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Rock Your Chakras with Shifah

October 2nd, 2-4:00. $25


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Class Name: Middle Eastern Dance and the Chakras

For the performers: Energy centers that will help us to create an expressive stage presence

For first time belly dancers: Discover muscles you didn't know you had

For other energy disciplines:  Discover a fun way to access energy centers

Instructor:    Joanne Tebaldi, Shifáh of the Crescent Dancers

Class Description:    

Through the joyful movements of belly dance, we will have fun accessing our body’s sources of energy. Moving from these energy centers, we will experience an inner massage and with playful awareness, create an outer expression of vitality that will allow us to connect with our audience.

This will be an expansion of my “Rock your Chakra” workshop. In this workshop, I have had the privilege of seeing women’s spirits not only unfold, but blossom as I have watched their confidence grow by freeing the energy within.

Bring:    Veils and canes if you have them. I will have extra for those who do not.

Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of belly dance isolations will allow you to absorb more, but not necessary. A willingness to experiment and have fun is all you need.

Teacher Bio:    

Shifáh has performed as a professional dancer and member of The Crescent Dancers since 1986. Troupe and solo appearances include: Both the Springfield and Boston Museums of Fine Arts; Jacob's Pillow; the Hartford Opera Company's production of Aida; Commonwealth Opera Company's Riverboat; The Best of The Really Big Show, Academy of Music, Northampton; The Iron Horse coffee house in Northampton; appearances with Middle Eastern bands; as well as Middle Eastern wedding parties balancing a candelabrum on her head and Persian New Year celebrations. Shifáh presently performs at Café Lebanon in Springfield.

Shifáh has studied with both nationally and internationally known choreographers. She teaches at Greenfield Community College, The Wellness Center, East Longmeadow, Mary Ann Studio of dance. She taught the first four years at P.V.P.A. Charter High School and saw the first class graduate. She choreographed for The Desert Dancers in Springfield, The Valley Light Opera's production of The Mikado in 1996 and The Vagabond King in 1997.