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CLASSES WITH ISHRA

Classes available in-person and online via Zoom

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RAQS SHARQI
(Belly Dance)

Learn the artform of Raqs Sharqi (Classical Egyptian Dance) and explore other styles of MENAHT dance (Middle Eastern, North African, Hellenic and Turkic dances).

ELEMENTAL
DANCE

Explore the 4 Elements (Earth, Water, Air & Fire) through dance, a unique and transformative experience!

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. 

RECREATIONAL
DANCE

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!

Click below to view the current class schedule:

WHAT SETS OUR CLASSES APART?
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INCLUSIVE
SPACE

Ishra offers an inclusive space,

her classes are open to folks of all gender expressions, walks of life, ages & body types.

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ACCESSIBLE
MOVEMENT

Ishra believes that dance should be accessible for all body types, ages and ability levels. She works to ensure movements are modified to suit where your body is at each class.

CULTURAL
AWARENESS

Ishra understands the weight and importance of learning from people of the culture of origin of the dances she studies. She teaches cultural context in classes to engage in appreciation not appropriation.

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COMMUNITY

Invoketress is proud to have a strong community of dancers who support each other. Our classes truly create a space of community and connection!

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EMPOWERMENT

Classes include strengthening self love, a healthy relationship to your body and connecting to your power through movement.

HOLISTIC
APPROACH

Ishra teaches in a holistic manner, meaning she takes time to further your mind, body and spirit. When it comes to technique, she offers individual attention as well as helping you build your skills with a solid foundation.

Email Ishra at ishrablanco@yahoo.ca to register