6 Week Bellydance Session with Colleen - Tuesdays & Saturdays


Join us for our last session of classes of 2018! 
Saturday classes begin November 3rd.
Tuesday classes begin November 6th. 
Email VitalityStudioPittsburgh@gmail.com to reserve your spot in class. Tuesday classes fill up quickly.


Join us in the studio for a fun 6-week session of classes.


Saturdays beginning November 3rd, 2018. This session will run for 6 consecutive weeks. 

Bellydance Basics
12:30pm

For the novice or the experienced dancer, this class is a great way to polish bellydance technique. We will break down moves, drill drill drill, and boogie through a fun combination. Every class is fresh and different. Drop ins welcome.



Mixed Level Bellydance
1:30pm

In this class we will build upon bellydance technique and learn a complete choreography together. We will explore movement using props and study the different styles that fall under the umbrella of bellydance. 
*Registration only. 


Mazagat Rehearsal 
2:30pm

This is a rehearsal class for Colleen's bellydance troupe, Mazagat. Admission is by invitation or audition only.



Tuesdays beginning November 6th, 2018. This session will run for 6 consecutive weeks. 

Bellydance Level 1
7pm

Enjoy a rich study of bellydance technique, breaking down fundamentals for a clear understanding, and explore movement vocabulary with short, fun combinations. Reinforce, refine and refresh, with an artillery of drills designed to get you the deepest, richest expression of movement. Become familiar with the history and trends of bellydance through classroom discussion. This class is perfect for those who are new to bellydance, or for the experienced dancer wishing to strengthen their technique. Colleen can modify class components to suit all levels of dancers. Walk away feeling deliciously challenged and hungry for more of this inspiring art form. 



Bellydance Level 2
8pm

In this class we will take our study further by applying our technique to the finer elements of the dance. Components of this class will include:
A theme study, with in-depth focus on the many themes, styles, and props unique to bellydance.~ Learning a complete bellydance choreography, focusing on putting movements together, expressing the nuances of the music, and strengthening technique.~ Performance skills to refine and polish for your individual dance goals.~ Explore the use of various props and delve deeper into the history, musicology and culture of the dance. ~ Performance opportunities with Colleen's student troupe available to students who wish to participate. 
*Material covered in each class builds upon the next, therefor drop ins will not be accepted for this class. Students are encouraged to register for the entire session to get the most out of their practice.


Mazagat Rehearsal 
9pm

This is a rehearsal class for Colleen's bellydance troupe, Mazagat. Admission is by invitation or audition only.

November Bellydance Fundamentals & Fitness Sessions with Sahra

New session! November 1 - November 29, 2018 (No Class on Thanksgiving)
Belly Dance Fundamentals / Datura Style™  Thursdays 7:30 - 8:30PM $50  
Vitality Belly Dance and Wellness, 4514 Liberty Avenue 15224


This 4 week session focuses on refining belly dance technique, learning new dance vocabulary, Tribal Fusion Belly Dance (Datura Style), and combinations. Tribal Belly Dance is known for it's uplifted posture, beautiful arm work, ooey gooey moves, and earthy presentation. Classes are progressive and build on material from the previous week. Each class starts with a conditioning warm-up and ends with a yoga cool down. This session is designed for mixed levels. Can’t wait to dance with you!


No refunds unless session is canceled by instructor.  New students may drop-in to the first class for $18 or choose to sign up for the full session. Opportunities to make up missed classes will be available! Cash, check, or PayPal (+PayPal fee) accepted. (must attend full session).

Register at the link below:


Belly Dance Fitness Session
Vitality Belly Dance and Wellness, 4514 Liberty Avenue 15224
Sundays, 12:30PM-1:30PM $40/$18 drop-in
November 4 - November 18, 2018


Have fun getting fit!!! This class will make you sweat. Specifically designed to be accessible for all levels of belly dance we’ll start off with a strengthening/ conditioning warm-up, move into a series of cardio based belly dance combinations and drills, and finish off with a satisfying yoga cool down.


No refunds unless session is canceled by instructor.  Students may drop-in to class for $18 or choose to sign up for the full session. 4 students mus be registered for the full session to run the course. Opportunities to make up missed classes will be available! Cash, check, or PayPal (+PayPal fee) accepted. PayPal button below for full session!

