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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops





 
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Monday


March 2014
 10 a.m.-noon 

Can Climate Policy be Economically Advantageous?--OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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Class meets Mondays, March 31 - June 2. No class on May 26.

The book "The Climate Fix" by Roger A. Pielke, Jr. will be read and discussed. Pielke describes his new concept of "the iron law of climate policy." It dictates that when climate policy and economics are placed in opposition to each other, economics always wins. His focus on adaptation to climate change sidesteps the unending debate over climate change and opens the possibility of effective action that places "human dignity and democratic ideals at the center of climate policies." Sydney Kaufman, who has previously led study groups on climate change at OLLI, will lead the first discussion. Volunteers will lead discussions of the remaining chapters. Please read Chapter 1 for the first class.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Aerial Silks Level 1: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Aerial Silks. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions. This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography.
$25 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-1/ [map]
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 6-7:30 p.m. 

Partner Acrobatics: Ringstar Studio.

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Partner Acrobatics (often referred to as AcroYoga, or Acro) offers an exploration into partner dynamics, through balance postures and movement. We will be working on supporting (basing) and flying in a variety of postures, learning how to use (as well as develop) strength, stability and balance. Each class will offer a focus on different moves, allowing you to slowly build up your repertoire.
If you have never tried anything like this, don't worry, this class is meant to be for everyone. We will gladly walk you through the basics. Now remember, this class is all about having fun and possibly learning something about yourself in the process. It will be available on a drop-in basis, until there is enough interest to develop into a progressive series. The cost will be $15/class, or $50/month. You can come solo, or with a partner. For more information, please check out the listed website.
Ann Arbor Ringstar Studio, 3907 Varsity Dr, Ann Arbor MI 48108. $15. connor@connorotto.com www.a2ringstar.com [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Aerial Silks Level 2: A2 Aviary.

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This class will be expand upon the skills learned in Aerial Silks 1, adding in more advanced poses, climbs and foundational skills to work towards a complete aerial routine. Newer students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. This is a multi level class which should be repeated until student has mastered skills for level 3. All students enrolled in the entire series are invited to perform at LIFT OFF.
*Students must have completed at least one or more full sessions of Aerial Silks 1: Basics, have instructor approval, or have trained in another facility.
*Requirements for level 2 include: basic climb, foot knot in the air, inverting to crochet hooked feet from the ground or in the air, and x back to enroll in this series.
$25 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-2/ [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

ZumbaŽ: Peachy Fitness.

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PARTY yourself into shape!!!
The Latin-inspired, easy to follow, calorie burning, dance fitness party.
Feel the music and let loose.
Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Energize and refresh with music such as Latin, Bollywood, Russian, Hip Hop/Pop, Salsa/Cha-Cha, Samba, Merengue. Squats and lunges are also included.
Join us for a 8 class session:
Mondays: 6:30-7:30pm
Chapel Hill Clubhouse (3350 Green Rd, Ann Arbor)
Cost: $69.00/8 classes
Drop-In: $12.00
Chapel Hill Clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. $69. 734-681-0477. info@peachyfitness.com www.PeachyFitness.com [map]
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Tuesday


April 2014
 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

Static Trapeze 1: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. You will learn to get on and off the trapeze unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses. Strength makes it seamless! This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-1/ [map]
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 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Aerial Silks Level 0: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, is a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, pose, and movements in the air. This absolute beginners class will teach you to climb, apply footlocks, introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. This class is only available by single reservation and does not have a seven week progressive curriculum. It is designed for beginning aerialists who wish to join the Aerial Silks Level 1 class, but missed the first week or more of that seven week series. You are welcome to repeat this class as often as you like until you feel comfortable with these fundamentals, or if you simply want to condition and hone the basics in an instructor guided environment.
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-0/ [map]
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 7-9 p.m. 

Breastfeeding 101: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Our two-hour class, to be taken before your baby arrives, covers the basics of breastfeeding plus information on life with a breastfeeding baby, nutrition, proper latch and how fathers/partners can help. Each couple will have an opportunity to practice various breastfeeding positions. This class is designed to get you off to a great start with breastfeeding.
Dads/partners are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $40. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do: Dawn Farm.

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"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing 2-part series. Part 1 is presented on the first Tuesday of October, November, and January through June and provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 is presented on the second Tuesday of October, November, and January through June, provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented by Dawn Farm and Growth Works therapists, and is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston/Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and St. Joseph Mercy Greenbrook Recovery Center. It's free and open to all. Programs are targeted primarily to parents but are inclusive of teens, family members, professionals, students, and anyone interested.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, classroom EC4, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.teensusingdrugs.org [map]
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Wednesday


April 2014
 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Pressing Words: The Evolution of WordPress and How It Can Help Your Website: LA2M - Marketing Education.

