The choreographer Pina Bausch said: “Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost!”. Dancing is one of the most important form of self expression and it helps to develop concentration and team work skills. In collaboration with the athletic department, the University offers different types of dancing from hip hop to belly dancing.
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Beginner and Advanced-Beginner lessons are offered every semester by a qualified instructor and experienced dancer. The beautiful ancient art is explored through its basic movements as well as choreography, while a historical overview is provided to gain a better insight into this complex yet simple, antique yet contemporary dance form. Styles studied include Egyptian and Turkish traditional, cabaret and gypsy dance, as well as tribal fusion belly dance. In Advanced Beginner classes, use of veils and zills (finger cymbals) is also introduced.
All levels are welcome and most have no previous experience at all, nevertheless culminating in a Hafla at the end of the semester. The event – very well attended every semester – gives dancers the opportunity to showcase the skills and grace they have learned throughout the term. A general belly dance "party" open to all, the Hafla also features choreography at different levels performed by the semester's dance students for an audience of JCU students, faculty, staff and friends and much fun is had by all.
This class is taught in the Fitness Center of John Cabot University by qualified instructors who will teach you all the best figures of one of the most beautiful exotic type of dance.
All levels are welcome and the partner is not needed!
This class is taught in the Fitness Center of John Cabot University by a qualified instructor who will teach you all the right moves to become an expert of this dancing style which was born on the streets of Unites States.
All levels are welcome!