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2014

Lots of exciting new things coming up in the new year! Check out our new schedule on our online calendar, and get ready for Wonderful Wednesday Workshop series with bellydance legends Helena Vlahos and Princess Farhana, visits from out-of-town artists like Mahin of Arizona, and great dance events like the Solo Salon and of course taXim! Hear about it all as its announced -- Join our email list or like our Facebook page for the latest notifications!

June 2014


NEW LOCATION

New building

DanceGardenLA moves to New Location

Sunday, June 1st

As of June 1st, 2014, all DanceGardenLA classes will be held at 3191 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039, Suite 112
Visit the contact page for directions.

July 2014


Schedule Updates!

Calendar

Schedule Updates for July

6:30pm and 7:30 classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be switching places as follows:


New Tuesday Schedule:
Beginner Bellydance with Helena Vlahos - 6:30 pm
Beyond Beginner Bellydance with Jenna - 7:30pm

New Thursday Schedule:
Bollywood with Smita of Bollywood Step - 6:30pm
Beginner Bellydance with Jenna - 7:30pm


Holiday Weekend!

Calendar

Schedule over the Holiday weekend

Saturday July 5th: Bellydance classes with Zahra Zuhair, DeVilla & Nasila

Sunday July 6: Bellydance classes with Kamala Almanzar

Click here for our full schedule!


Roxxanne

Wonderful
Wednesday
Workshops

WWW July: Roxxy's Raqs Recipe

All 5 Wednesdays in July - 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
6:45-7:45pm

Make your dance style sizzle with Roxxanne's old family recipe! Add a dash of long & languid movements, deliciously intricate undulations and spicy hipwork. Don't forget to add a spoonful of musical interpretation an extra helping of cultural context!

All 5 Days! $52 by 6/20 • $60 after


Sunday Performance Salon

Performance Salon

Solo Salon

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Doors at 7pm (no sooner!). Show begins at 7:30pm

Join us for a casual, friendly evening of dancing fun with DG students and sometimes special guests!

Please note: Street shoes are not permitted on the dance floor. You will be asked to remove your shoes before finding a seat. :)

Come see what we have in store… $5 Admission at the Door

Got a piece you want to perform? Want to try a new choreography? Need to practice improvising for a friendly audience? Email Email Jenna to sign up to dance at our next Sunday Salon!


Zahra

Workshop

Muwashahat 2 with Zahra Zuhair

July 20, 2014
12:30-3pm

Zahra will teach a lovely choreography to Fi Al Mashrik (in The East). Muwashahat is the plural of the name Muwashah, a poetic musical form that originated in Muslim Spain during the tenth century. It is believed that the name muwashshah, is in reference to the wishah, a sash worn by Andalusian women.

$32 by 7/7 • $40 after • $50 at the door


Zahra

New Class!

E5® Fitness with Zahra Zuhair!

Tuesdays 12:15-1pm Starting July 22

E5 Fitness® is a balanced fitness program designed specifically for a woman's body, heart and soul. The class is a blending of Yoga, Pilates based toning, and low impact cardio with African and Eastern influenced movements. Based on the five elements, Earth, Air, Water, Fire, & Spirit, E5® intertwines modern fitness techniques with ancient arts. Nurture your feminine spirit, increase flexibility, burn fat, energize, and de-stress to evocative trans global beats! Bring a mat.

August 2014


Zahra Zuhair

WWW

Wondeful Wednesday Workshops with Zahar Zuhair

4 Wednesdays in August - 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014
6:45-7:45pm

Folkloric Potpourri - In this workshop we will explore the many different roots of bellydance's rich regional influences, as we dance our way through North Africa and the Middle East.

All levels welcome - this workshop is especially important for beginners to get an overview of the different folkloric styles that originated many bellydance movements.

Just pay as you would for any normal class (no Groupons or Passports, sorry!) or use the button above for a super-savings on a package deal.

