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ALL IN <u>ONE</u> PLACE?? TRY A BELLY DANCE CLASS WITH ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED AND CREATIVE BELLY DANCE TEACHERS TODAY!</font></h1> <h1 align="left"><font face="Verdana"> <img height="186" alt="Belly Dance Class" src="images/Belly_Dance_class.gif" width="270" align="right" border="0"></font></h1> <p align="center"><font face="Verdana">WE&#39;VE JUST MOVED!!! Come to our private studio in La Center, WA and see what our belly dance classes have for you!</font></p> <h2 align="center" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0"> <font face="Verdana"> <img alt="Amira at Rakassah" src="images/Amira_Rakkasah04.gif" align="left" border="0" width="130" height="192">360/</font></h2> <h2 align="center" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0"> <font face="Verdana">263-5800</font></h2> <p align="center" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center" h2><font face="Verdana" color="#0000ff"> <a hre="images/Schedule.pdf">Class schedules being set up now. Call 360-263-5800 or email </a> <a href="mailto:enchantmentunlimited@prodigy.net"> enchantmentunlimited@prodigy.net</a> for class information.</font></p> <p align="center" h2><font face="Verdana"> <a href="SignUp_for_Dance_Classes.html">Click here for class fees and to sign up</a></font></p> <p align="center"><font face="Verdana">**Not in the area? <a href="Bellydance_Videos_&_DVDs.html">CLICK HERE </a>for info on our instructional video and DVD programs that allow you to learn how to bellydance no matter WHERE you live.</font></p> <div align="center"> <center> <table border="1" cellpadding="8" cellspacing="8" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" width="80%" bgcolor="#99CCFF"> <tr> <td width="100%"><strong> <h1 align="center"><font color="#000080">YOGA Classes:</font></h1> <blockquote> <blockquote> <ul> <li> <p align="left"><font size="5" color="#000080">Candlelit Gentle Yoga</font></p> </li> <li> <p align="left"><font size="5" color="#000080">Beginner&#39;s Yoga</font></p> </li> <li> <p align="left"><font size="5" color="#000080">Yoga Flow</font></p> </li> <li> <p align="left"><font size="5" color="#000080">Power Yoga</font></p> </li> </ul> </blockquote> </blockquote> <p>Whether to supplement your dance workout or just on it&#39;s own, yoga is one of the single healthiest choices you can make for your workout time, and working with a certified yoga instructor ensures you can learn safely. Yoga has many health benefits, calms the mind and stretches the body. </p> <p>If you are a first timer to yoga, try the candlelit or beginners class. For the more experienced, we have all kinds of different workouts. If you don&#39;t see the class you want on the schedule, call or email - I&#39;m adding classes as demand increases.</p> </strong> <p>For a class in your own home, try our new <a href="Yoga_DVDs.html">Mat Yoga DVD</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </center> </div> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <div align="center"> <center> <table id="AutoNumber2" style="border-collapse: collapse" cellSpacing="0" borderColorDark="#006633" cellPadding="0" width="90%" borderColorLight="#339966" border="1"> <tr> <td width="100%"><strong> <blockquote> <p align="left"><font face="Verdana"> <img height="329" alt="Shery" src="images/Shery.gif" width="220" align="left" border="0">&quot;I walked into my first belly dance class with Amira in October of 2003. I was an astonishing 62 pounds heavier then. I felt awkward and out of place as I stood waiting for the class to begin. I just knew in my heart that I wouldn&#39;t be very good at this but I had to try. </font></p> <p><font face="Verdana">From the moment she took her place at the head of the class she had my undivided attention. She never made me feel awkward even when it was hopelessly obvious that I didn&#39;t know what I was doing. She just encouraged me to keep going. Never apologize for being who you are. Embrace it and dance. Since then my waistline has dropped and my confidence has risen. She helped me to remember what it was like to feel strong and sexy at the same time. </font></p> <p><font face="Verdana">I have had many opportunities to watch Amira belly dance and she never ceases to absolutely captivate me. She is as knowledgeable in technique as she is passionate about her art form. She is a capable yet patient teacher and a mesmerizing performer. She possesses an inner strength that is both calming and empowering. &quot;</font></p> </blockquote> <i> <p><font face="Verdana" size="4">Sheryl Ison-Student, Windsor, CA - Essence of Egypt Dance Company Member and Performer</font></i></strong></td> </tr> </table> </center> </div> <i><b> <p align="center"><font face="Verdana" color="#990066" size="6">What will these classes do for you? </font></p> <p align="center"><font face="Verdana" color="#990066" size="6"> You ll be SHOCKED to find out!</font></p> </b></i> <p><font face="Verdana" size="4">If you are a beginner, I will take you through the basics of belly dancing from the ground up. With over 30 years of belly dance teaching experience, I can help you work through anything! You don&#39;t need any experience - I&#39;ll take you through it step by step:</font></p> <ul> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4"> Stretching, toning and strengthening, and how to protect your body from injury - great for the newly active too!