Classes cover a variety of styles including cabaret, folkloric and gypsy dances, Egyptian styles, Turkish styles, modern fusion, jazz fusion, use of props such as veil, cane, zills (finger cymbls) and more...
All belly dance classes taught by Megan Yalkut Scroll down to view current schedule.
All ages welcome. Click here for info about kids joining belly dance & Persian dance classes.
WINTER/SPRING SESSION BEGINS NOVEMBER 13, 2019. (Mixed levels. Beginner and drop-in friendly. NEW STUDENTS MAY JOIN ANYTIME through April 2, 2020. Click here for more info on class progression.)
Lunch Time Belly Dance Class (for Adults & Teens):
Wednesdays at 12:15pm - All Levels
Class packages works like punchcards (credit good for 6 months).
Questions? call Megan at 303-449-5030
PERSIAN DANCE CLASSES:
Weekend Persian Classical Dance:
Saturdays at 1pm - Beginners. DROP-INS WELCOME!
4 week session: Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, & 16, 2019
Location: 1919 Spruce ST, Boulder Each of the 4 classes will be drop-in friendly, so feel free to join at anytime. REGISTER ONLINE or in class. Drop-ins: $15 (in class with check or cash, or pre-pay drop-in via Venmo @Megan-Yalkut or Paypal at this link: https://www.paypal.me/MeganHamsa/15usd.
Lunchtime Persian Classical Dance: Mondays at 12:30pm - Beginners
Monday class resumes in February, 2020
Location: 1919 Spruce ST, Boulder Cost: $48 for 4 or $15 drop-in. More info TBA
Scroll down for more info about Persian dance classes.
This is a rare opportunity to learn classical Persian dance, an enchanting dance form, which includes exquisite arm and hand gestures and graceful poses, with playful shoulder movements, soft hip undulations, and traveling steps, performed to 6\8 time signatures. Inspired by Persian poetry, miniature art, sacred geometry, this fluid and expressive dance comes from an 8,000 year old court culture with various styles having evolved. In the instructor's experience, the dance creates a sense of balance and has a soothing quality of yin/yang like movements.
The beautiful arm positions and delicate hands of Persian classical dance heavily influenced other styles of dance including Raqs Sharqi (“belly dance”) and North Indian Kathak. Persian dance training is a great benefit to many forms of dance, including belly dance, flamenco, modern, and more, teaching graceful hands and arms, alignment, and beautiful body lines.
Optional performance opportunities.
For information call Megan at 303-449-5030 or email
REGISTER for Dance Classes ONLINE: via the buttons below (If you don't have a Paypal account it is still easy to pay online - just choose pay by credit card or bank transfer on the checkout page)
All packages are good for any class days/times
(mixing days is fine, and you keep your credit for 6 months.)
4 CLASS PUNCHCARD- $48 ($12 per class)
6 CLASS PUNCHCARD- $60 ($10 per class)
8 CLASS PUNCHCARD- $78 ($9.75 per class)
12 CLASS PUNCHCARD - $108 ($9 per class)
Did you ALREADY COME for a DROP-IN CLASS?
If so, you have ONE WEEK grace period to turn your drop-in into a package. Use the registration below to pay the remainder due for any package, minus the drop-in fee (or pay by cash or check in class).
For more info about all Middle Eastern dance classes call Megan at 303-449-5030
MUSIC OF INDIA CLASS in Boulder
Group Singing Class - Opening the Voice with Raga
RAGAS for Springtime: 6 week session (drop-ins OK)
MARCH, 2020. Fridays @ 12:30. Exact Dates TBA
Learn to open the voice while you immerse in the ancient meditative art of raga, a musical science based on the cycles of nature and evoking a vast array of emotions and moods, or "coloring" of the mind. Indian music teaches listening in a whole new way. Vocal music is considered the foundation of all music in this tradition.
Classes focus on the intoxicating vocal compositions of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan (with whom Megan Yalkut, the instructor, has studied since 1994). Each class includes sargam (the Indian solfege) exercises, explanations of raga and Indian music styles, and practice in the rhythmic cycles.
All levels welcome. Please indicate your level when you register. DROP-INS WELCOME.
Location: 1919 Spruce ST, Boulder
RAGA CLASS REGISTRATION: Class days: TBA. Please contact Megan if you would like to be updated, and feel free to request particular days or times for consideration in planning future classes.
6 week session: $60
(register below via the Paypal button or mail a check to Megan Yalkut PO Box 983, Boulder CO. 80306).
Note: if class is cancelled due to weather or illness we will reschedule makeup classes on days that work for all.
For more info or questions call Megan at 303-449-5030 or email
Refund policy: Classes are refundable minus 20% fee up to 24 hrs before event. No refunds after this period except in the case of class cancellation in which case full refunds will be issued.
INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC ON INSTRUMENTS OF EAST & WEST
CLASS. Contact Megan if you are interested.
(Learn to play Indian music, in the tradition of maestro Ali Akbar Khan, on Eastern and /or Western instruments such as sarode, sitar, guitar, cello, keyboards, flute, and much more...)
WORKSHOP SERIES in Boulder:
TIBETAN THANGKA PAINTING
Learn the meditative art of creating traditional mandalas, yantras, deities and traditional thangka paintings. No special skills or artistic background are required - All levels welcome. This workshop series will consist of evolving projects designed to teach all elements of the art, including pencil drawing, using colord pencils, inking, painting and application of gold. We will explore various styles of sacred art including the ancient Indian art of yantra, Nepalese scroll paintings (paubha) and traditional Tibetan Thangka painting.
Below is next upcoming workshop:
GREEN TARA WORKSHOP:
Drawing the Deity
A One Day Art Retreat
In this workshop you will learn how to draw Green Tara according to traditional Tibetan Buddhist thangka scroll paintings. Green Tara, the female manifestation of active compassion, reaches out her hand to grant all wishes and, with her right foot outstretched, is ready to step down and help all who call upon her. Tara is one of the most revered deities of Tibetan Buddhism. The drawing of these enlightened images is a meditation in itself, and creates a lot of joy. The course is suitable for everyone, including beginners with no drawing experience whatsoever!
We will optionally learn to shade the drawing with pencil, as an introduction to the principles of coloring in traditional thangka art. (Future workshops and classes will cover coloring).
Materials list will be provided after you register. If you plan to register at the door, please contact Megan in advance for the list.
Location: 1919 Spruce ST, Boulder
Or mail a check to Hamsa Arts, PO Box 983 Boulder CO 80306
Call Megan at 303-449-5030 or email
for more information.
(Pre-Registration is refundable only up to 24 hrs before the event, minus %20).
Hamsa Arts offers:
Classes and workshops in Indian music in the Boulder area
Group and private lessons available.
Classical Indian music performances, kirtan, and fusion ensemble
Belly Dance classes in downtown Boulder
Persian Dance lessons and performance
Middle Eastern Dance performance and demo
Tibetan Thangka painting and drawing workshops and classes
For Information, registrations, and bookings
call Megan at 303-449-5030 or email