Students learn isolation movements of the hips and torso, how to frame them with graceful arm positions, and how to put them together with foot patterns in a simple choreography. Belly Dance technique enhances flexibity and provides a fun workout to great music but is gentle on the ankles and knees. Students learn alignment and posture to enhance the dance.
Oriental dance originated in Egypt and has spread around the globe as a performing art and an exciting way to exercise. Women all over the globe have taken to this dance and it flourishes today in Asia, Europe and the Americas as well as the Middle East. Habiba trains dancers in Middle Eastern movement techniques and cultural traditions at her Philadelphia studio. She is a leading researcher of the dances of Egypt and Tunisia and teaches belly dance as well as the traditional folkloric dances that have been performed and passed down for many years. The Habiba Studio has a regular schedule of classes personally taught by Habiba and welcomes students of all levels from beginner through advanced and professional.
Wednesday, 19 September, 2012
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