Weekly All Level Belly Dance Choreography Class
The Many Benefits of Belly Dancing With Us:
-get in shape having fun instead of working out - connect into a truly amazing and fun community - discover a diverse range of bellydance styles - find out about great community events - receive amazing isotonic benefits - improve coordination and balance - strengthen and tone core muscles - feel more feminine and sexy - improve body flexibility - look and feel younger - improve body image - Meet new friends! - have fun!
What you'll learn at Nicole's classes:
Fun and inspired choreographies embracing a plethora of belly dance styles and our specialty: unique belly dance with props including veil, sword, zils, wings, cane, candle/fire, and more. Classes with Nicole are:
-- Fun-- Fast paced-- Challenging-- diverse, touching on many styles-- often including prop work includes finger cymbals, isis wings, fans, veils, cane, candles, swords and more...-- exciting :D
FOR THIS ONLINE CLASS, no props are needed. Dress comfortably and feel free to bling it up (optional but awesome). Bare feet - no running shoes, it's bellydancing! Make sure you have water on hand. Yoga mat optional.
WARM UP: We'll go through a stretching and strengthening warmup. Breathe and go at your own pace.
DRILLS AND BREAKDOWNS: You'll learn basic foundational bellydance moves that will be incorporated into a choreography combo later in the class.
CHOREOGRAPHY COMBO: Nicole will lead students through unique choreo combos to EXPERIENCE the power and beauty of Middle Eastern Dance first hand.
** The content in these classes are copyright to Nicole Marie Whitney of Shimmy for the Soul Bellydance and are not offered by any other instructors on Yaymaker or otherwise **
BELLYDANCING INSTRUCTOR & PERFORMER About Nicole Marie Whitney Nicole began bellydancing in January 2004 and was choreographing new dances and performing publicly within a few short months of her very first class. What originally started as a dare with her eldest daughter, became a life changing passion-filled past time that engulfed her life and living space and every 'spare' hour on five days a week. Nicole's training in recent years has went on to train with the very best. She 'survived' three Suhaila Salimpour intensives and then moved on the what she feels is the ultimate training with the one and only Rachel Brice, recently completing her Illumination Phase I and Cultivation Phase II Datura Dance Style Certification with Rachel in Portland (August 2017. She has also trained at the full Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive in 2015 and with many great trainers along the way (live and online) including Jillian , Sadie , Jim Boz , Nath Keo , Rachel Bryce, Sahira, Sandra and many more. She has recently performed for former BC Premier Bill Vanderzaam (summer 2017). Nicole is a member of MEDA [Middle Eastern Dance Association] in B.C. and an active enthusiast of bellydancing, studying new techniques and styles with as many leaders in the field as possible. Nicole performs regularly as a soloist and with her bellydance troupe - SHIMMY FOR THE SOUL. SFTS performs often at major events including the Richmond Night Market, The International Summer Market, Langley Canada Day, Run for the Cure, the annual International Bog Festival and annually at the BC Renaissance Fest & more... Currently, Nicole is teaching bellydance in the Surrey/Delta area. When she's not bellydancing, Nicole is busy producing Life Changing Radio Broadcasts at News for the Soul - the #1 life changing radio show in the world according to Google and Aol and home to the largest totally free life changing audio library on the world wide web which she founded in January 1997. Find out more about News for the Soul at www.NewsfortheSoul.com