LUNA IMPROVISATIONAL TRIBAL STYLE MIXED LEVEL: SWORD EDITION with SASKIA - MONDAYS 6:00PM-7:30PM
Starts: Monday, April 8, 2019
Duration: 10 weeks
Recital: Sunday, June 23 @ The Strathcona Performing Arts Centre
*Please note, performers are required to purchase a performer ticket ($17 +gst) closer to the date of the show to help pay for our beautiful venues.
Live on the edge with Sword ITS!
With the rising popularity of UNMATA’s ITS, this addictive and uniquely collaborative style of fusion belly dance has seen an explosion of avid fans on an international level. This uniquely modern dance form is based in group-synchronized improvisation, utilizing a shared movement vocabulary. Cues, moves, transitions, and leadership theory will all be explored and drilled extensively, alongside universal “stall” moves and Luna movement combinations. Watch your spatial awareness, confidence and connectivity with the dancers around you increase exponentially through this improvisational form of dance.
This is considered an advanced beginner/intermediate class. Proficiency in basic moves will be required (as in working knowledge, not perfection!) in vertical hip figure 8’s, 3/4 hip shimmies, and undulations.
We will be incorporating Swords into our ITS vocabulary!! You will need to bring your own sword, preference is for a sabre style with no hilt hand guard.
Not sure if this is the class for you? contact Saskia at email@example.com. No experience but interested in a Beginner Improvisational Tribal Style class? Let the instructor and studio know!
Warning, this dance form is not only great exercise but also highly addictive!!
Since 2006, Saskia has been developing her own combination based ITS vocabulary, after first discovering Tribal Fusion Style dance in 2001. With mentors like Amy Sigil of UNMATA and Gypsy Caravan’s Paulette Rees-Denis, and influences ranging from Egyptian dance, hip hop, flamenco, Bollywood and Fosse jazz, the saucy stylings of Luna ITS are guaranteed to please!
Student recital info: We celebrate the end of each 10 week session with a fun dance recital! There will be a choreography taught in this class and the opportunity to perform in our amazing end of term show! If you choose to participate, you will need a performer ticket as well as a costume to wear for the performance. Many costuming options will be made available. If you choose not to perform then we hope you come and watch and cheer your class on!
Volume Discount for Multiple Registrations
When you register for for more than 1 class valued at $175 you can apply the the class discounts as follows.
First class value $175 = no discount
Second class value $175 = $155 or $20 discount
Third class (or more) value $175 = $135 or $40 discount
Classes valued at $155 do not apply for the discount.
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