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Toltec SEEDs (Self-Esteem, Empowerment, and Education through Dance) for Men. Instructor and administrator Chad Rinn
Toltec Energy Dance is a combination of magical passes, yoga and dance. Magical passes are movements used by ancient Toltec practitioners to “re-deploy energy”, or return to your “centers of vitality” the energy that the stress of daily life has depleted.
Toltec SEEDs (Self-Esteem, Empowerment, and Education through Dance) for Men. Toltec SEEDs combines yoga, bellydance and Toltec Energy Dance for an invigorating work-out. The Toltec Energy Dance movements for this class will be specific to working with Intent and we will explore the challenges of modern life through journaling and talking circles. For ages 16+. 12 week course (120 min. class $130 a month/$300 session) Thur. 5:30-7:30pm ***Class starts Sept. 14th Try the first class for FREE! Register Here
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Toltec Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
What is Toltec Energy Dance?
It is a movement art that incorporates ancient Toltec practices, energetic awareness, functional fitness, dance and moving meditation.
What is the goal of learning the movements?
The ancient Toltecs practiced these movements to achieve “physical prowess and mental clarity.” For modern man Toltec Energy Dance is excellent for core strength, stress reduction, and mood stabilization. It improves flexibility and strength, and is a fun way to stay fit and expand your perceptions.
Do I need to have any dance experience?
No experience is necessary, and it doesn’t matter what fitness level you are at. The classes are great for men and women 14 years and older who are interested in physical and mental wellness, regardless of their current state of fitness. Whether you are a trained dancer/athlete or you are just trying to counteract the detrimental effects of your office job, Toltec Energy Dance will offer new, fun ways to improve your health and physical performance.
Is Toltec Energy Dance something that is performed for an audience?
Originally the movements were meant to be performed individually and privately. Although, personal practice is a very essential part of Toltec Energy Dance, we also recognize the many benefits (both mental and physical) of sharing a collective, energetic experience in front of an audience. Public performance IS NOT required to take the class. Many students choose not to perform in public and still enjoy the benefits of performing the movements in a group.
Chad Rinn has been practicing “Toltec Energy Dance” for over 20 years, and has taught class sessions and workshops in Boise and around Idaho. After 2 years of belly dance training, he is currently a member of the prestigious Pre-professional belly dance group “The StarBelly Dancers” and has been a featured performer at Fusion Fest for 4 years running. At the 2012 Fusion Fest he fused Magical Passes with Traditional Belly Dance for a stunning performance. Chad is also a published writer and has created many short and feature length films including “BELLY: Sensuous, Scarred, Sacred” with his wife Cecilia Rinn. Chad has been a founding member and co-manager of Starbelly School of Dance’s parent company Full Tilt Boogie L.L.C. since 2002.
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“I started Beginning Belly Dance and Toltec Energy Dance Class this summer and I am feeling better about myself every day. I have depression and self esteem issues, since I started dance I feel better physically, mentally and spiritually. Cecilia and Chad are very easy to talk to and all the other dancers at the school are wonderful. It feels like immediate friendships than school.“-Mary Parez
“I have been taking classes with Cecilia and Chad for a little more than a year. As a male who is new to dancing, I could not have asked for two better instructors. They made learning to move my body very easy for me. And because the male form is quite new to the Bellydance community here in Boise, it has been a fun, new, and invigorating experience…Also, the Toltec Energy moves are very cool and enlightening to perform. They have really opened my eyes to moving my body in a different but familiar way!”-Russell Bridges