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Information about dance classes

Classes include a warmup with 
music, work on Oriental Dance techniques, and time for 
free dance. 
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Miraya and Mira provide an 
inspiring and supportive atmosphere in class.



Aaminah Desert Dancers classes begin 
with a meditative and artistic warmup to tone your body 
and your soul, and go on to teach you the basic rhythms 
and dance steps of the ancient art 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 eerily beautiful isolation movements of the head, chest, belly, and hips.

At 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-judgemental 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.

The classes are very inclusive, and there is room for women 
of every age, size, and level of experience.  Every one of us is 
in class to learn and enjoy the ancient and beautiful movements that allow us to become one with a natural rhythm that was 
here before us and will remain after we are gone. 

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You are always welcome 
to join our classes at the 
Thomas School of Dance, 
6 State Street in Bangor. 



Beginners

Intermediate 
Advanced (troupe)


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contact information or click here for a description of the classes.

Beginners classes                               Instructor: Miraya

Thursdays,  6:45 to 7:45

Fee schedule:
$32  for 4 classes 
(These must be used within 8 consecutive weeks) . 
"Drop-in" rate is $10 per class.

For more information:
Miraya Swanton: 989-4093
email:
audbod@aol.com

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Intermediate classes                           Instructor: Miraya

Mondays,  6:00 to 7:00

Fee schedule:
$32  for 4 classes 
(These must be used within 8 consecutive weeks) . 
"Drop-in" rate is $10 per class.

For more information:
Miraya Swanton: 989-4093
email:
audbod@aol.com

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Advanced (Troupe) Classes                   Instructor: Mira

Mondays,  7:30 to 8:30 
There is an optional 1/2 hour of free dance directly after class with no fee.

Fee schedule:  
$32  for 4 classes 
(These must be used within 8 consecutive weeks) . 
"Drop-in" rate is $10 per class.

For more information:
Julie Eason: 825-3589
email:
jeason@midmaine.com

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