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WOW!

DGLA '3 for Free' Program!*

DanceGardenLA has some of the TOP Bellydance instructors in the country… dare I say the world?? But each teacher is unique, so, how do you know who YOU jive with? Which teacher speaks to YOU? What style are you into? Do you even LIKE bellydancing??

Now you can find out at no risk with our 3-for-free program, for NEW customers ONLY*

You will receive a card on your first visit that allows you to try THREE of our Beginner Bellydance teachers. We'll hang on to it for you and mark it off as you go — then whenever you are ready to purchase a class card (whether you have tried ONE teacher or all THREE, that's up to you!) we will offer you a pretty insane deal on our 5 or 10 class cards (might as well just go for the 10, you don't get offered this deal every day!) that are good for ANY regular DGLA class, so you can come back and pursue your new passion!

Just check our Calendar to see when our Free Trial classes are on and come on in! Free class schedule is subject to change without notice, but the Calendar is kept obsessively up-to-date, so be sure to check there first.

*Sorry, Groupon/Living Social folks, you are already getting an *amazing deal*, so no free classes BUT you will still get a chance to purchase a class card at our highly discounted New Student rate when you finish your Groupon classes!

*And, NOT sorry, faithful existing customers, because you will get your chance during our annual Customer Appreciation sale, lucky ducks! ;)

July 2019


Sherry Wheatley

Class

Tribal Fusion Classes with Sherri Wheatley all of July and August!

Tuesday at 7:30pm
Starts Tuesday July 2!

Mixed Level (No Beginners). Heather Shoopman will continue to teach the 6:30 Beginner Tribal on Tuesday nights, hurray!


Fathiem

Class

FAHTIEM IS BACK!

Tuesday at 8:30pm
Starts Tuesday July 2!

Tuesday nights haven’t been the same since Fahtiem went to Morocco! Welcome her back at 8:30pm July 2nd, and every Tuesday after that!

All levels, great combos and performance style!


Fourth of July top hat

Holiday Closures

Independence Day!

OPEN JULY 4th WEEKEND*! Bellydance Classes are on with Devilla, Kamala, Nasila AND Drum with Donavon!

CLOSED JULY 4TH: Bellydance with Laura and Samba with Irani CANCELED this night only. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE!

Check our Calendar Page for any changes, anytime!!


Ali Mohamed

Workshop

Retro Raqs II with Alia Mohamed

Saturday, July 13, 2019
2:30-4:30pm

Belly dancer extraordinaire, Alia Mohamed, is known for her retro style and heartfelt musicality. In this special workshop, she will bring the elegance of the past into a modern context with a new choreography inspired by beloved Egyptian dancers of the 1960s. In addition to choreography, this class will focus on bringing sensuality and authenticity into your dance.

$40 by midnight Sun 6/21 • $45 before midnight 7/12 • $50 at the door (space permitting)


Tribal Ritual

CLASS

Tribal Ritual *a monthly gathering for group improv dancers*

Saturday, July 13th
4:30-5:45pm

Join us on the Second Saturday of each month for an afternoon of learning and turning! Drills in tribal basics + moves and combos reviewed along with origins & variations + group practice + slow, fast & zills!

Your facilitator, Heather Shoopman, has studied American Tribal Style® + Hot Pot Level 1 + a bit of Gypsy Caravan and even a little Black Sheep SGI. Her troupe, Heavy Metal Tribal, created a vocabulary inspired by these formats + their own experience in cabaret style bellydance + tribal groups Evil Eye, She'enedra, Wild Routes + square dance + various other quirkiness.

Whether you are new to bellydance, new to group improvisation or an experienced tribal dancer looking for practice this will be valuable and most importantly, fun!

Regular Class pricing, class cards ok!