Register at the link below:

Datura Style Workshop: Pelvic Lock Study with Sahra

Datura Style™ Belly Dance Workshop: Pelvic Lock Study
Vitality Belly Dance and Wellness 4514 Liberty Avenue
October 14, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00PM
$30(plus PayPal fees) / $35 at the door

 

Enjoy a fun filled Datura Style® Belly Dance Workshop. Datura Style™ Belly Dance is Rachel Brice’s approach to fusion style belly dance. You’ll learn the Pelvic Lock Study focusing on pelvic lock isolations front and back, foot patterns, and combinations such as the shuffle step featuring a pelvic roll and pony kick! This study is set to an exciting 9/8 rhythm!!! Finger cymbals may be used. You can download the music ahead of time here: https://radiolaria.bandcamp.com/track/pelvic-lock-study-with-zils
This is a fast moving workshop covering a lot of ground. No refunds unless workshop is canceled by instructor. For more information on Rachel Brice’s Datura Style Belly Dance http://www.rachelbrice.com/what-is-datura-style/http://www.rachelbrice.com/list-of-datura-style-teachers/

Register here:

Datura Style™ Belly Dance Workshop with Sahra

Datura Style™ Belly Dance Workshop: Ooey Gooey Combos
Vitality Wellness and Belly Dance Studio
4514 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh 15224
September 30th, 2:00PM-4:00PM
$30 in advance/$35 at the door

Datura Style™ Belly Dance is Rachel Brice’s approach to fusion style belly dance. In this workshop you’ll learn a variety of Datura Style™ vocabulary that can easily be inserted into Tribal Improvisation, used in choreography, or for your own personal practice. This workshop features ooey gooey movements and combos featuring bodywaves and backbends. We'll begin class with a warm up, drill combos from the Datura Studies, and technique for safe backbends. We'll then jump into learning the Cherry Moon Combo, Yokai Bodywave, Cobra Basket Turn and more if time permits. All levels are welcome, although some belly dance background is helpful! No refunds unless workshop is cancelled by instructor. For more information about Datura Style™ go to: http://www.rachelbrice.com/what-is-datura-style/, http://www.rachelbrice.com/list-of-datura-style-teachers/

Register at the link below:

Fall Bellydance Session with Colleen

You've been asking! Details are here! 
Our Fall Session of bellydance classes is kicking off in September!
Saturday classes begin September 1st.
Tuesday classes begin September 4th.
Register at the links below or email VitalityStudioPittsburgh@gmail.com with any questions or to reserve your spot in class. Tuesday classes fill up quickly. 

Join us in the studio for our 8-week fall session of classes.


Saturdays beginning September 1st, 2018. This session will run for 8 consecutive weeks. 

Bellydance Basics
12:30pm - 1:30pm
For the novice or the experienced dancer, this class is a great way to polish bellydance technique. We will break down moves, drill drill drill, and boogie through a fun combination. Every class is fresh and different. Drop ins welcome.
$85.50 before September 1st - $95 from September 1st
Register below - Paypal fees apply

 



Mixed Level Bellydance
1:30pm
In this class we will build upon bellydance technique and learn a complete choreography together. We will explore movement using props and study the different styles that fall under the umbrella of bellydance. 
*Registration only. 
$85.50 before September 1st - $95 from September 1st
Register below - Paypal fees apply

 



Saturday Basics and Mixed Level.
$157.50 before September 1st - $175 from September 1st
Register below - Paypal fees apply

 

 

Mazagat Rehearsal
2:30pm
This is a rehearsal class for Colleen's bellydance troupe, Mazagat. Admission is by invitation or audition only.

 


Tuesdays beginning September 4th, 2018. This session will run for 8 consecutive weeks. 

Bellydance Level 1
7pm
Enjoy a rich study of bellydance technique, breaking down fundamentals for a clear understanding, and explore movement vocabulary with short, fun combinations. Reinforce, refine and refresh, with an artillery of drills designed to get you the deepest, richest expression of movement. Become familiar with the history and trends of bellydance through classroom discussion. This class is perfect for those who are new to bellydance, or for the experienced dancer wishing to strengthen their technique. Colleen can modify class components to suit all levels of dancers. Walk away feeling deliciously challenged and hungry for more of this inspiring art form. 
$85.50 before September 3rd - $95 from September 4th
Register below - Paypal fees apply

 



