Tuesday, August 05, 2008
For those of you in the Boston area:
The next 8-week session of my beginner class starts this Wednesday, August 6th, and runs from 6:30-7:30pm at Third Life Studio in Union Square, Somerville. This is an ongoing class, suitable for complete newbies through advanced beginners.
I'm also offering an 8-week series on Karsilama, which will run from 7:30-8:30 (immediately after the technique class).
Not familiar with karsilama? Check out this performance, which includes elements of American-style karsilama, a taste of the more folkloric Romani style, and a hefty dose of Dalia Carella's Dunyavi style:
We'll focus on stylings for American traditional style belly dance, but we'll also include some elements of the more folkloric Romani style. We'll be covering both skirtwork and skirtless karsilama, so you'll need a full circle skirt by the third class. (I'll have some loaners, but not enough for everybody, so please bring your own if possible.) We'll cover zils if the class composition permits, but they are not required.
No prior experience is necessary, but the Karsilama class will require some technical foundation, so you should also be taking a belly dance technique class. I strongly recommend that complete newbies take my own technique class (since it will cover everything you need to know for the second hour), but if you have some previous experience and are regularly taking classes with someone else, you'll be fine. Contact me to discuss your situation if you're not sure.
You can find more information and register at:
Parking is available, and Union Square is an easy bus ride from:
Central (91, CT2), Kendall (85, CT2), Harvard (86), Porter (87) Davis (87), Sullivan (86, 90, 91), Lechmere (87, 88), Arlington Center (87), Cleveland Circle (86), Wellington (90), Ruggles (CT2). Visit MBTA.com for schedule information.
For driving and parking directions, please visit Third Life Studio:
Email me if you have any questions!
http://www.taktaba.com (video podcast)
p.s. workshops on this topic also available!