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Introduction to Belly Dance

Quarterly Four-Week Session

This is where your journey in belly dance begins. Over the course of four weeks, you will learn basic dance posture, isolations, and travel steps that prepare you for Level I classes. Intro sessions happen every January, April, July, and October.

January classes are forming now. Classes will be held on Tuesdays in January, starting January 8th. Two time slots are available: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM or 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM. Sign up now to reserve your spot, as space is very limited! See the "Events" page for the details and to sign up.

Level 1: Beginner's Belly Dance

Mondays at 6:30

Once you have completed the four-week Introductory Session, you are ready to join regular beginner's classes. Already familiar with belly dance? Contact Rahil to discuss your placement.

In this class, we drill the basic isolations, while adding complexity with traveling and layers. Students receive training in rectangular veils, finger cymbals, and choreography.

Level 2: Intermediate Belly Dance

Sundays at 4:00

This class is for students who have mastered the basic isolations and travel steps. In this class, we emphasize strength and layering. Dancers will learn the basics of finger cymbals, advancing veil technique, combinations, and folkloric stylizations. As always, please contact Rahil for class placement options.

Level 3: Advanced Belly Dance

Sundays at 5:00

This class is reserved for the highest level belly dance student, whose technique and strength prepares them for challenging layers, combinations, and props. This class is fast-paced and emphasizes culture, musicality, and performance technique.

Participation in this class is corequisite to troupe membership.

Level 3A: Advanced Drills

Mondays at 7:30

Can't get enough advanced belly dance drills? Join us for this high-intensity class, including strength training. This class is aimed for students in Level 3 who are looking for more drills. This does not replace the Level 3 corequisite for troupe membership.

Level 4: Troupe

CLOSED CLASS

This class is reserved for troupe members and is invitation-only. During this class, we learn choreographies and prepare for performances. Please see the student handbook for details on troupe requirements.

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