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  • Level 1 Burlesque
    18:30 -19:30
    May/01/18-Jun/26/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, starting April 3, no class May 8
    Level 1 Burlesque with Emeraude LaStarr
    ROOM 105
    Level 1 Burlesque is open to all levels of ability. Classes will begin with a 15-minute warm-up that incorporates stretching and movement that will improve posture, balance, and coordination as well as increase strength and flexibility. Each week you will learn choreography set to the song, Upside Down by Paloma Faith. This upbeat act will incorporate jazz and hip-hop moves, theatrics, voguing, and chair work! We will drill more challenging choreography and facial expressions weekly until they become second nature. You’re in for a lot of clown-like fun, and sexy burlesque antics!
    There will be a performance opportunity at the San Diego International Fringe Festival (June 21st-July 1st) offered to students who attend all classes. Performers will be expected to purchase costume pieces for the show including but not limited to bustles, bras, stockings, and pasties.
    Attire
    Comfortable, form-fitting active wear should be worn to class. Layering is recommended, as classroom temperatures may vary. Dance heels are required during choreography. Use code TP107031 for 5 – 10% off!

    *All classes and rehearsals leading up to the shows (BUT ONE) must be attended in order to participate in performing. There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    All 8 weeks, from April 3 – May 29, no class May 8 is $96 (+ tax), $12 per class or $15 (+tax) to drop-in.

    The April 3 class is officially FULL. Please email valentinaorbit@gmail.com if you’d like to get on the wait list for the April 10 class and beyond. Thank you!

  • Level 2 Burlesque
    19:30 -20:30
    May/01/18-Jun/26/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Tuesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, starting April 3, no class May 8
    Level 2 Burlesque with Luna Divine
    ROOM 105

    Learn the art of Classic Burlesque Strip Tease with this fun and sassy level 2 class series! Level 2 signifies that you have taken at least one Burlesque class series or you have some dance background. We will begin each class with a bump and grind warm up, choreography drills (isolations, shimmies, showgirl poses) as well as practice across the floor exercises. We’ll work on the fundamental techniques of dancing in heels while practicing the art of sensual movement. Over the course of 8 weeks we’ll learn choreography to a super sultry jazz number, listen here. Please wear comfortable tight-fitting workout clothes and bring heels with a strap that you are comfortable moving in. Heels that are recommended can be found at Discount Dance Supply. Use code TP107031 for 5 – 10% off!

    There will be a performance opportunity offered to students who attend all BUT ONE classes and rehearsals leading up to a show at the Fringe Festival, during the run from June 21 – July 1, at the Lyceum Theater in Downtown San Diego! All performers will be expected to purchase costume pieces for the show including but not limited to – corset, bra, long skirt, long gloves and pasties. More details soon! The performance is optional, come join the fun either way
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for for all 8 weeks, from April 3 – May 29, no class May 8 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:<





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




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  • Flow Arts: Intro to Fire Poi
    19:30 -20:30
    May/02/18-Jun/20/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Wednesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, starting April 4
    Mixed Level Poi w/ Steve Bags
    ROOM 105

    This class will guide you through the basics of learning poi. You will be expected to purchase your own tool and bring it to class each week. From simple turns to more advanced moves like weaves, reels, fountains and flowers. Learn to have fun moving around and dancing with your poi. We will mainly be focusing on technique but will also cover the logistics, safety and protocol involved in lighting your poi on fire. On the last day of class we will meet at an outdoor location to light up our poi!

