We’ll have you shimmyin’ in no time!
Last Semester of Classes in Keene!
Ananke returns to the Washington D.C. area in early spring. This will be the last semester of belly dance classes she offers in Keene, New Hampshire.
Monthly Fitness Classes: Shimmy Chic
A Brand New Class at Downtown Fitness for Women!
This one hour, drop-in class features a cardio warmup with a breakdown of authentic belly dance technique, followed by 30 minutes of non-stop dancing to the latest pop music from Egypt. We close class with light, belly dance inspired strength training and stretching. It’s a gentle but complete workout that’s perfect for current dance students who wish to take their study to the next level, or as an introduction to the art for non-dance students. No prior experience required, two left feet okay!
This class is offered once monthly:
Saturday, November 16th at 11:30am
Saturday, December 14th at 11:30am
Saturday, January 18th at 11:30am
Saturday, February 15th at 11:30am
Saturday, March 15th at 11:00am
Saturday, April 12th at 11:30am *last Shimmy Chic class*
Free for members, $5 for guests. No registration required.
Weekly Technique Classes
Keene Fusion Studios
9 Elm St.
Advanced Beginner + Intermediate
We’re going to try something special for the last semester. Instead of dividing students up by their experience level, I’m going to divide you up by your interests. Each class will have a particular focus and teach a particular set of skills. I think this is the best way to maximize our time in a short semester, and to make sure everyone gets to study something they like. As an Advanced Beginner or Intermediate student, you can choose to take one or both classes.
Egyptian Pop Choreography: Learn this flirty routine just in time for the Spring Hafla! Includes five weeks of instruction, a rehearsal, and your spot in the show. Performance optional. March 25th to April 22nd (5 weeks)
Tuesdays | 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Chic Technique: Learn how to translate movement families (circles, waves, eights, and shimmies) to different parts of the body. A class to triple your movement vocabulary. March 25th to April 22nd (5 weeks)
Tuesdays | 8:00 – 9:00pm
Special! You can register for both classes and save 16%!
Which class should I register for?
If you have little to no dance experience register for the Beginner level. If you have taken my Beginner level class, or have previous dance experience and have gotten my permission, sign up for the Advanced Beginner level. If you have completed 2 semesters of Advanced Beginner, are currently enrolled in my Intermediate class, or have had extensive instruction from another teacher and have gotten my permission, register for the Intermediate level. If you have any questions just ask!
Directions and Parking for Keene Fusion Studios
From central square in downtown Keene, take the Court St. exit at the Northwest corner. Make your second right onto Mechanic St., and then your first right onto Elm St. We’re in the brick building on the left, and the studio is the door to the right of the little courtyard out in front. There is metered parking along the front of the building, but parking is free after 5pm. Come on in and walk down the hallway to the studio in the back- don’t worry if there’s no one at the front desk, just follow the music!
What are you waiting for?
I guarantee my classes. Come in and try the first one. If you don’t like it (for whatever reason!) you’ll get your money back. You have nothing to lose!
Still shimmy shy?
- Learn more about what a class is like
- Read the student FAQ’s
- Find out more about the art of belly dance