</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4"> Discovering and correcting posture issues effortlessly so you&#39;ll look better all the time</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4"> Egyptian posture for belly dance</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">Basic isolations and body control</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">Basic movements, walking steps, and basic combinations</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4"> Discovering your body&#39;s own unique flow of movement</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4"> Understanding Middle Eastern music and culture</font></li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">....and that&#39;s just for starters!</font></p> <div align="center"> <center> <table id="AutoNumber4" style="border-collapse: collapse" cellSpacing="0" borderColorDark="#006633" cellPadding="0" width="90%" borderColorLight="#339966" border="1"> <tr> <td style="border: 1px solid" align="middle" width="100%"> <p align="left"><tt> <font face="Verdana" color="#993366" size="4">&quot;As a trained teacher, I know that the best teachers are the ones that<img alt="Fawni in Costume" src="images/Fawni.gif" align="right" border="1" width="182" height="360"> touch all three primary learning bases in a student&#39;s repertoire. These three are audio, visual, and hands on.&nbsp; But while many teachers are trained to do this, few are actually able to accomplish this in real life teaching situations.&nbsp; Jana/Amira is one of the few that can and does.</font></tt></p> <p align="left"><tt> <font face="Verdana" color="#993366" size="4">As far as dance teachers go, Jana/Amira, is by far the best I&#39;ve ever seen or had the opportunity to learn from.&nbsp; She is very patient and understands her student&#39;s needs.&nbsp; At the same time she is able to relate to them and tell stories from her own life that makes her down to earth, reachable, and shows that she really does understand the struggles of every student attempting to learn and/or master the art of belly dance. Her ability to access her student&#39;s skill level and taylor the lessons to each one&#39;s skill is truly amazing.&nbsp; </font></tt></p> <p align="left"><tt> <font face="Verdana" color="#993366" size="4">There is an old saying: Many are called but few are chosen.&nbsp; Jana/Amira is definitely one of the chosen and I can&#39;t think of any other dance class where I have had such a wonderful teacher.&nbsp; She is not just a great dance teacher though she is also a terrific belly dancer.&nbsp; While many dancers are great dancers they are hard put to be able to break down steps and explain them to where a novice can understand them.&nbsp; Jana/Amira is not only able to do that and do it well but she also makes learning fun.&nbsp; Her comments on the customs, culture, and history of the origins of belly dance are intriguing and fascinating adding a certain pizzazz to an already fabulous class.&nbsp; </font></tt> </p> <p align="left"><tt> <font face="Verdana" color="#993366" size="4">Another thing that I really like and appreciate about Jana&#39;s belly dance classes is that if a student has a difficult time learning a particular step she is more than willing to take extra time and go over that step with the student until they have a firm grasp on how to do it.&nbsp; </font></tt></p> <p align="left"><tt> <font face="Verdana" color="#993366" size="4">If you are thinking of taking a belly dance class I can&#39;t recommend this one enough.&nbsp; Take it.&nbsp; I promise you you won&#39;t be sorry.&quot;<br> <br> <b>Yvonne Keiser, </b><i>belly dance class student</i> - Windsor, CA</font></tt></td> </tr> </table> </center> </div> <h2 style="line-height: 150%" align="left"><font face="Verdana">If you&#39;ve ever pictured yourself becoming a belly dancer (or improving as one) and possibly performing, you&#39;ve got to check out these classes! </font></h2> <h3 style="line-height: 150%" align="left"><font face="Verdana">As an exercise form, belly dance works every muscle in your body and is extremely healthful, energizing and is a great tool for toning your body and losing weight.</font></h3> <h2 style="line-height: 150%" align="left"><font face="Verdana"><u> <a name="How Can I Get Started with Classes">How Can I Get Started with Classes?</a></u></font></h2> <p style="line-height: 150%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">It&#39;s easy! Just email me at <a href="mailto:enchantmentunlimited@prodigy.net"> enchantmentunlimited@prodigy.net</a> and request directions to the studio, and let me know which class you&#39;re interested in. I&#39;ll confirm we have space and answer any questions. Then, just come on in! Simple.</font></p> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica"> <h2><u><i><font face="Verdana" size="5">WHAT KIND OF BELLYDANCE STYLE IS IT??</font></i></u><b><i><font face="Verdana" size="4"><img height="288" alt="Cairo Costume Shopping" src="images/Cairo1.gif" width="192" align="right" border="0"></font></i></b></h2> <p style="line-height: 150%"><b><i><font face="Verdana" size="4"> With all the dance styles out there, that&#39;s a very legitimate concern these days.</font></i></b></p> <p style="line-height: 150%"><b><i><font face="Verdana" size="4">Our classes are based on traditional Egyptian Cabaret style, </font></i> </b><i><font face="Verdana" size="4">the glitzy style </font></i><b> <i><font face="Verdana" size="4">you&#39;d see in </font></i></b><i> <font face="Verdana" size="4">a Cairo nightclub</font></i><b><i><font face="Verdana" size="4"> today. From there, we build with all the other classical styles: Folkloric, American Tribal, East Indian, </font></i></b><i> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Goddess Dance, Persian </font></i><b> <i><font face="Verdana" size="4">and also fusion.