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In 2003 two young developers took over an abandoned open source blogging platform, calling it "WordPress." WordPress has evolved significantly over the past decade, transitioning from a blogging tool into a content management system and now into an application framework. The platform has gained so much popularity that it now powers over 20% of all websites globally.
So why is WordPress so useful? In this presentation Ross Johnson of 3.7 Designs will quickly go over the history of WordPress and explain how the features and community around WordPress can be used to improve your website.
Ross's extensive experience in creative design, web development and internet marketing has placed him at the core of the Ann Arbor business community. He is a classically trained designer turned web guru. He brings clear thinking, a holistic understanding of the web, and a good sense of humor to every project.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. info@la2m.org la2m.org [map]
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 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

A Short History of Nearly Everything-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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Class meets Wednesdays, April 2 - May 21

This popular class will be held again to describe how science informs us about our world. We will read and discuss the title book by Bill Bryson which traces the development of the universe, the growing diversity of life and the development of human beings and society. This book provides a rare chance to learn the fundamentals of science in friendly and simple terms. Please read the first 62 pages for the first class. The discussion leader is
Marlin Ristenbatt, retired Electrical Engineer and science enthusiast. Dick Chase, a career physicist, will be our guest expert.
First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 6-9 p.m. 

Lamaze Childbirth Preparation Series: Lamaze Family Center.

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Our premier, comprehensive childbirth class is designed for pregnant women and their partners. This in-depth, interactive 12-hour series meets on weekday nights at three different locations throughout Ann Arbor. The series covers a wide range of topics in-depth based on Lamaze International's Six Healthy Birth Practices, including:
-the various stages of labor, birth, and early postpartum including early breastfeeding overview;
relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and positions for labor and delivery;
-partner's role with laboring mom;
-pain management options and birth interventions; hospital procedures, and Cesarean birth.
-All of our childbirth educators are highly trained, active in the birth community and are or ar training to become Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators (LCCE). Our prenatal classes are endorsed by the University of Michigan.
University of Michigan Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. $190. 734.973.1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Ballet Conditioning: A2 Aviary.

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Are you an adult looking for a ballet class for beginners? Or a budding aerialist who needs little help with your form? Perhaps you have heard phrases bandied about such as, "Point your feet.", "Put energy in your arms.", or "Straighten those legs for a long line." If so then Ballet Conditioning is for you! Strengthening feet, cultivating grace, and improving balance are just some of the aspects that will be explored in this class. There will be a ballet barre followed by easy center work. All levels are welcome!
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12 - $75. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/ballet/ [map]
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Thursday


April 2014
 9:15 a.m.  Free! 

Coffee Talk Series: Sensory Issues in Children at Clonlara School: Clonlara School and Leaps & Bounds Therapy Services.

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Where to go from here? Home Exercise Plan & School Topics
Now that we've covered what sensory processing is, where can we go from here?
This discussion will involve what steps to take after understanding of sensory processing deficits, including things you can do at home and what opportunities are available throughout the school systems.
Series sponsored by Clonlara School and Leaps & Bounds Therapy Services
Clonlara School, 1289 Jewett Ave, Ann Arbor. Free. 734-926-4617. martha@clonlara.org www.clonlara.org/campus/event [map]
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 2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Adventurers Come and See!": Adventurers Homeschool Association.

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Come and visit Adventurers! See how our classes work! Visit us, and sit in on a class if you like. If you're planning your family's homeschool educational and enrichment needs for fall, this is the perfect opportunity to check us out and see all that we have to offer.
Merritt Road Church of the Nazarene, 6560 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-358-0280. danette@danetteurban.com www.adventurershomeschool.org [map]
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 3-5 p.m. 

The Love, Lure and Lore of the Clothesline-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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What does a clothesline hobbyist collect, and why? This fun presentation and display of laundry nostalgia will revive memories of simpler times when laundry was always hung to dry outdoors - when folks went "online" without the internet! We'll touch on washday history and sociological issues of ethnic stereotypes in the laundry industry, feminism, and the demise of the clothesline as automatic dryers emerged. We'll learn why "solar drying" is the way to go, especially in today's eco-conscious world. There will be a video, laundry poetry, personal stories, and lots of sharing. Let's hang out together! Instructor: Anne Lawrence.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $15. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 7-8:15 p.m.  Free! 

ADHD & Learning Disability Workshop: The University Center for the Child and the Family.

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Our group offers parents the chance to share ideas and receive resources on topics such as their child's Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Learning Disability (LD) diagnosis, the emotional impact of learning problems and community supports for parents and children.
This is the third of three workshops. It is strongly recommended to attend all three workshops if possible.
The Institute for Human Adjustment, 500 E. Washington Suite 100. Free. 734-764-9466. umuccf@umich.edu uccf.umich.edu [map]
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 8:45-9:45 p.m. 

Aerial Silks Level 0: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, is a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, pose, and movements in the air. This absolute beginners class will teach you to climb, apply footlocks, introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. This class is only available by single reservation and does not have a seven week progressive curriculum. It is designed for beginning aerialists who wish to join the Aerial Silks Level 1 class, but missed the first week or more of that seven week series. You are welcome to repeat this class as often as you like until you feel comfortable with these fundamentals, or if you simply want to condition and hone the basics in an instructor guided environment.
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-0/ [map]
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Friday


April 2014
 11 a.m.  Free! 

