Power Belly Thursdays

IT’S POWER BELLY TIME!

We are happy to announce that “Power Belly” is our most popular class!

Current Session 6 Weeks

Drop ins through end of July

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Cost: $15 Cash/Check $18 Credit/Debit

Rentals: weight belts available $5
Drop-ins: $15 cash $18 check

 

How to register

Please download and print our registration form, fill it out and send it in with a check. We also have a mail slot at the Studio. Sorry, we do not take credit cards for classes.


Lets have Fun!

What should you wear? What ever you feel comfortable in. Yoga pants, leotards, cholies, sports bras, skirts, hip scarves, or costumes are fine. It’s up to you.

Power Belly Weight Belts: Weight belts are a element of the Power Belly format but not mandatory. We want to demonstrate different strokes for different folks. You can rent them for $5.

Power Belly The Class History

The summer of 2003 the first Power Belly Course was offered for 4 weeks before Delilah went on her 40 Days and 40 Nights East Coast Tour. Dancers loved it with or without weight belts, but for those who used weight belts, the results were amazing! We saw waistlines manifest. Dancers lost weight, inches, and got incredibly strong. So, we are going to do it again. Now we are proud to announce that the Power Belly Class is one of our most popular classes we offer. Jeannette, who attends both Tuesday and Thursday class gets the award for ‘Most Enthusiastic’! She told me the other day that she has not missed one class since that summer in 2003!

When we opened VDP Studio in 2004 we added the element of live music by Erik Brown: percussion, bass, cumbus, samples and found sounds as accompaniment to our courses. The live element gives us an added dimension to the total feeling of involvement in the dance. This is also the goal of Power Belly–– to move from the gut! We strive to engage the dancer emotionally through the discovery of the power in her belly!


 

Delilah Gold Photo by http://www.jenniferrichardphotography.com/

Delilah Gold Photo by http://www.jenniferrichardphotography.com/

Delilah
Delilah is an internationally acclaimed belly dance performer and instructor. She was the first dancer to receive the Dancer of the Year Award from the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance in Hollywood, California 1997. Delilah grew up in Southern California, learning the dance form as it was passed on and popularized in this country by first and second generation immigrants from Lebanon, Armenia, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Morocco and Greece. Her years of devoted study and practice have led her to become one of the foremost teachers and innovators in the field of bellydance today.  More >>

ErikErik Brown
Erik Brown began his musical career with the bass guitar in the mid 1980’s performing and recording in Washington DC. After he moved to Seattle, Erik began to seriously study Arabic percussion in 2003 after a ground breaking lesson with master percussionist Souhail Kaspar. As an eternal student he has continued to study with many master percussionists including Faisel Zedan, Karim Nagi, Uncle Mafufo, Issam Houshan, Said El Artist and Tobias Roberson to name a few. Today, Erik is one of the most sought-after players in the northwest, and he’s renowned for his ability to connect with dancers during live performances. More >>

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