class schedule
Summer, 2013
New Session Starts in September 11, 2013
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  Monday Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
6:30 - 7:45 pm
7:45 - 9:00 pm
9:00 - 10:00 pm
Menlo Park Recreation Center
701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, CA
650.330.2200
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  Wednesday Level 1 & 2 12:00 - 1:15 pm Dance Visions
Cubberly Community Center, L-3
Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
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  Thursday Level 2
Troupe Rehearsal
7:45 - 9:00 pm
9:00 - 10:00 pm
*Finger Cymbals are used in
Thursday Classes (optional)
Menlo Park Recreation Center
701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, CA
650.330.2200
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Class Descriptions
My teaching philosophy focuses on simplicity and building strength and articulation throughout the midsection and hips. As such, beginner through advanced lessons consist largely of isolations, mastery of technique and combinations and musical interpretation. Questions? email me at classes@raks-sharki.com or give me a call: 415.305.0316.

Level 1 - Understanding
This class is for beginner dancers and dancer's with experience in other dance styles but not bellydance. Focus in level 1 is on muscle control and isolations. You will learn the full movemnt vocabulary for Middle Eastern Dance, with explanations and drills to gain control and build stamina, strength, and flexabilit. Posture, arm movement and basic travelling steps are also included.

Leve 2 - Mastery
This class is for students with a thorough understanding of muscle isolations. No explanation is provided - rather the time in class focuses on drills and combinations to improve muscle response, speed, and mastry of movements. Combinations and choreography are heavily emphasized.

Level 3 - Putting it all Together
For students with reliable and consistent muscle control, looking to take their technique to a performance level.

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What to Wear
Whatever makes you feel comfortable: stretchy pants or sweats, or a long, full, comfortable skirt with a simple scarf around the hips, a short top or tank top (bare stomach optional) and bare feet.
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Class Prices
Menlo Park Recreation Center
- $15/class drop in fee, or pay $12/class when you pay for the entire session. Menlo Park residents pay $9/class when they pay for the entire session. The next session starts in September, 2013.

Dance Visions

- $15/drop-in, $60/5 classes, $100/10 classes. These classes are ongoing.
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Private Lessons
Send me an email and we'll set up a time. I am available for coaching or general instruction.
 
 
 
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