Join me on zoom!
Whether you are an absolute beginner or seasoned professional, I welcome you to our group zoom community where we enjoy an exceptional amount of fun, sisterhood, enrichment and empowerment through the mystical art of bellydancing!
From supporting your first bellydance steps, to enhancing your self-care rituals, to challenging you with drills, to dazzling you with performance opportunities, I'm thrilled to provide you with complete bellydance training while introducing you to the magic of living a goddess lifestyle through bellydancing!
In addition to the below group zoom classes, you can also reach out for private zoom coaching to become a certified instructor! To see your options, click here!
Notes and practice videos are available to support your zoom classes by adding a membership to Ansuya.com! There you will also find choreographies to further enhance your repertoire!
Check out your group zoom options below and, if you have questions, shoot me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm so excited to help you get started!
The Magic of Bellydance
Beginning Bellydance Technique
Tuesdays 7:55pm-8:55pm Eastern
Next 4 week Session: August 1st - 22nd
Oh my goddess... you're about to try something new! I know how exciting, and a little scary, this can be! Pat yourself on the back for following your heart and taking this first step! You are in the right place to feel comfortable, supported and embraced on your journey to discover what the magic of bellydance has in store for you! With super clear breakdown, helpful feedback, and lots of fun included, this class is the perfect launching pad from which to embark on the magic carpet ride of bellydance!
And let's get real.. you are 100% welcome to attend in your sweats, yoga clothes, or dress up as you like. Our community is all about embracing bellydance as a form of self-care. This means you are under no pressure to get in costume or perform. Though, if you want to... all your options are open and tools available! But even in our most advanced classes any of us (including your teacher - that's me!) may show up decked out or decked down depending on mood. So... all you need to attend class is YOU and maybe a bottle of water! After that, perhaps a hip scarf! Ok... shopping for accessories might become a habit... but again... there is no fashion show or make up required!
And let's be serious... you seriously don't need any dance skill to try this class. That's what the class is for! My job is to empower you with skills from the ground up. Your job is just to relax and enjoy while I get your skill set going for you!
We are a multi-styled, body positive community of humans of all ages and backgrounds and we can't wait to welcome you!
BEGINNING BELLYDANCE REGISTRATION:
Session Fee: $100
Send payment to: PayPal.me/ansuyamain
Include name of class "The Magic of Bellydance" and your Facebook name. You will be added to a group Messenger Chat on Facebook which is where you will receive your zoom link!
Intermediate Bellydance Technique
Wednesdays 7:55pm-8:55pm Eastern
Next 4 week Session August 2nd - 23rd
This class format has been upgraded! It will now feature our four favorite intermediate class themes on rotation each session!
Please note that finger cymbals and veil are required props for this but feel free to come to your first class without them so you can get advice on where to purchase!
Class 1: Bellydance Vision Quest
Slow Technique & Luscious Layers w/ Shiftitelli Zills
This magical bellydance class begins with a mindful warm up where you are encouraged to visualize something you wish to attain that seems outside the normal realm of possibility. This could be a higher level of dance mastery, a certain emotional state, or the manifestation of something specific in your reality. Your visualization can be anything you choose as this is a private thought that you will hold as you let go of any tension you may have in your physical, emotional and energetic being during the warm up while calibrating your frequency to your Vision Quest as though it were already manifest.
As you continue class in your new frequency we delve into the sinuous movements of slides, circles, undulations, figure eights, snakes, shimmies, luscious layers, goddess stances, frames, and mudras - all to awaken your chakras and open you to your higher level of consciousness. This dance ecstasy is your "Sacred Sinuosity" uncoiling as your Kundalini rises and your super consciousness ignites.
In this heightened state of inspiration, you are encouraged to remember your visualization as you prepare to culminate class with your very own intuitive improvisation.
More than just a dance class, this is a moving meditation fit for a goddess!
Class 2: Bellydance Empowerment
Fast Technique & Hot Combos w/ Ayub Zills
This invigorating format brings your fast bellydance technique up to speed with your body positive fitness goals!
We begin with a warm up that includes shimmies to shake off stress, increase circulation, and get our heart rates up!
From there, we challenge our stamina with steps, bumps, twists and hot combos to unleash our unabashed sensual expression while toning our technique and physique!
Feel just how amazing your "Bellydance Body" mindset can be as you celebrate your figure in all of its glorious stages, shapes and sizes!
Class 3: Bellydance Sound Healing
Techniques and Combos w/ Beledy Zills & Advanced Embellishments
Tuning into the sound healing benefits of zills and music can turn the challenging task of playing your zills while dancing into a mystically rewarding experience! Imagine picking from your finger cymbal collection the set that sounds just right to you in that moment. As you strike them together, does the vibration resonate with you? Perhaps causing you to feel more grounded or lighter in energy and mood? This is your first recognition of the sound healing benefits of zilling!
Playing zills with music while dancing is a fun, therapeutic, and exhilarating journey of ringing fresh energy into your body, mind, soul, sacred space, and reality! This intentional practice process helps us shift our vibration which assists us in awakening our intuitive powers so that we may more fully bring our desires in dance and life to fruition! In this class we:
Warm up hands, shoulders and spine.
Deepen our breathing.
Focus our sound healing intention.
Warm up our zill wrist rotation.
Clear our energy.
Enjoy sound bath.
Practice our rhythm with multiple cues.
Try new tones.
Practice with music.
Add upper body flow.
Drill dance moves, layers and combos with zills using my highly effective Zill Master formula.
Improvise dance with zills and music.
Are you ready to dance and play? We can't wait to dance and play with you!
