MAS (Movement Art Space) is a NEW dance studio located in Glassell Park providing classes and training for ALL ages in dance and fitness. Full schedule starts January 5, 2015!
Welcome to MAS
MAS (Movement Art Space) is a dance & fitness studio located in Glassell Park of Los Angeles, CA. MAS is a community of all ages and levels that gather to train, learn healthier habits, develop their artistic voice, inspire each other, and be celebrated as the wonderful works in progress we all are. We are in the Verdugo Plaza next to Lemon Poppy Kitchen with plenty of free parking. Come join the MAS fun!
It is a great pleasure to have Princess Farhana on faculty at MAS teaching TWO weekly classes!!! Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to learn from the best (plus the stories are outrageous.) Mondays 9:45-10:45pm The Late, Late Show AND Saturdays 4:00-5:15pm Burlesque mixed level at MAS!!!
Yesterday our Qabila Folkdance Company performed at Anaheed's Belly Dance Swap Meet, a local event that gathers various member of the bellydance community for a huge sale and on-going performances throughout the day. It is always a joy to share Arabic folk dance with the community. Thank you, Anaheed, for having us! See you all again soon!!! Check out this awesome event at: http://www.anaheed.com/events.html
Kristine Adams has been traveling the globe sharing American Tribal Style, a form of group bellydance improvisation, in every city, town, and village. She's swooping into LA for a rare weekend intensive at MAS THIS WEEKEND! 8 hours of ATS training and refinement. Only $250!!! Starts TONIGHT~ Feb 3-5th!!!
This past Sunday, January 8th MAS filled with aspiring and enthusiastic Middle Eastern folk dancers all auditioning to join the Qabila Folkdance Company. Qabila is dedicated to sharing the diverse folk dances from around the Arab World through performances and educational outreach. Dancers learned technique & choreography representing Lebanese Debke, Saudi Khalleegy, Moroccan Shikhat, Cairo Awalim, Binat Mazin Ghawazee, and Egyptian Reda stylization to demonstrate a vastness that is Arabic folk dance. And after 3 hours of dancing & sweaty fun, three beautiful dancers were asked to join. Please welcome to the Qabila family~ Deborah, Chloe & Alice!!! Be on the look out for them in Qabila's upcoming shows!!!
The Lumina Bellydance Co is having a rare audition!!! Thursday, January 5th, 2017, 8:45pm-10:30pm at Movement Art Space (3326 Verdugo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065)
Looking for strong Raqs Sharqi bellydancers with solid technique, dynamic stage presence, professional look & etiquette, and team focus. No divas need apply. Just hard work and sweaty fun. Must be able to attend weekly rehearsals on Thursdays 9:00-10:30pm. Costumes are provided, although dancers are responsible for shoes, jewelry, and small personal items. The Lumina Bellydance Company does a wide range of performances from theatre to club to private events. Paid work is evenly distributed among performers, although it should be noted not all shows are paid. Email resume, photo, video link of recent solo performance, & why you are interested in joining Lumina to artistic director, Aubre Hill, at email@example.com to reserve your spot. Confirmation will be emailed once received. Bring heels & finger cymbals if you have. See you January 5th! If you have any questions, contact Aubre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAS proudly presents ~Explorations in Body Image & Self Value with Heather Shoopman! Saturdays 4:00-6:00pm. January 7th-28th, 2017. This special & empowering series will dive into human mythology and discover the stories of the body. Through experimental movement, drawing and witnessing we will interpret the collective story surrounding body image. This therapeutic approach to creating a dance goes back to ancient times of tribal dances for community healing. Being creative with life’s narrative is quite transformative for both participants and audience. Liberate yourself! Class will present their work at LA Raqs "Women's History" Hafla Friday, January 27th, 2017 (performance optional). $125 pre-reg for entire 4 class series/ $150 at the door space permitting
WOW! Our first workshop for the year is officially SOLD OUT! Huge thank you to all that registered. See you all TOMORROW for Developing your Dance Practice with Aubre Hill!!!
We started the year off with a BANG with our open house and second anniversary party Monday, January 2nd, 2017. We enjoyed an evening of performances by MAS teachers, live music by Emerald Frontier, and a full Lumina Bellydance Co show!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone! We are wrapping up an amazing second year of dancing, fitness, community, and fun!!! In celebration of the holidays, MAS will be closed for a short break December 23rd, 2016-January 1st, 2017. Monday, January 2nd will be our OPEN HOUSE~ SECOND ANNIVERSARY PARTY including performances and live music!!! And then we are full schedule ahead starting Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017. It's going to be a beautiful new year, and we very much look forward to see you in 2017!!!
Congrats to our resident dance company, Qabila, for completing another year full of Arabic Folkdance performances and community outreach. They successfully performed 24 different shows in 2016 representing dances from all over the Middle East. Their love and dedication to their work shows with their professionalism and quality as well as the contagious laughter and smiles coming from all the dancers! "Folk dancers simply have more fun!"