Beginning Bellydance Workshop

October 17, 2011 at 9:36 am Leave a comment

Bellydance has long been used as both a folk dance to celebrate special occasions among women, or more recently, as a fun alternative to the gym! Our intro classes focus on laying down a solid foundation of basic bellydance technique and isolations, such as hip locks, hip slides, ribcage movements, and traveling steps. This introductory class will run for 4 weeks, one hour per week. All ages and body types welcome. Expect a low-impact, aerobic exercise and no previous experience required. Hip Scarves will be available for $20 – optional. Please wear comfortable, exercise style clothing that you can bend and stretch in and no need to bare midriff.

Liz London will instruct the class. Ms London is a full time bellydance instructor inMemphis,TNwith Memphis Raqs Bellydance Company. Liz has been teaching and performing various styles of Middle East, North African, and Asian dances since 2006 after training with many of top instructors in the genre, including her primary mentor, Jules Downum, who now travels internationally with Urban Tribal Dance Company based inSan Diego.  Memphis Raqs has becomeMemphis’ premiere world dance company, performing full-scale public shows monthly around the MidSouth, while offering 10-15 classes per week out of their studio, theMidSouthWorldDanceCenter. For more information about Memphis Raqs or to see videos and photos of them in action, head to

Location:  Aerobics Room in the Briggs/Sebaugh Wellness Center

Date: Tuesdays, November 15, 22, 29, and December 6

Time: 5:40 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.

Fee: $60 (4 one hour sessions)


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October 2011

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