BELLY DANCE CLASSES
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AWAKENING BELLY In-Person CLASS
- Cardio Bellydance to Live Music,
Let us embrace the beauty of our body.
This class is for anyone who loves to dance. Even if you have never taken any belly dance class you will enjoy it. Sawako will guide student step by step so everyone feel comfortable in their movement and can express the beauty from within.
Fee: $15/class (Temple Associate*) $18/class (Non-Associate) & donations for drummers are appreciated
Location: Hoi Polloi Dance Studio
5660 Main Ave. Orangevale
Please wear comfortable clothes preferably fitted top (w/belly exposed optional) and dance shoes if you need them.
Please wear a mask (you can take a mask while you are dancing if you need to) and do whatever you need to do to protect yourself and make yourself feel safe during the class.
ONLINE ZOOM Class
Kannon/Quan Yin Temple Dance Choreography
Join us and learn Belly Dance Choreography inspired by Kannon/Quan Yin goddesses in Oriental/Asian countries.
Fee: $70/Three classes (Temple KUKURI member*), $77/three classes (non-member)
Drop-in: $25/class (Temple KUKURI member*), $28/class (non-member)
Although it is intended to take all three classes together, you can still take each individual class.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate. (If you have never bellydanced I highly recommend to check out my Free FB 30day bellydance challenge video Day 1-3 or youtube 15min bellydance lessons before the class starts.)
Zoom link will be sent to you after your registration is completed.
Recorded videos are available each week after the class.
*Temple KUKURI membership
2021 Zoom 振付ワークショップ
料金：7000円/3クラス（Temple KUKURI member), 8000円／3セッション(non-member)
2500円／1クラス（Temple KUKURI member)、3000円/1クラス (non-member）
VenmoかPaypalで支払いができます。Venmo (Sawako-Ama), Paypal (email@example.com)
Free Tutorial Videos
Free FB live Belly Dance MOON Challenge
Follow me on my FB Page for more details.
Join me for the 29 day Belly Dance Challenge!
Starting on August 18th.
Free 15min. Bellydance lesson videos are available on Youtube ＆ FB!
MINDFUL BELLY CLASSES
In-Person 4 week series
Free online mini class is available at my Youtube channel.
Level: Mixed levels, more than one year of bellydance experience is helpful.
Fee: For temple associates* $48/4 classes or $13 drop in. For non-associates $55/4 classes or $15 drop in per class. $5 early bird discount will be applied till January 29th.
We need minimum of 4 students to open this class. Please preregister. Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact Sawako pay the fee in person or send a check.
Payment: via cash, check or paypal (please message for address). We will need a minimum of four participants to make this class happen so please share with a friend!
Location: Temple KUKURI Sanctuary (please enter from the back door)
10723 Fair Oaks blvd. Fair Oaks, CA 95628
What to bring: fitted top (w/belly exposed optional) and dance shoes if you need them. Yoga mat
Workshop and Private Lessons
Online and In-person
Workshop is available at any location.
2 hour basic class: $250 (+possible traveling fee), $50 for additional hour
3 hour choreography class: $400 (+possible traveling fee) $50 for additional hour
Awakening Belly -Cardio Bellydance to Live Music
2 hour class: $350 (+possible traveling fee)
All classes include warmups/basic isolation exercises and cool-downs/breathwork yoga.
Private lesson and semi private lesson(2-3 students) are available upon request.
Private Lesson Fee : $50/hour
Semi Private Lesson Fee: $30/hour/student
Please contact Sawako 916-871-9054
*Please click here to become a Temple KUKURI Associate member.
In this class Sawako will be focusing on:
- Having fun!!! (most important thing in our class, helps us to get being comfortable with our body)
- Dancing with awareness of body, mind and soul connection (helps us get grounded, feel comfortable being in our body & feel free in our movements. it also helps us learn new movements with less frustration).
- Learning fun tribal style bellydance movements. (you will learn stylization of many different folk dances from the gypsy trail, Northern India-Central Asia- the Middle East-North Africa-Spain Andalucía). You will also learn modern style movements infused with dance styles from different cultures (Tribal Fusion) and traditional style movements (Egyptian/Oriental style and American Cabaret style).
- Learning how to play finger cymbals/zills. (great excersise for brain stimulation)
- Strengthening core muscles and getting good pasture (it will help strengthening and clearing our mind as well)
-Breath work ( it will help us to get centered and relaxed to efficiently burn calories and prepare body to dance without hurting it)
I encourage both men and women to join us.
What to bring: Please wear comfortable clothe preferably fitted top (with belly exposed optional).
Bring your own drinking water.
I appreciate the time Sawako spent with me and the musicians were very friendly and made me feel welcome. - Judy G.
A treasure in our midst. - Griffin
How fun! What an easy to follow lesson. Arigatoo gozaimasu Sawako Sensei! Tanoshikatta desu yo! - Monica Crooks
absolutely so much fun !!!! - Valerie
Love it, thank you Sawako for your generosity and tons of patience. - Ena
I think Sawako is a great teacher. She took the time to explain everything to me in great detail, which is nice, because you don't always know what questions to ask. She guided me through the class in a gentle and patient way. I was a good work out both for my body and mind. Thank you Sawako! - Melanie
She is a terrific instructor. She shares which muscle groups you should feel the action from and the proper posture. She starts varies dances at a slow pace and shares how it looks once you have established the moves and the strength. I am looking forward to more classes Mrs. Sawako Ama - David E J Malley
I liked it very much. The only thing that I would change would be turn the music down a little because the instructor has a soft voice and it was a little hard to hear her over the music. Other than that, it was a well run class. - Tania C.
The class was great and I got a good core area workout, which is something I am in need of. I will definitely attend again! - J.G.