GALACTIVATE DANCE AND YOGA STUDIO
310 SW Second St, Downtown Corvallis, across from Post Office.
(located inside Stoker’s VitaWorld Health Store)
Contact Instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org
GROUP CLASS SESSIONS offered on Mondays and Wednesdays in classical, modern Oriental dance.
PRIVATE CLASS SESSIONS offered on Wednesdays, Fridays, and some Saturdays. Call to schedule an appointment. $50 per hour
A private session or a series of sessions are designed to achieve your personal goals. Sessions can include, in combination or exclusively; basic Oriental dance moves/technique, easy combinations, choreography, Yoga and relaxation techniques, and Pilates core-conditioning exercises. Whether it’s a fitness focus or artistic development, or a combo of both, results can be achieved progressively with a series of individualized sessions. One hourly session once a month can jump-start your creative goals in the right direction and give you a solid foundation to learn and develop from. Most important, you will have fun and be inspired!
2013 Class Session Schedule:
March 4-April 29 8 WEEKS Mondays 10-11am
$80 Registration payment due by Feb.22 to reserve space for new students.
April 3-June 5 10 WEEKS Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm
$100 Registration payment due by Feb.22 to reserve space for new students.
SMALL CLASS SIZES FOR PERSONALIZED ATTENTION.
CLASSES FILL UP QUICKLY! RESERVE SPACE ON OR BEFORE REGISTRATION DUE DATE.
COME IN TO REGISTER AT STOKER’S VITAWORLD (Galactivate Studio is located inside.)
310 SW Second St. Corvallis, OR. (541) 754-8487
Student-only classes. Dance/fitness instructors schedule private training sessions.
In classes you will learn;
Basic movements and some simple, easy-to-follow combinations and drills
Benefits of bellydancing; fat-burning, cardio conditioning, muscle toning,etc
Some cultural background and history of the dance style and costume variations
How to feel the choreography and bring drama into your dance
how to differentiate and interpret the Oriental rhythms, beats and accents. You learn how to embody the music whether a flute, violin, drum, oud, accordion, or mizmar.
Classes /Workshops are Multi-Level, however, a moderate level of fitness is recommended.
Also, for incoming new students, there is an initial intake form to make instructor aware of any recent acute or chronic injuries that may restrict you from certain movements as well as determine the compatibility of the class in meeting your personal goals.
GALACTIVATE STUDIO CLASS INFORMATION/GUIDELINES
Warm Up: yoga stretches, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.
Technique, Combinations, and Drills
Basic fitness teaching principles of demonstration, observation, and corrections applied.
What to Wear
Form-fitting exercise clothing.
Shirts should not cover the hips and no baggy pants.
Must be able to SEE lower back, hips and knees to access movements and postures.
Hip scarf (triangular shaped) or coin belt
Bare feet or ballet/dance shoes are highly recommended for those with knee and ankle sensitivity.
DRESS TO EXPRESS!
When you feel inclined…adorn yourself in vibrant colors/patterns, fabrics, lace, sequins, shisha, coins, jewelry, and embellishments that enliven and compliment you.
It is not necessary to expose your belly for class, a leotard works well to see the movements too.
Studio opens 10 minutes before the start of class. Please respect your fellow dancers by being on time for class. It’s best to give yourself a little time to get settled and not feel rushed.
Front door locks promptly at class time, so if you’re late, you’ll be locked out.
For current students, to reserve space in upcoming session, payment is required 2 weeks prior to new session in the form of cash or checks made payable to Siobhan Van Lanen.
Your health is important. Please inform Siobhan of any recent or chronic injuries or illnesses so that precautions/modifications can be made.
Please turn off cell phones during class.
Spread the word to family and friends about class. If someone you refer to classes, registers and pays for a session, you receive a complimentary gift!
To prepare for class, it’s helpful to know some basic bellydance terminology and its uniquely artful body language.
Here are some basics to become aware of:
Primary Movements of Hips/Pelvis
Horizontal plane: parallel to floor. Vertical plane: parallel to wall.
Circles (Horizontal/Vertical, Small/Large)
Figure-Eights (Horizontal/Vertical, Inward/Outward)
Thrusts/Side Snaps (Horizontal)
Asymetrical Figure-Eight Loop
Primary Movements of Abdomen/Torso/Chest/Shoulders
Body Waves: Up/Down
Abdomen Belly Rolls and Locks/Pops/Accents
Chest and Rib Cage Lifts/Drops/Circles/Zig Zags/Figure-Eights: Vertical/Horizontal
Shoulder Shimmies/Rolls/Accents: Lifts/Drops
Primary Movements of Arms/Wrists/Neck/Head
Snake and Waves Arms
Wrist Rolls: Inward/Outward
Neck and Head Rolls
Raise up onto balls of your feet or lower legs towards floor, kneeling or fanciful floorwork.
Forward, Backward, Side-to-Side, Diagonals, Turns.
Figure-Eights, Circles, Zig Zags, Crosses, Triangles/Pyramids, Squares and any geometric pattern you can imagine.
Tempo/Rhythmic Time Signatures
Accelerate in tempo exploring Slow, Medium, Fast movements.
Dance is the embodiment of the music. In understanding this dance, we need to develop a basic knowledge of music and time signatures. Basic time signatures: 2/4, 4/4, 6/4, 9/8
Expressing a Mood/Feelings
Allow yourself to express emotion and feel passionate when you dance to express a mood whether serious, mysterious,melancholy, happy and joyful, mystical, sentimental and romantic, grounded and relaxed, vulnerable or strong. The dance is only as deep as you feel and allow the dance to heal. The presence and awareness of oneself merging with a creative source is the essence of its inspiration. When you can let go,playfully enjoy dancing in feeling the movement from the music it awakens within you a spontaneous, free-form creativity and fun.
SIOBHAN’S WOW FITNESS CENTER CLASS SCHEDULE
327 SW Third St, Corvallis, OR
Siobhan teaches ongoing fitness classes at WOW including Hatha and Kundalini Yoga and Pilates.
YOGA (Hatha and Kundalini)
Classical Hatha yoga; combining sustained stretching targeting muscle of neck and shoulders, back and hips, various Sun Salutation sequences, balancing poses, inversions, deep breathing (pranayama), and meditation. Kundalini yoga; combining Kriyas which are activated sequences of breathing, postures and mantras. Dynamic ‘Breath of Fire’ is included with many of the postures to tone the nervous system and activate the rest/regeneration response. Students leave class feeling both energized, relaxed and aware. Multi-Level on-going classes.
MONDAYS(Hatha), WEDNESDAYS (Kundalini), FRIDAYS(Hatha)