Thursday, July 30, 2015

Coin Scarves and More!

Some of you have asked where you can purchase coin scarves and more...

Here are some of my favorite sites:

Locally, I love shopping at Kruz. Kruz is usually there and if there is something specific you are looking for and he doesn't have it in the store, he can tell you when it's coming in

KRUZ SHOP
1301 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
504/524-7370 
http://kruzshop.com/


For accessories... bangles, earrings, things that make you feel purty....
Spa Zeeba
5926 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 975-9461
http://www.spazeeba.com/

Monday, July 13, 2015

6 Week Session- Starts August 1st (PRE-REGISTER TODAY!!!)

6 Week Session- Starts August 1st (PRE-REGISTER TODAY!!!)



"Wild moon woman- you were not made to be tame, you are an earthquake loose everything that is not soul. Shake, woman, shake!

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION.
TO REGISTER, EMAIL karlamariefineart@gmail.com
Registration Deadline: July 31, 2015


Saturdays 
10:30am-11:30am
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 12

TO REGISTER:
Email karlamariefineart@gmail.com

In this 6 week session we will
- Condition, Tone, and Balance
- Increase Circulation, Flexibility, and Improve Posture
- Learn Relaxation Techniques & Reduce Stress
- Build Muscle Memory and Focus on Belly Dance Technique through Drills
- Learn a Choreography "Ojos Asi"
- Meet a great group of amazing women and feel great!
* Zills (finger cymbals) OPTIONAL

>> The choreography is a 6:00 minute piece. We will learn one minute of the choreography each week for 6 weeks.

Class Cards Available:
4 classes $60
6 classes $80
10 classes $100
20 classes $175

<< Only Class Cards for this session >>

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OUR BELLY DANCE SHOWCASE (optional) WILL BE SUNDAY,OCTOBER 25, 2015
5:30PM-8:30PM

All classes from August 1st-October 24th will focus on preparing for the showcase. All students are welcome to participate: Intro, Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced students. Join us! Deadline to join our Shimmy Shakti Student Troupe for this showcase is August 31st.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Karla Marie has been teaching Belly Dance in New Orleans since 2008. Classically trained in Ballet & Jazz, she began her belly dance studies in 2005 at MidEaster Dance Exchange in South Beach, Miami under the studio direction of Belly Dance Super Stars Bozenka & Tamallyn Dallal. Most recently, she has received training from World Renowned Belly Dance instructors like Suhaila Salimpour, Amani of Lebanon, Valerick Molinary, Zoe Jakes, Isaam Houshan, and Aziza Nawal.

Want to perform in our Showcase?

I am working on our upcoming Belly Dance Student Showcase. This showcase is optional for any and all of my Belly Dancing students, beginners, new students, current students, and advanced students. Performing is such an amazing experience!!! The learning process.... the costumes... the practices... the rehearsals... the performance... so awesome! An experience like no other. 

October 25, 2015

We will include 4 choreographies:

1) WARDA WARDA: 
A Beginner Choreography (with the Basic 12 moves we learn in my Beginner Intensives and drill in class). 

2) BROOKLYN BALADI: 
A Tribal Fusion piece which is a Beginner choreography that includes Basic 12 moves along with some layered Intermediate moves and incorporates Tribal Fusion stylization and quicker step changes which move it into the Intermediate category.

3) OJOS ASI: 

An Intermediate Choreography (fast paced- 6 minute choreo) This is super fun, lots of tempo changes, to Shakira's song "Ojos asi LIVE" version

4) DRUM SOLO: 

A short 1:12 drum solo (a great start up drum solo for any lovely wanting to try it)

NEW STUDENTS, Intro LEVEL STUDENTS, BEGINNER STUDENTS, INTERMEDIATE OR ADVANCED STUDENTS

(Dedicated students can properly prepare to perform in 6-8 weeks, even if at an intro level)

How will we prepare for this showcase?
Starting in August... we will have a 6 Week Belly Dance Technique Intensive to work on the specific moves for the choreographies we will be performing, as well as layering, traveling, footwork, arm and hip work to prepare for the choreographies.

Then mid-September to October we will have a 4 week-6 class Belly Dance Choreography Intensive to prepare for the showcase. We will drill the 4 choreographies. Students can choose from 1 or all 4 of the choreographies to perform. Performing in the showcase is completely optional. You can still join the session and learn the choreographies even if not performing in the showcase.

Updates and Details about showcase, costumes, choreographies, etc. will be posted on the Facebook page.

Special $5 Drop in Class: Saturday, July 18th

CELEBRATING NATIONAL DANCE DAY


JOIN US
Saturday, July 18
$5 SPECIAL DROP IN 


Belly Dance Technique Intensive
10:30am-11:30am



@NOLA Spaces

1719 Toledano St. (Uptown)
Class Card Available for 4, 6, 10, 20 classes
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NEW SESSION starts August 1st, Don't forget to Pre-Register. Space is Limited!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June/July/August Schedule

JUNE
June 20, 27
Saturdays 10:30am-11:30am
NOLA Spaces: 1719 Toledano St. (Uptown)

JULY
July 18, 25
Saturdays 10:30am-11:30am
NOLA Spaces: 1719 Toledano St. (Uptown)

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER
6 Week Belly Dance Technique Intensive 
Starts August 1stAugust/Sept: 6 Week Intensive (New Session- August 1 thru September 12)
(layering, traveling, arms, hip, footwork)


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Retreat Rescheduled to: August 9th

I am so excited about the upcoming Awaken the Goddess retreat. I had many requests for a reschedule and I was able to find the perfect date and book a live drummer for it. So exciting! Hope you'll join us! 

Lots of exciting things coming up....
Don't forget to "Like" our facebook page so you can get the latest info. Or visit the blog!
If you are already a Facebook follower, here are the links to the upcoming Events Pages:


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love, light, and happy shimmies,
Karla Marie 



Monday, May 25, 2015

We want to see your belly jiggle!

What is the goddess circle? What if I'm not a dancer? I'm not coordinated! I have two left feet! Everyone better be ready to laugh! I don't have time! No one wants to see my belly jiggle! I'll come when I lose weight!
... I hear these things all the time when I speak about belly dancing class....

Join us! Challenge all your insecurities, face them and say: I am beautiful, I am graceful, I am strong, and I need to dance!

About the Goddess Circle: We're not here to judge, just here to dance. We want to connect with the inner goddess, we want to open our chakras and tap into the powefful, creative, positive energy that lives deep in our hearts.

We have insecurities, we have stress, we have too much to do and too little time, too many responsibilities, sadness and hurt... That's why we dance! Because "Hard times require furious dancing!" Join the goddess circle!

Other Great Articles about Belly Dancing and its benefits:

This August... A full day Awaken the Goddess Retreat- Belly Dancing and Restoration!
Then we have 2 classes in June and 2 classes in July so you can join us and check it out before we begin our next 6 week session in August! Join us and check out what belly dance goddess hour is all about! ‪#‎AdiShakti‬‪#‎AwakenTheGoddess‬ 

for questions, email karlamariefineart@gmail.com

And PS: this is one place where YES! We DO wanna see your belly jiggle AND your two left feet!!!!!