Gina

Gina

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW FOR FALL CLASS SESSION!


8 week Belly Dancing for Beginners:
Learn the basics of Belly Dancing.  This course focuses on posture, isolations, basic Egyptian technique, and vocabulary of movement.  It is designed to give students a great low impact workout that improves flexibility, coordination, and muscle tone.  Belly Dance is appropriate for all ages and body types; plus, it's fun!  No prior dance experience necessary.
Suggested Attire:  Please wear comfortable clothing appropriate for working out.  Although not required, you may tie a scarf around your hips (fringed shoulder shawl is an inexpensive option).  Bare feet preferred.
Mondays 7:30 - 9:00PM August 6 - October 1 / $80
**THIS CLASS IS AN 8-WEEK SESSION. WE WILL MEET THE FOLLOWING DATES: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, AND 10/1. WE WILL NOT MEET LABOR DAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD.
For Registration information, please visit:  http://www.breathepcola.com (copy and paste link into browser).
Class Policy:
No Refunds or Prorates.  Makeups available with Shimmy Chic Fitness class on Thursdays at 12 noon only.

8 week Beyond Beginning Belly Dance:
This course is a progressed continuation of Belly Dancing for Beginners.  New movement vocabulary, the concept of layering, travelling steps, and common Oriental rhythms are introduced.  At least two sessions of Belly Dancing for Beginners are required to register for this class.  
Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:00PM August 8 - October 3 / $80
**THIS CLASS IS AN 8-WEEK SESSION. WE WILL SKIP ONE OF THE DATES BETWEEN AUGUST 8 AND OCTOBER 3 DUE TO GONG BATH; THAT DATE IS TO BE DETERMINED AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE FIRST CLASS MEETING.
For Registration information, please visit:  http://www.breathepcola.com (copy and paste link into browser).
Class Policy:
No Refunds or Prorates.  Makeups available with Belly Dancing for Beginners class on Monday evenings 7:30PM or Shimmy Chic Fitness class on Thursdays at 12 noon.
Shimmy Chic Fitness - Shimmy Into Shape:
Shimmy Chic Fitness is an energetic and fun program based on the ancient art of belly dance but with a modern twist!  This class provides both calorie-burning cardio and muscle-toning moves, along with increased flexibility, grace, and sense of self.  This is a low impact workout.  The main goal is to sweat and have fun!  No dance experience necessary.  Please wear comfortable workout clothes and bring your own yoga mat.  Bare feet appropriate.
Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00PM Ongoing Class: $80 for 8-week class pass / $40 for 4-week class pass or $12 Drop In
For Registration information, please visit:  http://www.breathepcola.com (copy and paste link into browser).


8 week Advanced Belly Dance (by invitation only):
This invitation-only class is designed for dancers already possessing fundamental belly dance vocabulary who wish to elevate their practice to the next level.  Layered movement, shimmies, turns, and traveling combinations are featured in this Egyptian-styled Oriental class.  Students will acquire a greater knowledge and understanding of classic Oriental rhythms and music.  Emphasis will be placed on personal development, stagecraft, performance skills and improvisational skills.  Please contact Gina at glwnolan@gmail.com for questions regarding level placement.
Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00PM August 9 - September 27 / $80
Class Policy:
Full payment required to hold your class spot.
No makeup classes or refunds.
To register for Intermediate/Advanced class, simply send class fee via PayPal to: paypal.me/GinaNolan.

Breathe Yoga Scenic is located at 3101 E Cervantes St, Pensacola, FL 32503.  It's on the left-hand corner of the strip mall with Arrow Salon and Subway. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

SAVE THE DATE!


EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: The Fourth Annual Spring Raqs Pensacola Workshop & Showcase takes place April 27, 2019 featuring the Fabulous Master Instructor, AHMED HUSSIEN!

