Desert Dancers classes begin
with a meditative and artistic warmup to tone your
and your soul, and go on to teach you the
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,
beautiful isolation movements of the head, chest, belly, and hips.
the end of each class we have the opportunity to "free
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.
classes are very inclusive, and there is room for women
of every age, size, and level of experience. Every one of us is
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.