Mosaique Center for Cultural Arts

Belly Dance and Persian Dance in Sterling, VA

Katayoun, Master Instructor

Katayoun, Master Instructor

“I love this place, a lot of fun and you learn so much at every class. Katayoun is amazing!  If you want to learn about technique, or rhythms, or just love to move and dance, I recommend you check it out!”

Becky H. (Student Testimonials)

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Upcoming Events

June 28, Mosaique Studio Recital

July 6, Summer session begins (Register below)

Summer Specialty Workshops

August 29 – 30 Katayoun’s Last Blast of Summer Intensive!

CLASS FEES & REGISTRATION

FEES:  Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

New Students: We are so excited to have you join our amazing community! Here’s how to get started:

Enroll and register for the session to become a member. As a studio member, you will have access to exclusive resources and benefits, including our Member’s Only area of the website.

The membership fees for new students are: $50/Adult + class tuition; $30/child + class tuition

Summer 2015 Class Schedule

Summer 2015 Class Schedule

SUMMER SESSION, JULY 6 – AUGUST 26 (8 weeks)

Create Your Own Session: Review, Reflect, Evolve!

Our eight-week summer session offers you a flexible drop-in format to enjoy dancing on your own schedule. Choose a 4, 8, 12 or 16-class card to create your own session. Scroll down for class times and topics.

We will return to 10-week enrollment sessions in the fall.

To register, purchase a Summer Class Card, valid only in the summer 2015 session.

Current member, click here to register with the member password.

Drop-in to one class. A single class is $22/class (membership is not included)

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Become a member by purchasing a summer class card.
REGISTER FOR SUMMER SESSION: Click the drop-down menu to select number of classes. All class cards expire August 26, 2015.

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SUMMER CLASSES
~Classes are subject to substitutions and guest instructors~
Belly Dance Basics
Tuesdays 5:45p – 6:40p, July 8 – Aug 25

Katayoun, Master InstructorAdult. No prior experience required. Great for new and beginner students, as well as continuing students who wish to review the basics of Middle Eastern dance styles. Each week, you will explore a different types of movements and combinations.
7/7 Isolations: Gain body awareness & muscle control
7/14 Hip Circles: Improve your core flexibility
7/21 Snaky Moves: Learn fluidity & flexibility
7/28 Hip Accents & Shimmies: Get energized with rhythmic movements
8/4  Step, Combinations & Traveling Steps: Improve your balance and coordination
8/11 Arms & Upper Body Movements: Improve your posture and body carriage
8/18 Turns & Poses: Learn confidence with graceful transitions
8/25 Dynamic Drills: Dance your booty off and destress

Belly Dance Technique (Multilevel)
Tuesday 6:45p – 7:40p, July 8 – Aug 25

Adult. Students must be proficient in basic dance vocabulary. Each week, we’ll explore different topics and movements.
7/7 Accents & Isolations
7/14 Circles, Spirals & Waves
7/21 Figure Eights
7/28 Shimmies
8/4 Step Combinations
8/11 Arms & Upper Body
8/18 Turns & Poses
8/25 Dynamic Drills

AyperiBelly Dance with Ayperi (Multilevel)
Mondays 7p – 7:55p, July 7 – Aug 24

Adult. Students must be proficient in basic dance vocabulary. Each week, we’ll explore different topics and movements:
7/6 Belly Basics with Flair
7/13 Fusion Concepts
7/20 Arms & Traveling
7/27 Direction Changes & Turns
8/3 Dancing with Veil
8/10 Undulations & Rolls
8/17 Layering Concepts
8/24 Dynamic Drills

☺ Lunchtime Shimmy & Stretch with Katayoun
Wednesdays 12p – 12:50p, July 8 – Aug 26

Adult. Gentle and low-impact. Beginners welcome. Each week, we’ll explore different topics and movements.
7/8 Isolations
7/15 Circles & Spirals
7/22 Figure Eights
7/29 Shimmieskatayoun_1
8/5 Undulations
8/12 Arms & Upper Body
8/19 Turns & Poses
8/26 Dynamic Drills

ShimmyFit!
Wednesdays 6:30p – 7:25p, July 8 – Aug 26

Adult. Fast-paced. Beginners welcome! Each week, we’ll explore the different benefits of Middle Eastern dance:
7/8 Muscle Control with Isolations
7/15 Strong Abs & Back
7/22 Core Flexibility with Abs & Obliques
7/29 Healthy Heart with Cardio Shimmy
8/5 Balance and Coordination with Cardio Step Combos
8/12 Grace and Confidence with Arms & Upper Body
8/19 Dynamic Drills for Optimal Form & Function
8/26 Dynamic Drills for Fun & Fitness

 

NEW! ★Belly Dance Basics & Beyond with Suzana
Wednesdays 8:30p – 9:25p, July 8 – Aug 26Suzana

Adult. Beginner/Multilevel.This class is great for new students as well as students with some experience who would to refresh and improve their skills. Each week, we will explore different topics and movements.
7/8 Isolations
7/15 Circles & Spirals
7/22 Figure Eights
7/29 Shimmies
8/5 Undulations
8/12 Arms & Upper Body
8/19 Turns & Poses
8/26 Dynamic Drills

Rhythm & Raqs♬ (Multilevel)
Wednesdays 7:30p – 8:25p, July 8 – Aug 26

Adult. Students must be proficient in basic dance vocabulary. Finger cymbals optional. Drummers welcome. Each week, we will explore finger cymbal patterns, drumming technique and movement combinations for a different rhythm:
7/8 Maqsoum
7/15 Masmoudi Saghir (baladi)
7/22 Saidi
7/29 Wahda & Wahda Sonbati
8/5 Malfuf
8/12 Ayoub
8/19 Fellahi
8/26 Masmoudi Kabir

StarsOverSilkRoad_LowRes_070Persian Dance with Katayoun (Multilevel)
Tuesdays 7:45p – 8:40p, July 7 – Aug 25

Adult. Students must be proficient in basic dance vocabulary. Each week, we’ll explore different topics and movements:
7/7 Core Movements & Aesthetics
7/14 Arms, Hands, Poses & Transitions
7/21 Steps & Traveling
7/28 Spins & Turns
8/4 Floor Patterns
8/11 Folkloric Flavors 1
8/18 Folkloric Flavors 2
8/25 Dynamic Combinations

Intermediate/Advanced Belly Dance with Katayoun
Mondays 8p – 9p, July 7 – Aug 24

Adult. Students must have minimum one year dance training, and above average fitness level. Each week, we’ll explore different topics, styles of music and movements. Student are welcome to bring veil, sword, or other props to explore within the topics:
KatayounRedTurquoise7/6 Undulations
7/13 Circles & Spirals
7/20 Dynamic Figure Eights
7/27 Shimmies & Layering
8/3 Arms & Upper Body
8/10 Traveling & Turns
8/17 Folkloric Flavors
8/24 Dynamic Combinations

REGISTER FOR SUMMER SESSION: Click the drop-down menu to select number of classes. All class cards expire August 26, 2015.

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Legend: 

Curriculum meets criteria for international certification from CID (International Dance Council)

 high energy, fast-pace

☺ gentle, low-impact, self-paced

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If you have questions or need guidance in selecting a class, contact Katayoun.
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