The new year! Everyone making resolutions, a new start. At Oasis we resolve to continue to offer the best in Egyptian dance in all it’s forms in 2018!
As instructors we always assess, and in 2017 we did much of that! Kenzie and I attended JTE levels 1 & 2 and began bringing back that knowledge to you. We spent time training at workshops and that added to our teaching. And we spent much time planning and choreographing for our students to make sure your class and event experience was a satisfying and enjoyable one!
In 2018, we are continuing our studies with JTE levels 3 & 4 in Egypt this spring. We will continue to attend workshops to not only improve our own dancing but bring back to you. We have already planned events for the first half of the year, are looking ahead to our spring hafla on April 8th, Kenzie is full speed ahead on her exciting Choreography sessions this winter, and we are planning for festival season this year - even though looking out the snowing window it seems far away, it will be here before you know it!
We hope our students will make dance resolutions as well! What do you as a dancer want to improve on? How will you accomplish that? Take specialty classes, attend workshops, more practice at home? Keeping a dance note book with choreography notes and notes reminding you of movement vocabulary and combinations... there are many studies about the benefits if dance to our brains, however, most do not include using videos. Resolve to write it down and recall it this year!
We hope students will resolve to practice the corrections we give in class at home and know that these corrections make you the very best you can be. We hope students will resolve to learn more about the culture behind the dance, ask questions, read articles about dance and music as it relates to the culture, read articles about the history of dance.
And lastly, we hope our students will resolve to continue to make Oasis a positive place! Everyone and we know EVERYONE has ups and downs, and lots on theirs minds with full lives. We hope you can leave your cares downstairs and take and hour to enjoy the dance and the beautiful women surrounding you!
Here’s to 2018 and YOU! Here’s to making you the best version of yourself and the happiest at Oasis belly dancing!
Below are some links to get you started; curl up this winter and learn more about the dance you love: