Sunday, May 31, 2020

10:00am – 12:00pm (HST)

$39

Shoestring budget price: $29

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Have you ever wondered how a belly dance teacher might give themselves a great workout? This is your chance to sneak into a dance teacher’s ‘home studio’ and follow along. In addition to a getting an intro to Turkish Belly Dance as a whole-body practice, you’ll also focus on your hips, core and arms – with great music as you go!

Your teacher Murat Demirtas teaches not only dance, but also Pilates and Foam Rolling Massage. Meanwhile he’s a Personal Trainer.  He shows you variations of intensity levels so that you can adapt your workout to what works best in YOUR body. He’ll start you out with a dance warmup, then take you through beginning Turkish Belly Dance moves and steps, dancing all the way. Go from there into a muscle-strengthening workout, followed by the chance to roll out and stretch. 

Be ready for a cool drink and a hot shower by the time you finish. First shimmy, then shine! You’ll feel like a million bucks!

Feel free to have a foam roller, rolled towel, and/or tennis balls available. You can wear a belly dance skirt or any fabric piece to tie around your hips.

 

Murat demirtasMurat Demirtas hails from a background of dance, gymnastics, and aerobics. He has taught dance and various movement modalities for the Turkish educational system, professional dance companies and artists. He has performed for many big companies including the Women for Nike Tour.

Based on his belief that every individual is a healer. Murat’s mission is to create an environment that guides people to evolve into their full potential. His successful classes are a fusion dance and aerobics that helps to bring an awareness of an individual’s inner power. Murat is the perfect balance of creativity and business. He is a well rounded teacher + artist + athlete with a special aura, joyful vibration and spirit that conveys his love of movement.

with Murat Demirtas

Wednesdays, 7:00 -8:00 pm

Starting April 1, 2020

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This is not your typical belly dance class. You will improve your cardiovascular capacity and increase muscle strength through basic and unique movements. While the focus will be on the hips and abs, this belly dance helps you to vibrate all the muscles in your body, which in turn helps to increase cell activity. Vibration is key to any health regime in fitness, but belly dance vibration will magnify this element to a higher degree. You increase internal strength, becoming more confident in yourself and freeing your personality through the belly dance workout. You will release your stress, smile, laugh, have fun and sweat.

 

Murat Demirtas

Murat brings a “joie-de-vivre” and a remarkable sense of body awareness to his students. Based on his belief that every individual is a healer, Murat’s mission is to create an environment that guides people to evolve into their full potential.
His Turkish belly dance classes fuse dance and aerobics to enhance awareness of the individual dancer’s inner power. Murat is a well rounded teacher + artist + athlete, with a special aura, joyful vibration and spirit conveying his love of movement. His performance troupe here in Honolulu goes by the name: Turkish Wings.
His Pilates and foam-rolling classes extend to the entire class many of the the personal training techniques that he shares with individual clients.
Murat hails from a background of dance, gymnastics, pilates and aerobics. He has taught dance and various movement modalities for the Turkish educational system, professional dance companies and artists. He has performed for many big companies including the Women for Nike Tour. He has trained at the well known Michael King Pilates and with Roxy Menzies.

Murat was honored by ClassPass as the top male Instructor of all classes in Honolulu for 2018.

 

Directions for getting to the online Zoom class:

1. One hour in advance, kindly sign up for your live online class on in MindBody / on our website. Our desk staff will then email you a link to your class on Zoom.

2. Please use the link to sign into Zoom, 5-7 minutes before class, allowing extra time to download the the app if you are  new to Zoom.

3. Contact the desk staff at 808.397.7678 for troubleshooting.

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$25

$15 (under 14yrs)

(To ensure we provide enough food, please, book before June 1st, 2019)

 

Doors open at 5:30pm

Turkish food served from 5.30pm- 6:30pm

Live music, dancing and food – Turkish style!

Half a world away from Turkey, Murat Demirtas is sharing his knowledge of Turkish style belly dance—with a twist. Murat’s style is rooted in Istanbul and incorporates a unique modern flare, which bridges the distant worlds of Turkey and Hawaii.

