
Sunday 1/21/2018
4-6pm
Technique and Combinations for Intermediate/Advanced level bellydancers who wish to add some variety and flare to their oriental dance style.

For the Full Package: All the Simon: $120 by midnight on 12/29/17 • after that $135 by midnight 1/19, $140 Door Space permitting
For any two workshops: $80 by midnight on 12/29/17 • after that $100 by midnight 1/19
For any single workshop: $50 until 1/19, $60 Door (space permitting)


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