</font></i></b><i><font face="Verdana" size="4">.. just about anything that can add to the dance form.</font></i><b><i><font face="Verdana" size="4"> Then we go on to pull from ballet, jazz, ethnic dances and yoga.</font></i></b></p> <p style="line-height: 150%"><b><i><font face="Verdana" size="4">The result? A strong, athletic, creative style of dance that is constantly changing and growing with you, so you never get bored!</font></i></b></p> </font><font face="Verdana" size="4"> <p style="line-height: 150%"><i>This is NOT a class with a dancer who&#39;s taken a few classes and now wants to make some money. Amira has studied, performed and taught for 30 years, and is one of the most competent teachers in the business. Don&#39;t trust your body to someone who doesn&#39;t know how it works! Work with an experienced and capable teacher who can help you learn, grow and excel in belly dance.</i></p> </font><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica"> <p style="line-height: 150%"><b><i><font face="Verdana" size="4">To find out more about Amira&#39;s training and dance background, <a href="http://www.howtobellydance.com/Bio.html">CLICK HERE.</a></font></p> </i></b></font><font face="Trebuchet MS, Arial, Helvetica"> <p style="line-height: 150%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">These classes are friendly but structured, with every move explained. We believe the student learns by understanding how the body works and how to make it move, and the teacher is obligated to help each student learn the moves correctly, both for the grace of their dance form and the health of their bodies. Questions in class are welcomed.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 150%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">As an example, most of the girls in the Essence of Egypt Dance Company started in the studio with me as rank beginners, and within a year were performing with the troupe - some sooner than that! </font></p> <h3 style="line-height: 200%" align="left"><font face="Verdana"><u> Every class includes</u>:</font></h3> </font> <ul> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Full stretching and warm up for muscle elasticity, body flexibility and strengthening</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Body isolations - working individual muscle groups</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Introduction to and/or drilling of basic moves for bellydance</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Grace, posture, correction of body positioning for the best dance posture </font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Exercises for improving weak body areas and overall posture</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Classes start slow and build as your body warms up enough to do the next level of movement</font></li> </ul> <h3 style="line-height: 200%" align="left"><font face="Verdana"><u> Classes may also include</u>:</font></h3> <ul> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Various levels of steps, combinations, walking steps</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Layering of movement</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Choreography</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Finger cymbals</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Veil work</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Understanding Middle Eastern music and rythm</font></li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 200%">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0"> <font face="Verdana" color="#0000ff"> <a href="http://www.howtobellydance.com/images/Schedule.pdf"> Bellydance Class Schedules coming soon! </a></font></p> <p align="center" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0"> <font face="Verdana" color="#0000ff"> <a href="http://www.howtobellydance.com/images/Schedule.pdf">Call 360-263-5800 for information.</a></font></p> <font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica"> <h2 align="center" h2><font face="Verdana">360/263-5800</font></h2> </font></strong><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica"> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <strong><i><b><font face="Arial" size="4"> <h2 align="center"><font face="Verdana" color="#990066">What makes this program different?</font></h2> </font> <p><font face="Verdana" size="4">In a very short time -</font></p> </b></i></strong></font><strong><i><b> <ul> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">You will gain self confidence through posture, grace, strength and endurance</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">You WILL feel better, look better and DANCE better!</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">You will learn from someone who understands YOUR problems and roadblocks, having experienced them, who will personally guide you past those hurdles to the next level and beyond</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">You will come away from each class a stronger and more professional dancer and feel stronger in your body</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 150%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">You CAN do it! You can do what is necessary to achieve AMAZING results  Guaranteed!