Quit Tobacco Program-Starts April 7, 2014: MHealthy.

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Quit Tobacco Program-Starts April 7
This six-week tobacco treatment group offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service starts Monday, April 7, from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3, Ann Arbor. Program covers preparing to quit, how quitting affects your body, tobacco treatment medications, setting a quit date, how to live free of tobacco, and relapse prevention. FREE to U-M employees, U-M retirees, patients with U-M physician referral and community members. Pre-registration is required. Call 734-998-6222 to sign up, or for more information visit www.mhealthy.umich.edu/tobacco
Traverwood, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3, Ann Arbor. Free. 734/998-6222. quitsmoking@med.umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/tobacco/programs.html [map]
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 12:30, 2:30, 6, & 7:45 p.m. 

Aerial Sampler: A2 Aviary.

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Curious about aerial, but don't know where to start? Try a bit of everything at this all levels 1.5 hour aerial sampler platter! Students will get an overview of the basics of Aerial Silks, Lyra (Aerial Hoop), and Static Trapeze as well as ample time to play on each apparatus. Who wants to try it all?
*Registration is required to attend this class*
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $35. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]
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Saturday


April 2014
 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Childbirth Preparation Classes: Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor.

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Our one-time class offers pregnant women and their partners the basics of childbirth preparation in an all-day, condensed format. Several topics are covered, including the various stages of labor, an introduction to relaxation and breathing techniques, comfort measures and positions for labor and delivery, pain management options, cesarean birth, and early postpartum.
This class does not offer instruction on breastfeeding. We highly recommend registering for our Breastfeeding 101 and Breastfeeding Obstacle Course classes to prepare yourself for the adventure.
Lamaze Family Center Ann Arbor, 2855 Boardwalk. $190. 734-973-1014. info@lamazefamilycenter.org www.lamazefamilycenter.org [map]
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 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

"The Art of Rooting".

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Spring has sprung! But no, this is not about gardening. This is about rooting our body and mind for a more balanced and stable life. Whether you are an advanced martial artist, sports enthusiast, or just want a more solid and stable connection to the earth, then this skills workshop is for you. No experience is necessary. We will practice standing meditation, qigong movements, a very short Taiji form, and non-competitive two-person exercises derived from Wu and Chen styles of Taijiquan. The workshop is led by Dr. Thomas Ferrari, a Gold Medalist in fixed and moving push hands, with over 20 years of martial arts experience. Dr. Ferrari also teaches physiology at the UM Medical School, and enjoys sharing the science and the spirit of these ancient and powerful Chinese Internal Arts.
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, 114 S. Main St. $20. 734-205-7339. ferrarim@umich.edu [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Static Trapeze 1: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. You will learn to get on and off the trapeze unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses. Strength makes it seamless! This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-1/ [map]
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Sunday


April 2014
 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Strategies for the Emotional Challenges of Parenting: Catherine Fischer, Support For Growing Families LLC.

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Six week class for parents of young children that teaches stress-reducing parenting tools to help you:
Understand children's emotions
Know what to do when children "lose it" (or you do!)
Unlock secrets of successful limit setting
Support close sibling relationships
Lessen exhaustion, confusion and guilt
Nurture yourself and your connection to your children
Enjoy your parenting more!
Catherine Fischer, MA is a mother, birth and postpartum doula and former elementary teacher. She has over 10 years' experience using and teaching the skills and strategies of the "Listening to Children" series from Hand in Hand Parenting. She loves supporting parents and respects and appreciates the hard work parents do to love their children well.
See website for more details and registration information.
Great Oak Cohousing Common House, 503 Little Lake Drive. $150 + $30 materials fee. 7343955544. catherine@supportforgrowingfamilies.com www.supportforgrowingfamilies.com/parenting-classes.html [map]
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 6-7 p.m. 

Belly Dance 1: A2 Aviary.

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Led by Coral Rose of Unveiled Belly Dance and the Lunatic Vagabonds, this class combines belly dance movements with traditional fitness training to build your strength, stability, and balance. Class begins with conditioning and cardio, then continues on to the fundamental muscle isolations used in belly dance. The goal of this series is to build confident body posture and presentation as a foundation for movement though deep core strengthening, joint mobility, and isometrics.
The class is an excellent warm up for Belly Dance Technique and choreography, which immediately follows.
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $12 - $75. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/belly-dance-1/ [map]
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 7-8 p.m. 

Belly Dance 2: A2 Aviary.

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Led by Coral Rose of Unveiled Belly Dance and the Lunatic Vagabonds, this class drills your dance fundamentals and teaches choreography both traditional and not so much. Class begins with structured sequences of basic moves to hone your form, then moves on to teaching choreography for a full routine. Over the seven week series, each step will be broken down and practiced until you have a finished number, and choreography for the course will change every two series. Students enrolled in the full series are invited to perform at LIFT OFF!
The Belly Dance Conditioning class immediately preceding is an excellent warm up for this class.
$15 for a single class
$90 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $15 - $75. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/belly-dance-2/ [map]
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The Purple Rose - Chelsea
Arbor Dog Daycare. Cage Free Care For Your Dog.