This night will take you on a journey and reveal the exotic tastes and sounds of Turkey. Members of Murat’s performance group Turkish Wings and students from his belly dance classes at Still and Moving Center will help Murat create this bridge. Live Turkish music will make you want to dance, and the performances will leave you filled with joy. Special guest performances from others who love and teach belly dance will round out this exclusive international journey.

You can expect Turkish Nights to be entertaining, joyful, and include a feast of epicurean delights.

Come join Still and Moving Center on a magic carpet ride, around the world, to the heart of Istanbul!  

Members of Murat’s performance group Turkish Wings, students from his belly dance classes at Still & Moving Center and featured guest artists will help Murat create this bridge through storytelling and demonstration.    

Join and have fun.

Murat Demirtas

Murat brings a “joie-de-vivre” and a remarkable sense of body awareness to his students. Based on his belief that every individual is a healer, Murat’s mission is to create an environment that guides people to evolve into their full potential.
His Turkish belly dance classes fuse dance and aerobics to enhance awareness of the individual dancer’s inner power. Murat is a well rounded teacher + artist + athlete, with a special aura, joyful vibration and spirit conveying his love of movement. His performance troupe here in Honolulu goes by the name: Turkish Wings.
His Pilates and foam-rolling classes extend to the entire class many of the the personal training techniques that he shares with individual clients.
Murat hails from a background of dance, gymnastics, pilates and aerobics. He has taught dance and various movement modalities for the Turkish educational system, professional dance companies and artists. He has performed for many big companies including the Women for Nike Tour. He has trained at the well known Michael King Pilates and with Roxy Menzies.

Murat was honored by ClassPass as the top male Instructor of all classes in Honolulu for 2018.

 

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Saturdays, September 22

3-5 pm

$39 each or $70 for 2 

Precision Bellydance Bootcamp: Drum Solo Choreography

September 8, 3-5 pm

Drum solos are some of the most dynamic and technically challenging pieces in the art of bellydance. They present a way for dancers to show exactly how precise they can be – nothing gets the hearts and hips pounding like a dynamic drum piece! Among her students, Sammie has a reputation for pushing dancers to improve via her challenging and dynamic choreographies. In this workshop, Sammie will challenge you to give emphasis to each and every beat of the drum. No “polite” hips here – we are going to sweat and embody that beat! Join us for a stimulating, shimmy-filled time, and take away a full piece that you can pull out anytime to impress family and friends!

Impeccable Improvisation in Bellydance

September 22, 3-5 pm

Improvisation. Some say “yay,” and some say “yikes!” There is no right or wrong way to feel about improvising – however, all agree that it is a fantastic skill to have for those inevitable moments when you go blank onstage (or at that random hafla drum circle). Whether you are new to the idea of improvisation, or whether you have been improvising for years, Sammie has a couple of tricks up her sleeve to get you more comfortable and looking poised on stage. Her trial and error is your benefit! Through a variety of exercises, you will learn to think on the spot, avoid “muddiness” in your movements, and gain comfort with your own unique style and default patterns. Get ready for a mentally stimulating workshop that will bring together everything you’ve learned so far about bellydance!

Samantha Giridhar

Sammie is an active member of the Hawaii Bellydance Community and the Middle Eastern Dance Artists of Hawaii (MEDAH). For Sammie, it was love at first shimmy in the Spring of 2007, and she has never put down her hip scarf since! A dancer in the American Cabaret style, Sammie teaches, performs, hosts events, and directs several performance troupes on island. She is devoted to bringing the Hawaii Bellydance Community together regardless of style or background, and loves to work with dancers of all skill levels. Sammie has had the opportunity to study under a variety of different instructors including Thana Tarab, Karim Nagi, Elena Faye, Sabah, Victoria Teel, Moria Chappell, Bagoas, Madame Onca, Petite Jamilla, Bozenka, Mira Betz, and Frank Farinaro – all of whom have played a role in shaping her own unique style. She is excited to be teaching workshops at Still & Moving Center for the first time!

