Course Detail: BDAN - Belly Dancing
This class will be an introduction to Belly Dance (Middle Eastern Folk Dance) and will include a brief history. Belly dancing is an activity and an exercise class; muscle tone and flexibility will be improved. The class will begin with basic stretching exercises including simple yoga movements. The main portion of the class will focus on developing isolated body movements necessary to perform the dance correctly, followed by the development of traveling steps, turns, and shimmies. Veils will be incorporated. The final portion of the class will be learning choreography that will be danced together by the group. Traditional and modern Middle Eastern music will be used, and basic Middle Eastern rhythms will be identified and explained.

Participants will need to wear stretchy clothing, allowing freedom of movement. The dance will be performed in bare feet or socks. (Flexible dance or gymnastic shoes may be worn.) Students will need a scarf that is long enough to be tied around the hips.

 Session Detail:  LLPBDANF18 (seats remaining)
Schedule: This class will meet every week on Wednesday, starting on 09/05/18 and ending on 11/07/18.
Times: 01:30pm - 03:00pm
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Annette Brooks
Annette Brooks
Biography: Annette W. Brooks studied Middle Eastern Folk Dance (Belly Dance) with Donna Whitley (a well-known local Belly Dance teacher & performer) for 35+ years. Annette has also taken numerous classes with other well-known national & international Belly Dancers. She has performed many times locally and regionally with Mirage (a troupe led and directed by Ms. Whitley). For the past two years, Annette has been teaching basic Belly Dancing at a local gym. No image available

Facility Detail
Cypress Glen Retirement Community, Aerobics Room
100 Hickory St
Greenville, NC 27858
Cypress Glen Retirement Community, Aerobics Room