CLASSES & EVENTS

"Bellydancing is the best!"
Learn skills in coordination, strength, and beauty in supportive and structured bellydance classes with Elinore Eaton. Be part of a wonderful community of dancers striving for excellence in technique, wondrous dance movement, and a ton of fun!

Most classes start with a lengthy warm up that includes stretching, seated technique practice and calisthenics to the get the heart pumping! Warmup is followed by standing and walking technique and drills, ending with a short dance combination/choreography. Technique, vocabulary, and nomenclature used in class is based off of Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour Format.

 

Elinore is Level 3 certified in both Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour formats.

Bellydance Classes With Elinore!

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***ONGOING TUESDAY CLASSES at VITALIDAD MOVEMENT ARTS CENTER***
 

Where:

Vitalidad Movement Art Center
116 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214

Please bring finger cymbals, a hip scarf if you like (no coins belts please), water, and wear comfortable clothes to dance in. No shoes are necessary, though jazz shoes or foot undies might be preferable to bare feet depending on your needs.

Bellydance Technique: Tuesdays 6:30-7:30

We will break down and practice bellydance isolations, movement, and musicality. We will start with a lengthy warm up that includes stretching, seated technique, and calisthenics. Warmup is followed by standing and walking technique instruction and drills, ending with a short dance combination/choreography and/or dance movement across the floor. Technique, vocabulary, and nomenclature used in class is based off Suhaila Salimpour Format.

Multi-Level Bellydance with Finger Cymbals : Tuesdays 7:30-8:30

This class will put your technique practice in motion with finger cymbals and improve your improv skills. We will start with a brief warm up that includes stretching and seated technique practice. Warmup is followed by technique breakdown, review, and dance practice in a round. We will practice dancing and thinking on our feet in a callout based structure. Technique, vocabulary, and nomenclature used in class is based off of Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour Format.

Cost:

$15 Drop In

$70 5 class card
$130 10 class card

***Elinore is available for online private lessons in person private lessons in her home studio in Northeast Portland, Oregon. Contact at elinoreeaton@gmail.com for more.

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I'm going to be teaching a sword workshop next weekend at Vitalidad Movement Arts Center and would love to see you there!

"Sword Secrets & Choreography" Bellydance 2-Hour Workshop with Elinore Bellydance In this workshop, I will share my secrets for dancing with a sword, keeping it balanced, and staying composed. We will spend the first half hour going over a little history and general tips and tricks for sword, and the rest of the class on a fun choreography to "Fe Khayale" by Samira Said.

You should be at least and experienced beginner dancer to get the most out of the workshop. I will have wooden practice swords, but please bring your own sword, if you have one. There is a little bit of floorwork in the choreography, so you might also want to bring your knee pads.

Date:
Saturday December 3rd
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Location:
Studio E by VMAC 1901 SE Grand Ave

Parking available! Enter on Stephens St.

Pass:
$25 Pre-registered here: http://bit.ly/swordworkshop $30 At the door, day of workshop