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 7-8:15 pm 

Aug 31, Sep 28, Oct 12

$25

Enhance the magic of your dance with the beauty of the veil, admired for by many cultures over generations. Whether draped on the body or used in dance, the veil’s mystery and intrigue are undeniable! This class is a great intro and refresher for dancers of all disciplines and experience levels. In addition to movement and dance, you’ll be amazed at the upper body and full body workout veil dancing provides. We’ll cover the types and styles of veils, ways of draping the veils, various traveling entrances and veil combinations that will leave you both more aware, confident and inspired. Ms Willow will provide veils, and if you have your own, please feel free to bring it.

 

Willow Chang

Willow’s students experience grace and joy through movement. Willow is deeply committed to the creative process, learning experience and sacred practice. A life-long dancer, she started dance early, studying hula for 10 years with Kumu Alicia Smith. After living abroad performing in Egypt in a Hawaiian Show (1994), Willow began to study bellydance with her first teacher, Glo Ayson, in Hawai’i. Willow holds a BA in Dance/music minor, (UH, ’02) and has also studied Classical Indian dance, Balinese, Flamenco, Argentine Tango, Ballet and Modern dance. For the past 18 years, she’s focused on Middle Eastern/Northern African dances. She has long been recognized as Hawai‘i’s premier Middle Eastern dance artist, with her emotive and elegant dance, on spot musicality and exceptional costumes of her own design. Willow is respected for her commitment to the innovation of the art of dance, as well as its traditions. She travels annually to study and perform with master teachers, as well as give workshops. She’s always honored to share the beauty of this ever-evolving art.

If you have ever seen Willow spin like a perfectly balanced top for minutes at a time, you recognize her flawless posture that provides the still axis of her rotation. In addition to her training and accomplishment in the dance and music disciplines, Willow has faithfully followed a wealth of yoga practices since age 15. Synthesizing her studies in yoga, biomechanics and dance, Willow’s yoga practice celebrates safe form, cultural hallmarks, fluidity, breath work and mind-body awareness.  

 

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1-9 sessions                                  60 min Price: $80/each

10 session pack                           60 min Price: $600

Murat knows how to make you feel comfortable, strong and beautiful in your body. If you are ready for personalized attention to enhance either your dance skills or your fitness and tone, Murat is ready to help.

To give your belly dance progress a little kickstart, Murat helps you personally find those tiny or deep muscles that give you access to the “quiver,” the “vibration.” You can work together with Murat on your belly dance basics or more advanced choreography.

From a personal training standpoint, Murat pushes you just enough to keep advancing your edge: in strength-building, toning, myofascial release, body alignment and core-stabilization. Murat employees techniques from Pilates and foam rolling, using light weights and your own body weight, and various other props for your personal conditioning.

Feel sleek, elegant and confident from your private sessions with Murat.

About Murat Demirtas:

Murat brings a “joie-de-vivre” and a remarkable sense of body awareness to his students. Based on his belief that every individual is a healer, Murat’s mission is to create an environment that guides people to evolve into their full potential.
His Turkish belly dance classes fuse dance and aerobics to enhance awareness of the individual dancer’s inner power. Murat is a well rounded teacher + artist + athlete, with a special aura, joyful vibration and spirit conveying his love of movement. His performance troupe here in Honolulu goes by the name: Turkish Wings.
His Pilates and foam-rolling classes extend to the entire class many of the the personal training techniques that he shares with individual clients.
Murat hails from a background of dance, gymnastics, pilates and aerobics. He has taught dance and various movement modalities for the Turkish educational system, professional dance companies and artists. He has performed for many big companies including the Women for Nike Tour. He has trained at the well known Michael King Pilates and with Roxy Menzies.

Murat was honored by ClassPass as the top male Instructor of all classes in Honolulu for 2018.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

2-5 pm and 7-8 pm

Free Samba lesson 3:30-4 pm

If you are on a hunt for great holiday gifts, make sure to check out Natalina’s costume sale. From her travels to Paris and New York, our Samba teacher Natalina has brought back beautiful costumes. Made by Brazilian, Moroccan and African designers, the styles include

-Samba

-African

-Bellydance

-Cabaret

-Salsa

Christmas is around the corner. What better gift for an artist! Enjoy brief free samba dance class!