</font></li> </ul> <h2 style="line-height: 150%" align="center"><font face="Verdana"> With this unique instructional belly dance system, you can achieve the absolute BEST you are capable of as a dancer, whether you re just starting out or have been dancing for years. </font></h2> <u> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">Imagine what your life will be like when...</font></p> </u> <ul> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">You FINALLY master your body flaws! </font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">You completely MASTER your muscles, one at a time! </font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">You gain energy and technique in leaps and bounds in the studio! </font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">You have complete confidence and true passion in performance! </font> </li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">You finally create a career in dance! </font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">You move forward with great momentum! </font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">You finally experience both personal and creative freedom!</font></li> </ul> <h2 align="center" h2><font face="Verdana">360/263-5800</font></h2> </b></i> <p align="center" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0"> <font face="Verdana" color="#0000ff"> Click Here for <a href="http://www.howtobellydance.com/images/Schedule.pdf">DANCE CLASS SCHEDULE </a></font></p> <p align="center" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0"> <font face="Verdana" color="#0000ff"> <a href="http://www.howtobellydance.com/images/Schedule.pdf">Call 360-263-5800 for information.</a></font></p> <p style="line-height: 150%">&nbsp; </p> <div align="center"> <center> <table id="AutoNumber3" cellSpacing="1" borderColorDark="#006633" width="80%" borderColorLight="#339966" border="1"> <tr> <td width="100%"><strong><font face="Verdana">&quot;Having performed and studied with Amira for over 17 years, I can testify both to her skill and creativity as a dancer and her dedication to the art form. </font> <p><font face="Verdana">Amira s command of dance technique is superb and is based upon a dedication to the classical forms of Egyptian <i>Raqs al Sharki. </i>Her dancing is supported and enlivened by her deep study of Egyptian culture, both ancient and modern. In terms of physical preparation and technique, she demands much of both herself and her students, but the result is superlative technique in performance. Her choreography is exciting and creative. Her background as a professional musician gives her an unsurpassed sense of how to match movement to music, and this is evident in the sure artistry with which she creates dances both for herself and for others. </font></p> <p><font face="Verdana">Other things that distinguish her are her unusually highly developed skill as a drummer, her professionalism and business experience, and her unselfishness and openness as a person.&quot;</font></p> <i><b> <p><font face="Verdana" size="4">--Kirk Templeton, Wind Mountain Institute /Martial Arts trainer/ Middle Eastern Percussionist</font></b></i></strong></td> </tr> </table> </center> </div> </strong><b><strong><i><font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica"> <h3 align="left"><font face="Verdana">What classes do we offer?</font></h3> </font> <ul> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"><font face="Verdana"><u> <font size="4"><a name="Beginning">Beginning</a></font></u><font size="4"> - great for anyone who&#39;s</font></font> <ul> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Never danced at all</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Is coming from a different teacher or format - try Beginning a couple of times before moving up</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Danced a different style</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Has body issues or is recovering from illness or injury</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Learns slowly - you can stay in Beginning as long as you like!</font></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"><font face="Verdana"><u> <font size="4"><a name="Intermediate">Intermediate</a></font></u><font size="4"> - for those </font></font> <ul> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">With some bellydance or other dance experience</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Who have &#39;graduated&#39; Beginning</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Who are considering trying out for the troupe</font> <ul> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Our Intermediate classes are actually Intermediate to Advanced, allowing more experienced students to continually add layers, perfect movements, and move forward. We will add more classes, including an Advanced class, as more students are ready.</font></li> </ul> <p><u><font face="Verdana" color="#660000" size="4">Intermediate to <a name="advanced">advanced</a> dancers:</font></u></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="4">How would you like correcting and strengthening your movements to make you the strongest and most confident dancer you can be?