Please note, bellydance classes will resume January 6, 2018! Come and join us for a fun and fabulous exercise and a creative form of self expression! We welcome all to our classes, however, please note that participation in our Level 2 and advanced classes are allowed only after beginner (Level 1 classes are taken).

BELLY DANCE CLASSES
KISMET STYLE

Kahreen & Kira:
Awarded Two Lifetime Achievement Awards for their contributions to the field of Bellydance!

40 Years of Belly
Dance Classes

by Kahreen!

BEGINNER LEVEL
BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
ADVANCED LEVEL


Miami Shores Recreation Center
9617 Park Drive
Miami Shores, Fl.
(305)758-8103

Kahreen

Residents - $8.75

Non-Residents - $11.00

Please arrive 10 minutes early to register for class.

BEGINNER LEVEL

Saturday Mornings 10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Thursday Evenings 7:05 P.M. - 8:05 P.M.

Ongoing classes - Kahreen stresses the importance of correct body posture. A series of stretches and isolations will help with everyday posture and flexibility. The students of all ages will feel better, look better, and begin to tone their bodies internally. Dance steps and combinations accompanied by veil and finger cymbal technique are featured in this class. Interpretive and traditional choreographies are taught!


Residents - $8.75

Non-Residents - $11.00

Please arrive 10 minutes early to register for class.

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE LEVELS I & II:

Thursday Evenings Level II
7:45 P.M. - 8:45 P.M.
(Instructor approval needed, Level 1 class series must be completed)

Level I: Ongoing class that features proper body posture, isolations, strong shimmies, and graceful arm and hand movements. Combinations of steps and simple choreographies are accompanied by beautiful veilwork and finger cymbal patterns. Choreographies that are taught in class are videoed and students who take this class are provided links to the material so that it can be studied between classes. This class will contain all styles of Middle Eastern Dance utilizing Turkish, Egyptian, Greek, and New World music.

Level II: Continuation of material that is taught in Level I, all students who are interested in taking these classes will need to have their own veils, zils, and canes as they will be used during this class. Please note that participation in this class is allowed only upon instructor approval which will only be given after beginner or level 1 class series is taken. Since choreographies are taught during this class, and it is ongoing, students should attend as many classes as possible. Drop ins are not encouraged.


Media Coverage

Angela, Kahreen, and Nadira - Miami Herald Article Sept. 2004


Kahreen and Kira's classes are popular with everyone (this picture was taken of Angela, Kahreen and Nadira of the Kismet Dancers of Miami - MIAMI HERALD, 9/2004). During their teaching/performing career, their classes/dance company have been featured on all the major news networks in South Florida, Telenoticias de Miami, as well as major news and dance publications. Most recently, their class and 22nd annual theatrical bellydance show was featured in the Miami Herald. Newspaper Article - Miami Herald

As always, they stresses the benefits of this dance as an exercise, and the beauty and discipline of this dance as an art form. Come and celebrate your femininity in this ancient and wonderful art form.





Kira











Oasis 2002 World Belly Dancer Champion!

Kira is a second generation dancer who has been involved with dance for the past 30 years. A full time instructor/choreographer, she is a nationally acclaimed performer/choreographer, who has studied Ballet, Modern Dance, Gymnastics, Yoga, and Middle Eastern Dance. In her ambition to learn Middle Eastern Dance, she has traveled and studied under some of the worlds best Middle Eastern Dance artists. Kira is an instructor, performer, seminar sponsor and is the cofounder and main choreographer for the Kismet Dancers of Miami, which was voted 1997 & 1998 Troupe of the Year by Zagareet! Magazine. A stunning artist who combines interpretive and traditional dance styles, she is a unique performer who is known for her elegance and fire. Most recently, Kira, as well as The Kismet Dancers of Miami were voted Oasis 2002 World Champions in the troupe and soloist categories of a competition that nominates artists according to their contributions and reputations in the field of Belly Dance. A proud recipient of three Lifetime Acievement Awards, Kira is regarded as a true pioneer in the S. Florida dance community. Kira has taught students at all ages and levels of ability throughout South Florida. She has taught bellydance in the Dade and Broward school system and at FIU University. She currently teaches classes of all levels at the Miami Shores Recreation Center. She also taught a chair yoga for senior citizens.

Check out links to find the most current information on classes offered in Miami Shores. Please note that open classes take place on Thursday evenings 7:05 - 8:05, and Saturday mornings 10:30 - 11:30. Intermediate and advanced classes are available only upon instructor approval.


Kira's Present Class Schedule and Locations:

Thursday Evenings: 7:00-8:00 P.M. - Miami Shores Recreation Center
Thursday Evenings: 7:45 p.m. -8:45 P.M. - Miami Shores Recreation Center (Instructor approval required)
Saturday Mornings: 10:30-11:30 A.M. - Miami Shores Recreation Center
Saturday Mornings: 11:15 a.m. -12:15 P.M. - Miami Shores Recreation Center (Instructor approval required)





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