Plaza de Anaya offers other Classes & Workshops
that are not on our regular schedule!
Teachers throughout the Valley rent our studio to offer their own specialty classes throughout the year.
One of our Regularly scheduled rentals is...
New in 2012! A burlesque and showgirl costume & accessories line in our retail area by Lucy Morals.
Level 2 – Layering – Here belly dancers will discover a structured concept of layering upper and lower body movements. In addition, students will develop deeper body awareness, strength, flexibility, and coordination through a yoga focused warm up, which will include breathing techniques to further dance development. Students will learn to fuse belly dance with patterns common to other forms of dance including jazz, modern, ballet, break dancing, tribal fusion, and Salimpour Format. Challenging dance combos will be taught, and the art of finger cymbals will be explored. This class is recommended for students with at least one year of belly dance classes. Space is limited so contact Jenna now to pre-register: email@example.com
Jenna is an award-winning belly dance artist, a natural performer, and a charismatic entertainer. Jenna is a certified yoga instructor, as well as certified Level 1 in Suhaila Salimpour's Certification program. In addition, Jenna was a member of Suhaila’s Repertoire Ensemble. She has has trained with many amazing artists such as Rachel Brice, Sabriye Tekbilek, Rebecca Vasile, Andrea Sendek, Moria Chappell, Kami Liddle, and more. For the last 7 years, Jenna has been teaching belly dance and yoga, performing, developing choreographies, designing costumes, and organizing variety shows. Currently, she teaches belly dance training at Plaza.
Past rental events:
May 12th, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Join Trishnamurti and Brendon Hebert from the Circus Farm for an opportunity to get a new dance fire prop. The "Chi-Ball" is a small hand held fire tool that is a great addition for any performer. A new tool for belly dancers and fire performers alike. Create an illusion ......of a mystical floating orb of fire that gets you close to your audience. With soft leather handles, it is comfortable to hold and maneuver and the kevlar wick ensures a greater longevity of the tool. This tool should last you years!!!
Trishnamurti is one of the leading fire artists in the southwest, currently dancing with Jamila Lotus at the Renaissance Festival, Romantasy Cabaret and teaching fire arts at the Plaza de Anaya Studio for six years.
Monday June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Breaking down the basics "Beginner Belly Dance with Annwyn"
6:15 at Plaza de Anaya in the "Indigo Room"
4 week Introductory session,
... Special price ONE TIME ONLY $30 for 4 weeks.
Don't miss out on this amazing deal! Have you been wanting the basics of belly dance broken down for you? Do you need time to just learn the movements in a small class environment? In Breaking down the Basics you will take each movement commonly used in Belly dance and break it down, then drill it fast, slow, and each way in between to really gain the muscle control, and gain muscle memory so that you can have more confidence in your movements, and strengthen your belly dance skills. This class is perfect for the first timer, the confused student, or those that just need to go back to the basics. Classes must be pre-paid to Annwyn, 1 week prior to class. Please follow the link below to register for this class.
March 17th, Saturday
at Plaza De Anaya in Tempe
Join us for a fantastic weekend of Blues dance.
About Miriam: Miriam Grill is a seasoned San Francisco Lindy Hop & Blues dancer. Miriam recently completed an intense Lindy Hop dance tour of the U.S. East Coast where she was competing, training and dancing with some of the best swing dancers in the country…she’s looking forward to bringing some of the excitement and energy she picked up along the way to these classes! Miriam was a recent finalist in the 2011 Boogie by the Bay Lindy Jack & Jill division and won the Solo Blues division.
March 17th, Saturday
Khaleeji dance 101: True culture and tradition: 12pm-1:30pm
“Khaleeji” to refer to the style of dance and music from the Persian Gulf or Arabian Gulf region, the “Khaleej,” including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. The dance is largely improvisational, performed by pairs or groups of women for their own entertainment at special celebrations, such as weddings. As this dance represents many countries of the Gulf region, Khadijah will instruct proper costuming, musicality, posture, history and background and much more!
Iraqi Folklore and more! 1:30pm-3pm
Coming from gulf culture; her love of the Iraqi culture, as it is close to her own, led her to study Iraqi Qawliyah (Gypsy) style, a dance that involves head spinning, jumping and shimmies to the rhythm of Chobi/ Kashabah style music. Iraqy “gypsy” style dance called “Qawliyah” (Kaw-LEE-AAH) is one of the MANY beautiful,strong, free and proud dances of the Iraqi women, men feel free to join the fun! If time permit I will dive in to Chobi (line dances and it variations)! These dances are very athletic; please bring a water bottle, a towel to wipe the sweat and dance slippers or socks!
Spaces are Limited, Buy Now!
Workshops are $25 each or $40 for both.
April 28th - 29th
We’re really excited about our upcoming workshops; and our excellent group of Instructors. Please take some time to view their individual pages to know them better.
Thank you to all the above for using our space as a rental!
Plaza de Anaya ~ World Fusion Music & Dance