All 4 Classes! $40 by 7/16 • $45 until 8/5


Click to view the Workshop Flyer

Workshop

From NYC! Altagracia
Spanish Arabic Fusion Workshop
Art of Skirt and Fan Choreography

Sunday, August 24, 2014
12:30-2:30pm

It's not every day we get Alta in LA, but you LOVED her last time!
This is for the Belly Dancer who wants to spice up their dance with an infusion of Spanish Arabic dance and music. Using your fan and skirt to complete the flourish, Altagracia will teach you an exciting choreography that will please all audiences.

Altagracia has been dancing and performing since the age of 5. Her dance repertoire is diverse and ever evolving, combining the elements of Modern and Contemporary Dance, Middle Eastern, Latin and Flamenco. She is also known as the "Caribbean Rose"

Visit her website www.caribbeanrose.com or watch her and The Caribbean Rose Dancers on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvfWur-JRRg

$32 before 8/5 • $38 pre-registration • $42 at the door

September 2014


calendar

Closed!

Closed for Labor Day!

Monday, September 1, 2014


Princess Farhana

Workshop

Black and White: Egyptian Golden Age Style Belly Dance (history, Technique, and Choreogrpahy) with Princess Farhana

Every Wednesday in September and October, 2014
6:45-7:45pm

The Golden Age of Egyptian Cinema refers to the period from the late 1930’s through the early 1960’s. Many of the films created during this time were lavishly produced romantic musicals full of wonderful music and featured exquisite dancers like Naima Akef, Samia Gamal and Tahia Carioca, who were the superstars of the era. Each of these stars had their own unique dance style, while they retained a softness, fluidity, and subtle, deceptively simple movements. Historically, from a dancer's point of view, these movies are very important because they provide a filmed record of the transition from the traditional, earthy raqs al baladi to the raqs sharqi we know today.

In the first four weeks of this series, you’ll learn some history of the Golden Age and it's stars, and the signature moves from stars Naima Akef, Samia Gamal, and Tahia Carioca as well as some of the lesser known dancers like Suzy Khairy, Ne'amat Mohktar, Katy, and Hoda Shamseddin. We'll run combinations to music from The Golden Age, such as the work of Farid El Atrache, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, and the great Um Kalthoum.

In the second four weeks of this series, you will learn a full Golden Age style choreography (with finger cymbals and veil) to the classic 1952 song “Leila”.

Just pay as you would for any normal class (no Groupons or Passports, sorry!) or use the button above for a super-savings on a package deal.

All 8 Classes! $80 by 8/20 • $85 until 9/2

October 2014


Princess Farhana

Workshop

Black and White: Egyptian Golden Age Style Belly Dance (history, Technique, and Choreogrpahy) with Princess Farhana

Every Wednesday in September and October, 2014
6:45-7:45pm

The Golden Age of Egyptian Cinema refers to the period from the late 1930’s through the early 1960’s. Many of the films created during this time were lavishly produced romantic musicals full of wonderful music and featured exquisite dancers like Naima Akef, Samia Gamal and Tahia Carioca, who were the superstars of the era. Each of these stars had their own unique dance style, while they retained a softness, fluidity, and subtle, deceptively simple movements. Historically, from a dancer's point of view, these movies are very important because they provide a filmed record of the transition from the traditional, earthy raqs al baladi to the raqs sharqi we know today.

In the first four weeks of this series, you’ll learn some history of the Golden Age and it's stars, and the signature moves from stars Naima Akef, Samia Gamal, and Tahia Carioca as well as some of the lesser known dancers like Suzy Khairy, Ne'amat Mohktar, Katy, and Hoda Shamseddin. We'll run combinations to music from The Golden Age, such as the work of Farid El Atrache, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, and the great Um Kalthoum.

In the second four weeks of this series, you will learn a full Golden Age style choreography (with finger cymbals and veil) to the classic 1952 song “Leila”.

Just pay as you would for any normal class (no Groupons or Passports, sorry!) or use the button above for a super-savings on a package deal.

All 8 Classes! $80 by 8/20 • $85 until 9/2

December 2014


Party DG style

PARTY

DG Winter FIESTA!
Our Annual Potluck Party!

December 21, 2014
Times TBA

Come celebrate another year of delightful dancing!

The potluck in ON! Please bring a dish to share! Check our Facebook event to see what to bring.

Performances by DanceGarden teachers, students, and more!

Raffles for CLASSES!


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