Weekly Dance Technique Classes with Hannah Romanowsky

While the Scheherazade School of Sacred Movement is here to support all women who want to benefit from the therapeutic and spiritual dimensions of movement, for those interested in learning dance technique for personal development, fun and fitness in a warm and supportive environment Hannah offers the following weekly classes in San Rafael CA.

“Shake your Shakti” Feminine Dance Fitness

Wednesdays 10am-11am (ongoing)NO CLASS MARCH 28

Location: BodyVibe Studio, 999 Andersen Dr., Suite 170 San Rafael CA  (Across the street from Rafael Lumber.)
Fee: $15 drop-in

Feeling stuck?  Want to get your vital, life-enhancing energies bubbling and flowing in the New Year?  Love your body and celebrate your creative life force through spine-awakening undulations and shimmies.  No previous experience necessary.

In this weekly class you will:

– Breathe fluidity and flow into your body

– Magnify and revitalize your own innate grace and beauty

– Learn beautiful and inspiring dance routines celebrating the Feminine

– Relish in the soulful melodies and rhythms of the Middle East and beyond

*all genders interested in exploring feminine embodiment are warmly welcomed!

Hannah Romanowsky, M.A., Spirit Dance Mentor and Director of Scheherazade School of Sacred Movement, has been researching, embodying, and teaching women’s dances from the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia for over two decades. She is passionately devoted to celebrating the beauty, joy, and healing benefits of world music and dance.

Belly Dance Fitness (Beginning)

Fridays 11am – 12pm (ongoing)
Location: Marin JCC, San Rafael CA
Fee: $25 for day membership (pay at the desk), $20 for seniors and guests

Improve fluidity and flexibility in the spine through the gentle isolations and undulations of belly dance. Come shake off the stress in a warm and joyful environment, and be uplifted by beautiful melodies and energetic rhythms from North Africa and the Middle East. In this class you will learn fun and feminine dance routines to support a healthy brain as we tone muscles and stretch the torso through graceful, low-impact exercise. This class flows at a slower pace than the Saturday 11  a.m. class and beginners are warmly encouraged.  Coin hip scarves and other regalia provided for enhanced enjoyment.

Belly Dance Fitness (Intermediate)

Saturdays 11am – 12pm (ongoing)
Location: Marin JCC, San Rafael CA
Fee: $25 for day membership (pay at the desk)

Come enjoy an upbeat and energetic belly dance class, learning core-strengthening movements to support a healthy, supple spine and improve posture and flexibility while enjoying the energizing music of North Africa and the Middle East.

The class begins with a warm-up series followed by low-impact dance technique emphasizing beautiful belly dance isolations and an evolving repertoire of fun and feminine choreographed routines.

Participants leave class feeling inspired and uplifted. Coin hip scarves and other regalia will be provided for enhanced enjoyment. Traditional and folkloric dances from the Middle East will be introduced.

Iranian Dance Workshop (part of the Dunyazade Dance Ensemble technique and choreography class)

Tuesdays 8-9pm
Location: Dance with Sherry Studio, 4140 Redwood Highway, Suite 8, San Rafael CA

Have a penchant for performing? This invitation-only intermediate level class serves as Hannah’s “dance lab” where performance technique and choreography is taught.  Material includes traditional regional forms, as well as contemporary fusion. Dancers with previous training under their belt are welcome to attend with prior permission. Performance opportunities are available for those interested in joining the Ensemble.

Fee: $20 drop-inSeries preregistration is required for participation in performances.

Iranian Dance 7-week series with Hannah Romanowsky

Tuesdays 3/13 – 4/24 @ 8-9pm ($20/class)
Dance with Sherry Studio, San Rafael CA

Learn Persian traditional and contemporary women’s dance technique and a choreography to the urban jaheli dance, popular among the Iranian community. Performance opportunities available with full series registration ($140).

Contact Hannah: (415) 794-7463 hannah@scheherazadeschool.com

Pay at the door or Paypal to: hannah@hannahdance.com

Hannah demonstrating a move
Community Class participants dancing with silk fans
Community Class participants perform Bollywood and Bandari dances at holiday studio party
Ensemble performance at Rakkasah 2016
Dunyazade Dance Ensemble backstage at “Movement of the Spheres” evening concert