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November


Schedule Changes

Schedule Changes

Schedule Changes

Jenna's Beginner class is moving back to 7:30pm

No Classes with Arturo and Jenna Thursday 11/24/2016

All Classes ON with Arturo, Devilla & Nasila on Saturday - EXCEPT SAMBA: SAMBA CANCELLED 11/26

All Classes ON with Melissa, Roxana, Kamala & SHOOP subs for Sherri Sunday 11/27


Melissa Sanchez

Schedule Change!

Melissa’s Beginning Bellydance class moves to 9am Sundays

Sundays at 9am

Melissa Sanchez is the Producer of Saturday Night Shimmy, as well as a teacher and performer who is known for her dynamic style and exhilarating performances. She is a former member of Qabila Folkdance Company and Amirat Al Sharq. Melissa continues to train extensively by traveling to learn from master teachers and international superstars as well as exploring a variety of other dance forms, including jazz, ballet, contemporary and Argentine Tango. She performs at local restaurants and shows as a soloist. Melissa enjoys sharing her passion for dance and passing on her knowledge to her students.


Roxxanne

Wonderful Wednesday Workshop

WWW Nov/Dec: Choreography with Roxxanne

6 Wednesdays in November and December — 7:30-9pm November 2, 9, 16 & 30 (no class 11/24) plus Dec 7 & 14

Roxxanne style wrapped up into a beautiful choreography for you to perform at 12/18 Winter Fiesta (optional of course)!

Registration only: $118 for all 9 hours!
Drop-ins permitted, but incomplete attendance may affect possibility of performing the piece at the Fiesta.
Drop-ins are 2 punches on class card or $30


Roxana

Guest Instructor

Special Choreography Series (and option to perform at Winter Fiesta!) with Guest Instructor: Award-Winning Roxana of Latin Mirage

Sundays in November and December, 10-11am
7 sessions total, Nov. 6 - Dec. 18 2016

Learn an a fun upbeat choreography to "Tisel Ley Aleya".You will learn some of Roxana's signature combinations that you can use with other songs.

Roxana is a multi award-winning dance artist and choreographer. Roxana has won several Belly Dancer of the Universe tittles and now holds the Hall Of Fame award along with her sister. She began dancing at the age of two taking ballet and Mexican Folk with the years she began studying Latin folk and popular latin dance styles. At the age of 13 she joined Kamala's dance class and instantly fell in love with bellydance. Ever since that moment she knew she had found her calling and true dance passion. Roxana now has taken an immense devotion to teaching. She is the Director of Latin Mirage which is divided into three categories: Kids, Teens and Adults.

$90 for the entire series!


Hannah Lily

Special Series

Tribal Fusion Choreography: Special Series with Hannah Lily of Les Petites Bonbons!

6 Mondays in November and December — 6:45-8pm, Nov 7 - Dec 12

Join Hannah Lily for a 6-week choreography series culminating in a performance (optional) at DanceGarden's Winter Fiesta on December 18th! We will break down and drill fundamental tribal fusion bellydance movements, from the slinky smooth to the strong and punctuated, creating the foundation for our combinations. After touching on musicality, quality of movement, and transitions we will build a dynamic choreography with a focus on tribal fusion stylization!

For beginning to intermediate dancers, or even those new to the tribal fusion style.

Full Registration: $80
If you would like to drop-in to the first class ($17, no cards), and then decide to register, we will prorate your one-class payment towards the full registration fee.


Dahlena

Workshop

Workshop with Dahlena! "Modern Middle Eastern Dance with a Solid Foundation in the Past"
Technique and Combinations

Sunday, November 13, 2016
2-3:45pm

Technique and combinations -- lots of hips and shimmies, plus arm movements and undulations to a variety of music, both modern pop and traditional.

Dahlena, one of the dancers featured on the cover of "American Bellydance Legends", is a career dancer, starting in Boston in the early 60's. She has performed in nightclubs across the U.S. as well as in France, Syria and Iraq. She was one of the preeminent pioneers of national workshops in the US.

Dahlena's experience of working with some of the finest musicians and dancers from the Middle East influenced her style of dance. Today, her choreography and dance style is Modern Middle Eastern, based on a solid foundation of the past.

Egypt's Raqia Hassan said, "She is fantastic. If beginners could see Dahlena dancing, then they would understand Arabic dance."