Bellydance Level 2
8pm
In this class we will take our study further by applying our technique to the finer elements of the dance. Components of this class will include:
A theme study, with in-depth focus on the many themes, styles, and props unique to bellydance.~ Learning a complete bellydance choreography, focusing on putting movements together, expressing the nuances of the music, and strengthening technique.~ Performance skills to refine and polish for your individual dance goals.~ Explore the use of various props and delve deeper into the history, musicology and culture of the dance. ~ Performance opportunities with Colleen's student troupe available to students who wish to participate. 
*Material covered in each class builds upon the next, therefor drop ins will not be accepted for this class. Students are encouraged to register for the entire session to get the most out of their practice.
$85.50 before September 3rd - $95 from September 4th
Register below - Paypal fees apply

 


Tuesday Level 1 & Level 2.
$157.50 before September 1st - $175 from September 1st.
Register below - Paypal fees apply
 

 

 

Mazagat Rehearsal
9pm
This is a rehearsal class for Colleen's bellydance troupe, Mazagat. Admission is by invitation or audition only.


Pricing and registration after September 1st/4th.
One one-hour class $95
Two one-hour classes $175
Mazagat Rehearsal class $45
Unlimited monthly pass $125/month

Email VitalityStudioPittsburgh@gmail.com with any questions. 

Datura Style Workshop: Side to Side Study PT. 2 with Sahra

Datura Style™ Belly Dance Workshop: Side to Side Study, Part 2
August 26, 2:00 PM – 4:00PM; $30(plus PayPal fees) before August 24th/$35 after
Vitality Belly Dance and Wellness 4514 Liberty Avenue

Enjoy a fun filled Datura Style® Belly Dance Workshop. You’ll learn the Side Study focusing on the isolations, foot patterns, and arms! If you missed the first workshop, no problem! We are learning this study in reverse, so in this session we will start from the beginning. This is a fast moving workshop covering a lot of ground. We’ll start with a warm up and dig into side to side movement technique including rib cage slides (horizontal and vertical), ribcage figure eights, sidewinder, side to side undulations, pairing them up with foot and arm patterns, and finishing the study with combinations. Combinations also include the goosh and mayas. No refunds unless workshop is canceled by instructor. For more information on Rachel Brice’s Datura Style Belly Dance http://www.rachelbrice.com/what-is-datura-style/http://www.rachelbrice.com/list-of-datura-style-teachers/

Register at the link below.

DATURA STYLE™ BELLY DANCE WORKSHOP: Side to Side Study and Combinations

DATURA STYLE™ BELLY DANCE WORKSHOP: Side to Side Study and Combinations
Sunday, July 15 12:30 - 2:30PM
$35 ~ Paypal fees apply
Register at the link below:
 


Enjoy a fun filled Datura Style® Belly Dance Workshop. You'll learn the full Side Study complete with combinations! This is a fast moving workshop covering a lot of ground. We'll start with a warm up and dig into side to side movement technique including rib cage slides (horizontal and vertical), ribcage figure eights, sidewinder, side to side undulations, pairing them up with foot and arm patterns, and finishing the study with combinations. Combinations  also include the goosh and mayas. No refunds unless workshop is canceled by instructor. For more information on Rachel Brice's Datura Style Belly Dance http://www.rachelbrice.com/what-is-datura-style/http://www.rachelbrice.com/list-of-datura-style-teachers/

Creative Play: Generative Games - Specialty Workshop

Join us at Vitality Bellydance & Wellness Studio for Creative Play: Generative Games on Tuesday, August 14th from 7pm - 9pm.

CREATIVE PLAY: GENERATIVE GAMES
Play is a powerful tool. Creative expression is absolutely essential to our well-being. In this specialty workshop dancers will use an assortment of tools and activities to stimulate creative expression through movement. If you seek to deepen your creative well, peel back the layers, take risks, discover your hidden possibilities, or simply get "unstuck", this is a safe place to begin that work.
This workshop is not about perfect technique or show stopping tricks. It, instead, focusses on stimulating the "warm little pond" from which our creative expressions spring.
Led by studio owner Colleen Wilde. Dancers from all movement backgrounds are welcome here.

Register at the link below. Paypal fees apply. 
$30 in advance. $35 at the door. 
 

Summer Bellydance Session at Vitality Studio

Mark your calendars!!!
Our Summer Session of bellydance classes is kicking off in June!
Saturday classes begin June 2nd.
Tuesday classes begin June 5th.
Email VitalityStudioPittsburgh@gmail.com to reserve your spot in class. Tuesday classes fill up quickly.

Join us in the studio for our 8-week summer session of classes.

