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Nellya is a creative and passionate dancer.
Her love for bellydance started when she was a young child, because almost all special occasions featured exotic and mysterious bellydancers. Her decision to pursue dancing professionally was made after watching the amazing Zoe Jakes perform at Tribal Fest. Ever since, her passion and innovation grew leaps and bounds.
She started studying with Kaeshi Chai and Sandralis at Bellyqueen as well as Serena Dance Studios. Whilst in college, she joined the Middle Eastern and Bellydance Club and auditioned for their troupe, Wuidad. Out of the numerous other dancers who auditioned, Nellya was chosen first for the troupe due to her obvious passion for dance as well as the joy and originality she radiated when dancing.
In 2008, Nellya collaborated with New York City Bhangra and performed at such venues such as City Hall and the United Nations in New York City. She was also a member of a Latin Fusion Performance Group named LFX and has performed with them for several years, until branching off with other members of Wuidad and forming a new dance troupe called Tribe Integrate. Nellya is currently a member of Tribe Integrate, and regularly performs with the group and solo.
Drawing on the different types of dance she has studied and performed, such as Bhangra, Latin, Uzbek and Bellydance, Nellya is always working on creating outstanding performances and routines. She is compassionate and supportive of her students, helping them build a strong foundation for bellydancing and performing, while making the classes exciting, fun, and a great workout.Please check out Nellya's article on starting her own business
257 West 39th NY, NY 10018
Mondays & Wednesdays
All classes are $10.
Methods of payment: cash preferred, and all major credit cards.
Monday 6PM Class- Beginner Choreography Class 1
Monday 7PM Class- Beginner Choreography Class 2
Wednesday 6PM Class - Beginner Technique Class
Wednesday 7PM Class- Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Technique Class until October 23rd. As of October 23rd, the 7PM Class will be changed to a Zumba Fitness Class.
For more details, visit http://www.meetup.com/Beginner-Bellydance-Classes-in-Midtown/
Please come dressed in comfortable clothes for class. No footwear is required since the class can be done barefoot. I will bring coin scarves so we can shimmy and jingle!
Nellya is certified in Zumba Fitness, Sharqui - The Bellydance Workout, and CPR/AED.
1. Stretch/Warm up
3. Use techniques learned in a simple choreography
4. Stretch/Cool Down
*Each student is provided with an overview of the techniques, a brief bio about me, and a hip scarf they can use during class.
· Beginner: For students either with either little or no dance experience. The class covers basic posture and foundation bellydance movements which are reviewed week to week, with new movements added on each time.
· Intermediate: For students who already have a solid foundation of basic bellydance movements and techniques. The classes will cover layering movements, traveling and technique combinations.
*All classes include movements that are designed to increase flexibility, strength and coordination. The needs of each individual student are addressed, with options offered to students who are more advanced and those who are only starting out. All classes are a medium to high intensity workout.
Nellya is available for private and semi-private instruction for such events as birthdays, bachelorette parties, and etc.
Most performances are 15-30 minutes long, and include 4-5 choreographies which are customized to the venue as well as guests. They may include props, such as canes, swords, finger cymbals, and etc. Please contact Nellya for booking and rates.
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