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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops





 
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Monday


April 2014
 9 a.m. 

Tama Kieves to keynote at Elevate Ann Arbor: Elevate GenY.

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Tama Kieves, an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, left her law practice with a prestigious corporate law firm to write and help others discover and soar in their life's work. She is the bestselling author of This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love and most recently, Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life's Work! (Tarcher/Penguin)-which hit #1 on Amazon.com for Career Guides and has also been one of the top 100 bestsellers for all books.Featured in USA TODAY and on Oprah radio, she is a sought-after speaker,visionary career/success and book coach, who has helped thousands world-wide to discover, launch, and thrive in the life, calling and businesses of their dreams.
Elevate is a series of powerful events for women in their 20's and 30's that focuses on integrating personal and professional development, health, wellness, and philanthropy. These one-day events will be held in cities around the country. Ann Arbor is the kick off event city in the Elevate series
Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, 1275 S Huron Street. $150. Sharon@elevategeny.com www.Tamakieves.com [map]
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 10 a.m.-noon 

Hall of Fame Catcher Rick Ferrell, The Detroit Tigers and 20th Century Baseball-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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We will view a presentation narrated by Rick's daughter, Kerrie Ferrell about his 66-year baseball career. He caught for 18 years for the Boston Red Sox and Washington Senators behind heroes such as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, and for his brother, pitcher Wes Ferrell. He later became a Detroit Tigers coach, scout and general manager/vice president. He witnessed major changes such as racial integration, team expansion, the players' union, and long-term contracts. It is based on her book, "Rick Ferrell, Knuckleball Catcher: A Hall of Famer's Life Behind the Plate and in the Front Office" (with William Anderson).
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $15. 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. 

Zumba®: 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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 7-8 p.m.  Free! 

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce: The University Center for the Child and the Family.

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The University Center for The Child and The Family (UCCF) provides free workshop that deliver practical advice in a collaborative, caring environment. We help parents understand their children's needs during the time of separation and divorce and offer specific suggestions for creating the most beneficial post-divorce parenting relationships.
All workshops are free and open to the public! Registration for the event is required! Please visit uccf.umich.edu to attend.
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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Tuesday


April 2014
 1-3 p.m. 

The Book Lovers' Club-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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Class meets every other Tuesday, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6, 5/20, 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29.
Join this discussion-oriented, bi-weekly book lovers' club led by Deb Mukherjee to inform and inspire your reading. Each class will feature a different book pulled from various genres and we will take a 3D tour of the book. It will include a study of the author, theme, plot, context, characterizations, motifs and writing styles. To participate, you are NOT required or expected to have read the book in advance. Participants may suggest their favorite books too. Classics, contemporary literary fiction, historical fiction, mysteries and thrillers - all types of fiction and non-fiction books will be considered. The first three books will be 11/23/63: "A Novel" by Stephen King, "Possession" by A.S. Byatt and "A Plot Against America" by Phillip Roth.
Grace Bible Church, 1300 S. Maple Road. $40. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 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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 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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 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. 

Marketing Challenges for Health Care: LA2M - Marketing Education.

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In addition to being a political and cultural flash point, America's Health Care Reform Act has represented one of the most difficult marketing challenges in recent memory for health care systems and health insurers. Jeff Scott, president of Duffey Petroskey, AOR for both Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and St. John Providence Health System, will discuss how his agency has helped these enterprises prepare for and navigate the uncertain waters of the ACA in advertising and communications.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. info@la2m.org la2m.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
 10:30 am 

Infant Massage and Attachment Class with Sierra Hillebrand: Hygeia Center for Healing Arts.

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Develop loving communication and attachment with your baby through the ancient art of infant massage.
During this 4-week class series, parents will have opportunities to:
Enhance communication and loving interaction with your baby.
Develop greater confidence in your ability to read and respond to your baby's cues.
Establish routines that reduce infant fussiness, enhance sleep, and facilitate relaxation for parents and babies.
Class meets Thursday mornings from 10:30 am - 11:45 am.
Fee: $110 for 4 class series.
Hygeia Center for Healing Arts, 220 N. 5th Ave. $110. 734-769-6100. welcome@hygeiacenter.org www.hygeiacenter.org [map]
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 11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Red Level Networks' Data Protection and Disater Recovery Seminar: Red Level Networks/Dell.

