“Shimmy & Shine”
Belly Dance Fusion Technique & Choreography
Classes are held at BodyVibe Studio, 999 Andersen Drive in San Rafael CA
Saturdays @ 10:30-11:30 (PST)
Move every part of you in a fun and feminine way through Shimmy & Shine dance classes with Hannah Romanowsky! Come enjoy the pleasure of captivating rhythms, flowing melodies, and alluring movements to enliven your soul.
Emphasis will be on advanced beginning and intermediate belly dance techniques. We will open the spine, release the hips, and take a journey through the rich dance and music traditions from the Silk Road, the Middle East, and beyond. Fun and feminine fusion choreography will be taught drawing from both traditional and contemporary dance forms.
The technique covered includes undulations, figure-8s, circles, hip and shoulder shimmies, hip and shoulder isolations, graceful Persian arm gestures, supported by western jazz and ballet technique.
About me: I’m a performing artist, dance teacher, and cultural arts specialist with over 35 years of experience in the international dance arts. I was a principal artist with Ballet Afsaneh, founded the DanceVersity multicultural youth arts education program and the Scheherazade School of Sacred Dance, and have been on faculty at the Afsaneh Dance Academy, College of Marin, Sonoma Dance Conservatory, and other places of learning. My specialty is Persian, Central Asian, and Middle Eastern dance.
My students say they appreciate my warm and supportive teaching style and breadth of expertise in cultural dance traditions. I am devoted to being of service to my community, reawakening the Feminine through embodied art, and honoring dance and music as vehicles of joy, healing, and transformation in modern times.