Ana Carla Laidley

Workshop

Samba Dance Workshop with Ana Laidley! All Levels

Sunday July, 21, 2019
7-8:30pm

Ana Carla Laidley is from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. She is a samba dancer and master instructor, based in Los Angeles, whose classes integrate traditional and contemporary Samba styles. She grew up receiving influences from the great masters of Samba, starting at her home, with her parents. Ana’s father is a talented musician, Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro, and her mother, Ana Gomes, was a professional dancer.

Ana has paraded in the Samba Schools in Brasil over thirty times, including parading for Estacio de Sa, Mangueira, Viradouro, and Uniao da Ilha.

She has more than twenty and five years of experience teaching Samba and she is continuously researching and creating projects to better develop a methodology that better "translates" her knowledge about and passion to her Native Culture. She has taught in Australia, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Hawaii, and all over the USA.

Ana provides a space for people to develop their knowledge of the Brazilian culture as well as reconnect with their body, mind, and soul. Her Samba classes for all levels cover the basic, intermediate, and advanced steps of samba, variations, breaks, transitions, and different samba rhythms and styles. She teaches the traditional as well as the contemporary forms of Samba. Some of her specialties include Jongo, Samba de Roda and Malandro style.

Ana is the creator of the group Samba N' Motion and her choreographic works reflect her understanding and passion for and her respect to the ancestry and legacy of this unique form of dance, so-called Samba. She is the Founder of the International Samba Congress event in Los Angeles, which draws dancers and musicians from across the globe to share her passion.

Editor's note: Besides all that…. GET READY TO GET DOWN!

$20

August 2019


Aisha Ali

Workshop

Aisha Ali: Ghawazee Dancing

Sunday August 4, 2019
7-9pm

After performing as the featured soloist at the Municipal Theater in Sfax, Tunisia, and staying among the Ouled Nail in Algeria, Aisha frequently danced at celebrations in Upper Egypt with the Banat Mazin, a Nawar gypsy family of Ghawazee, and so is an incredible resource for this historical folk art form!

$45 Early bird by midnight July 19! • $50 Pre-registration after that • $60 Door (space permitting)


Vintage Dancer

Save the Date

LA Legends of Bellydance Weeklong Experience!

August 5-9, 2019

Over 27 hours of dance instruction and lectures!

Spend a sunny week in Los Angeles attending workshops and lectures with some our legendary bellydancer teachers!!

Click here to learn more.


Tribal Ritual

CLASS

Tribal Ritual *a monthly gathering for group improv dancers*

Saturday, August 17th
4:30-5:45pm

Join us on the Second Saturday of each month for an afternoon of learning and turning! Drills in tribal basics + moves and combos reviewed along with origins & variations + group practice + slow, fast & zills!

Your facilitator, Heather Shoopman, has studied American Tribal Style® + Hot Pot Level 1 + a bit of Gypsy Caravan and even a little Black Sheep SGI. Her troupe, Heavy Metal Tribal, created a vocabulary inspired by these formats + their own experience in cabaret style bellydance + tribal groups Evil Eye, She'enedra, Wild Routes + square dance + various other quirkiness.

Whether you are new to bellydance, new to group improvisation or an experienced tribal dancer looking for practice this will be valuable and most importantly, fun!

Regular Class pricing, class cards ok!

September 2019


Tribal Ritual

CLASS

Tribal Ritual *a monthly gathering for group improv dancers*

Saturday, September 14th
4:30-5:45pm

Join us on the Second Saturday of each month for an afternoon of learning and turning! Drills in tribal basics + moves and combos reviewed along with origins & variations + group practice + slow, fast & zills!

Your facilitator, Heather Shoopman, has studied American Tribal Style® + Hot Pot Level 1 + a bit of Gypsy Caravan and even a little Black Sheep SGI. Her troupe, Heavy Metal Tribal, created a vocabulary inspired by these formats + their own experience in cabaret style bellydance + tribal groups Evil Eye, She'enedra, Wild Routes + square dance + various other quirkiness.

Whether you are new to bellydance, new to group improvisation or an experienced tribal dancer looking for practice this will be valuable and most importantly, fun!

Regular Class pricing, class cards ok!


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