Trillium Belly Dance Studio

NOW OFFERING ONLINE LIVE STREAM AND RECORDED CLASSES!  Click here for info.

Trillium Belly Dance Studio is Faelan’s private studio in Boulder Creek, California where she holds public and private classes in belly dance, yoga and fitness.  She has designed her curriculum to be a comprehensive education in American, Tribal Fusion and West Coast Fusion Belly Dance.  Having studied extensively with some of the leaders in these fields, she is offering a thorough approach to belly dance technique through a West Coast Fusion lens, although the fundamentals can be applied to any belly dance style.  With clear breakdowns, a fun and down-to-earth teaching style and a “no dancer left behind” attitude, her classes accommodate everyone at the level they are at.  Tucked away in a stunning forest setting, this cozy but gorgeous little studio is just the space to set your heart and hips free!

Contact Faelan@FaelanShiva.com for address, directions or more information.

Current Class Schedule

All classes available via live stream.  Details here.
Class cards available: 4 classes for $60
*Class cards are non-refundable, and expire in one year.  Financial aid available in some instances.

Sundays

10-11am – Datura Style® Improv $18
Datura Style is an improvisational dance vocabulary developed by Rachel Brice.  You will learn specific movements and combinations, which will be strung together in spontaneous order by a rotating leader.  Don’t be intimidated, it’s super fun and is focused on dancing in relationship with others.  A community activity!

11-11:30am – Trillium Belly Dance Drills. $10 (or free with either of the other Sunday classes)
This is a 30 minute class where we focus specifically on building the articulated isolations we need to make dances.  There is no warm up, but the next class starts with a 15-20 minute yoga/dance warm up, or come on in a few minutes early to warm up on your own.  Although the drills class can be taken a la carte, it is designed to supplement the 11:30am class and is free if you take both classes.  Drills are a foundational practice required for great dancing!

Sundays 11:30-12:45pm – Trillium Belly Dance Level 1/2 Belly Dance $18
Class begins with a yoga/dance warm up.  We then focus on fundamental belly dance movement and put it into combos.  Drop ins are always welcome and you can join any time, even if you are a beginner or very advanced dancer.  I promise you will still get great work done!

TAKE ALL THREE SUNDAY CLASSES FOR  $25

Wednesdays

6:30pm-7:15pm Datura Style® Improv Dance Jam $12
Datura Style is an improvisational dance vocabulary developed by Rachel Brice.  You will learn specific movements and combinations, which will be strung together in a spontaneous order by a rotating leader.  Don’t be intimidated, it’s super fun and is focused on dancing in relationship with others.  A community activity!  *In this 45 minute class, we focus more on dancing than breaking down movements.  For thorough break downs, join us Sundays at 10am.

7:15-8:45pm Trillium Belly Dance® level 2/3 $18
This is Faelan’s play time!  We will make beautiful, strange and outrageous dances or combos using all of the influences that stir inside Faelan to come out as her own unique style.  Sometimes it’s straight belly dance.  Sometimes it’s strange fusion.  It’s always a little experimental.  Her best work seems to come out of this class!

TAKE BOTH WEDNESDAY CLASSES FOR $21

About Trillium Belly Dance:
The integration of Faelan’s lineage, influences and her own unique style.  We will focus on proper posture and appropriate muscle use to strengthen and maintain a healthy dance practice.  Building solid technique while avoiding injury and understanding proper dance movement is a big focus, as well as expressive experimentation.  This is where Falean gets to play and inspire using a range of styles in belly dance to create art.

About Datura Style:
Rachel Brice is a genius and one of the most gorgeous dancers I have ever witnessed.  She stole my heart long ago and I have worked hard to bring her format to you!

Contact Faelan@FaelanShiva.com for address, directions or more information.

New!  Introduction to Belly Dance 4 Week Series at Aum Herbs in Boulder Creek

Tuesdays at 6:3opm.  January 7-28, 2020. Details here.

Trillium Belly Dance – West Coast Fusion Format®

This is Faelan’s interactive and comprehensive 4 level online certification program.  Topics include belly dance movement and technique, vocabulary, intelligent conditioning, myofascial release, basic anatomy, finger cymbals and musicality; belly dance history and influences; performance and expression; developing body awareness and mindfulness, and more.

For full details and registration visit www.courses.trilliumbellydance.com.

Testimonials

“I have been dancing my whole life and Faelan ‘s energy, vibrance and teaching methods definitely make her stand out to me as one of my favorite teachers. What makes her stand out beyond her amazing sense of humor, is that she’s so studied on many various forms of belly dance… What really helps on a physical level is her understanding of the body from years of teaching yoga. Her motto is, “let’s dance forever!” And she can provide you help with that through teaching you helpful body mechanics on top of the moves. She’s truly incredible!!”
– Mimi Clark, Scotts Valley, CA

“I’ve been belly dancing American Cabaret for about 5 years, and recently decided to give Tribal Fusion a try. I heard about Faelan Shiva from a friend, and decided to give her a try, even though it meant an hour commute each way to her class. I have now been taking her classes exclusively, for about 3 months, and I AM IMPRESSED!!! She brings a level of safety and understanding to the technique of belly dance that I have never experienced before! I am learning so much about how my body moves, and how to execute even simple hip shimmies without damaging my lower back. Faelan has a delightful, smooth  and thrilling dance style, a combo of Zoe Jakes and Rachel Brice! She is great at teaching moves, and layering them into an impromptu combo at the end of the class to make it fun to put what you learned into action and actually DANCE!!!! Also she is a warm, caring person who makes her classes inviting and a haven and coven for her students.”
– Rachelle Daniels, Monterey, CA

“If you are looking for a teacher who strikes that balance between elegance and drive, Faelan is your champion. You can put full trust in her ability to educate beyond the basics. With great sensitivity to both the beginner and the student looking for challenge, Faelan delivers extensive vocabulary and clear explanation on how to execute proper technique. She fully recognizes the [ar]ray of individuals taking in her guidance and tempers her instruction with great care and mindfulness. Her balance of pushing while embracing is accomplished with great fluidity. She is a legitimate, educated and very affable person. I highly recommend giving yourself the gift of being a student of her teaching.”
– Lalainia Blenio, Boulder Creek, CA