Workshop Topics & Fees TBA 

Ahmed Hussien is undeniably an iconic figure and a source of inspiration for dancers and teachers alike in the world of Classic Oriental and Egyptian Folkloric Dance. Ahmed's masterful and dynamic teaching method is the result of his absolute dedication to dance combined with his comprehensive experience in the area of performance and choreography. Ahmed is the ONLY Egyptian Dance Master to have Ballet, Belly Dance, Ballroom, and Broadway experience in his repertoire.

Ahmed Hussien was recognized by The Higher Institute of Ballet in Cairo, Egypt and accepted his enrollment into their elite academy at eight years of age. He studied both academics and dance for nine years, 12 hours a day; included in his rigorous training were formal instruction and mentorship in Classical Oriental and Folkloric Dances of Egypt by Egyptian Dance Masters, and Russian Ballet by experts affiliated with the prestigious ballet companies of Russia. By the age of 17, Ahmed had toured internationally with the Cairo National Ballet under the direction of Dr. Abdel Moneim Kamel, and had graduated from The Higher Institute of Ballet with the highest degree of honors. He came to the US and expanded his dance education into ballroom dance, while working u Madame Darvish of New York. Soon thereafter, Ahmed was presented with countless opportunities including touring with the Near East Dance Group, performing several times at Lincoln Center and choreographing “Oh, Brother” for a Broadway production. He has since been sponsored in many workshop intensives and been on judging panels for competitions worldwide.

Check out the Workshop Topic Poll on the Facebook Invite Page and pick your 2 top choices!  
https://www.facebook.com/events/634956933505327/

See you next year at Spring Raqs Pensacola 2019!  :-D


Monday, April 9, 2018

SPRING RAQS PENSACOLA SHOWCASE 2018

Dazzling Belly Dance Showcase featuring Master Instructor Tarifa Salem, fantastic local talent, and fabulous dancers from the Gulf Coast area and beyond! Doors open at 4:00PM; show starts at 5:00PM! This spectacular showcase occurs after the Spring Raqs Pensacola Workshop on April 28, 2018. Spring Raqs Workshop information HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/297757590648344/ 
$10 General Admission. Kids 12 years and younger Free. Paypal:paypal.me/GinaNolan or cash at door.


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Shimmy Chic Fitness Demo at Ciclovia!

I will be teaching a 20-minute Shimmy Chic Fitness class demonstration at the Ciclovia event on March 24 and need your help! I am looking for participants. It is absolutely free and will not take longer than 20 minutes. Since it is a demonstration, I will ask that you briefly warm up on your own before we begin. I will teach 3 to 4 routines on the spot and then we're done! The routines feature basic, beginning-level belly dance moves which are repeated throughout the songs. I will go over the basic moves beforehand, then start the music and call out the cues. All you have to do is follow along, and have fun! 

The Details:
What: Pensacola Ciclovia Open Streets
Ciclovia (seek-low-via)-Penscola Open Streets originated in Bogota, Columbia in the 1970s and took off around the world in the 1990s. Pensacola joined the movement in 2017 with their very first Ciclovia! This event closes major streets in downtown Pensacola to motorized traffic and opens them up for people to ride bikes, walk, run, play, or whatever moves them! Check out more info here: http://pensacolaopenstreets.com/
When: Saturday, March 24 at 11;45 AM. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.
Where: Downtown Pensacola. The Shimmy Chic Fitness Demo will take place in the Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis, & Overholtz parking lot at the corner of Main Street and Jefferson Street. I will also have a table set up at this area; look for the Shimmy Chic banner.
Other Details: The area where we will be dancing is paved. So wear some sort of dance sneaker or shoe that will protect your feet, yet allow you to pivot reasonably well. Wear your workout wear with a colorful coin hip scarf. If you need one, I can loan you one of mine, or I have brand new ones you can purchase for $10/scarf. If you have a Shimmy Chic top or Tshirt, please wear it! I have limited Shimmy Chic merchandise for sale; contact me if interested. Prices range from $10 to $25.

This will be a fun day for all kinds of exercise, fun, and fresh spring air! If you are able to participate, please email me at glwnolan@gmail.com or text me at 770-361-7341. Yalla!! :-D