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Hungarian Hipwork with Andrea Kitta

Hungarian Hipwork with Andrea Kitta

posted on July 11, 2013 by Vanessa
in: Seraka Studios

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

Hungarian Hipwork
Tues July 16 @ 7:30-9:30pm ($30)

Andrea will cover the basics of Hungarian/Slovak Gypsy fusion dance with a primary focus on the similarities and differences between it and Tribal Fusion bellydance. The class will begin with a brief discussion of the history of this type of dance and progress to posture, specific movements, footwork, and gesture. Intention/purpose, authenticity, and emoting will also be discussed and practiced. The class will then transition into a brief discussion of body mechanics and functional movement with a focus on belly dance training, progressive overload, and efficiency of movement.

The class will be at the Intermediate/Advanced level; experience with the basic movements of bellydance is necessary. It is most suitable for people who have danced with Andrea before; previous classes with Andrea is recommended, but certainly not required.

About Andrea

Andrea Kitta is the founder of the Neighbourhood Strays Bellydance Troupe and was the first instructor to many of the bellydance instructors in the St. John’s area. She’s studied Egyptian, Turkish, Indian and American Tribal Style bellydance, and is currently certified in the Suhaila Salimpour Format Level 1, and also holds her ATS® General Skills certification and ATS® Teacher Training certification from Carolena Nericcio and FatChanceBellyDance.

Andrea holds her Ph.D. in Folklore and is a professor at East Carolina University in North Carolina where she now lives, continuing to teach, dance and perform.