If you live in Garland, Mesquite, Richardson, Wylie, Sachse, Rowlette or Plano Texas, let Asrai teach you to dance.
Dancing is an ancient exercise. Originally it was created for women
by women. Mothers taught their daughters to strengthen their
bodies to help them survive the physical strain of bearing
children. At various times in history and In places, belly
dancing was part of ancient rites and rituals. It has a very
Why belly dance today? For the same reasons
people have danced for centuries. The exercise is designed to
strengthen muscles and gain flexibility. Belly Dancing can
the same benefits as a Pilates workout, with Yoga stretching, and
because it's a weight-bearing exercise, it's good for your
Dancing improves coordination and balance as it teaches you to
Dancing is a fun way to exercise along with having really
exercise clothes. Learn to dance for your own sake, then if
inclined, dance for that special someone or be the hit of a party when
Asrai's class on Tuesday
nights from 6 pm to 7 pm at the Holford Rec Center in Garland.
The class is for beginners and dancers with some experience.
Our focus is on muscle work, coordination, and
For the more advanced students, Asrai gives individualized instruction
to improve and enhance otherwise seemingly basic moves being
taught the rest of the class. Even for the beginning dancer,
class will help you develop combinations and learn to piece
together to create a dance.
the Holford Rec Center to Sign Up:
Website for the
Holford Rec Center
If Tuesday doesn't work for you, maybe Thursday nights from 6 pm until 7 pm at the Liberty Rec Center in Plano will work out better. The sessions run 8 weeks long. The new class begins January 22, 2009 and runs until March 12th.
Contact the Liberty Rec Center to Sign Up:
Telephone Number (972) 769-4234
Website for the Liberty Rec Center
Private Classes &
Asrai has been dancing since she was 12, she's developed her own fusion
style. As well she's incorporated a variety of dance props
the traditional to the unusual. In traditional belly dance
she is versed in using the veil, cape, wings of Isis,
cane, feathered fans, gypsy fans, and candles. In unusual
she and her troupe have developed routines using feathered boas,
bullwhips, Japanese sai, spears, and even Halloween pitchforks.
students interested in learning to belly dance or to incorporate props
into your routine, Asrai is available for private lessons or private
classes. The fee is by the hour. Contact Asrai for further
is available to teach workshops on the basics, putting a show
together, developing a theme for you show, using dance props, how-to
choreograph, sewing your own costume, or she can teach one of her
directors, or company managers who would like to offer belly-dancing
classes at your site, contact me for available days and
times. For these classes, the fee is based on a
basis, with a lower per-student price for larger classes.