Modern Fusion Beginner and Beyond

Tuesdays 7:45PM-9:15PM
Starts September 18, 2018, $175/10 weeks.
Volume discounts on multiple class registrations!

Visit Bedouin Beats to register.

Offering you a tasty blend of Modern Fusion, Tribal Fusion, and Classical styles of bellydance, this class has everything. Not sure what style suits you best? Or just love that infectious Saskia style? then this one is definitely for you as we blend and meld different approaches while still keeping an eye and our hips on the roots of this expressive and sensual dance form. Expect to break a sweat, be challenged, and have personalized dance instruction and feedback by one of Edmonton’s most experienced and energetic instructors.

Suitable for those with no, some, or several years experience, as everything will be broken down, and drilled to build that precious muscle memory and confidence in your dance expression. Be prepared to laugh, sweat, and learn new skills to take your dance and ability to engage your audience (should you chose to perform) even further.

Ever class will begin with a with a yoga inspired warm up to help us get toned and flexible, and ready for dance. Then we will work through a series of dynamic belly dance drills and sensational sequencing that will culminate into an unforgettable choreography!

Please bring a water bottle, optional notepad, optional yoga mat, and a hip scarf or belt of your fabulous choosing (no coin belts for class please).

Luna Improvisational Tribal Style – Advanced

Mondays 7:45pm – 9:15pm. Starts January 15, 2018.  $175/10 weeks.
Volume discounts on multiple class registrations!

Check the Bedouin Beats website for more information and registration.

More! Better! Harder! Plus how to dance in unconventional settings & development of ITS combinations. Please note that this class is by invitation of the instructor only. Interested in moving up from Intermediate ITS? Talk to Saskia! Expect more signature body challenging Luna moves and combinations and share deeper insight into the rich possibilities of Improvisational Tribal Style. Due to the cumulative nature of the class content a minimum of 1-3 sessions of ITS Intro is required as well as instructor approval. When in doubt, just ask!

This class is also the bridge to Moon Unit, Luna Dance Fusion’s fabulous “daughter” troupe, you must be registered in this class for consideration and participation in Moon Unit. Interested in stepping up to the next level of a semi-professional troupe? Let your interest be known to Saskia!

Luna Improvisational Tribal Style – Mixed level

Mondays 6pm -7:30pm. Starts January 15, 2018. $175/10 weeks.
• Sword Edition! •
Volume discounts on multiple class registrations!

Check the Bedouin Beats website for more information and registration.

Live on the Edge with Sword ITS!

With the rising popularity of UNMATA’s ITS, this addictive and uniquely collaborative style of fusion belly dance has seen an explosion of avid fans on an international level. This uniquely modern dance form is based in group-synchronized improvisation, utilizing a shared movement vocabulary. Cues, moves, transitions, and leadership theory will all be explored and drilled extensively, alongside universal “stall” moves and Luna movement combinations. Watch your spatial awareness, confidence and connectivity with the dancers around you increase exponentially through this improvisational form of dance.

This is considered an advanced beginner/intermediate class. Proficiency in basic moves will be required (as in working knowledge, not perfection!) in vertical hip figure 8’s, 3/4 hip shimmies, and undulations.

New for 2018, we will be incorporating Swords into our ITS vocabulary!! You will need to bring your own sword, preference is for a sabre style with no hilt hand guard.

Not sure if this is the class for you? Just contact Saskia. No experience but interested in an Improvisational Tribal Style class? Let the instructor and studio know!

Warning, this dance form is not only great exercise but also highly addictive!!

Since 2006, Saskia has been developing her own combination based ITS vocabulary, after first discovering Tribal Fusion Style dance in 2001. With mentors like Amy Sigil of UNMATA and Gypsy Caravan’s Paulette Rees-Denis, and influences ranging from Egyptian dance, hip hop, flamenco, Bollywood and Fosse jazz, the saucy stylings of Luna ITS are guaranteed to please.

Yoga Bellydance Fusion

Sundays 5:15pm – 6:45pm. Starts October 28, 2018. $139/8 weeks.
Contact Prana Yoga Studio for registration.
Prana Yoga Studio, 5611 – 199 Street, Edmonton

Get flexible & fit with a yoga inspired warm up followed by dynamic belly dance drills and sensational sequencing. this class is a fusion of modern and classical styles of belly dance, including arabic and tribal infused with elements of hip hop and jazz. this new session will build a fully choreographed piece for just for fun! be prepared to sweat, smile and shake it with class. all levels. hip scarf optional, no yoga mat needed. with a yoga inspired warm up followed by dynamic belly dance drills and sensational sequencing.