$15 for drop-in class: Drop-in’s are welcome. 1+ year(s) related dance experience necessary, contact with questions!
In this class series you will learn several unique fusion belly dance combinations in addition to challenging your own strength and coordination. We will dig deep into the movements that make up each combination, and review the previously learned combinations at the beginning of each class. The last class of the series we will have time to play around with them! Best of all…they will be yours to do what you like: adapt them, add to them, perform them! 1+ year prior belly dance experience necessary, feel free to reach out with questions! ♥
This class environment welcomes all intersecting identities including all races, ethnicities, cultures, religions, spoken languages, countries of origin, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, disabilities and abilities.
Please wear yoga pants or comfortable clothing, and bring a water bottle and yoga mat! Extra yoga mats available at studio.
Heron Alicia is a fusion dancer and a certified Unmata ITS teacher. She has been studying dance for over 8 years, has over 6 years of strength training experience and has dedicated her time to improving the world through dance, movement, and fitness for health and happiness, one interaction at a time. She sees dance as a language. When words fall short...dance can intentionally fill the gap and evoke healthy change, if we put the energy into it.
Heron Alicia began her dance journey in her hometown: Bellingham, WA. After studying with Maggie Rose for several years, Heron moved to Seattle to study Spanish at the University of Washington and began taking dance classes with Dahlia Moon. She also explored dance through several study abroad programs. In Spain, she studied with a local Flamenco teacher, while working toward becoming fluent in Spanish. In Mexico, she participated in a program called Dance as a Social Technology. While learning about the political and economical dynamics in the city of Oaxaca, she continued to develop her perspectives on the power of dance. She has traveled and continued her dance education by seeking out workshop and intensive opportunities from many professional dance instructors, including Amy Sigil, the creator of Improvisational Tribal Style (Unmata ITS). Currently, she dances in Dahlia’s ITS troupe, On Deck, and teaches several dance classes at La Vida Dance Studio, including Funky Fusion and Shimmy To It. Unmata ITS classes coming soon!
Additionally, she is studying to become a Personal Fitness Trainer through the American Council on Exercise and is passionate about helping individuals feel comfortable and strong in their bodies, develop a healthy relationship with exercise, and learn sustainable exercise habits and good form to increase happiness and avoid injury. The most important part of this is working toward loving and accepting the body you are in! She is most passionate about bodyweight strength training, weight training, and HIIT. On top of utilizing exercise as cross-training for dance, she loves to feel strong and use exercise as a tool to reduce anxiety and depression.