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Double Sword Choreography, Spring 2021

WHERE: Live online + recordings here:
TIME: 7:15-8:15
When:  Thursdays, March 25 - May 13 (no regular class April 29, but there will be peer rehearsals of 2020 show pieces during this week).


DESCRIPTION: It had to finally happen - DOUBLE SWORD!!!   Get on the cutting edge (hah) with the Raqs Salaam Dance Theater's first ever Double Sword choreography.  Two blades are always better than one.   We will be using two very lightweight inexpensive Indian swords.  They come with wood sheaths covered in velvet with gold trim - especially pretty.  In case you are trying to envision this, please do not envision the continual balance of two swords on your head for an entire dance (that would be boring).  There are many hand manipulations, double sword shapes and multiple body point balances that spice up double sword work.  We also will not be using both swords at all times.   This is an opportunity to improve your sword technique and to broaden it.  This class will be best suited for students who have already danced with a sword OR who are on the unflappable side.   I am amenable to including intrepid souls (you know who you are), but I am not teaching basic balancing in this class.  


LOCATION: Zoom link will be provided


FAQs: See FAQ’s page regarding foul weather, make-up classes and other issues.


WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: See FAQ’s page.   Wear your cotton head wrap.  


COST: $75 per month for four months beginning the day you register, and this includes the $120 cost of the two swords + shipping. The registration deadline is Sunday, March 14, after which time the price goes up to $85 per month as your swords will have to be special ordered separately and you will not have them for the first day of class. Please note that we cannot offer refunds, discounts for missed classes (although we encourage make-ups at other locations), transfers of registration/credit to other students, or refunds due to instructor illness, weather rescheduling or power outages.


OTHER QUESTIONS: Don’t hesitate to email me with any other questions at or call me 802-282-2149. If I’m not available to take your call, please let me when and where is a good time to reach you.

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