Monday, April 13, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
The school made its first public appearance October 28, 2007 when the principal and two students performed at the 21st Anniversary Diwali Show held at the Ursuline Convent. Last year we
participated in the Healthy Lifestyles Extravaganza, the Seniors’ Expo’ , the Barbados Reiki Association’s Open Day and also performed at the Caribbean Development Bank's Christmas Party.
Over the past four years, she has further expanded her repertoire, studying the art of Middle Eastern/Egyptian Belly Dance.
For further information, please call (246) 435-7201 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Welcome to La Bella Rosa School of Dance Arts’ web site.
Once you begin your odyssey of belly dance, I am confident you will enjoy the experience immensely.
Belly dance works on several levels and has multiple benefits. By choosing this unique dance and exercise form, you should see welcome improvements in things such as posture, your digestion and circulatory system, the elimination of toxins, your ability to relax, your confidence level and an opportunity to affirm you femininity, while experiencing sheer joy and exhilaration!
As part of your support service, this site will provide diet and health tips, as well as other interesting tidbits, and generally keep you abreast of all the developments relevant to your class. If you are interested in working towards performing, I would be happy to work with you.
Thank you for visiting our belly dance site. Happy browsing!
of Dance Arts
Thursday, April 2, 2009
|TERM II - January 10 – March 28 (12-weeks)||BEGINNERS |
LEVEL I - SAT. 4.30 p.m. & Wed. 7.30 p.m.
| “Nour El |
LEVEL II & III - Sat 3.30 p.m. (at least two six –week sessions/ two
previous dance experience)
Veil Dance – “Turbo Tabla 3”
|Participation in Seniors Expo – Saturday, April 11|
|Participation in Combermere |
Pageant – Plantation Garden Theatre, Sunday
|TERM III – APRIL 18, (22) and 25 (10-weeks)||BEGINNERS |
LEVEL II (at least six sessions/ one term completed)
|Habibi Alli - upbeat, fun-filled choreography|
|Saturday 4.30 OR |
(at least two terms OR previous dance experience)
| Baladi ** - fast belly dance moves - more technique and |
flair (arm/ hand positions, spins, pivots, hip twists, Ms, hops etc.)
|Participation in Barbados |
Reiki Open Day – Ursuline Convent Hall, Sunday, June 28
El Ain - Saturday 4.30 OR 5.30 p.m.
OR Wednesday 7.30 p.m.
|SUMMER SESSION (eight |
weeks – July - August)
LEVEL II/INTERMEDIATE (8 sessions/ 1 term completed)
|NEW Drum Solo - # 13, Around the World CD|
|? SENIORS CLASS - Tues/ Thurs 11.30 |
a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
LEVEL I - Noun El Ain - Sat. 4.30 p.m. OR Wed. 7.30 p.m.
|? TRIBAL BELLY |
DANCE WORKSHOP – CALIFORNIAN DANCER, MANASHA FICE
|TWO-HOUR WORKSHOP - BEGINNERS/ DRUM |
SOLO – Sat. from (3.00/ 3.30 p.m.)
|SEPTEMBER (TERM I) 12 weeks – Sat. & Wed. p.m.||INTERMEDIATE |
(at least two six-week sessions/ two terms) –
|Veil choreography - |
|? BEGINNERS |
LEVEL II - (if summer Beginners’ class)
LEVEL I – “Noun El Ain” (if workshop)
|Habibi / Tabla Plus Dynamic |
|CHRISTMAS PARTY – date to be announced|
– BEG. OR VEIL/ CHEFTETELLI – SAT. (from 3.00/ 3.30 p.m.)
|TERM II||INTERMEDIATE |
(at least two six –week sessions/ two terms)
|- Baladi** - more |
technique and flair
LEVEL II - (if numbers warrant it)
|“Habibi” & Cheftetelli*/ Veil - Tabla Turbo 3|
LEVEL I – “Noun El Ain” (if workshop)
|Cheftetelli slow, basic four-count rhythm |
traditional 4-beat rhythm
Boasting a long and colourful history, Belly Dance has been around for more than 25,000 years.
Some exponents dislike the term, deeming it degrading, while others embrace it, seeing it in tune with the symbolism of the belly. Also known as "Raks Sharki " (translated as "the dance of the people"), it was created to celebrate Mother Earth. In its early days it was a fertility ritual dance and also reflected basic life experiences.
It is excellent all-round exercise form for women of all ages as it is low-impact. It terms of the lower body, it slims the waist and tones the upper and lower abdominals, the hips, thighs and buttocks, and also strengthens the back and improves flexibility. Upper body-wise, belly dance firms and shapes the bust, the arms and the shoulders and generally improves posture. It is also cardiovascular in the various travelling steps and invigorating shimmies!
It can also be helpful in pregnancy because it engages in movements that can ease lower-back pain and build up abdominal and pelvic muscles needed during labour.
But beyond the physical benefits, Belly Dance offers more – the various twists and circular movements around the spine gently massage the internal organs (liver, kidneys - organs of elimination) bringing about more efficient functioning of the body as a whole.