</font><ul> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4"> More and more advanced layering techniques</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4"> Expanding your dance vocabulary of movements</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4"> Getting movements into your muscle memory for effortless execution</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4"> Grace and posture strengthening and improvement is ongoing</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4"> Intermediate and advanced classes increase gradually in athleticism, building step by step for easy advancement into more difficult moves</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4"> Classes are challenging and always changing</font></li> </ul> <p><font face="Verdana" size="4">You can benefit from my decades of personal experience identifying and overcoming hurdle after hurdle and have your own personal guide to take you past your own bellydance challenges. </font></li> </ul> <p align="left">&nbsp;</li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4"><u><a name="Choreography"> Choreography</a></u></font> <ul> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Learn a dance from start to finish</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">For those who haven&#39;t done choreography, this helps create a learning channel for dance combinations and dances</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Learn how to transition from one move to another</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Includes instruction on stagecraft, attitude, and all other aspects of dance performance</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Not recommended for those who have not completed at least 6 weeks of Beginning but open to all levels</font></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4"><u><a name="Specialty">Specialty</a> Classes</u>:</font> <ul> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">One solid hour focusing on just one thing, such as:</font> <ul> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">3/4 Shimmy</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Finger cymbals (zills)</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Veil</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Undulations</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Cane, sword or other &#39;prop&#39; dances (all are separate classes)</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Dancing to Taksim (slow music)</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Drum solos</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Other classes such as sewing, makeup, stage presentation...you name it. If students are interested, we&#39;ll teach it!</font></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4"><u>Workshops</u>:</font> <ul> <li> <p style="line-height: 150%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Saturday workshops are presented occasionally. We&#39;ll spend 2 - 3 1/2 hours working on either specific techniques, such as mastering the slow dance solo, or learning a dance from start to finish in one day. These workshops are open to anyone, whether or not you&#39;re a current student.</font></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</li> <li> <p style="line-height: 150%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4"><u>Private Lessons</u>:</font> <ul> <li> <p style="line-height: 150%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="4">Personal coaching to work on your unique body issues, create a dance just for you, or work on any areas of the dance you choose.</font></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p align="left"><font face="Verdana" size="4"><u>What to wear</u>: Fairly tight fitting, stretchy clothes, dancewear or yoga attire is fine. Be comfortable. We dance barefoot, and water is available in class. If you have a scarf or hip belt you can wear around the hips, bring it.</font></p> <p align="left"><font face="Verdana" size="4"><u>What it costs</u>: $15 / class, 6 classes for $72, or 10 classes for $100. There are also lots of ways to earn free classes.</font></p> <h2 style="line-height: 200%" align="left"> <font face="Verdana" size="6">*** Our next Student Hafla (performance day), date TBA,&nbsp; will be happening soon. Call for details and bring a friend. Dance performances, food and door prizes are just the start!</font></h2> <p align="left"><font face="Verdana" size="4">Interested?&nbsp; <a href="http://www.howtobellydance.com/images/Schedule.pdf">Click here</a> to see our current class schedule - NEW SCHEDULE COMING SOON, then email Jana at <a href="mailto:enchantmentunlimited@prodigy.net"> enchantmentunlimited@prodigy.net</a> or call 360/263-5800 to discuss which class would be best for you and to get directions to the studio.</font></p> <p align="left"><font face="Verdana" size="4">For more information about the teacher, Jana (aka &#39;Amira&#39;) <a href="http://www.howtobellydance.com/Bio.html">click here</a>.</font></p> <p align="left"><font face="Verdana" size="4">For information on the Essence of Egypt Dance Company, if you&#39;re interested in joining, <a href="http://www.essenceofegyptdancers.com/index.html">click here</a>.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 200%">&nbsp; </p> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">For professional dancers, you will also have access to: </font></p> <ul> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">30 years of sales and marketing experience</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">You will learn how to get restaurant gigs and negotiate your price</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">You will discover how to market yourself on someone else s dollar</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">You will see how you can build a costume wardrobe on a budget</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">You will learn how to avoid performance disasters so they NEVER happen</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4">Where to find <u>all the best</u>: information, supplies, music and so much more!