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Belly Dance with Athena

All level belly dance workshop with The Vintage Vixen Athena

  • Started Apr 23
  • 30 US dollars
  • Lakeside Avenue East

Service Description

From elegant hands to diaphanous veils the glamour of American Cabaret captured the attention of audiences (and dancers) across the United States throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s. In the class we will delve into the classic movement vocabulary, but with a modern context. Athena is a vixen who loves the style of vintage American cabaret dance.She’s excited to present technique, combinations, and ways to feel like a vixen on stage and in life. We get told to be “sensual but not sexual” and in this course we are going to ask “why?” Sexuality is a natural part of our world, and certainly exists within this dance. This class is intended for all levels of dance. We will work through several series of movements to demonstrate transitions and weight transfer. Special focus will be placed on some of the hand movements popularized in this era. Veils can be used, and either silk or chiffon is fine. Shoes are recommended. Some topics this class will cover- orientalism and exoticification common in this time for context, a heap of body positivity and sex positivity, and combinations/technique. After class, notes and a specially created playlist will be available to every student.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We do not accept walk-ins. All classes must be pre-registered for. Any class canceled within 8 hours of the start time will forfeit the cost of class or class pass. If a student no-shows a class without notification they will lose the entire cost of the class and have to pay the full class cost. A student is responsible for paying for the space whether they show up or not. The student will also not have rights to credits or transfers of classes. Please call us if you are running late- otherwise you will be marked as a ‘no-show’. Class Transfers are not allowed. The individual that signed up for the class must be the individual that shows up for class. If a student is unable to attend they will not be allowed to transfer their class to someone else. Cancellation and Late fees do not apply to open practices. Please note that open practices do have strict end times regardless of when a student shows up.

Contact Details

  • 4700 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, OH, USA