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NEW West African Dance group class starts Thurs May 20th

From: Jim
Sent on: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 3:17 PM
West African & African Diaspora Dance with Franchesska Berry
Experience The Feminine Essence!
If you are looking to increase your self confidence and sexiness, look no further.

Come enjoy and dance to Djembe, Sabar, Kutiro, and Bougarabou rhythms and choreographies derived from traditional African dance. Franchesska introduces participants to the dance and history of African people and their descendants. Students will learn to recognize the music and dance from these regions that has developed in these culturally vibrant communities.

Franchesska will lead students to an understanding of gender roles in modern West African pop and traditional culture. The role of Female beauty traditions such as stretch, strength, core work and feminine isolation's also known as the Feminine Essence will be greatly focused upon.

?Fluid, graceful movements help to tone & strengthen your back,
abdominal muscles and improve your posture.
?Increase your mobility, flexibility, and overall strength.
?Develop breath control to keep your body relaxed and mind focused.

Exercise without even trying!
No Dance Experience Required!

Please wear your most comfortable leggings and bring a sarong. Class is done barefoot but if you have injuries or difficulties, please do not hesitate to speak with Franchesska before class begins.

?Dancing with Franchesska is a five star experience. She is an artist
and a consummate teacher. The connection I feel with my body, the
music, and fellow dancers is pure pleasure.?

All ages and levels welcome!
Cost: $15/class with purchase of 4 week session, $17/drop in

Belltown Dance Studio
2521 4th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
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