:::Weekly Belly Dance Schedule::: Pricing: $15 drop in, $45/4 classes, $85/8 classes, $130/Unlimited Month Pass (+sales tax) *All classes listed can be payed for at the door day of class. Please note that Blocks of 4 or 8 Classes expire 3 months after purchase. Unlimited Month Pass expires after 30 days. *Please try to arrive on time to classes. If no students are present by 10 after, class will be cancelled.
Please print and bring your emailed receipt to class with you, or pull up on your smart phone. *Classes purchased online are non-refundable. If unsure a class pass is right for you, please try a drop in class first.
Monday 6:00-7:00 pm: "Layer Lab" Belly Dance Drills with Sadie (Levels 2 & 3) 7:00-8:00 pm: Choreography Sessions *Not eligible for Unlimited Class Passes Click here for more info!
Tuesday 6:00-7:00 pm: Level 2 Tribal Fusion Drills with Lorena 7:00-8:00 pm: Level 3 Tribal Fusion with Lorena
Wednesday 6:00-7:00: Level 1 Tribal with Sadie 7:00-8:00:Level 2 Tribal with Sadie
Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm:Intro to Belly Dance with Lorena 7:00-8:00 pm:Sirena Specialty Classes Click here for more info! Friday 10:00-11:00 am:Intro to Belly Dance with Ally
Saturday 10:00-11:00 am:Level 1 Raqs Sharqi with Adriana 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Level 2 Raqs Sharqi with Adriana 12:00-1:00 pm:Belly Dance for KIDS with Ally (Next 12 week session begins May 4th, 2019)
1:00-2:00 pm: Level 1 Tribal with Ally
10:00 am-11:00 am:Intro to Belly Dance with Sadie
INTRO TO BELLY DANCE: In this introductory class, students will learn the fundamentals of belly dance movement. No former dance experience required! You instructor will guide you through key isolations and basic combos, as well as introduce belly dance history, cultural references, and musicality.
LEVEL 1 RAQS SHARQI: This class is designed to provide dancers with the basic understanding of belly dance technique, posturing, language, movement execution, and rhythm identification focusing on Raqs Sharqi (Oriental Dance) style, covering American Cabaret, Classical Egyptian, Egyptian Pop, and some folkloric Middle Eastern stylings of dance. This class tends to move more quickly than the Intro to Belly Dance class,
LEVEL 1 TRIBAL STYLE: An improvisational group dance that fuses folkloric dances from the Middle East, North Africa, Spain, and India. In this class, students learn the core movements and are introduced to basic finger cymbal patterns. No experience required to take this class, but it does move more quickly than the Intro to Belly Dance class.
LEVEL 2 RAQS SHARQI: Students will use what they already know of basic belly dance movements and take them to another level by adding "layers" of movements on top of one another. They will play with different timing of movements and use drills to develop technique and exude feeling. Students will learn through combinations (sequences of movements) and/or choreographies. From time to time, there is usage of a prop such as zhagat/zills, veil, asaya (sticks) or other props; however Adriana will usually notify students ahead of time if specific props will be used for class or choreography series.
LEVEL 2 TRIBAL STYLE: This class focuses on more complex combinations, transitions, leading and following, and group formations. Finger cymbals are used for the duration of class and new patterns are taught. The intermediate level is recommended once students have a strong understanding of the core tribal movements: Up 3/4 shimmy, Basic Egyptian, Arabic, Choo Choo family, Hip Figure 8's, Vertical Chest Circles, Umis, and Body Waves.
LEVEL 2 TRIBAL FUSION DRILLS: This class is formatted to enhance and clean your belly dance technique by drilling fundamental isolations and movements to begin integrating them together. Fun and challenging exercises will help take your dance to the next level! Meant for intermediate to advanced dancers who understand core isolations such as slides, lifts, drops, etc.
LEVEL 3 TRIBAL FUSION: This class explores classic belly dance language, both Tribal and Raqs Sharqi styles, while focusing on tribal fusion vocabulary. Students will play with a wide range of music and movement, respectfully borrowing from other dance forms such as flamenco, hip hop, and more. Be prepared for super sharp pops and locks and advanced layers. The goal is to add a new artistic take on this ancient dance form.
KIDS BELLY DANCE: A fun, beginner level belly dance class for kids ages 5-10. This class encourages confidence, community, and self expression!
What is Raqs Sharqi, Tribal Style, and Tribal Fusion?