Tuesdays beginning June 5th, 2018. This session will run for 8 consecutive weeks. 

Bellydance Level 1
7pm
Enjoy a rich study of bellydance technique, breaking down fundamentals for a clear understanding, and explore movement vocabulary with short, fun combinations. Reinforce, refine and refresh, with an artillery of drills designed to get you the deepest, richest expression of movement. Become familiar with the history and trends of bellydance through classroom discussion. This class is perfect for those who are new to bellydance, or for the experienced dancer wishing to strengthen their technique. Colleen can modify class components to suit all levels of dancers. Walk away feeling deliciously challenged and hungry for more of this inspiring art form. 

Bellydance Level 2
8pm
In this class we will take our study further by applying our technique to the finer elements of the dance. Components of this class will include:
A theme study, with in-depth focus on the many themes, styles, and props unique to bellydance.~ Learning a complete bellydance choreography, focusing on putting movements together, expressing the nuances of the music, and strengthening technique.~ Performance skills to refine and polish for your individual dance goals.~ Explore the use of various props and delve deeper into the history, musicology and culture of the dance. ~ Performance opportunities with Colleen's student troupe available to students who wish to participate. 
*Material covered in each class builds upon the next, therefor drop ins will not be accepted for this class. Students are encouraged to register for the entire session to get the most out of their practice.

Mazagat Rehearsal
9pm
This is a rehearsal class for Colleen's bellydance troupe, Mazagat. Admission is by invitation or audition only.

Saturdays beginning June 2nd, 2018. This session will run for 8 consecutive weeks. 

Bellydance Basics
12:30pm
For the novice or the experienced dancer, this class is a great way to polish bellydance technique. We will break down moves, drill drill drill, and boogie through a fun combination. Every class is fresh and different. Drop ins welcome.

Mixed Level Bellydance
1:30pm
In this class we will build upon bellydance technique and learn a complete choreography together. We will explore movement using props and study the different styles that fall under the umbrella of bellydance. 
*Registration only. 

Mazagat Rehearsal
2:30pm
This is a rehearsal class for Colleen's bellydance troupe, Mazagat. Admission is by invitation or audition only.

Pricing and registration.
One one-hour class $95
Two one-hour classes $175
Mazagat Rehearsal class $45
Unlimited monthly pass $125/month

Email VitalityStudioPittsburgh@gmail.com to register today!

Ballet Foundations for Bellydance with Jill

Vitality Studio is so excited to be welcoming accomplished dancer and instructor Jill Elaine Veronica Collins to Pittsburgh for an evening workshop on Thursday, June 14th. We can not wait to get in the studio and study with this powerhouse of a dancer. 

Thursday, June 14th, 2018.
7pm - 9pm

Ballet Foundations for Bellydance
This 2 hour workshop will help you understand the basics of ballet and how to use ballet technique to enhance your raqs sharqi movement vocabulary. Warm up with ballet barre inspired exercises in the middle of the floor to help you find more strength and stability in your arms, legs and feet. Learn how to travel through space with fluidity and grace with technique tips for turns and extentions. Then learn how to apply these principals within an oriental choreography, complete with a drum solo finale. We will wind down with some stretching exercises to help maintain flexibility and reduce soreness. All levels welcome!
$30 in advance ~ Paypal fees apply.
$35 at the door. 





Jill's lifelong passion for dance is evident in whether she’s onstage or in the studio. Classically trained in ballet and modern dance, she began her performing career with TLS Modern Co. in her hometown of New Castle, PA, USA. She attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA where she earned her BFA in Dance Education. 

In 2007, Jill joined Los Angeles's premier Bellydance Troupe, "Jillina's Sahlala Dancers". Currently, she is an assistant director/choreographer and performs with Sahlala Dancers in nightclubs, at private events, and has been featured in tv, music videos and film. She has also been a part of Jillina's touring theatrical company, Bellydance Evolution (BDE), since its creation in 2009. Jill has performed all across the USA as well as Africa and Europe with BDE, and is also the company’s dance captain. 

She believes the best teachers are the ones who never stop learning, so she continues her dance education by studying ballet and pointe at the Van Nuys Performing Arts Center, and flamenco under Roberto Amaral and Cihtli Ocampo. Other credentials include: Associates Degree with Dance Masters of America, Level V Certificate from the Cecchetti System of Ballet, 2001 graduate from the PA Governor's School for the Arts. Jill's background in Dance History, Choreography, Kinesiology, Psychology, Nutrition and Music for Dancers combined with her extensive performing experience, has made her an in-demand teacher and guest artist around the world.

