Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
A dynamic and diverse art form, incorporating a wide array of styles and movements from the folk, social and classical traditions of numerous Middle Eastern cultures. Class includes movements that involve isolating different parts of the body (hips, shoulders, stomach etc).
Instructor: Pamela McGrath
Pamela McGrath has been teaching and studying the art of Belly Dance since 1996. Her dance roots began in college at Syracuse University, where she studied Afro-Brazilian dance as an elective. She then moved post graduate into modern dance and ballet. After dancing in a few modern dance troupes (The Kaleidescope Dance Co., The Alvero Modern Ensemble, and the Improv Initiative) Pam discovered Belly Dance. It is here where she has found her home in the expressive, fluid, and centrifugal movements of this ancient ritual.
As Creative director of Maya Tribe Dance Collective, she enjoys the collaborative efforts of women dancing together for the sake and celebration of unity, creativity, and the healing self expression that comes from the dance. As a teacher, she has a gentle style, which is encouraging to the beginner student, and challenging to those interested in more advanced technique. Belly dance is a movement meditation in which the dancer experiences the temple of their own bodies unique potential.