Class 4: Bellydance Veil Work
Techniques and Combos including wraps, removals, frames & tricks w/ Bolero Zills
One of the greatest secrets that the power of bellydance holds is wrapped in the allure of the veil dance. It's the revelation that you, as a bewitching bellydancer, can make the veil between worlds thinner. As you learn to dress up in your veil and remove it seductively, you prepare yourself to "see beyond the veil" and light the path for others as you entrance them with your veil and charm. From stylish veil wraps, to seductive unwraps, to frames, to tricks, to steps, to moves - you will redefine the power and purpose of your sensuality in this enchanting class!
INTERMEDIATE BELLYDANCE REGISTRATION:
Session Fee: $100
Send payment to: PayPal.me/ansuyamain
Include name of class "Variety Pack" and your Facebook name. You will be added to a group Messenger Chat on Facebook which is where you will receive your zoom link!
Thursdays 7:55pm-9:55pm Eastern
Next 10 week Session August 24th - October 26th
Subject: Candle Dancing!
To be able to confidently perform a complete Bellydance Cabaret Improvisation is considered, by my lineage of teachers, to be the quintessential mark of a bellydance professional! Therefore, I bring you the very class format that I grew up developing my bellydance cabaret improv performance skills within! It's my honor to continue this training style lineage as I share this with you!
In the first class of each 10 week session, you will learn the secrets of improvisation for one section of a cabaret.
In the remaining 9 classes, you will be given the opportunity to improvise a full cabaret and receive feedback from instructor (that's me!)
This will be followed by a featured soloist who can perform the section of the cabaret that is being focussed upon, in full costume if desired, and receive feedback from instructor and classmates. You don't have to solo - but you will want to!
This is your chance to improvise a full cabaret on a weekly basis which is key to unlocking your full creative potential and perfecting your craft! It is also your chance to practice performing your improvised solo solo skills for an audience made up of your classmates and instructor which is ideal training ground! You can even practice your set design, lighting, and video skills!
Fast opening, veil dance, slow standing work, and drum solo subjects will be covered! Plus bonus prop and fusion subjects! Each subject will take one 10 week session to cover.
Here is how the content will flow:
The first class of each session will be a crash course in the scheduled subject. Technique and concepts will be broken down, drilled, and explained in the context of cabaret style improvisation.
The 2nd through 9th class of the session will flow as follows:
15min Full Cabaret Improvisation
This is where you will practice improvising a full show. All students do this at the same time, so you won't be alone in this process.
30min Instructor Feedback
I make notes as I watch you all perform and then share them with you, along with constructive advice, to help you grow your skills in all aspects of your dance artistry and performance.
5min Featured Soloist
At the beginning of the session, each student's solo date is scheduled so that you can choose your music and prepare your costume and set.. Or, you can choose to do a "Raks Roulette" to put your improv skills to the fullest test. This may sound scary at first, but by the time you've trained in this class for a while, you will crave the Raks Roulette!
30in Instructor and Classmate Feedback
Soloists receive constructive feedback from instructor (me!) and your fellow students!
Extra time built into class for socializing or showcase meeting with either "The Circle" or "Goddess Unleashed" (see below).
The tenth class will just be focused on the two remaining soloists if the session is full.
Slow Standing/ Optional Floorwork
Fan Veils and Wings
ADVANCED BELLYDANCE REGISTRATION:
Session Fee: $300
Send payment to: PayPal.me/ansuyamain
Include name of class "Performance Circle" and your Facebook name. You will be added to a group Messenger Chat on Facebook which is where you will receive your zoom link!
Ansuya's Online Showcase!
Ready to strut your stuff for an audience outside our inner circle? This is your chance to invite your friends and family to see your bellydance performance!
Periodically I will schedule a weekend workshop featuring instruction in a specialized subject and sometimes including a guest instructor! Frequently we will also present a pre-recorded online showcase and after party to celebrate! Here's a behind the scenes look at our structure:
ACT ONE "The Circle"
Performance Circle students can audition their showcase videos for possible inclusion. Video must include attention to set, lighting and costume design. You can work on this project in your solo class time of course! Only Performance Circle students are eligible and only 10 spots are available in the Performance Circle Class which is usually sold out but there are 3 spots currently available for June session!
ACT TWO "Goddess Unleashed"
Several advanced students have been hand picked to develop their skills in the additional areas of performing "Ansuya Choreographies" and to become a social media performance team. This group is called the "Goddess Unleashed" Bellydance Troupe and will participate in group and solo numbers in act two. Members are:
This troupe is currently full.
NEXT SHOWCASE TBA!
Tropical Bellydance Goddess Retreats!
One of the most epic ways to vacation, have an exotic bellydance experience, and to celebrate friendships... is to attend our Tropical Bellydance Goddess Retreats in Naples, Florida! These are boutique goddess party experiences that are unlike any other! They take place in a not-to-be-missed setting and are full of fun activities, magical bellydance content, and sisterhood vibes that you will cherish for a lifetime! To check out all your options, click here!
Cyber Temple Tea Parties!
The "Cyber Temple" is our Facebook Group exclusively for online students and retreat attendees. This is where "Cyber Goddesses", no matter which class or track you are on, can all get together as one big happy bellydance family and socialize! Sometimes we do this with a holiday theme or sometimes we do this just because! Often fun games and prizes are included, along with shopping opportunities! Oh ya... and bring your favorite tea! One of my favorites is Moroccan Mint!
You can also enjoy the Cyber Temple as your place to post your videos from Performance Circle class for extra feedback, your practice videos of your training with Ansuya.com content, your photos and videos and stories from your bellydance life in your area or abroad, your class questions and more! Welcome to your bellydance community goddess!!!