Datura Style Belly Dance Workshop with Sahra DeRoy July 9th 2017

Don't miss your chance to study with one of the most knowledgeable teachers of this style! Join Sahra in the studio on July 9th for a Datura Style workshop. Read the description below.

Datura Style™ Belly Dance Workshop: Focus on Improv Vocabulary
Vitality Wellness and Belly Dance Studio
4514 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh 15224
July 9th, 2:00PM-3:30PM
$25 in advance (PayPal Fee included)/$30 at the door

Datura Style™ Belly Dance is Rachel Brice’s approach to fusion style belly dance. In this workshop you’ll learn a variety of Datura Style™ vocabulary that can easily be inserted into Tribal Improvisation (ITS or ATS), used in choreography, or for your own personal practice. We'll begin class with a warm up, drill combos from the Datura Studies (Arabic and Inverted Arabic, Ghawazee Prep, etc), and jump into learning the Hagallah Combo and more if time perrmits. The Hagallah Combo features juicy hip work, ¾ shimmy variations, hypnotic serpentine moves, and footwork. We'll end class integrating these combinations in Tribal Improvisation. All levels are welcome, although some belly dance background is helful! Feel free to bring finger cymbals (I’ll have a few extras available) and a water bottle. Students enrolled in weekly classes with Sahra are eligible for a $5 discount. No refunds unless workshop is cancelled by instructor. For more information about Datura Style™ http://www.rachelbrice.com/what-is-datura-style/
Register at the link below:

Wednesday Bellydance classes are coming to Vitality Studio June 14th

We are so excited to be adding more classes to our schedule at Vitality Studio! Join us on Wednesdays for a 4 week session of bellydance fun! Wednesday classes are taught by Colleen.

Beginning Wednesday June 14th, and running through July 5th, 2017.
6:30pm - 7:30pm Bellydance Basics
$50 for all 4 weeks, $15 to drop in on a class

Learn the basics of bellydance technique and work on smoothly transitioning between the essential elements of movement vocabulary. Dancers will learn hip work, core work, traveling steps, graceful hand and arm technique, and put everything together into a clean, concise dance routine by the end of the session. This class is perfect for absolute beginners, or for the experience dnacer looking to drill and strengthen their technique.
Drop ins welcome!


7:30pm - 8:30pm Bellydance: Level 1
$50 for all 4 weeks, $15 to drop in on a class

Enjoy a rich study of bellydance technique, breaking down fundamentals for a clear understanding, and explore movement vocabulary with short, fun combinations. Reinforce, refine and refresh, with an artillery of drills designed to get you the deepest, richest expression of movement. Become familiar with the history and trends of bellydance through classroom discussion. This class is perfect for those who are new to bellydance, or for the experienced dancer wishing to strengthen their technique. Colleen can modify class components to suit all levels of dancers. Walk away feeling deliciously challenged and hungry for more of this inspiring art form.
Registration only. No drop ins.


Register at the links above, or by cash, cheque, or card in the studio on your first day of class. See you in the studio! 

New Saturday Bellydance Session beginning June 17th! More classes added!

A New 4 week session of Saturday bellydance classes with Colleen is starting up on June 17th at Vitality Bellydance & Wellness Studio in Bloomfield. Classes are suited to dancers of all levels. Whether you are just starting out in your bellydance journey, or a seasoned dancer, classes are designed to refine, refresh, and introduce something new and exciting to your pursuit of this fun, fulfilling art. Performance opportunities in one of our regular showcases are available to all students. Contact Colleen for more details.
Check out these exciting class offerings!!

Register at the links below, or by cash, cheque, or card in the studio on the first day of classes. 

