October News

October News!

There are many things coming up in October and all through the holiday season!

New classes, workshops, performances, parades, and a party.


Tribal Drills
Level: Beginner level 2
Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30
8 weeks – October 31 to December 19
In this class we will take the moves learned in Tribal Basics and begin to refine them. The class will work through each family of moves with a focus on getting the moves into muscle memory through drilling and refining the move throug feedback from the instructor. Previous Tribal Basics class required. Pre-registration required.

Troupe Theory
Level: Intermediate
Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30
6 weeks – November 13 to December 18
Loved tribal basics and you want to learn more? Here is your chance! Troupe theory: Intermediate tribal is open to students who have taken at least 16 weeks of tribal basics and with instructor approval.
In this class you will learn intermediate concepts of American Tribal Style Bellydance® and troupe theory. This class is required to be a part of the student troupe and if there is interest into moving into Valkyrie Rouge. Pre-registration required.


Valkyrie Rouge is very excited to host Mary as she brings us Building Your Toolbox: Fundamentals for Fusion Belly Dance

Cost: $25/per workshop or $45 for the day. Payments can be made to Bambi via paypal, cash or check. Contact valkyrie.rouge.tribal @gmail.com to register.

Nuts & Bolts: Building Blocks for Solid Practice

10:00 am – 12:00 pmNo matter the level, belly dancers begin with the very basic of technique. In this workshop, we will revisit the nuts and bolts of building a strong personal practice. After a brief discussion of preparation, we will begin with a warm up session. We will then touch on conditioning, followed by a study of posture and form, framing, and solidify technique on hits and locks, fluid movement, shimmies, turns, levels and travel. Bring your energy because we will be drilling these concepts as much as our two hours will allow. We will end the session with a cool down session.

Lunch Break: 12 – 1:30 pm

Polish & Shine: Creating Your Dance and Finding Your Style
1:30 – 3:30 pm

You’ve got your basic skills. Now what? Now you learn how to make them better. After a brief warmup, we will discuss musicality and how to use the music to drive your dance. Next we will work on stylization such as pop and lock, serpentine movement, and hit-recoil-release, and flow through transitions and travel. We’ll add expression–selling your dance to your audience and drawing them in–and round out our session with some short exercises and a cool down stretch.

What to bring:
A yoga mat
A notebook and pen
A yoga/pilates band or scarf for hip opening stretches

Mary (aka Cybele Noire) discovered belly dance at a young age (in a James Bond flick), and tried a class or two in her early 20s but was never brave enough to fully pursue it. It wasn’t until her mid-30s that she took her first class at Desert Dance Studio in 2008. She hasn’t looked back since. Mary honed her skills under the mentorship of Desert Dance Studio owner, Angela Fournet, but got her Tribal toes wet under the instruction of Mistress Ilea McGee of Trybe Habibi Bizarre. She has since expanded her learning to workshops and masterclasses with a veritable “Who’s Who” of Tribal and Tribal Fusion: Jamila Salimpour, Carolena Nericcio, Jill Parker, Rachel Brice, Deb Rubin, Ariellah, Zoe Jakes, Sharon Kihara, & Cera Byer. In Ocober 2012, she will begin certification in Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements.

Sunday Nov 18 2:00 pm at Fleur de Leaf
A high-energy, aerobic fitness/belly dance class that is heavy on the Gypsy Balkan party beat! From her childhood experiences with folk dance to her current involvement with Debauche,”Russian Mafia Band”, Kerry Lynn has had a life-long infatuation and love for the soulful and festive energy of Balkan Gypsy music. She is excited to be sharing with you her own personal aerobic based workout routine that gets the blood flowing , creates strength and flexibility, all while playing around with stylized dance movements.
$25 in advance, $30 at the door, You may register via paypal to Kerry directly at kerrylynndance@gmail.com


October 20, 2012 is Valkyrie Rouge’s Absolutely Ridiculous Hafla!

Join Valkyrie Rouge as we celebrate turning 1! We will be having an absolutely ridiculous hafla: have you ever secretly wanted to bellydance to an off the wall song or with some strange prop? Well here is your chance! Don’t want to do a silly performance? That is okay too…come out to celebrate with us!!!
contact Bambi at valkyrie.rouge.tribal@gmail.com if you want to perform.

facebook event  – https://www.facebook.com/events/344319612317406/


Valkyire Rouge and student troupe Tribal Tenacity, along with other area dancers, will be performing at Awesome Arts on the Bayou in Gonzales, La on October 14 at 11am.


Valkyrie Rouge will be participating in the 10/31 consortium Halloween Parade this year with the Krewe of Sinister Shimmying Witches of Fleur de Leaf. Join us along the parade route as we become witches and shimmy down the streets of downtown Baton Rouge.

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