Winter/Spring 2017 Class Offerings

Snake Charming 101 with Cathy Stoyko
Monday evenings 6-7:15PM
Classes start on Mon. Feb. 13th 
*No class on March 20th, Easter April 17th, and May 22nd long weekend
8 week session/$80 or $15 drop in
Mixed level class. Min 5, max 10. Register in person at the first class.  
Explore the ancient mythology and symbolism of the serpent through movements that draw on Middle Eastern and Indian traditional/scared dances. Focus will be on slow sinuous movements, undulations, isolations, floor work (bring knee pads if you have sensitive knees), building core strength, working with partners and in a group. Over the next 2 week sessions we will learn a ‘snakey’ fusion choreography by building on combinations practiced in class. Students that commit to attending until June will have the opportunity to perform the dance learned in class at the Abbey Studio Halfa on June 17th (performing is optional).
This is a continuation from last session but new students are welcome to join. Participants are welcome to bring offerings and/or special personal objects to class for the altar.

Arcana Dea Dance Performance Group
Mondays 7:30-9PM
Starting Jan. 30th, ongoing until the Hafla on June 17, 2017
*Closed group practice for continuing students only

Morning Shimmy Shakedown with Cathy Stoyko
Tuesday mornings 9:30-10:45 AM
Classes start Feb. 10th, drop in $15 or $60 /6 classes
Start the day with a fun, high energy dance workout that draws on various styles of bellydance, ecstatic dance and Romani dance with focus on shimmies, shaking, vibrations and rocking movements. No complex choreography just dancing for joy, health and release!
A great way to energize your body/spirit and sample a variety of dance styles. Come and try the first class, classes will run ongoing if there are at least 5 people registered for min. 6 weeks. 
Beginners and new students welcome! 

Adult Ballet with Laurie Montemurro
Thursdays 5:45-6:45PM
Starting Jan. 26th, ongoing until June 2017 
$15 drop in, $72 / 6 weeks, 12 weeks $130
Words from Laurie~ 
Ballet is the physical art of moving in geometrical precision with grace and dignity. 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

Romany aka ‘Gypsy’ Dance with Cathy Stoyko
Thursdays 7:30-8:45PM 
Weekly classes start Feb. 9th, ongoing until the June Hafla 2017, 8 week/$80 or $15 drop in
Explore dances from the Romany trail (North India, N. Africa, Eastern Europe, Turkey and beyond). 
A fun high energy class that combines technique, excersices and combinations that built to a choreoraphy. Some review in class of dances from previous sessions. Opportunities to perform and create costumes for those who commit for the full Winter/Spring session. New students are welcome to join but some related dance experience is recommended. 
Plans for the Winter/Spring session are to review Russian Rom and Kalbelia dances and, learn a new Berber choreography that celebrates the beauty and power of women and community, lots of shimmying and zagareets!
No drop ins after March 30th as we will be focusing more on choreography and upcoming performances after that date.