Belly dance is primarily a torso-driven dance, with an emphasis on articulations of the hips. Unlike many Western dance forms, the focus of the dance is on relaxed, natural isolations of the torso muscles, rather than on movements of the limbs through space. Although some of these isolations appear superficially similar to the isolations used in jazz ballet, they are often driven differently and have a different feeling or emphasis, which is usually more subtle and contained.
What to wear:
Please make sure you come comfortable. No jewelry is advised. Changing rooms available, and a bottle water is encouraged.
- Fitted clothes (yoga pants, crop top)
- Coin belt (can be purchased at the studio)
- Should bring a veil and finger cymbals to class, Can purchase these things at the studio
- Lyrical shoes recommended (can purchase at the studio)
These are some important things to remember:
- Try to always be on time.
- If you are going to miss a class, please let us know so we can advice you on a make up class
- Please keep your cell phones on silent.
- Please be respectful of the space and of your peers at all times.
- Remember that you are allowed to bring a guest on your last class (class #8) for free!
What happens after you finish your course?
We give you a certificate and a HUGE hug! ☺ You will then join us on the following course:
- Bellydance Beginner Course (8 weeks course)
- Bellydance Beginner Course II (8 weeks course)
- Bellydance Intermediate Intro (8 weeks course)
- Graduation Master Class (2 hours) ☺
From hereon you will have the flexibility on joining our open classes throughout the week!
- Bellydance Intermediate Level 1 (on-going open classes)
- Bellydance Intermediate Level 2 (on-going open classes)
- Bellydance Advance (on-going open classes)
- Bellydance Pro (on-going open classes)
- Specialty classes, workshops, courses etc., are available throughout the year for your continuation.
Note: on (on-going classes) please look at our schedule to see the classes available, you can drop in and attend to them as you see fit, or when you are available, (remember the more classes you take the better your chances are of turning into a Bellydance Super star!.)
Belly2Abs Bellydance Programs
Our Belly2Abs Bellydance Method has been created with the student in mind. A collaboration of dancers and instructors have created these wonderful classes and they have been structured to better educate the student on this art form.
8 Week Beginner Course: In 8 weeks the student will learn the fundamentals of Bellydance. Movement concepts, posture.
8 Week Beginner II Course: Once the student learned the basics in the previous 8 weeks, we will then polish the learned moves. Student will also learn more complex moves that require practice and comprehension. In addition, we will incorporate combinations with traveling steps and a complete foot/arm technique methodology.
8 Week Intermediate Introduction: This class will serve as a bridge to the open Intermediate classes. You will work highly on combinations, rhythms, veils usage and finger cymbals.
Graduation Master Class: This two hour Master class will give you an emphasis on your entire Bellydance education courses. This will be the class which will send you over to our open classes.
Bellydance Intermediate Program: This program is an open class program divided into two levels. Level 1 and Level 2. You will find in our schedule open classes throughout the week with the levels stated, we highly recommend the student to begin in an Intermediate Level 1 first, until it is discussed with the instructor about trying level 2.
During the course of your classes we will also have 4 or 8 week courses designed to further teach the student. Please see below:
҉Props 8 week class series: (8 week class series) the student will learn the art of a particular prop. Pre-requisite: student must have finished 8 week course, and approved by 1.5 beginner level instructor to join the intermediate program.
҉Specialty 4 or 8 week class series: 4-8 week class series) the student will learn a specialty, such as Rythymology (class series on rhythyms) Stage and theater production skills, etc., Pre-requisite: student must have finished 8 week course, and approved by 1.5 beginner level instructor to join the intermediate program.
Bellydance Advance and pro: (on going) the student will have an option to take classes on each particular on-going course below:
Combination Classes: the Advance program is divided into two groups. Advance, and Pro. In each program you will find the syllabus below:
Choreography Classes: these classes are given by a variety of teachers all with different styule and flair, which will further educate the student with all the different styles and variety offered.
Advance usage of finger cymbals are introduced, as well as deep understanding of musicality.
Belly2Abs Performing Group:
This is not a “performing troupe” but an opportunity to perform in groups or as solos at our student showcases, corporate events, gigs, etc., Attention: the Belly2Abs Performing Group is not open for auditions, but we rather hand pick and approach dancers for this group
BELLYDANCE COURSE DATES FOR 2015:
Bellydance Beginner I Courses
Starts: Feb 2-March 25th
Starts: March 3-April 21
Starts: March 8th-April 26th
Starts: April 8th-May 27th
Starts: May 5th-June 23rd
Starts: May 3rd-June 21st
Starts: June 3rd-July 22nd
Starts: July 7th-August 25th
Starts: July 5th-August 23rd
Starts: August 5th-Sepetmber 23rd
Starts: September 8th-October 27th
Starts: September 6th-October 25th
Starts: October 7th-November 25th
Bellydance Beginner II Courses
Starts: March 4th-April 22nd
Starts: April 8th-May 27th
Starts: May 3rd-June 21th
Intermediate Introduction Courses
Starts: March 1st-April 19th
Starts: April 2nd-May 21st
Starts: May 6th-June 21st
Graduation Master Class
April 26th (Sunday) 1-2pm
May 28th (Thursday) 7:30-9:30pm
June 28th (Sunday) 1-2pm
July 30th (Thursday) 7:30-9:30pm