BOTH WORKSHOPS: $60 Until midnight 10/28, 2016 • $70 Until midnight 11/12/2016 • $80 at the door
ONE WORKSHOP: $35 Until midnight 10/28, 2016 • $40 Until midnight 11/12/2016 • $50 at the doc


Dahlena

Workshop

Workshop with Dahlena! "Modern Middle Eastern Dance with a Solid Foundation in the Past"
Choreography

Sunday, November 13, 2016
4:15-6pm

Choreography - Dahlena will teach a short dance using the combinations and technique from the first class.

Dahlena, one of the dancers featured on the cover of "American Bellydance Legends", is a career dancer, starting in Boston in the early 60's. She has performed in nightclubs across the U.S. as well as in France, Syria and Iraq. She was one of the preeminent pioneers of national workshops in the US.

Dahlena's experience of working with some of the finest musicians and dancers from the Middle East influenced her style of dance. Today, her choreography and dance style is Modern Middle Eastern, based on a solid foundation of the past.

Egypt's Raqia Hassan said, "She is fantastic. If beginners could see Dahlena dancing, then they would understand Arabic dance."

BOTH WORKSHOPS: $60 Until midnight 10/28, 2016 • $70 Until midnight 11/12/2016 • $80 at the door
ONE WORKSHOP: $35 Until midnight 10/28, 2016 • $40 Until midnight 11/12/2016 • $50 at the door


Deb Rubin

Guest Instructor

Tribal Trifecta: An Autumn Rejuvenation Afternoon with Deb Rubin
Technique, Artistry, & Therapeutics Rolled up into one.

Sunday, November 20, 2016
2-5pm

Come join us for an afternoon of luxuriating and luscious lines. Yes, you can train like a pro, refine your technique, and advance your artistry, while also deeply nourishing and unlocking the body as your foundation for dance. This workshop weaves together all these elements.

Class begins with a rejuvenative Dance Therapeutics inspired warm-up to unlock tight hips, back, shoulders, and spine, calm the mind, and prepare the body for dancing. We will blast through some of Deb's favorite fluid core conditioning, and dive into tribal fusion belly dance drills and skills to radically refine your technique, and build muscle memory. (focus will be on traveling, shimmies, and layers). Then, learn a new Deb Rubin choreography segment highlighting fluid lines, interesting shapes, luscious layers, and that signature serpentine slink. A perfect pre-Thanksgiving Sunday afternoon.

$55 Until midnight 11/19/2016 • $60 at the door


Devilla

Special Thanksgiving Message

Drum Solo with Devilla!

Sundays at 9am

"Bellies of my Saturday Sekhmet dance classes!
Put down that drum stick and come learn a ROCKIN drum solo this holiday weekend. I will be blending my 10 and 11 am classes, but you can choose to take only one if you wish.

Here's my plan! We will work on the Veil and zill choreo in the first half of the 10 am. Then we will start my choreography to "Solo Badawiyya" off the Caravan CD. It's 1:22 and I KNOW we can learn it for performance at the fiesta!

PLUS!!! In the spirit of giving thanks! I have a SPECIAL FREE GIFT (Jillina's Drum Solo choreo DVD!) for the first 20 girls through the door for my classes!

YUP!

You asked for DRUM SOLO! Here it is!”

December 2017


Roxxanne

Wonderful Wednesday Workshop

WWW Nov/Dec: Choreography with Roxxanne

6 Wednesdays in November and December — 7:30-9pm November 2, 9, 16 & 30 (no class 11/24) plus Dec 7 & 14

Roxxanne style wrapped up into a beautiful choreography for you to perform at 12/18 Winter Fiesta (optional of course)!

Registration only: $118 for all 9 hours!
Drop-ins permitted, but incomplete attendance may affect possibility of performing the piece at the Fiesta.
Drop-ins are 2 punches on class card or $30


Party DG style

PARTY

DG Winter FIESTA!
Our Annual Potluck Party!

Sunday, December 18, 2016
at DGLA 3191 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA

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!


Winter break

Break

Winter Break

DanceGarden classes are on break from Monday December 19 2016 through Sunday January 1 2017.

Classes will resume Monday evening January 2nd, 2017! Stay tuned for the New Year’s schedule changes to be posted. Lots of exciting stuff! :)

August 2017


Vintage Dancer

Save the Date

LA Legends of Bellydance Weeklong Experience!

August 7-11, 2017

Immerse yourself in the classic style of LA's legendary bellydancers from the dance's American heyday — Zahra Zuhair, Helena Vlahos, Princess Farhana, and Kamala Almanzar will be joined by other special guests to share the magic of this cherished era and the development of the art to the modern day with a week of workshops and lectures from the dancers who lived it!!

Click here to learn more.


Past Events