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Dance is a great way to relieve stress after a long day at work or school!
Many of our students come as they are from work. Especially since we are located across the street from the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station.
Culture Shakti offers a fun community environment for dancers of all ages and orientations to explore movement in their body as they are!
The most common question we get is.. "I've never danced before. Will I be able to take the class?" The answer is YES!
Sometimes our dancers come for stage opportunities as well. We have had dancers become pro dancers and open their own dance schools. Sky's the limit!
6:30-7:30pm ATS Bellydance 1
7:30-8:30pm ATS Bellydance 2
8:30-9:30pm ATS Bellydance 3
12:30-1:30 Bollywood Daytime
w/Katrina Ji (Aug 2 last class until TBA)
630-730pm Bollywood for Beginners
w/Katrina Ji (Aug 2-Sept 6)
w/Gurvinder "Guru" Singh
6:30-7:30pm Tribal Fusion Bellydance
Drills & Combos
7:30-8:30pm ATS Bellydance Level 4
8:30-9:30pm Bollywood Choreography (Starts in October)
10-11am ATS Belly Dance 2
11-noon ATS Belly Dance 1
More Saturday classes coming this Fall!
Next 6 week series for all classes begin the week of....
You are welcome to start anytime!
However, we advise starting by week 2 for most classes.
Aug 1 2017
Sept 12 2017
October 24th 2017
Dec 5-21 All classes are open (no series)
New Student Intro Deals
Unlimited Classes $25
(Valid for 2 weeks)
Single Class $15
Single Class Adult $20
Single Class Kids $8
(12 & under with guardian)
6 Consecutive Classes $86 -$14.17 per
(Valid within 42 days)
*This pass is not available for Wednesdays Bhangra class
12 Flex Classes $165 - $13.75 per
(Valid within 6 months)
30 Classes for One month $150 - $5 per
(Valid one month)
30 Classes Per month $99 $3.30 per
(with 12 month autopay contract)
You & up to 4 friends get 10% off
You & 5 or more friends get 15% off
Discount only applies to discount packages. No discount on single classes. To receive discount, all students must pay on same day at same time. Discount only applies to full price package. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.
Nobody is turned away due to lack of funds.
Apply for scholarship. Then send us a message letting us know which amount to charge your card per month for 3 months.
ATSⓇ Belly Dance
This 6 Week Cycle repeats indefinitely!
It is designed so you can start at any time.
Using both slow movements and fast steps we’ll get you dancing in your first class! Learn all the basic tribal belly dance steps in a six-week cycle incorporating core strength and posture. Plus, intro to zils (finger cymbals). This class is perfect for learning the foundations of ATS® Belly Dance. It is also the ideal class for those of you that have NEVER Belly Danced before.
No prior experience needed.
Suitable for men & women!
American Tribal StyleⓇ (ATSⓇ) Belly Dance is characterized by dancing with one or more dancers, emphasis on posture, structured improvisation, clear concise music and "Gypsy" style costumes. There is a basic language of movements used with cues and transitions. American Tribal StyleⓇ is a very empowering, earthy style of belly dance.
It's roots can be traced to the dances that evolved as the Gypsies traveled through India, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Spain...the Romany Trail.
As a student of Culture Shakti, you will be gently guided along your dance journey. By gracefully enjoying each step of the way, you will progress at the pace that is best suited for you. Our students shine when it's showtime!
What to wear for ATSⓇ Belly Dance: Full skirt (required), hip scarf, short top (or tank top). Bare feet or dance slippers only in dance studio (We recommend black canvas ballet slippers.) You will also need a pair of zils (finger cymbals). Most of these items are available in our studio store. (Open 30 min before each class.)
BollyHop (Hip Hop Fused with Bollywood Music)
This is the class you've been yearning for! Learn actual dance skills, technique, and stage presence, not just aerobic moves with no soul! This class not only teaches you movement and technique for dancing in the hip hop style, but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory while exploring syncopation through the music and choreography with a touch of Bollywood flair. No experience required, just an open mind and the will to get funky! We are aaalways moving in this class, thru warm up, stretching, technique section, AND learning choreography! Such a fun way to get your heart rate up and get your cardio on!No prior experience needed, but experienced dancers of all styles will dig this class, too! Gayle has been teaching Hip Hop for 10+ years!
Suitable for men & women!
This class is for beginners with little or no background in dancing. Class starts with a basic warm up followed by instruction on techniques and form of Bhangra. Each week participants also have the opportunity to learn a piece of Bhangra choreography to a popular dance floor hit. We will help you bring your movement in sync with the music. No previous dance experience is necessary – just bring in your smile!
Bhangra was born as a folk dance to celebrate the warm harvest festival in Punjab, the northern state of India, and Pakistan. While it ushered the joyous month of harvest, it filled the air with sounds of drums, vocals and claps. Giving away the warm patriotism and music full of excitement. Bhangra took the form of boliyan (short poems) accompanied with the bass of the Dhol (drum). Suitable for men & women!
Please wear sneakers for this vigorous class.
Pure Bollywood w/Katrina Ji
Inspired by the high energy music from Indian films, our Bollywood class combines traditional Indian folk and classical dance.Bollywood dance includes many forms of movement and dance such as hip hop, jazz, Latin and Middle-eastern dance. You will learn technique and choreography that incorporate rhythmic, full body movement. With music that will keep you energized, engaged and excited, this high energy, non-stop cardio and strength building dance class is designed to help you tone and build endurance. Class is suitable for all levels, no dance experience required.