August2018 (5 Classes)
15th - 6:30-8:30pm
22th- 6:30-8:30pm (REVIEW)
October 2018 (5 Classes)
3rd - 6:30-8:30pm
17th - 6:30-8:30pm
December 2018 (4 Classes)
19th - 6:30-8:30pm
Join us for a very special visit from one of Tribal Fusion's most beloved dancers. Sherri will be in Sacramento for two workshops with a special performance in Hot Pot Studio's 2nd Saturday's show sandwiched in the middle. Registration is open now!
September2018 (4 Classes)
5th - 6:30-8:30pm
19th - 6:30-8:30pm
Exciting News for 2018!!
2018 is all about revisiting old friends, new choreography and gaining confidence through practice and performance. We're gearing up to offer new choreography throughout the year that introduces our dancers to new styles and formats to end the year with a well-rounded beginning performance repertoire.
"The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly". By popular demand, we're bringing back a past Halloween favorite and adding an additional dynamic accent piece for presentation at multiple events, beginning in March. Created for beginners and intermediate fusion bellydancers, this series ends on March 28th with a 9 minute piece that will be performed at multiple events in Northern California, beginning mid-March.
Have you ever wanted to try a drum solo in the comfort and safety of a group? This piece is created for beginner fusion bellydancers and ends on June 27th with a 4 minute piece that will be performed at multiple events in Northern California throughout the summer and fall
HALLOWEEN!!! Our biggest of the year and what a surprise we've got in store! This piece is created for beginner fusion bellydancers and ends on October 3rd with a high- concept prop piece that will be performed at multiple events in Northern California throughout October and November.
Join us for another amazing journey through Hawaiian language, history, mythology, and dance. This 8-week session is available to the first 12 dancers, with registration to open in October. Stay tuned for more details!
November2018 (4 Classes)
21st - 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.
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.
Accentuate: The ins and outs of faster paced tribal fusion bellydance: Isolations, posture, extension and building choreography: learn the fundamentals of faster paced tribal fusion bellydance. Strong emphasis is placed on developing a correct posture, muscle conditioning and flexibility training. Sharp articulation emphasizing movement and rhythm. We will drill twists, locks, drops, squares, omis and shimmies working to develop the muscles in the lower abs and pelvic area to create crisp, strong hip articulation. We will then take it a step further and move on to drilling these movements within different planes of space, such as level changes and experimenting with variations on the left and right sides of the body. Special emphasis placed on drop turns and drop twists. Students will learn how to create combinations and link them into short choreographies. The goal is to give students the tools to more effectively help link movements together to create their own combinations and to ultimately create a very complete performance. We will also discuss the elements of good stage presence and methods to creating a very strong performance persona.
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
Temple KUKURI World Music and Dance Fiesta, Fair Oaks
Hot Pot 2nd Saturday
Siren Fest, Sebastopol
“The Vamp”: Burlesque/Jazz Age Inspired Fusion: Set to the engaging melody of Duke Ellington’s ‘Black and Tan Fantasy,’ this workshop features a vampy and coquettish choreography inspired by the roaring 20’s jazz age and burlesque performers from the 40’s and 50’s. We will specifically focus on carriage and efficiently moving through space while projecting as much personality as possible. This dance is specifically designed to bring out the theatrical aspects of performance. The music is also perfectly arranged to focus on musicality. Part of the choreography, for example, is set to the bold horns in the music and part of it connects to the metronome like back beat of the music. Imagine if Mae West, Theda Bara and Rita Hayworth’s character from “Gilda” had a love child who became a star member of the Ziegfeld Follies and you get the idea of what this piece is going for.