BIG NEWS!! We’ve moved to our own studio space! Studio Deep Roots is an inviting, eclectic space for dancers, artists, and healers in Greenwood, only about 5 minutes from where we have held classes for over a decade. Please … Read More
NO TRIBAL CLASS TONIGHT 10/19 The heater in the Warehouse is broken, so Tribal Bellydance Classes with Shay are off tonight. J9’s BellyFit! classes are still on at 7pm. NO TRIBAL CLASS TONIGHT The heater in the Warehouse is broken, … Read More
Just basking in the after glow of an amazing weekend! Just returned from a weekend workshop with Sharon Moore and her friend Gen in Kamloops B.C. The music, moves, atmosphere, exercise, socializing, purchasing and buying some more… it’s all such … Read More
at Phinney Neighborhood Center
Bring your finger cymbals and get ready to play!! Inspired by a love of old school Ren faire groups a la Bal Anat and Hahbi ‘Ru, and drawing on the quintessential repertoire of Jamila Salimpour (the foundations of American Cabaret and Tribal styles!), instructor Shay Moore will be sharing with you various combinations of movement paired with finger cymbals patterns. Students will start with simple movement drills to get their hearts pumping. Each class will offer some light and accessible rhythm and music theory, fun finger cymbal patterns, movements and variations, then blend them into a combination we can dance together. Each week will build in complexity as students increase their confidence with finger cymbals while dancing. Bring your finger cymbals and be ready for a fun, challenging workout!
This class will be taught in a layered approach, allowing for students of all levels to find a challenge they will enjoy. Students should have some bellydance experience under their belt, advanced-beginner or above recommended.
Pre-registration always saves you at least $15 over drop-in rates, and reserves your spot in the class series.
Students often come to me and ask advice on eliminating stage fright. They feel nervous, fluttery, jittery, even a little nauseated. And I tell them that a little stage fright is a GOOD THING. Yep. Stage fright means you care! … Read More
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Zaphara is a local Seattle legend. She has been dancing since the 70’s, and almost every pro in Seattle has taken at least a class or two from her in their day (including yours truly). Alessandra interviewed her for her … Read More
Ruby Beh is one of my top belly-crushes. She is just lovely–her liquid movement, her impeccable musicality, high energy paired with an inexplicable effortlessness, and don’t get me started about that gorgeous belly of hers. Off. The. Charts. So please, … Read More