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Summer 2017 Classes Dates are Posted

Summer dates are on the Calendar now. Three classes per week, come dance with me! Your dance tuition card is good at every location.

Coming up in the month of May: 5 Wednesday night classes in Agoura Hills, 3 Friday night classes in Oxnard (no class 5/26 Memorial Day weekend), and 3 Sunday afternoon classes (no class 5/28 Memorial Day weekend).

And then in the month of June: 4 Wednesday night classes in Agoura Hills, 4 Friday night classes in Oxnard (no class 6/23), and 3 Sunday afternoon classes (no class 6/25).

Wednesday 7-8 PM Agoura Hills, CA

  •  5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31
  •  6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28
  •  7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26
  • 8/2, 8/9 [remaining schedule is still pending]

Friday 7-8 PM Oxnard, CA

  • 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, (No class 5/26)
  • 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, (No class 6/23 or 6/30)
  • 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28
  • 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25

Sunday 2-3 PM North Hollywood, CA

  •  5/7 in D, 5/14 in E, 5/21 in D, (No class 5/28)
  • 6/4 in D, 6/11 in C, 6/18 in D, (No class 6/25)
  • 7/2 in D, 7/9 in D, 7/16 in C, 7/23 in D, 7/30 in D
  • 8/6 in D, 8/13 in D, 8/20 in D, 8/27 in D

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

The Spring 2017 schedule of Classes is in place! Are you looking to add some dance to your movement habits? These are all classes on the Fundamentals of American Tribal Style (ATS) bellydance. Check out cayswanndance.com for locations, directions, tuition, and what to wear to class. Contact me if you’re interested in attending!

My main philosophy: No Pressure, No Shame. This means I can accommodate flexible schedule issues, all bodies, all genders, all levels of experience. You can start any week you’re ready — I have a dance for you!

Spring 2017 Schedule of Classes

  • Agoura Hills, Wednesdays 7-8 PM: Mar 1, Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 22, and Mar 29. Apr 5, Apr 12, and Apr 19. May 3, May 10, and May 17. (NO CLASS on Apr 26 or May 24.)
  • Oxnard, Fridays 7-8 PM: Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, and Mar 31. Apr 7, Apr 14, and Apr 21. May 5, May 12, and May 19. (NO CLASS on Apr 28 or May 26.)
  • North Hollywood, Sundays 2-3 PM: Mar 5 (Studio D), Mar 12 (Studio E), Mar 19 (Studio D), and Mar 26 (Studio D). Apr 2 (Studio D), Apr 9 (Studio C), Apr 16 (Studio D), and Apr 23 (Studio D). May 7 (Studio D), May 14 (Studio C), and May 21 (Studio D). (NO CLASS on Apr 30 or May 28.)

CaySwann Dance Collective at ATS Homecoming 2017

I am truly honored and humbled by my team of supportive friends and dancers who helped me bring something unusual and unique to the stage at ATS Homecoming 2017. CaySwann Dance Collective – https://youtu.be/2u5ijNW2qc0 Huge thank yous and compliments to Gaia Sophia, Kelli Ann, and Scheherazade Kessler for dancing with me to “Bring ART” to the stage. We came from two states, four cities, with internet correspondence, personal rehearsal, and one amazing brainstorming session in a hotel room to bring this unique ATS improvisation to the stage, to the soundtrack of “Music and the Mirror” from “A Chorus Line” — and me, on microphone, singing and dancing at the same time. Thank you all, for the outpouring of support for this wild performance that we created together.


 

Winter 2016-2017 Schedules

Winter Classes at CaySwann Dance
December 2016, January and February 2017
American Tribal Style® Bellydance
ATS® Levels 1, 1+, and 2

just_catIt’s that time again: Time to look at our calendars and make plans for regular classes and weeks when you get the chance to rehearse at home instead (insert very big grin here).

Any dancer may start on any week at any location. Class syllabus content is geared toward the dancers in each class. Fundamentals (Level 1) are appropriate for every dancer, every week. As these fundamentals become more familar, I can expand the coursework to Level 1+ (from the 2015 FatChanceBellyDance syllabus) and then to Level 2. Brand new dancers are requested to start using finger cymbals (also known as zills) starting on their third week in class. Don’t worry: There are drills to teach your fundamentals in zills, too.

Tuition is $15 for a single-class drop-in or $50 for a five-class dance card (good for one year from purchase). Dance cards are applicable at all three locations. [NEMA members receive a discount for the courses in Oxnard.] Payment is accepted by cash, Square, check, or PayPal.

If you have any questions, please contact me anytime.

Sundays in North Hollywood, CA

  • Dec 4 – NO CLASS
    Dec 11 – NO CLASS
    Dec 18 – 2-3 PM
    Dec 25 – NO CLASS
  • Jan 1 – NO CLASS
    Jan 8 – 2-3 PM
    Jan 15 – 2-3 PM
    Jan 22 – NO CLASS
    Jan 29 – 2-3 PM
  • Feb 5 – 2-3 PM
    Feb 12 – 2-3 PM
    Feb 19 – 2-3 PM
    Feb 26 – 2-3 PM

Wednesdays in Agoura Hills, CA

  • Dec 7 – 7-8 PM
    Dec 14 – 7-8 PM
    Dec 21 – 7-8 PM
    Dec 28 – NO CLASS
  • Jan 4 – 7-8 PM
    Jan 11 – 7-8 PM
    Jan 18 – NO CLASS
    Jan 25 – 7-8 PM
  • Feb 1 – 7-8 PM
    Feb 8 – 7-8 PM
    Feb 15 – 7-8 PM
    Feb 22 – 7-8 PM

Fridays in Oxnard, CA

  • Dec 2 – 7-8 PM
    Dec 9 – 7-8 PM
    Dec 16 – 7-8 PM
    Dec 23 – NO CLASS
    Dec 30 – NO CLASS
  • Jan 6 – 7-8 PM
    Jan 13 – 7-8 PM
    Jan 20 – NO CLASS
    Jan 27 – 7-8 PM
  • Feb 3 – 7-8 PM
    Feb 10 – 7-8 PM
    Feb 17 – 7-8 PM
    Feb 24 – 7-8 PM
No Pressure, No Shame – Philosophy for Dance and for Life

Embrace movement without shame, fitness for all sizes, and the joy and beauty in the community we build

Fall 2016 Schedule

October and November 2016 (updated)
October and November 2016 (updated)

ATS® Fundamentals

October and November 2016

  • Agoura Hills, Wednesdays 7-8 PM: Oct 12, Oct 19, and Oct 26; Nov 2, UPDATE, Nov 16, and Nov 30. (NO CLASS on Oct 5, Nov 9, or Nov 23.)
  • Oxnard, Fridays 7-8 PM:  Sep 30; Oct 14, Oct 21, and Oct 28; Nov 4, and Nov 18. (NO CLASS Oct 7, Nov 11, or Nov 25.)
  • North Hollywood, Sundays 2-3 PM: Oct 2 (Studio C), 16 (Studio D), Oct 23 (Studio D), and Oct 30 (Studio D); Nov 6 (Studio C), Nov 20 (Studio C), and Nov 27 (Studio D). (NO CLASS Oct 9 or Nov 13.)