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Powerful Percussion continues this week!

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We just finished a fantastic three week session bending our brains and building our agility and stamina in finger cymbal percussion. Thanks to Helene for a truly challenging and rewarding series of classes. Everyone is buzzing about what a fantastic font of information Helene was for us. But wait…there’s more!!

(note flyer dates are off by one week due to heat wave cancellations pushing back the series)
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STARTING THIS WEEK:
Erik Brown – Middle Eastern Drums
Thursdays August 20, 27 & September 3
8:30-9:30pm
Phinney Neighborhood Center, Room 7
Bring a drum if you have one, but it is not required*!!

These classes are open to all levels, all styles!
Men and women, all ages, dancers, musicians and enthusiasts, all welcome!

$12 drop-in, or $30 for the full three weeks payable the first night of class.

More information at http://www.mandalatribal.com/classes
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MORE INFO:
A key to becoming a better dancer is to familiarize yourself with the intricacies of the rhythms we are driven by. So these classes will teach you not only some great new skills in drumming, but will also enrich your dance!

This special session is open to all levels and all styles–there is no minimum experience requirement on this session. Drop-ins are welcome, but please note that the series will build weekly on previous lessons.

Erik’s classes
“The Middle Eastern hand drum is sometimes called a tabla, dumbek, darbooka. It is a goblet shaped drum that is at the heart of the middle eastern music. It’s a relatively inexpensive instrument to learn and an easy instrument to carry around places. Learn from the beginning the correct habits, so you can progress efficiently (and of course practice).”

Erik is a patient and effective instructor. He studies with drummers all over the world, and performs with beloved local band House of Tarab. Drumming is great for all ages, and is a fun way for the significant others of belly dancers to take part in belly dance world.

*Please bring a dumbek or similar hand drum. If you have any spares to loan, please bring them as well. ***If you do not have a drum, you will still be able to get a lot out of this class, and can bang on a pot or practice on your lap and the floor while you learn the rhythms and technique this class series has to offer.***

Classes are $12 drop-in, or $30 for the full three weeks payable the first night of class.
More information at http://www.mandalatribal.com/classes

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Shay Moore is the director and primary instructor at Deep Roots Dance in Seattle, WA. She loves writing, movies, costuming, knitting, cooking, and bellydance to the moon and back again; and loves her amazing husband and doggies even more than that.

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