Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December 12th class

Hi everyone!
Here's a list of material that we covered for Monday's class:

up to down undulations
down to up undulations
up to down belly rolls
down to up belly rolls
broken belly rolls up to down
broken belly rolls down to up

Sunday, December 11, 2011

One of my all-time favorites!

Hi everyone!
I just wanted to post a link to one of my greatest dance inspirations, Jill Parker.   Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Galaxy class: 11/28/2011

Hi everyone!
Here is a list of moves which were covered in class on 11/29/2011.  Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.  Please remember to stretch, prior to executing these movements.

Ribcage Fiqure 8s:
1.  Broken: Back to Front
2.  Broken: Front to Back
3.  Smooth: Back to Front
4.  Front to Back
5.  Sidewinder: down to up

Hip Figure 8s
1.  Down to up (a.k.a: Taxeem in Fat Chance Bellydance Format, Reverse Maya in Jamila Salimpour Format) 
2.  Up to down (a.k.a: Maya)
3.  Zafira Dance Company's Botched Maya

I look forward to seeing y'all next week!

Michelle Manx

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

2011-2012 Workshops

It has been beyond a dream come true to have the privilege to teach workshops at these fine events!  I hope to see some of y'all there!    

Michelle Manx's 2011- 2012 Workshops:
Mile High BellyDance presents:
Bahaia, Michelle Manx, Frank Farinaro and Miss Belly Dance Universe 2011: Sa'diyya!
Boulder, CO
December 16-18th

Tribal Dance Camp in Ingram Texas
featuring Amy Sigil, Ashley Lopez, Bahaia, Gitane, Z-Helene, and Michelle Manx
April 12th-15th 2012

Tribal Fest
Sebastopol, CA
May 16th-20th 2012

JamBallah NW
Portland, OR
August 17th-19th, 2012

Galaxy class: November 21, 2011

Hi everyone!  Thanks for coming out to my class on a rainy night during Thanksgiving week!
1. Mardi Love inspired combo
2. Jill Parker's Moroccan Campfire

1. Sidewinder (Down to Up Ribcage Figure 8's)
2. Back to Front Ribcage Figure 8s
3. Front to Back Ribcage Figure 8s
2. Hip Twist (muscle groups: obliques and glutes)

1. cross- point
2. step-touch

Add twists with cross-point and step-touch.

The Jamila Salimpour Format name for step-touch with a twist is "Basic Egyptian".

Have a wonderful holiday!

Michelle Manx

Welcome to my page!

Hi everyone!
I decided to start a blog for my classes at Galaxy Dance Studios, traveling workshops, and performances.
I will be posting my class material from my Galaxy class on a weekly basis.  Thanks for visiting!

Michelle Manx