Learn how to Belly Dance!
Learn Middle Eastern drumming!

11/23 - Thursday night rehearsal cancelled, give thanks
12/29 & 12/31 - Tuesday and Thursday classes cancelled for Christmas
1/2 & 1/4 - Tuesday and Thursday classes cancelled for New Years Eve
Classes resume 1/9 & 1/11

Thanks for your interest in learning about Belly Dance. Belly Dancing is an ancient art form, infusing the various ethnic dances of the Middle East, the surrounding regions and beyond. In modern form, it is a stylized version of its folkloric roots and always evolving. Belly Dance is sensuous and expressive; it develops strength, rhythm, grace and coordination. It is a great way to exercise, connect with others and can help build self-confidence. Classes are open to all ages, body types and is adaptable to individual limitations. Make a connections or two, have fun, and celebrate life through dance.

Learn how to Belly Dance! Tuesdays and Thursdays evening classes at Khajulah’s home studio
Beginner, Mixed Levels, Troupe Focus.
Small Group, Coaching, Privates Lessons, and Ladies Night Parties also available
Study in a beautiful and relaxed environment, home studio located near Downtown San Jose and Willow Glen neighborhoods. Easy access via 280 freeway, light rail and bus 64. Classes are on-going. More info

Learn how to Drum! Drumming classes every 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings at Khajulah's home studio
Study the doumbek with Mike/Faraz! More info

Will you TOO become a Belly Dance Junkie?!?!?!?

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schedule
Fees
DRUMMING CLASSES
LoCATION
WHAT TO BRING
Class policies

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BELLY DANCE CLASS SCHEDULE

TUESDAYS
6:00-7:00pm - BEGINNERS AND MIXED LEVELS (starting in January 2018)
These classes includes a brief warm up and stretch. Posture is covered, graceful hands and arms, basic moves and variations. Various dance props will be introduced and choreography will be explored. Classes are on-going.

TUESDAYS
7:15-8:15p
m - MIXED LEVELS (Some Performance Opportunities
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Brief warm up and stretch. Focus is on choreography, move breakdown, and rehearsals for upcoming performances. Finger cymbals (plus other props) will be covered. Classes are on-going. Mixed Level Dancers perform under the name of Rakettes and are part of the main troupe, Raks al Khalil (Dance of Friends).
Dancers are encouraged to make their own costumes at our separate sewing sessions where I will teach you how to sew!

THURSDAYS
6:00-7:30pm - advanced PERFORMANCE TROUPE (More Performance Opportunities)
Interested in joining? Drop me a line, contact info.
This class is also geared towards choreography through the Advanced Performance Troupe, Raks al Khalil (Dance of Friends). Not only will we explore belly dance moves, we will continue to challenge ourselves by playing finger cymbals while dancing, advanced choreography and prop exploration, such as: veil, sword and tray. Classes are always ongoing and require a commitment of joining our troupe. In the hour and a half, we begin with warm up, zill drills/jam sessions and dance movement, at the end of the class we watch belly dance videos or visit with one another while sipping mint tea

Small Group, Coaching and Privates Lessons also available
Learn one-on-one! Sessions are available for you or a small group.
Start a "Ladies' Night Out" or "Bachelorette Party" with a belly dance class!!
Please contact me to schedule a time.

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BELLY DANCE CLASS FEES
$12/ per class or drop in
$40/ 4 classes, paid in advance - classes need not be taken consecutively, must be used within 2 months.
$75/ 8 classes, paid in advance - classes need not be taken consecutively, must be used within 3 months.
Class fees are not refundable or transferable.

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drumming class info
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month
6:45pm gathering time, 7:00-8:00pm class time

Study the doumbek with Mike/Faraz!
Drumming is a great way to hone in your skills as a dancer and can sometimes be a great way for your partner to be involved in the scene if they prefer not to dance. Mike/Faraz has been studying and teaching Middle Eastern and African drumming for many years and can often be seen performing with many visiting artists at festivals, parties, and restaurants. He also has drums for lend if you don't have one yet, please contact him for more information at mchlfr4@gmail.com
$30 for the month (2 classes) or $20 drop-in

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CLASS LOCATION
Khajulah's
private home studio located just outside of Downtown San Jose near the Willow Glen area. The 280 and 87 freeways are nearby and the studio is easily accessible by public transportation, three blocks from the light rail or bus route 64.
Since this is a home studio, I keep my address semi-private, contact me directly for the address.
Drop me a line at: patricekhajulah(at)yahoo(Idot)com

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WHAT TO BRING
Dress comfortably and bring something to tie around your hips. Flexible dance shoes or sandals are highly recommended. Please bring finger cymbals and
a veil, I also have these items for purchase and some for loan, but you are STRONGLY encouraged to supply your own.
Suppliers can be found on the links page. Bring water.

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CLASS POLICIES

  • Turn your cell phones off - Please respect others by turning it off. Of course, if you are expecting an important call, this is acceptable, but please step out of the room.
  • Don't bring your children - This has been tried before and it hardly ever works. Some take belly dance classes as their only "me time" and sometimes it's their only opportunity to have time away from all their responsibilities (this includes their own children). There are exceptions: if your child is old enough to take classes with you or if you don't have a baby sitter for the night and your child is old enough to sit quietly and entertain themselves, but not on a regular basis and please contact me first.
  • No guests - Please don't bring your friends or boyfriends to class, this tends to be very disruptive to everyone. The exception is if your child is taking the class and you are there to supervise, you will not be charged for class unless you are participating as well.
  • EASY on the scents - Please don't wear strong perfumes/oils as some people have allergies, better to not wear it at all...
  • Try to be on time -  Sometimes it is difficult to make it on time (it's understood), but it can be a bit disruptive to the rest of the class, do your best to arrive on time or no more than 10" late.
  • Kitty lives here - If you have allergies, you may want to pre-medicate. Miss Emmy Rae the Green Eyed Kitty is very friendly and demands attention at times when she's not out and about.

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Raks al Khalil (Dance of Friends)
This is our student troupe which you may join when you are ready, membership is strictly voluntary, I never push you to dance (well, hardly ever!). There are two phases for our troupe, Rakettes are mixed level dancers, you will have a few performance opportunities throughout the year and Raks al Khalil are advanced dancers and perform many times throughout the year.
Collectively we are Raks al Khalil and the Rakettes or RAK! for short. As a member a member of our student troupe,
you will also have the opportunity to learn how to sew your own costumes at our separate costuming workshops and sewing sessions, I am always available to make your costumes if you can't spare the time.
Please see the troupe page for more information and go to the calendar for scheduled performances.
To see our troupe in actiion go to my
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/bellydancejunkie

Thanks and feel free to contact me (email preferred).
---patrice aka Khajulah
email:
patricekhajulah(at)yahoo(dot)com
phone: 408-279-8524

11-14-17