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Belly Dance (ages 13+)

This beautiful, ancient dance form includes flowing, graceful movements such as undulations and figure 8’s, as well as torso isolations and rhythmic articulations of the hips.  Movements take inspiration from the folklore of Turkey and Arabic countries.

Open to Teens & Adults

Mondays • 6:30 to 7:30pm

$96 for 8 weeks or $15/single class

 

What to Wear

  • A top that is not loose or baggy
  • tights or comfortable pants rolled down to the hips
  • barefoot or flat dance shoes
  • scarf or shawl, preferably with fringes, tied around the hips

About the Instructor- MYRIAM ELI performs Middle Eastern and cross-cultural dance and plays Middle Eastern percussion instruments. She participated in the dance companies of New York’s Serena, Morocco, Anahid Sofian, and Ahmed Hussien. She has received awards from the American Academy of Middle Eastern Dance and Broward County, as well as being selected Individual Artist Fellow and Master Teacher of Middle Eastern dance by the Florida Department of State.  She served as Shakira’s Middle Eastern dance teacher, choreographer, consultant, drummer, recording artist, and touring musician. She has appeared on United States television playing percussion and as choreographer in programs including MTV and Saturday Night Live. Ms. Eli co-founded and is artistic and executive director of Harmonic Motion (www.harmonicmotion.org) in South Florida, USA, with oudist, singer, composer Joe Zeytoonian. Together they have toured the United States, Latin America, Turkey, and Japan.

 

Register: www.coralsprings.org/recreation or visit the Coral Spring Gymnasium (2501 Coral Springs Drive)

 

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