    $96 (+tax) for all 8 weeks, from April 4 – May 23, sign up here:




    Or $15 (+tax) drop-in, sign up here:




    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




    **Fire and Flow Arts Tool Recommendations**
    Use code ‘twistedorbit’ at http://moodhoops.com/ for 5% off
    Use code ‘valentina’ at http://firegroove.com/ for 10% off
    Use this link: http://mbsy.co/Synergy/30946298 for the Synnergy Flow Arts store

    *Other Recommendations*
    http://trickconcepts.com/
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForgedCreations

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  • Level 1 Belly Dance
    18:30 -19:30
    May/07/18-Jul/02/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, starting April 2, no class May 21, series ends May 28
    Level 1 Belly Dance with Valentina
    ROOM 105
    This class will begin with a stretch sequence and warm-up / conditioning to target the specific muscles used for belly dancing. Each week will focus on a specific area of movement:

    Week One:
    Glut squeezes, hip hits, shoulder hits
    Week Two:
    Hip shimmies & shoulder shimmies, 3 count base or 3/4 shimmy
    Week Three:
    Squares and circles, hips and chest
    Week Four:
    Undulations
    Week Five:
    Arms and hands
    Week Six:
    Figure 8’s – horizontal, vertical and upper body
    Week Seven:
    Footwork and turns
    Week Eight:
    Review and putting it all together
    A different across the floor exercises, short combos/choreos and free-form dancing exercises pertaining to that week’s theme will be presented each week.

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 2 – May 21, for $96 (+tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




  • Level 2 Belly Dance
    19:30 -20:30
    May/07/18-Jul/02/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Mondays, 7:30 – 8:30pm, starting April 2, no class May 21, series ends May 28
    Level 2 Belly Dance with Valentina
    ROOM 105
    This class will begin with a stretch sequence and warm-up / conditioning to target the specific muscles used for belly dancing. Each week will focus on a specific area of movement: undulations, figure 8’s, circles, squares, upper body / lower body, arm and wrist work, horizontal plane vs. vertical plane movements, footwork, turns, shimmies and soft vs. sharp accents. We’ll also delve into level and speed changes, plus layering! Across the floor exercises, short combos/choreos and free-form dancing exercise with a different theme each week. It is recommended that you have taken a belly dance class with Valentina already or have some belly dance experience.

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 2 – May 21, for $96 (+tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




  • Fire Fans Choreography
    20:30 -21:30
    May/07/18-Jul/02/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Mondays, 8:30pm – 9:30pm, starting April 2, no class May 21, series ends May 28
    Fire Fans Choreography with Valentina
    ROOM 105

    Fire Fan Choreography: The perfect marriage of dance and tech!
    We will build a choreography each week and the moves presented in the choreo will be drilled / taught that week. It is expected that you have some experience with fans and with fire dancing. I would also love for you to attend the belly dance class(es) that happen before this class to get your dance technique practiced. This is not an entry level class! We will switch off from learning the choreo in the Dance Place classroom to going outdoors and working on the choreo on fire at Fiesta Island. The song we’ll be working to is this one.

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 2 – May 21, for $96 (+ tax), here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here:





    **Fire and Flow Arts Tool Recommendations**
    Use code ‘twistedorbit’ at http://moodhoops.com/ for 5% off
    Use code ‘valentina’ at http://firegroove.com/ for 10% off – Lotus Fans
    Use this link: http://mbsy.co/Synergy/30946298 for the Synnergy Flow Arts store

    *Other Recommendations*
    http://trickconcepts.com/ – Khaos Light Fans
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForgedCreations – Doodle Grip Fans
    http://homeofpoi.com – Medium Lotus Fans

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  • Level 1 Burlesque
    18:30 -19:30
    May/08/18-Jul/03/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, starting April 3, no class May 8
    Level 1 Burlesque with Emeraude LaStarr
    ROOM 105
    Level 1 Burlesque is open to all levels of ability. Classes will begin with a 15-minute warm-up that incorporates stretching and movement that will improve posture, balance, and coordination as well as increase strength and flexibility. Each week you will learn choreography set to the song, Upside Down by Paloma Faith. This upbeat act will incorporate jazz and hip-hop moves, theatrics, voguing, and chair work! We will drill more challenging choreography and facial expressions weekly until they become second nature. You’re in for a lot of clown-like fun, and sexy burlesque antics!
    There will be a performance opportunity at the San Diego International Fringe Festival (June 21st-July 1st) offered to students who attend all classes. Performers will be expected to purchase costume pieces for the show including but not limited to bustles, bras, stockings, and pasties.
    Attire
    Comfortable, form-fitting active wear should be worn to class. Layering is recommended, as classroom temperatures may vary. Dance heels are required during choreography. Use code TP107031 for 5 – 10% off!

