Exciting News for 2019!!
2019 is all about new choreography and gaining confidence through practice and performance. We're gearing up to offer new opportunieis throughout the year to introduce our dancers to new styles and formats to end the year with a well-rounded beginning performance repertoire.
Mixed Level Fusion Bellydance Choreography Series I (Requiem Fusion Festival) (January 2-April 3)
Hoi Polloi is working with a few of Sacramento area's best ATS, Folkloric, and fusion troupes to create a very special piece for the Requiem: A Gathering of Souls event April 5-8th in Fresno. This mixed-level choreography shares one's journey from loss to hope. Formal choreography instruction will end February 27th, with joint rehearsals to take place until April 3rd.
Mixed Level Fusion Bellydance Choreography Series II (March 6-May29)
Catrina Womack, creative director of Sacramento's Hot Pot Studio's "Street Team" troupe will be sharing one of their original pieces. This mixed-level choreography is perfect for beginning to intermediate dancers and will be performed throughout the summer.
Mixed Level Fusion Bellydance Choreography Series III (June 5-June 26)
A beautiful and romantic late summer prop piece, perfect for those hot summer nights. This mixed-level piece conjures up the deep green of a midsummer's night and is perfect for beginning and intermediate dancers. This piece will be performed throughout the lsummerand fall, and may be included in Hoi Polloi's Halloween performance set.
Mixed Level Fusion Bellydance Choreography Series III(b) (July 3rd-September 25)
HALLOWEEN!!! Our favorite time of the year and what a surprise we've got in store! This piece is created for beginning/ intermediate fusion bellydancers and ends on October 3rd with a high- concept piece that will be performed at multiple events in Northern California throughout October and November.
November 2019 (4 Classes)
6th - 6:30-8:30pm
27th - 6:30-8:30pm
Come out and see us Live!
Hoi Polloi's performance schedule is packed with more performances than ever before! Come out and cheer us on throughout the year:
"Gold Country Raks", Nevada City
Requiem: A Gathering of Souls, Fresno
Hot Pot 2nd Saturday
Siren Fest, Sebastopol
Haunted Oasis, Sacramento
August 2019 (4 Classes)
7th - 6:30-8:30pm
21st - 6:30-8:30pm
September 2019 (4 Classes)
18th - 6:30-8:30pm
December 2019 (3 Classes)
4th - 6:30-8:30pm
October 2019 (5 Classes)
2nd - 6:30-8:30pm
16th - 6:30-8:30pm
Regular session prices are $40/$50 (4 or 5 week classes depending on calendar) or $12 drop-in. Sessions are 2 hours in length. Hula Sessions are priced separately.
Online registration for the month is available:
If registering in person, please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early to pay drop -in fee and sign waiver (parking is available at the office). Bellydance attire is not required - yoga pants/tops are standard with a focus on comfort. Props will be provided, as needed.
Hula Skills and Drills (October 2-October 30)
Join us for a five-week series of Hula basics and drills. This session wil include basic Hula movements we have incorporated into past hulas, as well as introducing dancers to movements that will be incorporated into this year's Hula session. This series will be managed separately from the "Holiday Hula with Hoi Polloi" program for those who would like to jump in and learn more the traditional movements of hula without committing to the entire Hula program offered.
* Session Price is $50 (paid for month. $15 drop-in fee)
HULA! (November 6-December18)
Join us for another amazing journey through Hawaiian language, history, mythology, and dance. In addition, a workshop will be offered to teach dancers how to make their own traditional grass skirt for use during performance. This 7-week session is available to the first 15 dancers, with registration to open in late September. Stay tuned for more information on this year's theme and content.
* Session Price is $165 (paid upon registration, prior to session start. No drop-in fee available. Price includes fresh fern workshop materials)
* Take both sessions for $195!