Saturdays, beginning June 17th, through July 8th. 
11:30am - 12:30pm

Bellydance Basics
Learn the basics of bellydance technique and work on smoothlytransitioning between the essential elements of movement vocabulary. Dancers will learn hip work, core work, traveling steps, graceful hand and arm technique, and put everything together into a clean, concise dance routine by the end of the session. This class is perfect for absolute beginners, or for the experience dnacer looking to drill and strengthen their technique. 
Drop ins welcome! 
$50 For all 4 weeks ~ PayPal fees apply

 




12:30pm - 1:30pm
Improvisatonal Tribal Style Bellydance
- Improvisational Tribal Style Bellydance is an improvised dance style created on the spot by utilizing a body of shared movement vocabulary. Students will learn a varied movement lexicon and will learn to dance spontaneously by cuing new movements with the turn of the head or a gesture of the hands. Our ITS movement vocabulary is created uniquely for Vitality Studio, utilizing bellydance props such as zils (finger cymbals), veils, fans, and skirts. 
Drop ins welcome!
$50 For all 4 weeks ~ PayPal fees apply
 



1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mixed Level Modern Bellydance
Enjoy a deep study of bellydance technique, breaking down fundamentals for a clear understanding, and explore movement vocabulary with short, fun combinations. Reinforce, refine and refresh. Become familiar with the history and trends of bellydance through classroom discussion. This class is perfect for those who are new to bellydance, or for the experienced dancer wishing to strengthen their technique. 
Registration only.
$50 For all 4 weeks ~ PayPal fees apply
 



2:30pm - 3:00pm
Mazagat Rehearsal Class
Admission is by permission only. 
$25 For all 4 weeks ~ PayPal fees apply



Vitality Bellydance & Wellness Studio
4514 Liberty Ave in Bloomfield

Katerina Shereen in Pittsburgh July 15th-16th 2017

Vitality Bellydance and Wellness Studio is thrilled to welcome back celebrated dancer and international master teacher Katerina Shereen. This event sold out last year, so don't miss your chance to study with this knowledgeable artist. Secure your spot with a deposit today!

Saturday, July 15th, 2017.
11am - 5pm with 1 hour break for lunch.
A Chronological Journey Through the Development of Egyptian Dance
$115 ~ Paypal fees apply.

This unique conceptual workshop will be a dance education based on a clear historical frame. We'll start with old authentic beledi to very traditional music, and proceed to the inception of classical Egyptian music and the beginnings of classical stage dance popularized by the first Egyptian dance movie stars such as Samia Gamal and Tahey Karioka. We will then proceed to the nationalistic revival of the 50s and its impact on Egyptian music and dance culture. Students will be able to track the beginnings of folklore on theatre and club stages through the style of Fifi Abdo and learn combinations typical for the Reda style and compare these two radically different approaches to the representation of folklore. We will conclude the class with an insight into the impact of globalization in popular culture and islamic revival on Egyptian music and dance through the expressive modern Cairo style of dancing to Oum Kalthoum and shaabi music. Students will get a comprehensive handout and will not only dance but also listen to music and watch videos that help to understand the progress in Egyptian music and dance culture in the 20th century.

 

Sunday, July 16th, 2017.
11am - 1pm
Mejance
$50 ~ Paypal fees apply.

This workshop will focus on technique and correct interpretation of a classical stage piece. Students can look forward to new fresh combinations and and a touch of modern style combined with traditional Egyptian influence.

 

1pm - 2pm Lunch Break

2pm - 4pm
Khaliji and Iraqi
$50 ~ Paypal fees apply.

We will focus on dancing to music from the area of the Persian Gulf. This workshop will provide a better understanding of the dance technique of these styles, and also the technical differences and musical differences and their interpretation.

 

$200 Complete Workshop Package~ Paypal fees apply.

PWYC Bellydance Class 4/15 benefitting the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

Saturday, April 15th at 12pm at Vitality Studio
4514 Liberty Ave

Join us at Vitality Bellydance & Wellness Studio in Bloomfield for a donation-based bellydance class benefitting the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. 

Come for the fun, the healthy workout, and the graceful beauty typical of this irreststable art form. No dance history or experience is required. This class is perfect for the absolute novice or the seasoned dancer. Vitality Studio owner, Colleen, can modify class content so that everyone is engaged and having fun. 
Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in. You do not need to bare your belly. Standard active wear or yoga attire is sufficient.
Pay What You Can. No donation is too small. 

More about the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh:
"We are a team of passionate, dedicated individuals fighting for the rights of women everywhere."
"Women’s Center & Shelter truly welcomes the opportunity to serve all members of our community. We serve all domestic violence victims, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual identity, age, ability, language spoken, or any other factor. We strive to replace barriers with ever-widening circles of support and respect."
https://www.wcspittsburgh.org/

We hope to see you in the studio!