    *All classes and rehearsals leading up to the shows (BUT ONE) must be attended in order to participate in performing. There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    All 8 weeks, from April 3 – May 29, no class May 8 is $96 (+ tax), $12 per class or $15 (+tax) to drop-in.

    The April 3 class is officially FULL. Please email valentinaorbit@gmail.com if you’d like to get on the wait list for the April 10 class and beyond. Thank you!

  • Level 2 Burlesque
    19:30 -20:30
    May/08/18-Jul/03/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Tuesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, starting April 3, no class May 8
    Level 2 Burlesque with Luna Divine
    ROOM 105

    Learn the art of Classic Burlesque Strip Tease with this fun and sassy level 2 class series! Level 2 signifies that you have taken at least one Burlesque class series or you have some dance background. We will begin each class with a bump and grind warm up, choreography drills (isolations, shimmies, showgirl poses) as well as practice across the floor exercises. We’ll work on the fundamental techniques of dancing in heels while practicing the art of sensual movement. Over the course of 8 weeks we’ll learn choreography to a super sultry jazz number, listen here. Please wear comfortable tight-fitting workout clothes and bring heels with a strap that you are comfortable moving in. Heels that are recommended can be found at Discount Dance Supply. Use code TP107031 for 5 – 10% off!

    There will be a performance opportunity offered to students who attend all BUT ONE classes and rehearsals leading up to a show at the Fringe Festival, during the run from June 21 – July 1, at the Lyceum Theater in Downtown San Diego! All performers will be expected to purchase costume pieces for the show including but not limited to – corset, bra, long skirt, long gloves and pasties. More details soon! The performance is optional, come join the fun either way
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for for all 8 weeks, from April 3 – May 29, no class May 8 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:<





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




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  • Flow Arts: Intro to Fire Poi
    19:30 -20:30
    May/09/18-Jun/27/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Wednesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, starting April 4
    Mixed Level Poi w/ Steve Bags
    ROOM 105

    This class will guide you through the basics of learning poi. You will be expected to purchase your own tool and bring it to class each week. From simple turns to more advanced moves like weaves, reels, fountains and flowers. Learn to have fun moving around and dancing with your poi. We will mainly be focusing on technique but will also cover the logistics, safety and protocol involved in lighting your poi on fire. On the last day of class we will meet at an outdoor location to light up our poi!

    $96 (+tax) for all 8 weeks, from April 4 – May 23, sign up here:




    Or $15 (+tax) drop-in, sign up here:




    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




    **Fire and Flow Arts Tool Recommendations**
    Use code ‘twistedorbit’ at http://moodhoops.com/ for 5% off
    Use code ‘valentina’ at http://firegroove.com/ for 10% off
    Use this link: http://mbsy.co/Synergy/30946298 for the Synnergy Flow Arts store

    *Other Recommendations*
    http://trickconcepts.com/
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForgedCreations

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  • Level 1 Belly Dance
    18:30 -19:30
    May/14/18-Jul/09/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, starting April 2, no class May 21, series ends May 28
    Level 1 Belly Dance with Valentina
    ROOM 105
    This class will begin with a stretch sequence and warm-up / conditioning to target the specific muscles used for belly dancing. Each week will focus on a specific area of movement:

    Week One:
    Glut squeezes, hip hits, shoulder hits
    Week Two:
    Hip shimmies & shoulder shimmies, 3 count base or 3/4 shimmy
    Week Three:
    Squares and circles, hips and chest
    Week Four:
    Undulations
    Week Five:
    Arms and hands
    Week Six:
    Figure 8’s – horizontal, vertical and upper body
    Week Seven:
    Footwork and turns
    Week Eight:
    Review and putting it all together
    A different across the floor exercises, short combos/choreos and free-form dancing exercises pertaining to that week’s theme will be presented each week.

