Ladies Night Out: Bellydance Basics Primer
AUGUST 18TH, 6-8PM, at Art in Motion Pittsburgh
“Belly dance is natural to a woman’s bone and muscle structure. The movements center on the torso rather than the legs and feet, as is common in Western dance. The belly dancer isolates parts of her body, to move each independently in a completely feminine interpretation of the music. The music seems to emanate from her body, as sometimes she emphasizes the rhythm, sometimes the melody of the song.” – Suzy Evans of the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance
Have you ever wanted to try out bellydance class but just don’t seem to have the time? friends to join you? enough courage to jump on in? Well this is your lucky day! Our bellydance basics primer will provide you with an overview of the basic bellydance repertoire as well as an introduction to zills (finger cymbals) all happening in a fun and friendly environment!
$20 in advance/ $25 at the door. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. BYOB!
AXÉ DANCE Workshop
August 30th, 7-8:30 pm
Let’s travel to Bahia, Brazil through dance …
What is axé dance?
Samba Axé is a solo dance that started in 1992 during the Brazilian Carnival season in Bahia when the Axé rhythm replaced the Lambada. For years it became the major type of dance for the North east of Brazil during the holiday months. The dance is completely choreographed and the movements tend to mimic the lyrics. It’s a very energetic kind of dance that mixes elements of Samba no pé and aerobics and because of the lyrics, which are made for entertainment, the dance generally has some sort of ludic element.
Several Axé music groups such as “É o Tchan” have as part of their marketing strategy to always release a choreography together with every one of their songs; therefore, Samba Axé is an ever-changing kind of dance with no commitment to maintaining any formal set of steps or routines (there’s actually no such a thing as a basic step in Samba Axé.
This workshop you will learn some new and old axé dance choreograph .
Do you know bahia dessert, cocada ? We will have some for you! Come to try it! See you there!
$ 15 ticket/ $20 at the door
Tickets are limited …
Stay tuned for our next Ladies Night Out!
Ladies Night Out: The Make-up Make-over edition
with Javier Giuvinni !
Javier Giuvinni is a talented, professional makeup artist experienced in creating a variety of night on the town looks s well as a natural and fresh everyday look catered to you!
During this workshop you’ll learn how to create a natural look for everyday and special occasions!
June 2nd ( Friday)
Tickets now available for $20 at the door
BYOB ( we will provide some snacks)
Ladies Swap Meet Clothes Exchange will be happening simultaneously during this workshop. Bring your used women’s clothing, shoes or accessories in good condition and swap with other participants. How ever many items you bring, you can take away!
Art in Motion Pgh
1001- Main st
Spring Solos: Our all studio showcase
Join us for a WORLD dance performance with up and coming dancers from a variety of dance styles, exploring the dynamics of a powerful performance while celebrating the spring season!
Saturday, May 20th | 5:00-7:00 pm
We have sold out of our reserved seats, but we will have more room, both on floor seating and a few more chairs; tickets can now be purchased at the door. Tickets are $15 at the door.
We look forward to dancing for you!
Art in Motion Live Dance Series featuring Ishtar
Pittsburgh’s own BellyRock Band, ISHTAR, joins newly opened Art in Motion Pittsburgh for a night of live music and dance!
February 11, 2017. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Children are free!