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Updates and important news for Seraka Studios classes and workshops.

Thanksgiving – No Classes!

Thanksgiving – No Classes!

posted on October 12, 2013 by Vanessa
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Reminder that there is no Technique Level 1 class happening on Sunday, October 13 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  Classes will run on Tuesday, October 15 as scheduled. Eat Turkey!

Change for Fall Schedule

Change for Fall Schedule

posted on September 29, 2013 by Vanessa
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Due to some scheduling difficulties and low registration numbers I’m forced to cancel the following:

Technique Level 3 classes on Mondays 9:00-10:00pm (full session)
Choreography Level 1 series on Sundays 7:30-8:30pm (Sep 29 – Nov 3)

The good news? Workshops will still be happening every other Tuesday in October, and are appropriate for all levels, beginner to advanced – and I’m still taking registrations. Check it:

  • Lavish Layering & Combinations – Tue Sep 28 @ 7:45-9:15pm
  • Nomadic Travelling & Turning – Tue Oct 15 @ 7:45-9:15pm

Workshops are $20 each. Register by emailing classes@seraka.com

Classes for Fall Session

Classes for Fall Session

posted on August 23, 2013 by Vanessa
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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 classes@seraka.com!

Location:

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!

 

Workshops:
  • 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
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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

Signup by emailing classes@seraka.com

Molten Series Delayed: No Class on Sun Jul 28

Molten Series Delayed: No Class on Sun Jul 28

posted on July 28, 2013 by Vanessa
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I despise posting these kinds of notices, but sometimes there’s not much I can do about it. Like tonight. Something has come up suddenly for me and I’m unable to teach class this evening.

The Molten Series, scheduled to start tonight 6:30pm at Coastal Dance Company, will be delayed  for one week.  There will be no class this evening, however we will start the series next Sunday, August 4th at the same time and place.

I apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.  If you have any problems with this slight change in schedule, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me; classes@seraka.com

Hungarian Hipwork with Andrea Kitta

Hungarian Hipwork with Andrea Kitta

posted on July 11, 2013 by Vanessa
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I am extremely proud to host one of my very first bellydance instructors for a special workshop – just for you! If you want to register, email classes@seraka.com read full post →

Summer Classes Are Happening – Starting July 9

Summer Classes Are Happening – Starting July 9

posted on July 4, 2013 by Vanessa
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I’m very pleased to announce that summer classes are up and running. Don’t let your hard work all year waste away to just a wiggle – get in the studio and work. Come dance with me! Laughter, hard work and sound effects are guaranteed. I’ve got weekly classes running in TECHNIQUE & CONDITIONING starting next week, as well as a new series on sinuous movement – MOLTEN.

To register for these classes, or to order your class passes, send me an email at classes@seraka.com with your name, telephone and address. We’ll go from there!

 

Technique & Conditioning are classes, not a series, so you are welcome to drop-in as you are able.  You can register through IMMERSION passes (unlimited T&C classes $175), SESSION passes (one class/week $100).  You could also pick up a 3 CLASS PASS ($40) or a 7 CLASS PASS ($60) for drop-ins, good for any T&C class this summer. Day drop-ins for $15.

Summer Classes Delayed

Summer Classes Delayed

posted on June 13, 2013 by Vanessa
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Summer classes were planned to start at the end of June, however, due to studio complications, I must delay the start date for Summer Classes.   Once a schedule is finalized (soon!) I’ll post an update with class times and locations.  I am currently hoping to begin these classes in the 1st week of July, making an 8-week session instead of a 10-week session.

Sorry for any confusion and inconvenience this might cause.  Cross fingers for finalized schedules!

Summer Session

Summer Session

posted on May 1, 2013 by Vanessa
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Summer Session is the little tiny half-session in June-August; it’s only 10 weeks long.  I’m in the process of organizing the schedule and I’m looking for your feedback!  What classes, courses, or series interest you?  Would you like regular classes or workshops? What days and times work best for you?

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TV86LGG

If you wouldn’t mind taking a few minutes to fill out these 3 little questions, you’d be a big help.   Bonus: If you fill in your name, email and phone number at the bottom of the survey, you could win a FREE 3-CLASS PASS for the summer session, good for any Technique & Conditioning classes all summer!

Weekly Classes!

Weekly Classes!

posted on April 16, 2013 by Vanessa
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I’m very pleased to release details and descriptions for our new format and weekly classes. Have a read through the new Class Descriptions page, and keep your ears open for Fall classes!

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