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 2 – May 21, for $96 (+tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




  • Level 2 Belly Dance
    19:30 -20:30
    May/14/18-Jul/09/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Mondays, 7:30 – 8:30pm, starting April 2, no class May 21, series ends May 28
    Level 2 Belly Dance with Valentina
    ROOM 105
    This class will begin with a stretch sequence and warm-up / conditioning to target the specific muscles used for belly dancing. Each week will focus on a specific area of movement: undulations, figure 8’s, circles, squares, upper body / lower body, arm and wrist work, horizontal plane vs. vertical plane movements, footwork, turns, shimmies and soft vs. sharp accents. We’ll also delve into level and speed changes, plus layering! Across the floor exercises, short combos/choreos and free-form dancing exercise with a different theme each week. It is recommended that you have taken a belly dance class with Valentina already or have some belly dance experience.

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 2 – May 21, for $96 (+tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




  • Fire Fans Choreography
    20:30 -21:30
    May/14/18-Jul/09/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Mondays, 8:30pm – 9:30pm, starting April 2, no class May 21, series ends May 28
    Fire Fans Choreography with Valentina
    ROOM 105

    Fire Fan Choreography: The perfect marriage of dance and tech!
    We will build a choreography each week and the moves presented in the choreo will be drilled / taught that week. It is expected that you have some experience with fans and with fire dancing. I would also love for you to attend the belly dance class(es) that happen before this class to get your dance technique practiced. This is not an entry level class! We will switch off from learning the choreo in the Dance Place classroom to going outdoors and working on the choreo on fire at Fiesta Island. The song we’ll be working to is this one.

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 2 – May 21, for $96 (+ tax), here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here:





    **Fire and Flow Arts Tool Recommendations**
    Use code ‘twistedorbit’ at http://moodhoops.com/ for 5% off
    Use code ‘valentina’ at http://firegroove.com/ for 10% off – Lotus Fans
    Use this link: http://mbsy.co/Synergy/30946298 for the Synnergy Flow Arts store

    *Other Recommendations*
    http://trickconcepts.com/ – Khaos Light Fans
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForgedCreations – Doodle Grip Fans
    http://homeofpoi.com – Medium Lotus Fans

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  • Level 1 Burlesque
    18:30 -19:30
    May/15/18-Jul/10/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, starting April 3, no class May 8
    Level 1 Burlesque with Emeraude LaStarr
    ROOM 105
    Level 1 Burlesque is open to all levels of ability. Classes will begin with a 15-minute warm-up that incorporates stretching and movement that will improve posture, balance, and coordination as well as increase strength and flexibility. Each week you will learn choreography set to the song, Upside Down by Paloma Faith. This upbeat act will incorporate jazz and hip-hop moves, theatrics, voguing, and chair work! We will drill more challenging choreography and facial expressions weekly until they become second nature. You’re in for a lot of clown-like fun, and sexy burlesque antics!
    There will be a performance opportunity at the San Diego International Fringe Festival (June 21st-July 1st) offered to students who attend all classes. Performers will be expected to purchase costume pieces for the show including but not limited to bustles, bras, stockings, and pasties.
    Attire
    Comfortable, form-fitting active wear should be worn to class. Layering is recommended, as classroom temperatures may vary. Dance heels are required during choreography. Use code TP107031 for 5 – 10% off!

    *All classes and rehearsals leading up to the shows (BUT ONE) must be attended in order to participate in performing. There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    All 8 weeks, from April 3 – May 29, no class May 8 is $96 (+ tax), $12 per class or $15 (+tax) to drop-in.

    The April 3 class is officially FULL. Please email valentinaorbit@gmail.com if you’d like to get on the wait list for the April 10 class and beyond. Thank you!

