DANCE, MOVEMENT, CREATIVITY & COMMUNITY
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Perfect for body workers, dance therapists, teachers, martial artists, actors, performing artists. Sprung hardwood floors, floor to ceiling mirrors two walls. 1200 square feet of inspirational space! Very low rates ($15-30) allow you to rent the one room or the entire space for privacy for you and your clients. See more info on studio rental.
EASY & FUN BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS
So You Think You Can't Dance? Think again!
Dancing is so fun, yet so many of us are sitting wishfully on the sidelines , convinced we could never dance. Let's look a little more closely at the most common thoughts that keep us from joining in.
2. "I have no rhythm."
So you see some people can hear the beat and you can’t? How many of those people learned to play an instrument or some form of dance as children? Consider also that little girls learn hop scotch, jump rope and take ballet while little boys are learning to knock each other down on the football field. Which gender do you think usually has an easier time hearing the beat? If you haven't had training as a child, learning to hear the rhythm requires some basic instruction and a little practice, just like all new skills.
3. "I don’t have a dancer’s body type - I am too fat, too tall, too short…"
This message always seems to me the most unfair of everything we tell ourselves. So, only skinny supermodel people get to have fun on the dance floor? Really? Don’t other body types get equal rights?
4. "I don’t want to look stupid. "
Ahh.. Now we get down to it. When you are up dancing, you may be more visible than when you are on the sidelines. This may betrue. But when you have seen a couple get up and dance, regardless of how unpolished the dancing, do you think, "they look stupid" or do you think, “I wish I could do that?” And have you not noticed the phenomenon that when someone gets up who is not particularly coordinated dances anyway, suddenly a few more people feel permission to get up and dance, too? Dancing is about having fun and moving around to music. Everyone wants to do it, but few have the courage to just get up and get the party started. But, once you have done it once, trust me, it is so much fun, it is much easier the next time.
5. "I can’t afford lessons."
So let’s look at how long it actually takes to learn to dance. For ballroom and other partner dancing, you can learn enough to lead and follow in one private lesson, that’s generally about $85. After you know how to lead and follow, you can dance anywhere to any music and it is much easier to learn various styles of dance. In short, dance requires very little money to get started. Of course if you want to learn dancing in more depth and/or if you want to dance like dancers on Dancing with the Stars, you need to take more lessons and practice. But, you can learn to dance with one lesson now, like You!
The Bay Area has so many great places to dance and so many opportunities to dance to incredible live music....Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Swing, Salsa, Cha Cha, Social, Wedding Dance, and more..
UPCOMING EVENTS AT SUZIE'S STUDIO
FAT BURNING CARDIO STARTING JAN 5TH
Join our 7am FAT BURNING CARDIO CIRCUIT, Mondays and Thursdays!
Early morning workouts are the best, guaranteeing results! Fuel your metabolism, energy level, and mood all day long. You'll make healthier meal choices, burn more calories and start your day feeling strong and productive after this incredible class! For more info , contact Candice at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTISTS' WAY GROUP Tuesdays 11:00
Recover your creativity or get support to move forward into your creative life. We will check in on each week's creative successes, instances of synchronicity, insights, and marching orders. Outside of the group we will be reading and doing exercises from the book The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. Email suzie
KEEP WRITING GROUP Fridays 11:00
Writers unite! An ongoing writing group meets to support each other in our writing process, read, and give supportive feedback. Meetings are every other Friday 11:00-12:30 at Suzie's Studio. The group starts Jan 24th and will meet every other Friday. Call Suzie for more information (415) 342-3425.
Tues 7:30-9:30 All levels
Sat 11:30-1:00 Experienced
Terry has been a Belly Dance Teacher in the SF Bay area for 15 years. Terry's dances and teachings are a blend of traditional Arabic dance styling that are seasoned with the contemporary flavor of her signature moves. Terry's interpretation of belly dance motivates her beginner students, inspires the intermediate and challenges the seasoned dancer. All classes are fast paced, progressive and designed to encourage strength, precise technique and creativity.
Contact Terry (415) 897- 3281
More info at www.raksterayz.com