Aug-Sept 2021

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Days
Location
Belly Dance Fundamentals
Try something totally new and fabulously fun!

In each upbeat hour you will learn the fundamental movements of belly dance using the Datura Style™ technique and vocabulary. No prior dance experience required.

Wear comfortable workout clothes that fit close to your body and a quiet scarf around your hips if you like! Bare feet, socks, or soft dance shoes are recommended.

$90 for the six week session or $18 per drop-in class.
Tuesday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Eastern Groove Online
Datura Style™ Combinations
DATURA STYLE™ COMBOS & FLOW is a multi-level hour of Datura Style™ belly dance training, here we dives into combinations and finger cymbal patterns as well as how to flow from movement to movement using our accumulated vocabulary.

Prerequisite: At least one prior course of Belly Dance Fundamentals and instructor approval.
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Eastern Groove Online
Study Hall: Rib Up Study
The Rib Up Study is a concentrated practice of chest and rib lifts over footwork, Arabics, inverted Arabics, body waves and deep body waves with levels. It's a great one to work your core!

The Study Hall workshop will take a deep dive into each of this study's components so that you understand them well for your own efficient practice.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Eastern Groove Online
Study Hall: Ribcage Side Study
The Ribcage Side Study is jam-packed with moves like horizontal and vertical ribcage slides, sdie-to-side undulations, and vertical hip figure 8's. So much stuff in a nice compact package!

The Study Hall workshop will take a deep dive into each of this study's components so that you understand them well for your own efficient practice.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Eastern Groove Online
Belly Dance Fundamentals
Try something totally new and fabulously fun!

In each upbeat hour you will learn the fundamental movements of belly dance using the Datura Style™ technique and vocabulary. No prior dance experience required.

Wear comfortable workout clothes that fit close to your body and a quiet scarf around your hips if you like! Bare feet, socks, or soft dance shoes are recommended.

$90 for the six week session or $18 per drop-in class.
Monday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
The Light Lounge at Vern's
La Groove Fatale
La Groove Fatale is a dedicated group of dancers who have achieved an advanced level of skill and artistry. Troupe members are required to perform at studio and local community shows including the annual Elgin Fringe Festival and will be given other exclusive performance opportunities.

Prerequisite: Min 2 years of study with Christina and instructor invitation.
Monday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
The Light Lounge at Vern's
Drills & Skills
BELLY DANCE DRILLS & SKILLS is a drop-in friendly class for all levels of belly dancers. Each class begins with a quick body warm-up and then we go right into working that day's focus content. The class starts out nice and easy, which is great review for experienced dancers, but we ramp up to more challenging stuff by the end. Modifications for all levels are offered so you can dance at your own level.

If you are interested in taking this class via Zoom, please contact christina@easterngroove.com before registering.

Price: $90 for the six week session or $18 for each single class.
Thursday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
The Light Lounge at Vern's
Project Groove: All You Need is Love!
Project Groove is Back! This invitation-only group is a project-based ensemble class. This choreography is created with advanced dancers in mind and involves group work, dynamic stage formations, and, in our new age of hybrid learning, a multi-media component culminating in a performance at the end of the double session. These are the final three weeks of the current project "All You Need is Love" -- a Mardi Love inspired choreography to be performed at the Elgin Fringe Festival.

$62.50 for the final three weeks. No drop-ins.
If you are are a high intermediate to advanced dancer interested in the next Project Groove, please email christina@easterngroove.com
Thursday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
The Light Lounge at Vern's
Belly Dance Fundamentals
Try something totally new and fabulously fun!

In each upbeat hour you will learn the fundamental movements of belly dance using the Datura Style™ technique and vocabulary. No prior dance experience required.

Wear comfortable workout clothes that fit close to your body and a quiet scarf around your hips if you like! Bare feet, socks, or soft dance shoes are recommended.

$90 for the six week session or $18 per drop-in class.
Sunday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
The Light Lounge at Vern's
Fusion Belly Dance Choreography
FUSION CHOREOGRAPHY for the advancing dancer works on concepts in contemporary belly dance such as layering movements, theatricality, performance skills, and more advanced prop work including playing finger cymbals and sword balancing. Each course sees the completion of a full choreography.

Prerequisite: Completion of Belly Dance Fundamentals and/or instructor approval. This is a dedicated session course with no drop-in options.

If you are interested in taking this class via Zoom, please contact christina@easterngroove.com before registering.
Sunday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
The Light Lounge at Vern's


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