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Learn how the Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series storage solutions, along with VMware® vCenter Site Recovery Manager and vSphere™, can help you address these challenges.
Discussion will include:
•Architecting a virtual environment that is resilient against failure and quickly recoverable from disasters
•Ensuring the highest levels of availability, fault tolerance and enabling rapid movement and recovery of resource pools
•Reducing the costs of complexity, burgeoning data growth, duplicate data and VM sprawl
Webers Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. Free. 248-412-8200. kbutcher@redlevelnetworks.com [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Inequality in America: Policy Talks @ the Ford School with Rebecca M. Blank, Chancellor of the University of Madison-Wisconsin: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Citi Foundation.

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This talk will investigate the problem of rising economic inequality in the United States and the various options for addressing it. The unique history of the U.S. has meant that the U.S. political discussion has historically been unconcerned with income inequality; however, rising inequality during the past three decades is attracting increased attention and concern.
Rebecca M. Blank became chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in July 2013. Blank's experience blends a knowledge of economics with a history of leading through innovation, and a background as an educator and researcher.
lank previously served as dean and professor of public policy and economics in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan from 1999 to 2008. In her role as dean, she launched such innovations as interdisciplinary graduate programs and an undergraduate public policy major.
Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington Street. Free. fspp-events@umich.edu. fspp-events@umich.edu http://fordschool.umich.edu/events/calendar/1754/ [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
 Noon  Free! 

"Women in Non-Traditional Careers: Construction Technology": Washtenaw Community College.

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Learn about exciting careers in Construction Technology from professionals in the field. Join us for a panel discussion, lunch, and engaging activities highlighting the fields of sustainable building, construction management, and residential and commercial construction. High school students, teachers, counselors, and parents are encouraged to attend this free event.
Washtenaw Community College Campus, Henry Landau Building, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. (734) 973-3730. ebrundage@wccnet.edu http://www.wccnet.edu/ [map]
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 Noon  Free! 

Women in Non-Traditional Careers: Construction Technology: Washtenaw Community College.

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Learn about exciting careers in Construction Technology from professionals in the field. Join us for a panel discussion, lunch, and engaging activities highlighting the fields of sustainable building, construction management, and residential and commercial construction. High school students, teachers, counselors, and parents are encouraged to attend this free event.
Washtenaw Community College Campus, Henry Landau Building, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. Free. (734) 973-3730. ebrundage@wccnet.edu http://www.wccnet.edu/ [map]
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 12:30, 2:30, & 6:30 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 a.m.-noon 

Bird Center Volunteer Orientation: Bird Center of Washtenaw County, Inc.

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The Bird Center of Washtenaw County, Inc. will be hosting a new volunteer orientation on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 9:00am-12:00pm in Room 319 of the Gunder Myran building (also houses the library) at Washtenaw Community College.
We are seeking volunteers to help care for and feed wild baby birds and injured adults at our Ann Arbor, MI location
There is a $5 registration fee that will be collected at the door.
Room 319 of Gunder Myran Building (Washtenaw Community College)), 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $5.00. Georgette: (734) 475-2245. keithgette@gmail.com www.birdcenterwashtenaw.org [map]
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 10 a.m. 

"Exploring Bees! 3: Bee Biology; Checking Over-Wintered Hives": Project Grow Community Gardens.

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Outside, at the Apiary in the Discovery Garden at Leslie, Meghan Milbrath, in this third class of the series, will discuss the different types of bees, their biology and anatomical adaptations. The focus will be on the natural cycle of the colony over the season. Then, weather permitting, we will check the hives at Leslie and learn how to do a first check of over-wintered hives and how to get them ready for the upcoming season. Rain date: Sunday, April 13th. Class is limited to those who have already paid for the full course, though drop-ins are permitted, with fees of $10.00 ($15.00 per couple), payable in cash at the door.
Apiary, Leslie Science and Nature Center, 1831 Traver, 1831 Traver Rd.. Ann Arbor. $10. 734-996-3169. info@projectgrowgardens.org www.projectgrowgardens.org [map]
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 4:30-5:30 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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Sunday


April 2014
 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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