Absolute Beginner Courses Nov Dec

Monday, November 18-26, 2019

WHAT: If you have always dreamed of belly dancing, or want a fun and exciting way to get active and meet new people, these courses are the perfect place to take that first step!

We put great effort into creating a curriculum and atmosphere here at Bellyqueen for the first-time adult dancer! We know this exceptional program will ignite your passion for dance.
This course runs for 4-5 consecutive weeks and will build on from the week before. Students will learn basic dance vocabulary and steps inspired by the Ancient Egyptian Goddesses! Effective warm-up techniques and dance history will also be covered.

Learn bellydance step by step with other absolute beginner adults in a nurturing environment with Bellyqueen instructors. No previous dance experience necessary.

WHERE: Bellyqueen School of Dance, 440 Lafayette St, 4th Floor, Studio 4D, New York, NY 10003

WHEN:
Mondays 8:30-9:30pm November 18 – December 16- Bastet Curriculum with Brenna Crowley Sign Up Now!
Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm November 19 – December 17 – Universal Curriculum with Gabriela Figueroa Sign Up Now!
Thursdays 7.30-8.30pm November 21st – December 19 – Universal Curriculum with Brenna Crowley Sign Up Now!

Cost:
4 Week Course $68 for non-members, $56 for members (Bellyqueen unlimited pass holders)
5 Week Courses $85 for non-members, $70 for members (Bellyqueen unlimited pass holders)
No drop-ins. You must sign up for and commit to 5 consecutive weeks in advance. If you don’t show up, you will lose a credit. (Please note that you can also enroll in this course with 5 or 10 class card credits. This must be done manually by Bellyqueen staff.)


ABOUT THE TEACHERS:

Brenna Crowley is an eclectic belly dance artist, choreographer and instructor in NYC, performing and teaching locally and across the country in many theatrical dance productions, belly dance festivals and other events each year since 2007. She has performed as a featured soloist as well as a member of Sera Solstice’s Solstice Ensemble, Solstice Project, and Solar Tribe, Altagracia’s Caribbean Rose Dance Company, Ayshe’s Cult of Isis Ensemble and many others. She is the director of her troupe Zilla Dance Ensemble, which was formed in 2009. Since its inception, they have performed in numerous theatrical shows, belly dance festivals and other dance events each year. The dancers that make up this ensemble come from all walks of life and various belly dance disciplines; together they celebrate the exuberance of movement and music. http://brennadance.com

Gabriela Figueroa’s journey with belly dance began 7 years ago as a self-taught dancer. She began her formal instruction with Natalie el Ghoul; a contemporary dancer and choreographer at La Fábrica in Guayaquil, Ecuador. At La Fabrica Gabriela discovered her passion for Middle Eastern dance and continued her studies in Quito, Ecuador at Frente de Danza Independiente with Carolina Cruz, a professional dancer and certified somatic teacher where she learned how to view movements from the inside. Gabriela teaches belly dance regularly in the New Jersey area focusing her class on creating community and integrating body and mind through dance.
In 2015 Gabriela became a member of Natalia Nazario’s Raks Al Zahra troupe. In 2018, Gabriela took the Bellyqueen Teacher Training Course led by Kaeshi Chai. She continues to grow and improve each day by regularly studying with many renowned teachers.