New Saturday & Sunday Bellydance Session with Colleen

A New 5 week session of Saturday & Sunday bellydance classes with Colleen is starting up on January 7th & 8th at Vitality Bellydance & Wellness Studio in Bloomfield. Classes are suited to dancers of all levels. Wether you are just starting out in your bellydance journey, or a seasoned dancer, classes are designed to refine, refresh, and introduce something new and exciting to your pursuit of this fun, fulfilling art. Performance oportunities in one of our regular showcases are available to all students. Contact Colleen for more details.
Check out these exciting class offerings!!


Saturdays, beginning January 7th, through February 4th.
12pm - 1pm
Improvisatonal Tribal Style Bellydance

- Improvisational Tribal Style Bellydance is an improvised dance style created on the spot by utilizing a body of shared movement vocabulary. Students will learn a varied movement lexicon and will learn to dance spontaneously by cuing new movements with the turn of the head or a gesture of the hands. Our ITS movement vocabulary is created uniquely for Vitality Studio, utilizing bellydance props such as zils (finger cymbals), veils, fans, and skirts. Drop ins welcome!


1pm - 2pm
Mixed Level Modern Bellydance

Enjoy a deep study of bellydance technique, breaking down fundamentals for a clear understanding, and explore movement vocabulary with short, fun combinations. Reinforce, refine and refresh. Become familiar with the history and trends of bellydance through classroom discussion. This class is perfect for those who are new to bellydance, or for the experienced dancer wishing to strengthen their technique. 
- Drop ins welcome!


Sundays, beginning January 8th through February 5th.
12:00 - 12:30
Rehearsal Class

By permission only. 

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Egyptian Bellydance

- this Mixed Level class is perfect for all dancers. This class includes cmprehensive breakdowns of technique, layering, and traveling steps. We'll put it all together in a fun, complete dance to really get us moving, shimmying, and having fun with this compelling, graceful style. Drop ins welcome!

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bellydance Prop Lab

In this 5 week session, we will focus on dancing with Assaya (cane). Experience the fun of dancing with some of the many fun props bellydance offers, learn proper alignment, and build strength to execute safe, graceful, compelling movement. We will complete our 5 weeks by learning a complete dance with our assayas. Bring your own cane, or borrow or purchase one at the studio! 
Students must have completed at least one session of a basic bellydance class at Vitality or elsewhere to participate in this class. Registration required, no drop ins. 


Reserve your space in class by registering at the links. 
Or register at any time in the studio by cash, cheque, or credit/debit card. 
Let's get dancing!!

 
 
 
 
 

New Tuesday Night Bellydance Session with Colleen

A New 10 week session with Colleen is starting at Vitality on Tuesday, January 10th! 
Register for one class - $125
Register for both classes - $225
Mazagat Rehreasal Class - $65
Unlimited Class Registration for Colleen's classes only - $160/monthly - Good for all of Colleen's Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday classes.
Drop in on a class - $15 

  • Bellydance Level 1 - 7:00pm-8:00pm Enjoy a rich study of bellydance technique, breaking down fundamentals for a clear understanding, and explore movement vocabulary with short, fun combinations. Reinforce, refine and refresh, with an artillery of drills designed to get you the deepest, richest expression of movement. Become familiar with the history and trends of bellydance through classroom discussion. This class is perfect for those who are new to bellydance, or for the experienced dancer wishing to strengthen their technique. Colleen can modify class components to suit all levels of dancers. Walk away feeling deliciously challenged and hungry for more of this inspiring art form. Drop ins welcome!
  • Bellydance Level 2: Theme Study/Choreography/Performance - 8:00pm-9:00pm In this class we will take our study further by applying our technique to the finer elements of the dance. Components of this class will include:~ A theme study, with in-depth focus on the many themes, styles, and props unique to bellydance.~ Learning a complete bellydance choreography, focusing on putting movements together, expressing the nuances of the music, and strengthening technique.~ Performance skills to refine and polish for your individual dance goals.~ Explore the use of various props and delve deeper into the history, musicology and culture of the dance. ~ Performance opportunities with Colleen's student troupe available to students who wish to participate. *Material covered in each class builds upon the next, therefor drop ins will not be accepted for this class. Students are encouraged to register for the entire session to get the most out of their practice.

     
  • Mazagat Troupe Rehearsal - 9:00pm-9:30pm This is a rehearsal class for Colleen's bellydance troupe, Mazagat. Admission is by invitation or audition only.

Register for Tuesday Level 1 & Level 2 - $225

Unlimited Monthly Class Card for Colleen's classes only - $160 - Good for all of Colleen's Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday classes.