Polynesian Fusion – Bi-weekly Tuesday 7:00-8:00 pm (1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month) Instructor: Samira *All Levels Class: In this class, we will explore the basics of Polynesian Fusion. The ‘Kopu me Hope’ style is comprised of movements from the Tahitian and Hawaiian Islands and uniquely formatted with a call/response system and some tricky improvisational tactics. We will “dive deep” into the basic movements, focusing on the Polynesian form, vocabulary, and execution. This class will focus on building strength and conditioning necessary for this fusion style. Tuition: $25/Month
Belly Busters! – Bi-Weekly Tuesday 7:00-8:00 pm (2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month) ongoing. Instructor: Samira *All Levels Class: This class will work your body hard and work your brain harder. First half of the class is filled with strength, flexibility and endurance training. The second half of this class is about quick learning, execution, and application. The music is loud, the movements are challenging, and you will be sweaty! It is recommended that students have basic belly dance knowledge. Technique is addressed, but not the primary focus of this class. Tuition: $25/Month – $16/drop-in
Tribal Fusion Bellydance – Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm. ongoing. Instructor: Samira *Created in the late 90s and defined throughout the early 2000s, Tribal Fusion has become a definitive style with specific nuances and aesthetic . Known for its serpentine fluidity and crisp isolations, Tribal Fusion utilizes a more muscular and isolated approach to technique. Emphasis on flexibility and strength are key factors in the Tribal Fusion style. This genre has an applied vocabulary, including Jamila Salimpour format, otherwise known as Old School Tribal or Tribal (not to be confused with American Tribal Style), and many modernized additions. “ I have studied and performed Tribal Fusion for 15 years. I have taken classes from the best in the business including Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, Mardi Love, and Kami Liddle. I hope to emphasize that the Tribal Fusion style isn’t just a weekend choreography or an 8-week course, but rather a complete form and genre that requires specific skills and practice to truly achieve.” -Samira Tuition: $50/month
Bellydance Flow – Coming 2020. 8-week Course *Regardless of genre or style, all modernized (non-folkloric) bellydance has the same roots. There truly exists a standardized format, which is “ground zero” for all modern, classical, and vintage style genres. This class is perfect for the beginning belly dancer, experienced dancers who would like to brush up their skills, and dancers wanting to understand standardized format. We will focus on transitions, energy flow, fluidity, grace, carriage and posture. For interested students, Cairo Fusion specific nuances and esthetic will be applied at a later series. This very structured course will run for 8 weeks. In addition to weekly instruction, participating students will be provided with both outlines and study guides. It is highly recommended that beginning students repeat the course as necessary to enhance their skills. Tuition: $50/month, $100/course
Bellydance Expansion – Coming 2020. 8-week Course Instructor: Samira *This class focuses on expanding Bellydance vocabulary, isolations, muscular development and layering techniques. It is the perfect place for those who have had some introduction to Bellydance and would like to expand their knowledge and skills, and for established dancers wanting to clean up and expand their technique. The instruction is not style specific, we will utilize standard Bellydance format . Tuition: $50/month, $100/course.
Bellydance Enhancement – Coming 2020. 8-week Course Instructor: Samira *This class will take your dancing to the next level!! How? We will focus on dynamics, clarity, strength, endurance, stage presence and intent. If you have a decent understanding of Bellydance movements/vocabulary, and you are ready to refine your performance skills, this class is for you. Enhancements that we will address in this class will be beneficial to your performance, whether you are a group performer or a soloist, seasoned or yet to hit the stage. The vocabulary and skill set used are not genre-specific and applicable to all styles of Bellydance. Tuition: $50/Month, $100/Course.
Bellydance Progression – Company dancers only – By invitation only
Technique and Theory (T&T) – Times TBA… Instructor: Samira *Intermediate to Advanced Class: Heavy focus on technique, isolations, body awareness, strength, costuming, ethics, and performance. This class also offers rhythm recognition and introduces the dancer to drum solo structure. Best suited for dancers with basic knowledge who want to enhance their technique and learn the Progressive Fusion style and theory. Performance is never required. This class cycles, so anytime is a great time to start!! (Finger cymbals may be required) Tuition: $50 month.
Zill Class! – Monday 6:00-7:00 pm – (New class starting 2020) Instructor: Samira Finger cymbals, sagat, zills…whatever you prefer to call them…let’s learn to play them! This class will focus on learning how to play zills efficiently exploring a diverse range of rhythms and styles. We will start at ground zero and work our way up to adding movement and layering. This class is for everybody wanting to learn this fabulous instrument, whether you dance or not. If you would like to expand your knowledge of exotic and historic rhythms, this is your class. ALL levels are welcome, but please remember, we are starting from the bottom. If you play zills, but your skill needs some refinement or you would like to expand your musicality to enhance your dancing…this class will do that! We will start with a 12 week series and reevaluate at conclusion. Students must provide their own zills. I will have order information available at the first class for those needing to purchase. Tuition: $50/month.
1 hr. private instruction with Samira – $40 – Please contact Samira for availability. *All levels: Work with Samira directly. Either refine your personal technique or learn our unique style of Bellydance Fusion; the history, music, technique and proper application. Recommended only to the dedicated dancers, with a goal of taking dance to the next level. Enrollment is very limited.
*Please check Samira’s page for current workshop information*
Tuition discounts are available for multiple weekly classes.
Please contact Samira for additional information or questions. The studio is located at 5400 W Franklin, Boise, ID. (Enter the double doors on Phillippi)
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