Classes Fall 2014

Hello dancers,
    Sorry I am so late getting info out about classes, it’s been a busy Fall. I have given much contemplation as to what I can offer this Fall and although I was hoping to continue teaching on Thursday evenings, that no longer works with my schedule.  As some of you may know I am now running Village Muse Books, Art Supplies & Curios on my own, working full time hours and the schools are still on strike.  All this has made for a late start and changes in my schedule.
   Having said that, dance is medicine for the body and soul and I can’t image not dancing and sharing my passion with others!  I plan continue teaching in new ways, on a new schedule that works for me in the current situation. What I can offer and what I am inspired to teach this Fall is a weekly Monday evening class, ‘Gypsies and Nomads’ and 'Woman’s Healing Dances’ a group that would meet every second Wednesday evening.
All classes are held at the Abbey Studio at 1st & Penrith Ave. in Cumberland.
I hope that you can join me!

Keep dancing!

Love and shimmies, 
Cathy Stoyko

'Gypsies & Nomands'- Monday evenings  7:15- 8:30PM

This session will focus on dances from the Romany aka 'gypsy' trail and women’s traditional tribal dances with a playful dash of fusion belly dance. A typical class will consists of; grounding, good posture and warm up exercises, drills and technique, simple choreography and combinations, gestures and lots of skirt swishing, finger snapping fun. This is a mixed level class, beginners and new student are welcome. Come try the 1st class on October 20th!
Bring a long full skirt, a dupata (small veil),  and zils if you’ve got them to each class.
Oct. 20th- Dec. 8th , 8 week session/$75 , $12 drop in  
This session is open for drop ins so long as there is a min. of 5 students registered for the 8 week session.

For more information about the Abbey Studio, my classes, the Wed. night 'Women's Healing Dances', performance inquiries, up coming events... contact me at