Classes/Instruction

-Class Descriptions-

Progressive Fusion Basics – Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm.  ongoing.  Instructor: Samira  *Progressive Fusion is a definitive style with specific nuances and aesthetic . Known for its serpentine fluidity and crisp isolations, Progressive Fusion utilizes a more muscular and isolated approach to technique. Emphasis on flexibility and strength are key factors in this  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 this style for 15 years.  I hope to emphasize that the Progressive 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

Polynesian Fusion –  Coming 2021 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! –  Coming 2021.   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

Dance Flow –  Coming 2021.  8-week Course   *Regardless of genre, a truly standardized format exists, which is “ground zero” for all modern, classical, and vintage style genres.  This class is perfect for the beginning 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

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.

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 Progressive 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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