  • Level 2 Burlesque
    19:30 -20:30
    May/15/18-Jul/10/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Tuesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, starting April 3, no class May 8
    Level 2 Burlesque with Luna Divine
    ROOM 105

    Learn the art of Classic Burlesque Strip Tease with this fun and sassy level 2 class series! Level 2 signifies that you have taken at least one Burlesque class series or you have some dance background. We will begin each class with a bump and grind warm up, choreography drills (isolations, shimmies, showgirl poses) as well as practice across the floor exercises. We’ll work on the fundamental techniques of dancing in heels while practicing the art of sensual movement. Over the course of 8 weeks we’ll learn choreography to a super sultry jazz number, listen here. Please wear comfortable tight-fitting workout clothes and bring heels with a strap that you are comfortable moving in. Heels that are recommended can be found at Discount Dance Supply. Use code TP107031 for 5 – 10% off!

    There will be a performance opportunity offered to students who attend all BUT ONE classes and rehearsals leading up to a show at the Fringe Festival, during the run from June 21 – July 1, at the Lyceum Theater in Downtown San Diego! All performers will be expected to purchase costume pieces for the show including but not limited to – corset, bra, long skirt, long gloves and pasties. More details soon! The performance is optional, come join the fun either way
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for for all 8 weeks, from April 3 – May 29, no class May 8 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:<





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




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  • Flow Arts: Intro to Fire Poi
    19:30 -20:30
    May/16/18-Jul/04/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Wednesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, starting April 4
    Mixed Level Poi w/ Steve Bags
    ROOM 105

    This class will guide you through the basics of learning poi. You will be expected to purchase your own tool and bring it to class each week. From simple turns to more advanced moves like weaves, reels, fountains and flowers. Learn to have fun moving around and dancing with your poi. We will mainly be focusing on technique but will also cover the logistics, safety and protocol involved in lighting your poi on fire. On the last day of class we will meet at an outdoor location to light up our poi!

    $96 (+tax) for all 8 weeks, from April 4 – May 23, sign up here:




    Or $15 (+tax) drop-in, sign up here:




    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




    **Fire and Flow Arts Tool Recommendations**
    Use code ‘twistedorbit’ at http://moodhoops.com/ for 5% off
    Use code ‘valentina’ at http://firegroove.com/ for 10% off
    Use this link: http://mbsy.co/Synergy/30946298 for the Synnergy Flow Arts store

    *Other Recommendations*
    http://trickconcepts.com/
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForgedCreations

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  • Level 1 Belly Dance
    18:30 -19:30
    May/21/18-Jul/16/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, starting April 2, no class May 21, series ends May 28
    Level 1 Belly Dance with Valentina
    ROOM 105
    This class will begin with a stretch sequence and warm-up / conditioning to target the specific muscles used for belly dancing. Each week will focus on a specific area of movement:

    Week One:
    Glut squeezes, hip hits, shoulder hits
    Week Two:
    Hip shimmies & shoulder shimmies, 3 count base or 3/4 shimmy
    Week Three:
    Squares and circles, hips and chest
    Week Four:
    Undulations
    Week Five:
    Arms and hands
    Week Six:
    Figure 8’s – horizontal, vertical and upper body
    Week Seven:
    Footwork and turns
    Week Eight:
    Review and putting it all together
    A different across the floor exercises, short combos/choreos and free-form dancing exercises pertaining to that week’s theme will be presented each week.

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 2 – May 21, for $96 (+tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




  • Level 2 Belly Dance
    19:30 -20:30
    May/21/18-Jul/16/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Mondays, 7:30 – 8:30pm, starting April 2, no class May 21, series ends May 28
    Level 2 Belly Dance with Valentina
    ROOM 105
    This class will begin with a stretch sequence and warm-up / conditioning to target the specific muscles used for belly dancing. Each week will focus on a specific area of movement: undulations, figure 8’s, circles, squares, upper body / lower body, arm and wrist work, horizontal plane vs. vertical plane movements, footwork, turns, shimmies and soft vs. sharp accents. We’ll also delve into level and speed changes, plus layering! Across the floor exercises, short combos/choreos and free-form dancing exercise with a different theme each week. It is recommended that you have taken a belly dance class with Valentina already or have some belly dance experience.

