What is Belly Dance?
Belly Dance is a dance originating in the Middle East, typically performed by a woman and involving undulating movements of the belly and rapid gyration of the hips.
Our drill based workshops embody a signature Belly Fusion Style. We will focus on posture and body control while doing some isolations and various movements with different parts of the body. We will articulate defining layers involving our arms and upper body, torso and hips while incorporating shimmies, shakes and pops and all things Belly Dance Fusion.
BENEFITS: Beginner-Friendly, Low Impact, Builds Confidence, Boosts Mood, Core Strength, Cardio Workout, Improves Posture, Strengthens Back Muscles, Weight Loss, Relieves Stress, Digestive Health, Memory & Brain Function, Improves Cardiovascular Health, Increases Circulation & Balance, Weight-Bearing Exercise, Increases Bone Density, Total Body Workout, Social Connection
What is Dance Fitness?
Dance Fitness is a type of group fitness or group exercise class that incorporates some or many forms of dance. The overall intensity of a class varies depending on what types of movement you are doing. It is a full body aerobic workout, divided into different tracks that provide different types of dance moves.
Our Dance Fitness is a dance based fitness class that incorporates various styles of movements. Each song emulates a different mood and represents its own vibe. There is a balanced mix of alternating between low impact and high impact dance moves. You will experience different moves from a culture of backgrounds from Salsa to Hip Hop to Belly Dancing to Bollywood to Burlesque to Twerk.
BENEFITS: Beginner-Friendly, Lose Weight, Increases Body Control, Boosts Memory, Builds Confidence, Improves Balance & Coordination, Increases Physical Strength & Flexibility, Reduces Stress, Diminishes Depression, Cardiovascular Health, Boosts Energy, Make Friends, Build Connections
What is BollyX?
BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired cardio dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. It is a 50-minute cardio class that has choreography which cycles between higher and lower-intensity dance sequences that can help you burn around 500-800 calories per session.
BENEFITS: Beginner-Friendly, Boosts Coordination & Rhythm, Exciting Form of Exercise, Tones the Body, Lubricates the Joints, Relieves Stress, Aerobic Exercise, Increases Oxygen Supply, Fully Body Workout, Fun, For Everyone
TWERKIN' HIP HOP
What is Twerking?
Twerking is a set of dance moves that originated in West Africa (particularly amongst the Mapouka people of Ivory Coast), and spread throughout the African Diaspora. A dance mostly by women where you shake your booty up and down. It also came to the scene in New Orleans in the late 1980's. In 2013, it became the top "What is" search on the Google search engine, due to being popularized again by Miley Cyrus.
This is a super cardio, booty class combined with hip hop dance moves. We will practice all the sequences in which you can get your derriere movin’ (booty rockin’) to twerk appropriate music. You will be instructed on Iridessa’s signature moves in a choreographed combination step by step. In this class there will be an emphasis on rhythm and musicality that will have you workin’ and twerkin’! Come and learn to shake, wiggle, wobble and gyrate your booty! Get ready to work up a sweat, get your groove on and have a rump shakin’ good time! Who says getting into shape isn’t fun? Wear something comfortable, booty shorts and sneakers are always welcome. Bring knee pads and water.
BENEFITS: Beginner-Friendly, Sense of Community & Belonging, Strengthens Your Pelvic Floor Muscles, Heals Your Reproductive Health, Balances Your Lower Chakras, Strengthens Core & Lifts & Tones the Butt, Legs, Hips & Waist, Loosens Tightness in Hips & Legs, Increases Flexibility & Can Reduce Pain, Cardio Blasting Workout That Can Burn Anywhere From 400 to 1000 Calories Depending on Experience Level