Fall session at the Abbey Studio

Hello dancers, 
Fall is coming and I am looking forward to more dancing! 
Please check out the dance classes offered this Fall/Winter session at the Abbey Studio at 1st & Penrith Ave. in Cumberland. You can register/pay fees at the first class. Please send me a message or call to confirm if you plan to join a class/es but are unable to be at the first class.  All classes will run as scheduled if there are min. 5 people registered for the full session. Feel free to call or message me if you have any questions.
Hope to dance with you soon!
Cathy Stoyko     (250) 218-0704  cdstoyko@uniserve.com


Classes with Cathy Stoyko
Cathy draws on 20+ years performing and 10 years teaching in a variety of dance styles including; modern dance, cabaret/ATS/tribal fusion belly dance, Romany ‘gypsy’, and women’s traditional dances from India, and the Silk Road. See more info on this blog.


Snake Charming 101 
Mondays 6-7:15PM starting Oct. 3rd-Dec. 5th 
*No class on Thanksgiving or Halloween. 
Perfect for beginner/intermediate students. Focus will be on building a strong foundation, honing your technique, practicing isolations, slow sinuous movements, undulations, floor work (bring knee pads if you have sensitive knees), building core strength, working with partners and in a group. Over the 8 week session we will learn a ‘snakey’ choreography by building on combinations practiced in class. Students will have the opportunity to perform the dance learned in class at the Abbey Studio Winter Halfa. Performing is optional. 8 week session/$80 or $15 drop in  *An extra class will be scheduled for Dec. 12 for those that want to perform at the Abbey Studio Hafla on Dec. 16th. 


Arcana Dea Performance Group 
Mondays 7:30-9PM starting Sept. 12th
 ongoing until Dec. Hafla, no classes Thanksgiving or Halloween
12 weeks/ $120  no drop ins. This class is a closed performance group, not taking new students at this time. Continuation from last session, practice and review of repertoire, focus on 'Bellywood' choreography and we will start a new choreography this session. Performance opportunities throughout the season. A commitment to attending the full session and attending all practices is mandatory, please be realistic about your level of commitment and confirm with me if you are continuing. 


Morning Shimmy Shakedown
Tuesday mornings 9:30-10:45 AM starting Sept. 13th
6 weeks/$60 or $15 drop in, session will continue into December if there is enough interest. Start the day with a fun, high energy dance workout that draws on various styles of bellydance, traditional dance, ecstatic dance, Romani dance... with focus on shimmies, shaking, vibrations and rocking movements. A great way to energize your body/spirit and sample a variety of dance styles. All experience/levels welcome! *Layering will be added to challenge more experienced dancers.


Simorgh Collective Practice
Wed. 7-9PM, alternating weeks, starting Sept. 7th
Farima Berenji's Persian dance collective, closed study group
*Next weekend dance intensive, performances, Sema Gathering and Zikr is scheduled for mid Feb. 2017, exact dates and details TBA soon! Farima’s weekend dance intensive and events are open to all! Contact me FMI


Romany Dance 
Thursdays 7:30-8:45PM starting Sept. 15th
Explore dances from the Romany trail and learn new choreography with opportunities to perform and create costumes...  New students welcome but some belly dance or related dance experience recommended. Drop ins are welcome for the first 8 week session only. No drop ins after Nov. 3rd as we will be focusing more on choreography after that date. 

8 week/$80 or $15 drop in , ongoing until Dec. Hafla



Other classes offered at the Abbey Studio this session

Tuesday 6-7PM Down To Earth Yoga with Caresse Nadeau
Tuesday 7-8PM Burlesque with Caresse Nadeau
Drop ins welcome!
 FMI and/or to register contact Caresse at caresse.nadeau@hotmail.com

Life Drawing Group presented by Cumberland Culture and Arts Society
Wed. 7-9PM alternating weeks starting Sept. 14th
All welcome, members and non members!

Thursday 6-7:15PM
Adult Ballet with Laurie Montenmurro
Using traditional and non traditional ballet techniques we will be ballerinas within our own bodies, safely. Focus points for the class will be physical alignment, dancing as a corps and personal style. 

Comfortable clothing and cotton socks are suitable garb.

$15 drop in, $72 / 6 weeks, 12 weeks $130, min 5, max 10


Contact Cathy Stoyko FMI and to register, message or call 250 218-0704




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