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 2 – May 21, for $96 (+tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




  • Fire Fans Choreography
    20:30 -21:30
    May/21/18-Jul/16/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Mondays, 8:30pm – 9:30pm, starting April 2, no class May 21, series ends May 28
    Fire Fans Choreography with Valentina
    ROOM 105

    Fire Fan Choreography: The perfect marriage of dance and tech!
    We will build a choreography each week and the moves presented in the choreo will be drilled / taught that week. It is expected that you have some experience with fans and with fire dancing. I would also love for you to attend the belly dance class(es) that happen before this class to get your dance technique practiced. This is not an entry level class! We will switch off from learning the choreo in the Dance Place classroom to going outdoors and working on the choreo on fire at Fiesta Island. The song we’ll be working to is this one.

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 2 – May 21, for $96 (+ tax), here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here:





    **Fire and Flow Arts Tool Recommendations**
    Use code ‘twistedorbit’ at http://moodhoops.com/ for 5% off
    Use code ‘valentina’ at http://firegroove.com/ for 10% off – Lotus Fans
    Use this link: http://mbsy.co/Synergy/30946298 for the Synnergy Flow Arts store

    *Other Recommendations*
    http://trickconcepts.com/ – Khaos Light Fans
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForgedCreations – Doodle Grip Fans
    http://homeofpoi.com – Medium Lotus Fans

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  • Level 1 Burlesque
    18:30 -19:30
    May/22/18-Jul/17/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, starting April 3, no class May 8
    Level 1 Burlesque with Emeraude LaStarr
    ROOM 105
    Level 1 Burlesque is open to all levels of ability. Classes will begin with a 15-minute warm-up that incorporates stretching and movement that will improve posture, balance, and coordination as well as increase strength and flexibility. Each week you will learn choreography set to the song, Upside Down by Paloma Faith. This upbeat act will incorporate jazz and hip-hop moves, theatrics, voguing, and chair work! We will drill more challenging choreography and facial expressions weekly until they become second nature. You’re in for a lot of clown-like fun, and sexy burlesque antics!
    There will be a performance opportunity at the San Diego International Fringe Festival (June 21st-July 1st) offered to students who attend all classes. Performers will be expected to purchase costume pieces for the show including but not limited to bustles, bras, stockings, and pasties.
    Attire
    Comfortable, form-fitting active wear should be worn to class. Layering is recommended, as classroom temperatures may vary. Dance heels are required during choreography. Use code TP107031 for 5 – 10% off!

    *All classes and rehearsals leading up to the shows (BUT ONE) must be attended in order to participate in performing. There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    All 8 weeks, from April 3 – May 29, no class May 8 is $96 (+ tax), $12 per class or $15 (+tax) to drop-in.

    The April 3 class is officially FULL. Please email valentinaorbit@gmail.com if you’d like to get on the wait list for the April 10 class and beyond. Thank you!

  • Level 2 Burlesque
    19:30 -20:30
    May/22/18-Jul/17/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Tuesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, starting April 3, no class May 8
    Level 2 Burlesque with Luna Divine
    ROOM 105

    Learn the art of Classic Burlesque Strip Tease with this fun and sassy level 2 class series! Level 2 signifies that you have taken at least one Burlesque class series or you have some dance background. We will begin each class with a bump and grind warm up, choreography drills (isolations, shimmies, showgirl poses) as well as practice across the floor exercises. We’ll work on the fundamental techniques of dancing in heels while practicing the art of sensual movement. Over the course of 8 weeks we’ll learn choreography to a super sultry jazz number, listen here. Please wear comfortable tight-fitting workout clothes and bring heels with a strap that you are comfortable moving in. Heels that are recommended can be found at Discount Dance Supply. Use code TP107031 for 5 – 10% off!

