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Class Descriptions

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Bellydance – Beginning
This slower paced class is excellent for those who are new to the art of bellydancing, as well as for those students who want to review Middle Eastern Dance techniques like body rolls, shimmies and hip undulations. Come explore the fundamentals of belly dancing in a fun encouraging environment! The first half of class will consist of a warm up, in-depth movement and technique breakdown, instruction on isolations, traveling steps, body awareness and simple layering. In the second half of class you will learn a fun choreographed dance routine utilizing movements and techniques learned in class.  Each routine is taught over a four week period but drop-in’s are welcome at any time!

All fitness and experience levels are welcome in these group fitness classes!
We recommend students wear workout attire and bring a water bottle. 


Bellydance – Intermediate
This intermediate level class is excellent for those who want to take their bellydancing to the next level! Building on movements and techniques learned in the beginning class we will learn more complicated techniques and layerings. Build your strength, stamina and confidence with engaging combos and drills.  Class will consist of a warmup, technique breakdown and drills, a dance routine or combos and a cool down.  Drop-in’s are welcome at any time!

While all levels are welcome, this is not a beginning class. Beginning Bellydance is recommended for those new to bellydance. 
We recommend students wear workout attire and bring a water bottle.


Buti Yoga
Dynamic Asana + Deep Abdominal Toning + Cardio-Intensive Dance
Buti is a high-intensity fusion of yoga, tribal dance, and plyometrics. Classes combine cardio, strength training, deep abdominal toning and flexibility in one seamless format.
This practice is a Dance-yoga hybrid class which allows you to stretch AND shake your hips. Music guides our classes like an internal GPS. The beat blended movement forces you out of your head and INTO YOUR BODY.

All fitness and experience levels welcome in these group fitness classes!
We recommend that students wear workout clothes, and bring a water bottle.


Chair Dance
This dance and cardio class is an exhilarating way to burn calories, tone your core and lower body and learn a variety of fun and sexy dance moves. A new routine is taught every week which makes this class perfect for drop-ins. This class starts with a warm up including basic dance technique breakdown and drills then jumps right into a fun routine designed to get your body moving and your heart pumping. Boost your confidence in this fast paced, high energy hour of chair dancing perfect for beginners and seasoned dancers alike!

All fitness and experience levels welcome in these group fitness classes!
We recommend that students wear workout clothes, and bring a water bottle. Dancing will be done barefoot.


Flexibility Development
In Flexibility Development our certified instructors will help you properly prepare your body by progressing through steps to encourage self-awareness, breathing, proper muscular engagement and body alignment before moving into sustained stretches intended to make noticeable changes in your range of motion.

Our Flexibility Development classes are appropriate for all experience levels! Variations of each exercise are always available to accommodate different levels of experience.

All fitness and experience levels welcome in these group flexibility classes!
We recommend that students wear comfortable workout clothes and bring a water bottle. 
Bastet will provide a mat, blocks and band, but feel free to bring your own equipment!


Heels
In our Heels classes you will be led through a warm up, technique and strength drills to prepare the body to move safely in heels, then you will learn a sultry, sassy dance routine. Learn how to strut in heels and express your sexiness through movement and dance. This all levels class is perfect for anyone! This class gives a great workout combining sensual dance with balance and strength work. We encourage wearing heels but this class can be taken in bare feet or socks.

All fitness and experience levels welcome!
Wear moderate to low height heels and something that makes you feel sexy (regular workout clothes are fine too!) that you can move comfortably in. Don’t forget a water bottle!
Optional: Knee pads or leg warmers (some dances will include a little floorwork)


Liquid Motion
The Liquid Motion ® Class is an open level class that utilizes elements of fitness conditioning, sensual movement, and dance theory, to provide the student with a total mind and body movement experience. In this class, students will learn the Liquid Motion ® Fundamentals to build a foundation for floor work & wall work. The class includes body conditioning, lateral movement drills, intricate floor flows, exploration of sensual movement, and an understanding of total body awareness. Or as we refer to it, Liquid Motion ®!

