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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & SCHEDULE

Classes available online and in-person.

 

COVID-19 SAFETY

Due to the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic,
classes will follow the current Ontario safety regulations.​
Changes may have to be made as regulations change. Our current regulations are listed below.

Classes may have to:

  • Be on a rotating schedule for in-person classes (depending
    on in-person gathering sizes, we may have to alternate 
    between groups who attend in-person)

  • In the event of a lockdown, classes will still be available via Zoom

  • Provide proof of vaccination (following the COVID guidelines), confirming with studio on their policy


Email ishrablanco@yahoo.ca to register or inquire about classes!

CURRENT COVID SAFETY MEASURES
(updated Sept. 18/2021)

Invoketress would like to ensure the health and safety of our community in order for us to keep dancing together for as long as we all can help it.

You have the choice to take classes both online and in-person.
 

For in-person classes, we will be following all guidelines and protocols set in place by Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health, the Ontario Government, and the Ontario Dance and Performing Arts Studios Workplace Guidelines for COVID-19.

We will continue to adapt to new regulations enacted by the Ontario Government and the Ontario Dance and Performing Arts Studios Workplace Guidelines for COVID-19. We will continue to adapt to new regulations enacted by the Ontario Government and WDGPH.

Please follow these guidelines to ensure safety:
 

  1. To further protect Ontarians as the province continues to confront the Delta-driven fourth wave of the COVID-19, the government in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access fitness and recreational facilities starting September 22, 2021. At this time, youth recreational sports (children 17 years and younger) are exempt from this mandate, but we will continue to monitor the changes introduced by the government throughout the dance season.
     

  2. For every in-person class, please fill out COVID Screening Questionnaire before the start of each class. 
     

  3. Change rooms will be closed, please come to class in your dancewear.
     

  4. Students will be let in 5 minutes before class, please wait outside for Ishra.
     

  5. Please wear a mask at all times, including in the studio during dance class.
     

  6. Sanitize hands on your arrival and after using the washroom, or wash hands for a minimum of 20 seconds.
     

  7. Take off shoes at the front door.
     

  8. Limit belongings to a small bag, all personal possessions are to be kept within your dance square.
     

  9. Classes will end 10 minutes early to ensure sufficient time to clean and sanitize before the next group enters.
     

  10. Sanitize hands as you exit.
     

That's all folks! See you sooooon!!

FALL SCHEDULE

Email ishrablanco@yahoo.ca to register or inquire about classes!

Terms & Conditions:

  • No refunds in any classes

  • Missed classes can be made up in any of Ishra's classes within the session paid for
     

Multi-Class Discount:
20% off your 2nd and 3rd classes

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INTRO TO BELLY DANCE

For the newbie belly dancer, build a solid foundation in this unique, ultra-feminine dance form from the MENAHT regions (Middle Eastern, North African, Hellenic and Turkic dances). Ishra will teach cultural context and the basics to give you a good start on your belly dance journey.

FALL SESSION 2021

Wednesdays, 6-7 PM (EDT)
Sept. 22 - Nov. 3, 2021 (7 weeks)
In-Person & Online 
Location: Motion District Studio - 483 Speedvale Ave E, Guelph ON

Full Session $122.50 | Drop-in $20

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CERISE 

Going more in-depth with the artform of Raqs Sharqi (Classical Egyptian Dance) and exploring other styles of MENAHT dance (Middle Eastern, North African, Hellenic and Turkic dances). Learning the subtle nuances and expanding our appreciation and movement knowledge of the dance

FALL SESSION 2021

Fridays, 6-7:30 PM (EDT)
Sept. 24 - Nov. 5, 2021 (7 weeks)
In-Person & Online 
Location: Motion District Studio - 483 Speedvale Ave E, Guelph ON

Full Session $168 | Drop-in $28

BELLY DANCE CLASSES
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INTRO TO ELEMENTAL DANCE

Get up, get moving and get shaking as we explore the 4 Elements through dance, a unique and transformative experience! Throughout the year we will be connecting to each element EARTH (Sept-Nov), WATER (Nov-Jan), FIRE (Feb-Mar), AIR (Apr-Jun). Dance technique, concepts and meditation will be informed by world dances that Ishra has studied, continually broadening her knowledge base (includes MENAHT Belly Dance, Spanish, Flamenco, Ballet, Hula, Tahitian, etc.). Suitable for anyone who wants to connect powerfully to their bodies and deepen their connection to Mother Earth. Though the elemental sections build on the ones before, you can join at any time during the year.

FALL SESSION 2021

Tuesdays, 6-7 PM (EDT)
Sept. 21 - Nov. 2, 2021 (7 weeks)
In-Person & Online 
Location: Motion District Studio - 483 Speedvale Ave E, Guelph ON

Full Session $122.50 | Drop-in $20

CAYENNE

Learn the muscled control of Fusion Dance (formerly known as Tribal Fusion). We will snake our way into a deeper understanding of our bodies and learn to juxtapose tension and release in order to create otherwordly movement. East meets west as Ishra contrasts the silky smooth with pops, locks and ticking. Along with building a solid foundation in this dance style, we will also layer the experience with Elemental Exploration, learning to embody the elements EARTH, WATER, FIRE, AIR through movement, meditation and learning about corresponding Goddesses.

FALL SESSION 2021

Fridays, 7:30-9 PM (EDT)
Sept. 24 - Nov. 5, 2021 (7 weeks)
In-Person & Online 
Location: Motion District Studio - 483 Speedvale Ave E, Guelph ON

Full Session $168 | Drop-in $28

Elemental Dance Classes

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JADE

Delving deeper into Fusion Dance (formerly known as Tribal Fusion) and Elemental exploration (refer to Cayenne description above). Drill, drill, drills and drills to build more precision and detail, complicated footwork and articulated movement in order to strengthen the deep muscled movement of this dance style. Recommended for intricacy geeks. Note: for this class, expect to set aside 2 hours minimum per week of consistent self-practice.

FALL SESSION 2021

Wednesdays, 7-8:30 PM (EDT)
Sept. 22 - Nov. 3, 2021 (7 weeks)
In-Person & Online 
Location: Motion District Studio - 483 Speedvale Ave E, Guelph ON

Full Session $168 | Drop-in $28

SAPPHIRE
(BY INVITATION ONLY)

Exploring the mysteries, sharpening our badassery skills and deepening our respect to the Natural World. Innovative and profound dance.

FALL SESSION 2021

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 PM (EDT)
Sept. 21 - Nov 2, 2021 (7 weeks)
In-Person & Online 
Location: Motion District Studio - 483 Speedvale Ave E, Guelph ON

Full Session $168

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SASSAFRAS

There is the reverent and then there is the irreverent - this is where Sassafras exists! Dancing to the beat of our own drum. Having fun and letting loose are high on the agenda, while drilling technique and learning to bounce our bootays. Looking for a weekly night in of bawdy jokes galore? Then sign up and join in the revelry!

FALL SESSION 2021

Thursdays, 7-8 PM (EDT)
Sept. 23 - Nov. 4, 2021 (7 weeks)
In-Person & Online
Location: Silence. - 36 Essex St, Guelph ON 

Full Session $122.50 | Drop-in $20

RECREATIONAL DANCE