    There will be a performance opportunity offered to students who attend all BUT ONE classes and rehearsals leading up to a show at the Fringe Festival, during the run from June 21 – July 1, at the Lyceum Theater in Downtown San Diego! All performers will be expected to purchase costume pieces for the show including but not limited to – corset, bra, long skirt, long gloves and pasties. More details soon! The performance is optional, come join the fun either way
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for for all 8 weeks, from April 3 – May 29, no class May 8 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:<





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




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  • Flow Arts: Intro to Fire Poi
    19:30 -20:30
    May/23/18-Jul/11/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Wednesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, starting April 4
    Mixed Level Poi w/ Steve Bags
    ROOM 105

    This class will guide you through the basics of learning poi. You will be expected to purchase your own tool and bring it to class each week. From simple turns to more advanced moves like weaves, reels, fountains and flowers. Learn to have fun moving around and dancing with your poi. We will mainly be focusing on technique but will also cover the logistics, safety and protocol involved in lighting your poi on fire. On the last day of class we will meet at an outdoor location to light up our poi!

    $96 (+tax) for all 8 weeks, from April 4 – May 23, sign up here:




    Or $15 (+tax) drop-in, sign up here:




    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




    **Fire and Flow Arts Tool Recommendations**
    Use code ‘twistedorbit’ at http://moodhoops.com/ for 5% off
    Use code ‘valentina’ at http://firegroove.com/ for 10% off
    Use this link: http://mbsy.co/Synergy/30946298 for the Synnergy Flow Arts store

    *Other Recommendations*
    http://trickconcepts.com/
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForgedCreations

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  • Level 1 Belly Dance
    18:30 -19:30
    May/28/18-Jul/23/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, starting April 2, no class May 21, series ends May 28
    Level 1 Belly Dance with Valentina
    ROOM 105
    This class will begin with a stretch sequence and warm-up / conditioning to target the specific muscles used for belly dancing. Each week will focus on a specific area of movement:

    Week One:
    Glut squeezes, hip hits, shoulder hits
    Week Two:
    Hip shimmies & shoulder shimmies, 3 count base or 3/4 shimmy
    Week Three:
    Squares and circles, hips and chest
    Week Four:
    Undulations
    Week Five:
    Arms and hands
    Week Six:
    Figure 8’s – horizontal, vertical and upper body
    Week Seven:
    Footwork and turns
    Week Eight:
    Review and putting it all together
    A different across the floor exercises, short combos/choreos and free-form dancing exercises pertaining to that week’s theme will be presented each week.

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 2 – May 21, for $96 (+tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




  • Level 2 Belly Dance
    19:30 -20:30
    May/28/18-Jul/23/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Mondays, 7:30 – 8:30pm, starting April 2, no class May 21, series ends May 28
    Level 2 Belly Dance with Valentina
    ROOM 105
    This class will begin with a stretch sequence and warm-up / conditioning to target the specific muscles used for belly dancing. Each week will focus on a specific area of movement: undulations, figure 8’s, circles, squares, upper body / lower body, arm and wrist work, horizontal plane vs. vertical plane movements, footwork, turns, shimmies and soft vs. sharp accents. We’ll also delve into level and speed changes, plus layering! Across the floor exercises, short combos/choreos and free-form dancing exercise with a different theme each week. It is recommended that you have taken a belly dance class with Valentina already or have some belly dance experience.

