What: Learn bellydance step by step with other absolute beginner adults in a nurturing environment with Bellyqueen co-founder and master teacher, Kaeshi Chai and Bellyqueen principal dancer, Alice Giampieri.
Where: Bellyqueen, 440 Lafayette St, 4th Floor, Studio 4D, New York, NY 10003
When: Mondays (Ma’at Curriculum) with Kaeshi Chai, 8:30-9:30pm, April 3, 10, 17, 24
OR Sundays (Bastet Curriculum) with Alice Giampieri, 6:30-7:30pm, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Cost: 4 Week Course $68 for non-members, $48 for members (Bellyqueen unlimited pass holders)
5 Week Course $85 for non-members, $60 for members (Bellyqueen unlimited pass holders)
or use credits from 5 or 10 class cards. No drop-ins. You must sign up for and commit to 4 or 5 consecutive weeks in advance. If you don’t show up, you will lose a credit.
About the Teachers:
Kaeshi Chai is a world-fusion bellydancer and teacher trainer who co-founded the professional dance company and school, Bellyqueen. She also co-founded PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), an international community of artists dedicated to healing and social change through dance and music. Kaeshi has performed and taught internationally, and is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, and Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution. She curates the weekly Djam NYC event showcasing dancers and musicians, and teaches at the Bellyqueen School of Dance and Steps on Broadway. Her mission is to develop bellydance as a stage art and explore it’s powerful, healing properties. www.kaeshi.com
Alice Giampieri (Italy) is one of the greatest exponents of Tribal Fusion in Italy, and has been member of the “Emotional Tribal Fusion” company De Nova Luce directed by Francesca Pedretti. She has studied Ballet, Flamenco, Bharatanatyam Indian dance, oriental dance, Tribal Fusion and Tribal ATS and has improved her oriental and tribal technique by studying with numerous international teachers. As a soloist, she has been invited to teach and perform in the most important festivals in Italy and has performed internationally in Paris, New York, and Barcelona. Alice is the founder and director the school “Aynin” and it’s and associated dance company. Alice was selected to be a member of the show the Bellydance Evolution show “The Dark Side of the Crown” directed by Jillina. She performed with BDE in Washington DC and New York City, Miami, Japan and most recently in a 28 show tour in Holland.