Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for three beginner or intermediate belly-dancing classes (a $45 value)
- $30 for five beginner or intermediate belly-dancing classes (a $75 value)<p>
Based on ancient women’s dances from North Africa and the Middle East, belly-dancing focuses on body isolation and movements centered in the torso. The intermediate classes teach the fundamentals of technique, alignment, and posture. Classes begin with a warmup of stretching and strengthening exercises, followed by some basic isolations combined with a traveling step that eventually creates a simple dance combination. Classes end with a short series of cool-down stretches. See the full schedules for classes with instructors Jaidra and Brandy.<p>
“Dark in content, light in spirit, and always weird.” That’s the way cofounders Brandy White (a dancer) and Robert Gowan (a musician) describe their quirky dynamic on the Discordia Arts website. Their distinct style lends itself naturally to theater, particularly the theatrical Middle Eastern dance that Brandy now teaches at Discordia Arts. She and fellow dancer Jaidra not only instruct beginner and intermediate belly dancers but also perform American tribal-style and fusion dance professionally.