Lorien's beginner classes
start with a dance-oriented warm-up and stretch and go on to teach the
basic moves, steps, and rhythms of Middle Eastern dance.
We learn everything from the first gentle hip circles to ecstatic
vibrating shimmies, graceful veil work, the powerful rhythms of the zills (finger cymbals), elegant, hypnotic arm movements, and the
beautiful isolation movements of the head, chest, belly, and hips. This
class offers the opportunity to build a firm foundation in Middle
Eastern dance, make these moves your second nature, and connect
with a vibrant community of women.
the end of each class we have the opportunity to "free
dance"- to experiment with the techniques we have learned in a non-competitive,
non-judgmental atmosphere. In this way we can learn from and be inspired by each other, and experience the power and beauty we create when we dance together.
classes are totally inclusive, and there is room for women of every age, size, and level of
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