All fitness and experience levels are welcome!
We recommend students bring knee pads, socks or leg warmers, long pants/leggings and a long sleeve shirt for a better movement experience. Don’t forget a water bottle!


Pilates Mat
Our Pilates Mat Class is an all levels class created from the Joseph Pilates Movement Principles. The purpose of this class is to help people function better in every aspect of their daily life, not just when they are exercising. The Pilates method focuses on practicing with awareness and attention to proper form in order to train the body to move with strength, grace, and efficiency. Whither you are a professional athlete, a dancer, a computer programmer or a house wife, Pilates exercises are truly “movement for life.”

All fitness and experience levels welcome!
We recommend that students wear comfortable workout clothes and bring a water bottle.


Piyo
You’ll use your bodyweight to perform a series of continuous, targeted moves, to burn fat as you redefine every single muscle. No weights. No jumps. Just hardcore results.You can get sleek, long arms; sexy, flat abs; a tight, lifted butt; and the confidence that comes from knowing you’re at your best!

All fitness and experience levels welcome in these group fitness classes!
This class is done barefoot on yoga mats. Yoga attire is preferred in this class. We recommend that students bring water and a towel.  


Self Defense
Self Defense class is for everyone that wants to increase their endurance, strength, and collect skills and techniques to better help with self preservation. The goal of this class is to develop awareness, sharpening reflexes/ reaction times, safety strategies, and physical techniques to better help someone to successfully escape, resist and survive violent attacks.

All fitness and experience levels are welcome in these group fitness classes!
We recommend students wear workout attire and bring a water bottle.


STRONG by Zumba

Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. STRONG by Zumba ® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more. In this one-hour class you will burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs and glutes. In STRONG by Zumba ®, you push yourself beyond your plateaus to achieve overall body transformation.

All fitness and experience levels are welcome in these group fitness classes! 
We recommend that students wear form fitting workout attire. Athletic shoes are REQUIRED. Bring a towel and water.


Twerk Classes

Get ready to pop, drop, shake and shimmy! This Twerk class will teach you how to isolate your booty in multiple positions using various techniques. Twerking is an amazing workout for your entire lower body as well as your core, abs and lower back! Extra bonus, twerking is also a great cardio workout! Class will begin with a warm up, you’ll then learn and practice a selection of moves, breaking down the technique so you can really dive into the details. Next we put it all together by learning a fun, high energy, bootylicious dance!! Up you your booty shake game and check out a Twerk Class at Bastet Dance Fitness!

All fitness and experience levels are welcome!
We recommend students wear workout attire, athletic shoes/sneakers and bring a water bottle. Knee pads are highly recommended.


Zumba
We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise.  A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

All fitness and experience levels welcome in these group fitness classes! 
We recommend that students wear comfortable and breathable workout attire. Athletic shoes are HIGHLY recommended. Bring a towel and water.


Performance Troupe Rehearsals

Bellydance Troupe Rehearsal
This hour long class is the rehearsal time for Bastet’s bellydance troupe, Dancers of Bastet.  In this rehearsal time we will learn performance choreography and work on refining steps and movements (learned in Bellydance Class) in preparation for performing.  The troupe is open to anyone with regular Bellydance Class attendance (requires instructor approval).  This is not a beginning class; students should have the ability to execute basic bellydance moves.

Prerequisites for the Dancers of Bastet

  1. Must attend weekly Bellydance Class (in addition to troupe rehearsal)
  2. Must be able to commit to rehearsals and performances
  3. Instructor approval, if you have any questions feel free to contact Stephanie

Chair Dance Troupe Rehearsal
This hour long class is the rehearsal time for Bastet’s chair troupe, The Bastet Chair Teasers.  In this rehearsal time we will learn choreography in preparation for performing.  The troupe is open to anyone with regular dance class attendance (requires instructor approval).  This is not a beginning class; students should have a basic knowledge of dance and feel comfortable learning choreography.

Prerequisites for Bastet Chair Teasers

  1. Must attend a weekly dance class (in addition to troupe rehearsal)
  2. Must be able to commit to rehearsals and performances
  3. Instructor approval, if you have any questions feel free to contact Stephanie