Slink your way into the sisterhood of belly dance in a stress free environment where you can simply be present, joyful, and connected with your fellow dancers.
This workshop will focus on undulations, waves, and the indefinable serpentine movements signature to belly dance of all styles. Upon covering a handful of foundational moves, we will focus on putting them together into a short combination suitable for any slow to mid-tempo songs. The emphasis throughout will be on achieving fluidity through both isolation and clear energy transference through the geometry of the dance.
No dance experience is necessary, only a desire to explore movement in a lighthearted environment. This will be a beginner friendly class with optional layers for intermediate dancers.
12 pm – CoSM Opens to the Public 1 pm – Belly Dancing for Beginners
4 pm – End of class session
6 pm – CoSM Closed
Ashley is a belly dance artist and instructor whose path with dance began 14 years ago. For her, dance is not limited to only a performance art but is an integrative form of self-expression, internal transformation and connection. Identifying as a very shy individual she sought to use dance as a tool to get out of her comfort zone and explore ways to become more extroverted and expressive. From the first class on she has been thrilled to be a part of the community always learning, observing and exploring all that dance has to offer. She has studied in many styles ranging from classical Raqs Sharqi, to earthy American Tribal Style and folkloric dances of North Africa, to the contemporary leanings of Tribal Fusion. She teaches regular weekly classes in Poughkeepsie and has been honored to perform at the 2018 COSM Deities & Demons Masquerade Ball, the Mountain Jam festival, has appeared on Serpentessa’s DVD “Belly Dance with Snakes: Embody Your Inner Serpent,” with multi discipline stage performances, with the Coterminous Collective electronic musician collective as well as many community and private events. She is known as a lighthearted and encouraging instructor that is always eager to share in this dance with new students and new friends.
Rooms are available for rent in the Grey House,
CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.
Accommodations may only be booked once event tickets have been purchased. For assistance in booking your stay, please call 845-297-2323 ext. 104 or email us at [email protected]
The artwork of Alex Grey & Allyson Grey plus many other visionary artists are on display in the guest house.