dance, yoga, martial arts
~ Persian and Tajik Dance ~
unique and lyrical dances of Iran and Tajikistan
with Sonja Hinz

Sundays, 10:30-noon
$15 drop-in or $60 for 5 classes

These unique classes are focused on women's dance styles of Iran and Tajikistan.  The instructor, Sonja Hinz, holds an M.A. in Dance Ethnology, studied dance in Tajikistan for six months in 2006, and has performed locally (with Banat Sahar Dance Troupe, Shourangeez Persian Ensemble, Delshodeh, and as a soloist) since 1997.  She opened La Vida Dance Studio in January of 2008 and became a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in January of 2014.  Wear comfortable clothing and come prepared for an aerobic workout!  This class develops strong and flexible spinal, abdominal, and shoulder girdle muscles. 
Previous dance experience recommended.

Email or call for more information: // (360) 224-5345

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Shashmakom (classical dance style of Tajikistan) . . . Sonja in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Kulobi (regional dance style of Tajikistan) . . . Sonja in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Badakhshani (regional dance style of Tajikistan) . . . Sonja with dance partner, Heather Rastovac, at the Seattle Center

Persian (Iranian classical dance) . . . Sonja at the Seattle Center