Natalina will be one of the many performers in our Merry & Bright holiday celebration 5-7pm on the same day. You can watch her costumes in action!

 

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Thursdays, 5:45 – 6:45 pm

Starting June 22

 

Take your Vinyasa Flow Yoga and blend it with Belly Dance shimmies and Continuum Movement’s undulating wave motion.  Enjoy letting your asanas blend into playful movement and breath.  Learn to follow your own rhythm, stretch, press, and movement. The class concludes with an introduction to meditation and offers a taste of energetic peace and deep rest.

 

Kathryn Rone

If you are looking for a safe place for your yoga or mindfulness practice, Kathryn is here for you. She helps you to connect with your own internal movement and gain new insights.Our unconscious expresses itself in physical symptoms. Through mindful movement we can gain awareness of what our body wants to say.

Kathryn helps students connect to their internal resources for stress and pain management, physical rehabilitation, to process social conflicts, and heal from trauma.

Kathryn’s interest in the healing power of movement and art has lead her to study Continuum Movement and Fluid Yoga. She had the honor of training under John Firman, Ann Gila, Emilie Conrad, Anna Halprin, and Angela Farmer. During her Masters studies she specialized in Somatic Psychology and Art Therapy and spent five more years training in body mind healing methods. She is a registered Somatic Movement Therapist, Continuum Teacher, Yoga Teacher and Psychosyntesis Practitioner.

Still & Moving’s dance instructor Willow Chang continues her education within the global community – earlier this month presenting and performing in Cananda’s Bellydance Blossom Festival. Later this month in Tuscany, Italy she’ll serve as assistant to the director at the IUGTE (International University for Global Theatre Experience), an organization she has previous worked with in Austria. She’s thrilled to recharge her batteries and learn new practices, which she plans to share upon her return, this Summer!

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American Tribal Style belly dance is a celebration of feminine and evocative movements that are rooted in the earth. It has been designed to bring out the best in people of all ages, shapes and sizes. The dance is created through group improvisation using a common vocabulary of movements, steps and cues. ATS combines movement from folkloric inspired dances to a fusion of modern and ancient dance techniques from North India, the Middle East, Spain and Africa. For more information about ATS, please visit  http://fcbd.com/about/   You’ll learn several of the basic moves on which to build your repertoire! Open to dancers and movers of all ages, genders and abilities.

What to wear/bring to the workshop: Full skirt or comfortable dance pants (no jeans or non-stretch pants), tank top or T-shirt, bare feet or dance shoes, a scarf to tie around your hips (no coin belts), water, pen and paper…and enthusiasm!

Dayl creates a great space in which to learn, injecting humour and encouragement in the class environment whilst catering to all learning styles. Dayl incorporates zills, sword, veil, flags, fire fingers, poi/fire poi, and fire lotuses in her performances, classes and workshops. She also facilitates mask making workshops working with dance related themes.

img_9040Dayl fell in love with ATS (American Tribal Style) belly dance during her first class in January 1999. She appeared on stage with her troupe for the first time in April 1999 and has been performing and teaching ever since.  Dayl has performed with several professional troupes in Oklahoma (Gypsy Fire), Texas (Tribal Evolution, Wild Sky) and Sydney (Urban Turban, Urban Qabila, Tribal Spirit), and has studied in the USA and Australia, taking classes from Carolena Nericcio and Megha Gavin of Fat Chance Belly Dance, Jill Parker of Ultra Gypsy, Heather Stants of Urban Tribal Dance Company, Melusina of Underbelly, Rachel Brice of Indigo, Sue Erokan, Morocco, Devi Mamak of Ghawazi Caravan and Hilary Cinis of Sydney Tribal Bellydance.   

Dayl’s passion for tribal belly dance extends to the love of community, bringing people together to move and dance the same “language”. She believes that creativity is a vehicle for good health, and what better way than to express it than through the art of dance!


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