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 2 – May 21, for $96 (+tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




  • Fire Fans Choreography
    20:30 -21:30
    May/28/18-Jul/23/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Mondays, 8:30pm – 9:30pm, starting April 2, no class May 21, series ends May 28
    Fire Fans Choreography with Valentina
    ROOM 105

    Fire Fan Choreography: The perfect marriage of dance and tech!
    We will build a choreography each week and the moves presented in the choreo will be drilled / taught that week. It is expected that you have some experience with fans and with fire dancing. I would also love for you to attend the belly dance class(es) that happen before this class to get your dance technique practiced. This is not an entry level class! We will switch off from learning the choreo in the Dance Place classroom to going outdoors and working on the choreo on fire at Fiesta Island. The song we’ll be working to is this one.

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 2 – May 21, for $96 (+ tax), here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here:





    **Fire and Flow Arts Tool Recommendations**
    Use code ‘twistedorbit’ at http://moodhoops.com/ for 5% off
    Use code ‘valentina’ at http://firegroove.com/ for 10% off – Lotus Fans
    Use this link: http://mbsy.co/Synergy/30946298 for the Synnergy Flow Arts store

    *Other Recommendations*
    http://trickconcepts.com/ – Khaos Light Fans
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForgedCreations – Doodle Grip Fans
    http://homeofpoi.com – Medium Lotus Fans

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  • Level 1 Burlesque
    18:30 -19:30
    May/29/18-Jul/24/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, starting April 3, no class May 8
    Level 1 Burlesque with Emeraude LaStarr
    ROOM 105
    Level 1 Burlesque is open to all levels of ability. Classes will begin with a 15-minute warm-up that incorporates stretching and movement that will improve posture, balance, and coordination as well as increase strength and flexibility. Each week you will learn choreography set to the song, Upside Down by Paloma Faith. This upbeat act will incorporate jazz and hip-hop moves, theatrics, voguing, and chair work! We will drill more challenging choreography and facial expressions weekly until they become second nature. You’re in for a lot of clown-like fun, and sexy burlesque antics!
    There will be a performance opportunity at the San Diego International Fringe Festival (June 21st-July 1st) offered to students who attend all classes. Performers will be expected to purchase costume pieces for the show including but not limited to bustles, bras, stockings, and pasties.
    Attire
    Comfortable, form-fitting active wear should be worn to class. Layering is recommended, as classroom temperatures may vary. Dance heels are required during choreography. Use code TP107031 for 5 – 10% off!

    *All classes and rehearsals leading up to the shows (BUT ONE) must be attended in order to participate in performing. There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    All 8 weeks, from April 3 – May 29, no class May 8 is $96 (+ tax), $12 per class or $15 (+tax) to drop-in.

    The April 3 class is officially FULL. Please email valentinaorbit@gmail.com if you’d like to get on the wait list for the April 10 class and beyond. Thank you!

  • Level 2 Burlesque
    19:30 -20:30
    May/29/18-Jul/24/18

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Tuesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, starting April 3, no class May 8
    Level 2 Burlesque with Luna Divine
    ROOM 105

    Learn the art of Classic Burlesque Strip Tease with this fun and sassy level 2 class series! Level 2 signifies that you have taken at least one Burlesque class series or you have some dance background. We will begin each class with a bump and grind warm up, choreography drills (isolations, shimmies, showgirl poses) as well as practice across the floor exercises. We’ll work on the fundamental techniques of dancing in heels while practicing the art of sensual movement. Over the course of 8 weeks we’ll learn choreography to a super sultry jazz number, listen here. Please wear comfortable tight-fitting workout clothes and bring heels with a strap that you are comfortable moving in. Heels that are recommended can be found at Discount Dance Supply. Use code TP107031 for 5 – 10% off!

    There will be a performance opportunity offered to students who attend all BUT ONE classes and rehearsals leading up to a show at the Fringe Festival, during the run from June 21 – July 1, at the Lyceum Theater in Downtown San Diego! All performers will be expected to purchase costume pieces for the show including but not limited to – corset, bra, long skirt, long gloves and pasties. More details soon! The performance is optional, come join the fun either way
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *There must be 10 people signed up for this class to run.

    Sign up for for all 8 weeks, from April 3 – May 29, no class May 8 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:<





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for only $160 total ($10 per class)** here:




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