Learn techniques to create beautiful, fluid movements of the hands and arms, and address some of the aspects of upper body movement, gaze, facial expressions, breath and intention, which together make up our body language when we express ourselves through dance.
In this 2-hour workshop recording you will learn:
Hand & arm movements, frames and paths
Details for shoulder & torso
Gaze & facial expressions
Complimentary arm paths for hipwork
No previous belly dance experience is needed. People of all dance levels and ability levels can take this class, including people dealing with foot injuries and disabilities. Most of this class can be done from a chair.
About The Teachers
Yamê is a Brazilian-American belly dancer and the owner of SharqiDance.
Having experienced the transformative and healing powers of this dance in her personal life, her mission is to make it more accessible to as many people as possible, building a platform and community that empowers students to find inner joy, confidence and self-love through the practice of belly dance.
If you want to learn belly dance, you can learn belly dance. You might think you're too stiff, have no rhythm, have two left feet, or that your past injuries or current disabilities limit you from ever learning it. But we can adapt the dance to suit your body. Together we will find a way.
Anastasia is an up-and-coming belly dancer with more than a decade of experience. She has given literal sweat, tears, flesh, and blood to be able to continue sharing her love of dance with everyone. A belly dancer since before her accident and subsequent amputation, she began studying with Yamê/SharqiDance around the 1-year anniversary of her amputation.
A beautiful and skilled dancer in her own right, she is an inspiration to all of us and a model of resilience, strength and determination. She is also an advocate for disability rights and visibility. We have so much to learn from her! She assisted with movement demonstration during this workshop.