I have always loved to dance, but have always been that "slow," hard-to-teach student who struggled through class feeling awkward and, sometimes, hopeless. Malik got through to me and my muscle memory in a way no teacher has before. In addition to being an inspiring dancer, Malik is a gifted and organized teacher. She structures her classes very thoughtfully, and works with students on multiple levels -- to overcome self-consciousness, to build coordination, to develop strength and grace, to learn to isolate muscle groups, to relate music and movement together, to learn choreography, to build community among the class members, and to have a good time! Malik uses different strategies to help her students learn -- she doesn't just show a move and expect us to copy it. She also explains when needed, gives helpful images so we can visualize the move, describes how moves should feel, and helps us position our bodies properly. She's excellent with adapting classes for people with physical limitations (I have some chronic joint problems). Malik has also been extremely encouraging to her students, working with us "where we are" and helping us to grow into stronger dancers. I no longer feel like the "problem kid!" Thanks, Malik!
Move Your Body
I don’t just teach technique. I want you to find what’s good about you. I want you to be able to move past any sense of physical limitation. I want to help you find the joy out of dancing that will enhance other parts of your life. – Malik Turley
Hip Circle Studio is dedicated to helping women of all ages learn to appreciate their bodies and minds. Our classes, workshops, and special events, keep you moving, providing tools to create strong, positive, lifestyle changes. You can join in by taking a class or booking the studio for your next event. Please explore this site to find more information about how dance and movement can enhance your life.
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