</font></li> <li> <p style="line-height: 200%"><font face="Verdana" size="4"> Professional photography and performance video production</font></li> </ul> <font face="Verdana" size="5"> <p align="center">&quot;It doesn t matter if you re a beginning belly dancer wanting to learn RIGHT from the start, or an experienced dancer wanting to achieve AMAZING improvements in style and body posture  this format <u>will</u> work for you& . <u>Guaranteed!!</u>&quot;</p> <p align="center">Try a 6-week session and give it your best, and if you cannot see any improvement in your posture, dance moves, endurance or any other aspect of your dance, <font color="#990066">I will give you </font></font></i><font face="Verdana" size="5"> <font color="#990066"><u>your money back</u></font><i>.</i></p> </font><font face="Arial" size="5"> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> </font></strong></b><strong> <p align="left"><font face="Verdana">Most of our belly dance classes are taught in a private studio in La Center, Washington so the address is not published but complete directions will be provided after we speak. Or just email me at <a href="mailto:enchantmentunlimited@prodigy.net"> enchantmentunlimited@prodigy.net</a>. </font></p> <h2 align="center" h2><font face="Verdana">360/263-5800</font></h2> <p align="center" h2><font face="Verdana" color="#0000ff"> <a href="http://www.howtobellydance.com/images/Schedule.pdf">Click here for a DANCE CLASS SCHEDULE - COMING SOON</a></font></p> <p align="left"><font face="Verdana"> <a style="text-decoration: none" href="http://www.howtobellydance.com/../BellydanceSolutions/index.html"> If you&#39;re interested in studying via instructional belly dance video or DVD, that is also available: </a> <a href="http://www.howtobellydance.com/../BellyDanceVideos_and_DVD.htm"> <font color="#0000ff">click here for instructional belly dance videos and DVD&#39;s.</font></a><a style="text-decoration: none" href="http://www.howtobellydance.com/../BellyDanceVideos_and_DVD.htm"><font color="#0000ff"> </font></a></font></p> <a style="text-decoration: none" href="http://www.howtobellydance.com/../BellyDanceVideos_and_DVD.htm"> <p align="center"><font face="Verdana"> <img alt="Amira Dancing at Rakassah" src="images/Rakkasah05_3.gif" align="center" border="0" width="287" height="432"></font></p> </a></strong> <a style="text-decoration: none" href="http://www.howtobellydance.com/../BellyDanceVideos_and_DVD.htm"> <p align="center"><font face="Verdana">Most photos on this site are courtesy of Michael Puzach, Essence of Egypt Dance Company photographer.</font></p> <p align="center">&nbsp; <a href="http://www.insiderpages.com/b/15250572758"> <img src='http://www2.insiderpages.com/images/common/review_us_on_insider_pages_blue.png' alt='Read reviews of Essence Of Egypt Dance School' width="110" height="60"></a> </p> <P align=center><a href="Schedule.pdf"><FONT color=#0000ff>Class Schedule</FONT></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <A href="../images/DrumWorkshop.pdf"><FONT color=#0000ff>Drum Class</FONT></A>&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="Bio.html"><FONT color=#0000ff>Teacher Bio</FONT></a>&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="In_Studio_Bellydance_Classes.html"><FONT color=#0000ff>In-Studio Class Information</FONT></a></P> <P align=center><a href="signupform.html"><FONT color=#0000ff>Sign Up for Our Newsletter</FONT></a></P> <p align="center">&nbsp;</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="100%" style="border-left-color: #339966; border-left-width: 1; border-right-color: #006633; border-right-width: 1; border-top-style: none; border-top-width: medium">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </table> </div> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> </strong> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp; </p> <h5>&nbsp;</h5> <h5>&nbsp;</h5> <h5> <script src="http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js" type="text/javascript"> </script> <script type="text/javascript"> _uacct = "UA-1030260-1"; urchinTracker(); </script> </h5> <P align=center>&nbsp;</P> </TD></TR> <TR> <td width="100%" height="145">Feel free to call or email me directly:<p align="center"> Jana E. Beeman (aka &quot;Amira&quot;)</p><p> <p>Essence of Egypt Dance School is now providing beginning through pro dance and yoga classes in the Vancouver, WA area. Our private La Center studio is convenient to the Ridgefield, Woodland, Cougar, La Center, Battle Ground, Hazel Dell, Vancouver and surrounding areas. Check the schedule for other classes in alternate locations. Dance, yoga and costuming workshops and classes are also available in your location. </p> <p style="MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px" align="center">Enchantment Unlimited Entertainment &amp; Essence of Egypt Dance Company</p> <p style="MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px" align="center">La Center Yoga</p> <p style="MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px" align="center">360/ 263-5800</p> <p style="MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px" align="center"> <a href="mailto:enchantmentunlimited@prodigy.net"> enchantmentunlimited@prodigy.net</a></p> <H5>Jana E. 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