Luciterra Fusion Dance School
Welcome to the Luciterra School Of Dance. Our school is aimed at providing innovative, accessible, and conscientious dance instruction for every dancer. Our classes are a reflection of our fusion style of dance incorporating elements of Bellydance*, Popping, Contemporary, Jazz, and Wh/aacking. Classes focus on strong technique and dynamic choreography while exploring histories and socio-cultural implications of the dance forms that have contributed to our practice. Discussion and thoughtful consideration of the topics of conscientious cultural fusion and socially-engaged dance performances is strongly encouraged in every level of our school. We recognize that fusion dance is not a singular style in itself and encourage our students to explore what makes their fusion unique. Our offerings and instructors will change each season with both in person and online options. For access to on demand fusion dance classes anytime with Luciterra instructor Nikki Mae, check out her online studio on Patreon. Her online studio has classes for every level of dancer with a range of price's to suit your budget and new videos coming out every month! Visit patreon.com/nikkimae for more info.
Luciterra classes are held on the unceded and occupied territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. We are honored and grateful to be able to live and create on these beautiful lands which inspire us every day. We will be donating 10% of the profits from our classes to different local Indigenous led organizations each session. This session's proceeds will be donated to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. More information can be found at www.irsss.ca
*Luciterra acknowledges that the term bellydance is problematic as it is a colonial term that is used as a catch-all phrase to describe the rich and varied dances of South West Asian, North African, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Helenic regions. We understand that it is also the term most widely understood in the English language and therefor may use it for clarity from time to time. As a hybrid dance Company we use different terms to describe our style including Fusion Dance, Transcultural/Transnational Fusion, and Neo Bellydance. As we grow, learn, and evolve these labels will continue to evolve with us.
Fall 2021 Fusion Dance Series
Covid 19 Update - For the safety of our community all students and teachers are required to wear masks. As of September 13th, 2021 vaccination is required for in studio classes by order of the Provincial Health Officer. Proof of vaccination will be required at registration. To read more about this visit www2.gov.bc.ca
Fusion Dance Drills with Nikki Mae
Fusion Dance Drills is an all levels class focusing on refining and strengthening body isolations, arm and footwork, and fundamental dance techniques that are the building blocks of Luciterra's unique fusion dance style. Classes incorporate elements of Bellydance, Popping, Contemporary, Jazz, and Wh/aacking. Each class in the 5 week series starts with a quick movement based warm up before moving into fusion dance drills. Movements will be broken down for newer dancers and level up options including layering and faster paced movements will be offered for more advanced dancers. Class will finish with either a short phrase putting together the movements practiced, or an improvisational exercise. The final class of the session will be a combined level 2 hour class and social where students can mingle and show off their new skills in a supportive and shared environment. Dancer's from all styles and backgrounds are welcome to join! Please don't hesitate to message us if you have questions about which level is best suited for you.
Dates: Thursdays, November 18, 25, Dec 2, 9th, and 16th.
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM (PST) The last class of the session is a 2 hour class and social from 6-8PM
Location: Showpony Studios 2280 East Hastings and on ZOOM!
To register email email@example.com
Drop in's dependent on availability and are not guaranteed. Drop ins are only available by email before class to register.
Payment can be sent by E-Transfer or PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pricing details for all class sessions:
- 5 Week Session $84 ($80 + GST)
- Drop in's $18.90 ($18 + GST)
Luciterra offers a 20% discount for people living with fixed income (social assistance or disability). Please contact email@example.com to receive this discount.
Accepted forms of payment:
- E-mail money transfer - if using this option please email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions
Refunds: Except in extenuating circumstances, no refunds are given for missed classes. All online classes will be recorded and left up for one week after the class. Recordings will only be made available for registered students.