Beginner class: Sundays, 6-8pm (please inquire with Ouranitsa directly about intermediate and advanced classes via email at [masked])
Ouranitsa is the resident instructor for the beginner and intermediate classes of Egyptian Sun troupe, Baltimore's most diverse group of fun-loving belly dancers.
Ouranitsa's approach to belly dance is grounded in clean technique infused with the joy of musical interpretation. We will focus on beginner belly dance technique while informing ourselves about the culture from which this dance comes and about some specific rhythms this dance utilizes.
Come learn the art of belly dance, Egyptian Sun style!
Even though the classes are held at the Johns Hopkins University, you do NOT have to be a JHU student nor a JHU affiliate to take class. We are a unique assortment of dancers ages 12-60+ of all shapes, sizes, colors, and walks of life.
What to Expect: a weekly 2-hour beginner belly dance class with Ouranitsa! We start with a warm up, cultural tidbits, rhythms, and run technique drills until the halfway point. At that time we do some conditioning to more directly target the muscles we use in class. We then take a five minute break and come back for the second hour, which includes more drills, movement across the floor, and short choreography combos. We end class with a thorough stretch and cool down and a fun surprise!
Dates:Sundays, 9/9 to 12/9 (13 weeks, with Thanksgiving weekend off)
Who: all ages (9 to 109+!), all genders, no JHU affiliation restrictions!
Where: Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus' Mattin Center Caplan Dance Studio, Offitt Building (intersection of 33rd and N. Charles Streets).
$150 for the whole semester (due no later than 9/23)
$100 for the half-semester (due no later than 9/23 and 11/4)
$20 drop in
*Classes are half-price for all full-time students (regardless of JHU affiliation).
*The beginners class is FREE for JHU Homewood full-time undergrads.
*If you are attending multiple levels of class, you will receive a discount of $10 off the semester tuition per class level. If money is not received by the due date, you will be considered a drop-in student.
How to Pay: come to the first day of class with exact cash, check or money order. Payment is collected during the break mid-class.
What to Wear: comfortable work out clothes (no jeans or skirts please); something you can move in where Ouranitsa can see the outline of your body to check if you're doing the moves correctly.
What to Bring:payment, water, a snack (if you'd like), a hip scarf (any normal scarf to tie around your hips is fine), a good attitude, and a smile! Be prepared to sweat!
Class FAQs: Visit Egyptian Sun's Class FAQ page on www.egyptiansun.org to find the answers to your questions, including information about other levels of class.