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Classes for Fall Session

Classes for Fall Session

posted on August 23, 2013 by Vanessa
in: Seraka Studios

It’s here! It’s here! It’s the schedule for the Fall Session!! Registration is open now and you can secure your spot in class by emailing!


All classes will be taking place at The Dance Centre in Coaker’s Meadow Plaza on Torbay Road, except for Technique 3 which will be held at Coastal Dance Company.


Technique & Conditioning:
  • Level 1: Sundays @ 6:30-7:30pm (Sep 15 to Dec 15) – New/Beginner
  • Level 2: Tuesdays @ 6:30-7:30pm (Sep 17 to Dec 17) – Intermediate
  • Level 3: Mondays @ 9:00-10:00pm (Sep 16 to Dec 16) – Advanced

14 weeks of 60 minute classes that will push your technique into high gear.  Light conditioning, integration of finger cymbals, plus heavy drilling of isolations, travelling, layering, turning, shimmies, and combination movements.

Session Pass ($175) is available for a fixed, single class each week all session, or for unlimited classes go for the Immersion Pass ($300). Drop-ins are welcome ($15), or you can pick up a 3 class ($40) or a 7 class ($90) punch card that’s good for any level, any time during the session.


Creativity & Choreography:
  • Level 1 /2: Sundays @ 7:30-8:30pm (Sep 29 to Nov 3) – New/Beg/Int
  • Level 2 /3: Tuesdays @ 7:30-8:30pm (Nov 12 to Dec 17) – Int/Adv

These are 6 week long series (60 minute classes) that incorporate not only learning a full choreography by Vanessa, but also elements of improvisation and putting combinations together.  Each series is only $75!


  • Lavish Layering & Combinations: Tuesday, October 1 @ 7:45-9:15pm
  • Nomadic Travelling & Turning: Tuesday, October 15 @ 7:45-9:15pm
  • Bellyrolls, Flutters & Pops – OH MY: Tuesday, October 29 @ 7:45-9:15pm
  • Practise Companion: Sunday, November 10 @ 7:45-9:15pm
  • Jewels & Gems for Performances: Sunday, November 24 @ 7:45-9:15pm
  • ¾ Shimmies & Variations: Sunday, December 8 @ 7:45-9:15pm

Each 90 minute workshop is suitable for all skill levels, and is only $20! Read about each workshop on the Class Descriptions page.

Free Class / Photoshoot

Free Class / Photoshoot

posted on August 7, 2013 by Vanessa
in: Seraka Studios

I need promo shots.  You like to dance. Let’s get together!

I’ll be teaching a 100% FREE BELLYDANCE CLASS that’s suitable for all levels from “I’ve never bellydanced in my life” to “I bellydance every day” –  and inviting my dear friend Philippe (of Philippe Photography) to come take photos throughout the lesson.  He’ll be moving in and out of the dancers getting shots as we go through a few exercises, drills & combos.

It’s an IN-CLASS PHOTOSHOOT and I need bodies to fill the beautiful studio.  I’m looking for bellydancers, dancers from different genres, non-dancers, wannabe dancers, or really anyone who is willing to come in exercise clothes and smile about it.

What you need to know;

  • please wear fitted exercise pants (yoga pants, melodia-style pants, etc – bonus if it’s black)
  • please wear a fitted tank top or sports bra (bonus if it’s colorful)
  • please bring a yoga mat, finger cymbals (if you have them) &  a coin belt/hip scarf

While it is a bellydance class – it’s also a photoshoot.  It’s advised to show up with styled/tamed hair (up or down), and your makeup done (lightly).  Nothing extravagant, just a ‘pinch’ more than you’d wear to the office. Feel free to accessorize.


Date: Tuesday, August 27 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Coastal Dance Company @ 16 Stavanger Drive

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