What: Learn bellydance step by step with other absolute beginner adults in a nurturing environment with Bellyqueen instructors.
Where: Bellyqueen, 440 Lafayette St, 4th Floor, Studio 4D, New York, NY 10003
October 8, 15, 22, 29 – Bastet Curriculum with Kaeshi Chai Sign Up Now!
November 5, 12, 19, 26 – Hathor Curriculum with Alura Sign Up Now!
December 3, 10, 17 (3 Week Course) – Maat Curriculum with Kaeshi Chai Sign Up Now!
Cost: 4 Week Course $68 for non-members, $58 for members (Bellyqueen unlimited pass holders). No drop-ins. You must sign up for and commit to 3 or 4 consecutive weeks in advance. If you don’t show up, you will lose a credit. (Please note that class card sign ups must be done manually by Bellyqueen staff.)
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 Djam NYC event showcasing dancers and musicians, and teaches at the Bellyqueen School of Dance. Her mission is to develop bellydance as a stage art and explore it’s powerful, healing properties. www.kaeshi.com
Specializing in raks sharki (belly dance), Alura has trained in many dance genres, including, Samba, Salsa, West African African, Haitian, and Jazz. Alura has served as Artistic Director of the Columbia University Bellydance Troupe, while simultaneously earning her Masters in Socio-cultural Anthropology at Columbia. She was also one of the original members of the Dalia Carella Dance Collective and PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), a collaborative fusion dance project with Kaeshi Chai. With over 17 year of experience, she is an advocate for the art of Middle Eastern and North African dances. Alura completed the Bellyqueen Teacher Training in March 2014.