Omi Mahina’s tribal fusion dance classes combine belly dance, hip-hop, ballet, jazz, flamenco and hula into a lovely, powerful yet graceful dance fusion style. Get fit, have fun and remember how to love your body all over again.
Dance has amazing benefits that go above and beyond the traditional fitness class-while dance classes undoubtedly can get you into fantastic shape it is a fantastic creative outlet, good for the body and mind, and lots of fun. We are one of the few local instructors who are able to utilize live drumming on a regular basis in our classes which gives students a powerful way to learn both the rhythms and the movements.
Beginning/Intermediate Tribal Fusion Improv and Drills
Classes will be held four Tuesdays in January starting 1/9 from 6-7pm at Temple Kukuri in Fair Oaks, Ca
Participants will have the opportunity to dive deeply into Omi Mahinas tribal fusion dance philosophy of good technique and creative expression.
Students will learn basic tribal fusion movements along with combos unique to Omi Mahinas ats and combo based improv language.
Students are encouraged to take and use these movements and combos in their own performances. We will also work on drills to help improve range of motion and clean technique.
Classes are $15/drop-in (non-associate), $12/drop-in (associate), $45/4 classes (non-associate) and $40/4 classes (associate).
Temple Kukuri is at 10723 Fair Oaks blvd in Fair Oaks. PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or cash or check at the event.
Please no food or drink other than water in the facility. Pull through the gate and park in the rear of the building and enter through the back door directly into the Studio Sanctuary.
Instructor Talia of Omi Mahina has been a lifelong student of dance. She has studied for 30 plus years in various styles including ballet, jazz, modern, tap and for the past 12 years belly dance. She began with Egyptian style and moved to ATS, then tribal fusion. She is co director of the award winning duet Omi Mahina and is also an award winning soloist. Through workshops she has studied under Rachel Brice, Aubre Hill, Mimi Fontana and most recently privately with Ashley Lopez. Her day job as a psychotherapist with a specialty in somatic work gives her a unique understanding of how the body expresses, holds onto-and releases emotion.
Tuesdays 7 pm:
Invite Only Omi Hokulani Rehearsal
Omi Hokulani is Omi Mahina’s intermediate level invite only performance troupe. Students are selected after regularly attending our improv class and showing a commitment to regular attendance, learning the material, and positive cooperative attitudes. We love having this troupe grow!
No you do not have to show your belly! Come dressed in comfortable yoga pants and tank or t-shirt with a silent hip scarf or coin belt if you wish. All levels and body types are welcome.
Private lessons are available at the rate of $40 per hour for non-Omi Mahina/Omi Hokulani students, $30 for students already participating in weekly classes.
Workshops are also available on topics such as:
-Omi Mahina’s tribal fusion improv language basics
Omi Mahina’s performance style has been described as fun, powerful, lovely, and captivating. Why not see for yourself? We are available for tasteful entertaining at family friendly events.
Omi Mahina brings more than the average bellydancer to your private party or corporate event. In addition to being dazzling performers in the usual repertoire of American tribal style belly dance, including the use of props such as veils and swords, Omi Mahina performs with internally recognized drummer (doumbek) player Jeremiah M. Soto of Solace (www.soundsofsolace.com). Adding a live drummer will take your event over the edge. Along with live music, Omi Mahina cross trains in acro-yoga and contortion and is sure to craft a show your family, friends and clients will be thrilled with and talk about for months.
*Please note all show prices include two dancers. Omi Mahina is a duet and only available for solo shows on a case by case basis for people we have already done business with.
One 10-15 minute set. A lovely set that can include choreographed or improvised sets to recorded music, our live drummer (see add-on below), your live or recorded music. Will usually include one prop including veils, swords, juggling clubs or balls. can include partner stunting or contortion.
Classic show $450:
Two 10-15 minute sets with a change of costume in between. This may include choreographed and improvised sets or improvised dance to our live drummer (see add-on below), your live or recorded music. Can include one or two props including veils, swords, juggling clubs or balls. Can include partner stunting or contortion.
Diva for a Day Package ($550 for two dancers/instructors):
This is a fun option for weddings, office parties, corporate events, family reunions. Omi Mahina will teach you and your friends a simple three minute dance. Our instructors will perform it with you and your friends at your event, along with an additional 10 minute set by Omi Mahina Instructors. Includes two 1.5-hour rehearsals plus the event.
Add-on live drumming:
$150 for mini-show, $250 for classic show. Our wonderful friend the legendary Jeremiah M. Soto (www.soundsofsolace.com) is available to add even more to your event. Live drumming is captivating and energizing. Our live improvised performances with our drummer are exciting, fun and electrifying.
Add-on specialty contortion or Apparatus sets:
Malolo is an accomplished contortionist and specializes in contortion on a specially built Apparatus. Talia and Malolo are able to perform doubles on the Apparatus.
In order to secure our time, a signed contract and 50% deposit is required via paypal to email@example.com. Please contact us via phone (text or voice mail) at 916-952-7186 or 916-508-1029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.