May 20 & 21, 2017 - Michelle Sorensen
Detroit Raqs Show & Workshop
Royal Oak, MI
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ANYONE is welcome to audit a class at no charge. Just
email
detroitbellydance@yahoo.com
or come to a class and introduce yourself.

ABOUT THE CLASSES:

In class you'll learn traditional dance technique, hear
fabulous pop &
ancient Middle Eastern music... and while your hips are
shimmying
you'll start to understand the rich history of Middle Eastern
dance. Most importantly you'll have fun & get fit in a friendly,
supportive
atmosphere. Anyone is welcome to audit a class for
free...you'll soon
realize why this dance has been enjoyed by thousands of
women
over thousands of years...

WHY DETROIT BELLYDANCE?

Belly Dance is low-impact, but tones the whole body. It's
exotic, but
not erotic and is the world's oldest form of dance. You don't
need
prior dance experience.
Here you'll learn basic Arabic dance
technique, layering, combinations, choreographs and gain
skills to
design solo dances to develop your own style.
Lana also provides
student become professional dancers. Whether you are
doing it just for fun or something more, we take class
seriously, but the class is always tone is light. She breaks
down moves so that everyone can understand them - and
takes time assist each student.


PRIVATE CLASSES FOR
SMALLER GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALS:

If you're interested in individual private lessons, or to
host a Belly
Dance party where friends can learn the dance, email
detroitbellydance@yahoo.com

WHO CAN DO IT?
Anyone!
Belly Dance, known as Raks Sharqi or Middle Eastern
Dance, can be learned at any age.
Students of Detroit Bellydance
have ranged from ages 5 to 92 years old.
What's even more beautiful isyou can be any size or
shape. Curvy women are celebrated in thisdance. I  tell
new students "give me three weeks and your hips will
be moving like you never imagined possible!"

WHAT TO WEAR:
Be comfortable.  Stretch pants, yoga pants, shorts, etc.
Wear
something you enjoy, even long skirts! Shirts can be tank
tops,cholis, etc.  For your feet: barefoot, flexible sandals,
dance shoes orballet slippers. Gym shoes aren't the best
because they're heavy and clunky and this, afterall, is a
feminine dance!

GOING PRO
* Want to learn the tips to being a
professional dancer? Call Lana
for private session that's
everything about the business.
Class
Schedule
630 p.m. Thursdays
Birmingham
Beginners like this class because they
learn body.

Experienced dancers, don't be fooled
by thinking you won't learn. Drills and
improvisational learning in the
Lebanese
AND ATS styles!
Birmingham Community House
380 S. Bates, Birmingham.
www.communityhouse.com
586-242-9425
Or
email
"Best Dance Troop." - Real Detroit Weekly
"A
must see."  - The Travel Channel
RECENT /PAST SHOWS

6 p.m. Wednesdays
West Bloomfield Family Aquatic
Center
Belly Tone!
This class is the moves dancers use then
they want to firm up quickly. Get ready to
have fun without hurting your body to
sensual and upbeat music.
Phone: 586.242.9425
Email: Detroitbellydance@yahoo.com

Shows: Weddings, zeffas,  parties, theatres,
nonprofit galas, nightclubs, festivals, corporate
events, lesson parties & more.

Show Offerings: The lights begin to dim. The
sound of the violin fills the air. Moments later a
single dancer (or maybe more) enters the room.
She spins with power as large lighted, sparkling
dramatic fabric wings  grab the attention of the
audience. Colorful whirling fabric, fire trays,
swords, wooden bamboo sticks, finger cymbals,
flowing fan veils, hips moving to every beat
covered in couture designer costumes. And even
on occasion, flamenco dancing fused with
Bellydance for something different halfway into
the show! Before it ends, joyous music brings the
audience on their feet dancing with the dancers
making it impossible NOT to smile.

Working with Lana: One or multiple dancers
perform to recorded music, or, live musicians like
percussionists, singers, violinists, oud and kanun
players. Packages for various budgets.
May 20 & 21, 2017
8th Annual Detroit Raqs Midwest Raqs
* WORKSHOPS & SHOW with the return of
Michelle Sorensen!