Belly dance is not only great exercise, it’s great for improving self confidence and body image. Research has shown that dancing is good for your brain and can even make you smarter! In 2011 Sara began teaching belly dance an has been an instructor at Karavan Studio since 2015. She offers instruction emphasizing solid technique using her unique curvilinear movement vocabulary. Sara continues to take classes weekly at Karavan and attends workshops regularly to improve her technique and understanding of the culture and music of the Middle East.
“I have had the privilege of having Sara as my beginner belly dance instructor. Her professionalism, energy and desire to help you learn allows for an amazing and fun class.”- Amber B.
“Sara is a fantastic dancer with warm heart. I took her class, and dance was so much FUN.”- Aki T.
Fall 2020 Registration is now open at Karavan Studio!
Aghadan Alqak- Part 2 Remake by Mahmoud Fadi
5:21 in length, Level 3/4 (Intermediate/Advanced)
Thursdays, 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm with Sara at Karavan Studio
Class begins September 10th
A dramatic and beautiful instrumental version of an Oum Kaltoun classic with lots of qanuun and violin. We’ll use flowing arm and leg movements, level changes, accents and shimmies to move us through multiple sections of rhythm changes and a short taqsim. A mini demo below!
For more class info and to register visit https://choreofall2020.karavansa.com/
Past Choreography Classes Available at Karavan Online
Piga se Maggices- Doukisa
2:57 in length, Level 2/3 (Beginner/Intermediate)
Piga se Maggices is a well known Greek song meaning “I Went to Witches”. This choreography will use some slower Greek style dance moves combined with a fast paced footwork that will challenge you!
Bosphorous-featuring Georges Lammam on violin and Elias Lammam on accordion.
5:07 in length, Level 3 (Intermediate/Advanced)
This piece is from the Oriental/Occidental CD. Refine your appreciation, understanding and execution of musicality and texture in movement in this choreography – team choreographed and taught by Sara and Jessica Watson-Suttles.
Their unique, disparate styles will offer the usual lovely dance combinations but also a better awareness of one’s own dance style. Jessica and Sara will improvise to violin and accordion taksims in the middle of the piece to drive home the concept! Level 3
Ensa Hmoumak – by Carol Samaha
3:58 in length, Level 3 (Intermediate)
This fun, lighthearted song has lots of juicy accordion and a little Flamenco flavor! We will work on traveling combinations, sassy hip work and contrasting curly, floaty moves with sharp accents. This class is available through Karavan Online classes. Level 3
W’daret al Ayam -arrangement by Bassem Yazbec
6:08 in length, Level 3/4 (Intermediate/Advanced)
This is Bassem Yazbec’s version of the classic Oum Koulthoum song featuring many instrument and rhythm changes. The choreography has juicy combinations, graceful arms and hands, long lines and will challenge your strength and balance with lots of level changes. Level 3-4
Private lessons with Sara are available starting at $50/hr. or purchase five 1 hour lessons for $200.
Private lessons may be held in your home or at Karavan studio. Private lessons are great for:
Beginning belly dancers who want one on one attention in a private setting
Learning and practicing zils or finger cymbals (Sara’s specialty!)
Developing or learning a choreography
Learning Sara’s signature fluid, graceful technique
Just getting a good, sweaty workout!
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Contact me for more information on classes or private lessons!