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WOW!

DGLA '3 for Free' Program!

DanceGardenLA has some of the TOP Bellydance instructors in the country… dare I say the world?? But each teacher is unique, so, how do you know who YOU jive with? Which teacher speaks to YOU? What style are you into? Do you even LIKE bellydancing??

Now you can find out at no risk with our 3-for-free program, for NEW customers ONLY*

You will receive a card on your first visit that allows you to try THREE of our Beginner Bellydance teachers. We'll hang on to it for you and mark it off as you go — then whenever you are ready to purchase a class card (whether you have tried ONE teacher or all THREE, that’s up to you!) we will offer you a pretty insane deal on our 5 or 10 class cards (might as well just go for the 10, you don’t get offered this deal every day!) that are good for ANY regular DGLA class, so you can come back and pursue your new passion!

Just check our Calendar (Donia, Pls. Hyperlink) to see when our Free Trial classes are on (as of Jan 2018, Mondays 6:30, Thursdays 7:30 and Sat & Sun 9am) and come on in! Free class schedule is subject to change without notice, but the Calendar is kept obsessively up-to-date, so be sure to check there first.

*Sorry, Groupon/Living Social folks, you are already getting an *amazing deal*, so no free classes BUT you will still get a chance to purchase a class card at our highly discounted New Student rate when you finish your Groupon classes!

*And, NOT sorry, faithful existing customers, because you will get your chance during our annual Customer Appreciation sale, lucky ducks! ;)

January 2018


Schedule Change

Schedule Change

Schedule changes for 2018!

NEW THURSDAY SCHEDULE for 2018:
6:30pm - Beyond Beginner: Jenna (the same class that was at 8:30pm in 2017, an 'advanced beginner' that includes more complex movements, and introduces veil and finger cymbals)
7:30pm - Beginner: Jenna (now part of our "3 for Free" program!)
8:30pm - Samba: Irani (Yes! Our favorite Brazilian is BACK!)

NEW MONDAY SCHEDULE for 2018: (Don't worry, Hannah Lily will be back in the spring!) 6:30pm - Beginner Tribal Bellydance: Heather Shoopman
7:30pm - Beg/Int Tribal Fusion: Heather Shoopman
8:30pm - Int/Adv Tribal Fusion: Sherri Wheatley

Class Returns:

Irani is Back!! Samba Dance every Thursday Evening 8:30pm starting January 4, 2018

Nasila is Back!
12:15pm every Sunday is Shimmy/Shaabi Shakedown — Nasila's upbeat, fast-paced class with latest moves and music from the streets of Cairo. Technique, shimmies, combos, and improvisation with a bit of culture. Mixed Level class.


Pricing Changes

Changes for 2018

New Pricing for 2018

It has been 2 years since we raised prices, but alas, the world keeps turning as we keep dancing, and its time again, but we are keeping it ever-so-slight! And make sure you take advantage of our Customer Appreciation sale, too, to take the edge off the price increase! We love you! And we thank you for your patronage. :)

Price Must use within Price per class
Single Class $18 --- $18
5 class card $75 2 months $15
10 class card $135 3 months $13.50
20 class card $250 4 months $12.50
2 classes $25 Same Day (Same Person) $12.50
3 classes $35 Same Day (Same Person) $11.67
4 classes $45 Same Day (Same Person) $11.25
5 classes $55 Same Day (Same Person) $11.00
Passport $225 30 Days ---

Jenna

WORKSHOP

TURN IT UP! Turn Techniques for Bellydancers - A Workshop with Jenna

Saturday, January 13, 2018
1:30-3pm

All Level Workshops (Beginners Welcome!)

This all-level workshop (yes beginners are welcome!) will cover tons of technique for different turns. You will learn the secrets to spotting, footwork, and arm placement to help your turns be controlled and balanced.... and magnificent!

We will definitely cover:

  • Crossover turn
  • 3-step turn
  • Character turn
  • 2-step turn
  • Barrel Turn

and might get into headspin turns, 'S' turns, and turning into big hip circles if time permits.

Turns add magic, texture and excitement to your dance — you can turn with grace and confidence!
That is… IF you TURN UP for this workshop!! ;)

$50 for both workshops (Jenna + Zahra!) by midnight on 1/5/2018 • $60 for both workshops after that
$30 for one workshop by midnight on 1/5/2018 • $35 for one workshop after that


Zahra

WORKSHOP

Intro Saidi with Cane Workshop with Zahra

Saturday, January 13, 2018
3-4:30pm

Assaya is a stick or cane used in Egyptian folk dances of Upper Egypt (southern Egypt), known as the Said (Saeed). Raqs is the Arabic word for Dance. Traditionally, the Saidi men carried large staffs (called Tahtiyb) with them which they used as weapons, and eventually a folk dance developed where the men would mock fight with the long sticks. Women then began dancing with canes as a way of playfully imitating the men's dance, and eventually Raqs al Assaya, or "cane dance" developed into a distinct women's dance.

In this workshop Zahra will explain the rhythm, steps and styling of Saidi music, adding the use of a cane. Saidi Cane Dancing is a great addition to every bellydancers repertoire!

Bring a cane! Don't have one? No worries, we have several to share!
All levels welcome! A solid foundation in Bellydance Basics recommended.

$50 for both workshops (Zahra + Jenna!) by midnight on 1/5/2018 • $60 for both workshops after that
$30 for one workshop by midnight on 1/5/2018 • $35 for one workshop after that


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)


Heather Shoopman

Shoop's Sunday Savasana with Reiki & Sound

Balance * Heal * Rejuvenate *

January 28, February 25, March 25, and April 29 2018
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.

February 2018


Heather Shoopman

Shoop's Sunday Savasana with Reiki & Sound

Balance * Heal * Rejuvenate *

January 28, February 25, March 25, and April 29 2018
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.

March 2018


Heather Shoopman

Shoop's Sunday Savasana with Reiki & Sound

Balance * Heal * Rejuvenate *

January 28, February 25, March 25, and April 29 2018
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.

April 2018


Heather Shoopman

Shoop's Sunday Savasana with Reiki & Sound

Balance * Heal * Rejuvenate *

January 28, February 25, March 25, and April 29 2018
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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