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12 Week, 10 week and 6 week Spring Classes Start in March 2016

Mon. 5:30-6:45pm Belly Dance Drill Class.$60 (12 week Starts 2/29/16)
Mon. 6:45-8:00pm Level 2: Drum solo 12 week $60 (12 week starts 2-29-16)
Mon. 8:00-9:00pm Starbelly Dancers Company Rehearsal (starts 2-29-16)

Tue. 5:30-6:15pm Level 1: Tribal part 1  $45 (12 week starts 3-1-16)
Tue. 6:15-7:00pm Level 2: Tribal part 1 $60 *includes Tribal 1 (12 week starts 3-1-16)
Tue. 7:00-8:00pm Level 3: Cabarets with Zills $75 (6 weeks starts 3-1-16)
Tue. 7:00-8:00pm Level 3: Saidi Party with Zills $75 (6 week starts 4/12/16)
Tue. 8:00-9:00pm StarBelly Dancers Principle dancer Rehearsal. (starts 3-1-16)

Wed. 4:45-5:30pm Little SEEDs (5-11 year old) $45 (10 week starts 3-2-16)
Wed. 5:30-6:30pm Level 2: Strictly Egyptian “Baladi 101 $50/$125 (12 weeks)
Wed. 6:30-7:45pm Level 1: Foundations Slow moves and Veil. $60/$150 (12 weeks)
Wed. 7:45-8:45pm Intro to Belly Dance. $60/$125(12 week starts 3-2-16)

Thur. 6:00-7:00pm Toltec Energy Dance $50/$100 (10 week starts 3-3-16)

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Class Descriptions

Adult (14+) classes

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Introduction to Belly Dance: No prior experience needed.  We will be learning the basics of proper technique for foot patterns, hips, chest, shoulders & arms. No other requirements. 12 week course.Instructor Cecilia & Chad Rinn & Starbelly Dancers (60min. $50.00 a month/ $125 session)-Wed. 7:45-8:45pm Register Here– Class Starts March 2nd, 2016

 

554164_3783480431927_1424464202_33583620_333452153_nBelly Dance Drill Class: During Drill class we will be going through a series of moves and “drilling” them into muscle memory.  We will work on shimmies, layers, transitions, arms, undulations & zills. This class is great extra practice and is wonderful at building endurance and strength. Very limited break down will happen in class. Be prepared to sweat! You must either have completed the Introduction to Belly Dance”, or have at least 6 months of training with another belly dance teacher to be ready for the “Drill Class”.  No other requirements. Instructor Cecilia & Chad Rinn & Starbelly Dancers.(75 min. $60 a month/$150 session). Mon. 5:30-6:45pm Register Here class starts Nov. 30th, 2015


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Level 1: Belly Dance Foundations-Slow and Veil
.In this class we will learning a vocabulary of slow moves, including figure eights, walking circles, and full body undulations. We will be drilling how to center in and control these quintessential slow moves. We will also being exploring different types of veil wraps and unwraps and will learn a lovely Veil choreography to a song by House Of Tarab.  There will be an additional $20 material fee for the veil which will be provided by the 3rd week of class. You must have completed “Intro to belly dance” to take this class or equivalentInstructor-12 week course. Instructors Cecilia & Chad Rinn (75 min. $60 a month) Wed. 6:30-7:45pm Register Here Class Starts March 1st 2016

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALevel 1 Tribal Style Belly Dance-Part 1 In this class we will learn the basics of Tribal Style Belly Dance, Fast & Slow moves and group improv series. Even though this is an introductory course, you will need to have completed the “Intro to Belly Dance” Class. It will take 2 session (6 months) to complete level 1 in order to move on to Level 2 Tribal.    12 week course (1st half of a 24 week course to complete Tribal 1). Instructor-Cecilia & Chad Rinn (45 min. $45 a month/$100 session)  Tue. 5:30-6:15pm Register Here -Class starts March 1st, 2016

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALevel 2 Tribal Style Belly Dance: Part 1  In these classes we continue to learn level 2-intermediate vocabulary Tribal Style Belly Dance, fast & slow moves and group improv series. You still need to have completed 6 months of  Level 1 tribal to be able to take this class.   12 week course. Instructor-Cecilia & Chad Rinn (90 min. $60 a month/$150 session)  Tue. 5:30-7:00pm  Register Here -Class starts March 1st, 20165


bva_3810Level 2: Drum solo
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In this class we will be exploring Locks, Pops, and SHIMMIES!  We will learn how to listen to the music and respond with movements, that are sharp and fluid, powerful and playful. You must have completed both Level 1 fast moves and zills, and Level 1 slow moves and veil class to be accepted in to this class.12 week course Instructor-Cecilia Rinn (75 min. $60 a month/$150 a session) Mon. 6:45-8:00pm Register Here class starts Feb. 29th, 2016

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Level 2: Strictly Egyptian: 
Balady 101: This class is an introduction to the balady progression or taksim balady, a traditionally improvised Cairo style that begins with a juicy taksim and builds in pace and intensity. Students will learn a choreography that introduces the style and structure of this format, so that they have a firm basis of understanding before moving on to the more advanced improvised class (to be offered in a future session). “Introduction to Belly Dance” + both Level 1″Foundations” classes  or equivalent to qualify for this class. 12 week course. Instructor-Tracy lay (60 min. $50 a month/ $125 session) Wed.5:30-6:30 Register Here class starts March 2nd, 2016

11825867_10153421598995491_2348586538802127869_nLevel 3:  Cabaret with Zills.  We will be learning a choreography in the Classical American cabaret style of belly dance, including intricate zill patterns. Special permission from Cecilia Rinn to sign up for this class. 6 week course Instructor Sarah Barker $75 a session Tue. 7:00-8:00pm Register Here class starts March 1st

 

 

305662_424234194273159_191764034186844_1509343_1009077322_nLevel 3:  Saidi Party with Zills.  We will be revisiting the “Saidi Party” choreography and adding finger cymbals, or zills to this fun piece. .Students will have needed to have taken Level 2 Saidi and get special permission to take this class. 6 week course Instructor-Cecilia Rinn & Chad Rinn  (60 min. $75 a session) Tue. 7:00-8:00pm Register Here class starts April 12th, 2016

 


11796219_10153419152095491_2094017411468017303_nAll level Toltec Energy Dance: The 5  Concerns
 The five concerns of a Toltec warrior are magical passes, decision-making, recapitulation, dreaming and inner silence.  We will perform movements and exercises to energize these concerns.  (60min. class $50/$100 a session a month-10 week session) Thur. 6:00-7:00pm class starts Jan. 7th Register Here Class

Children’s classes:

IMG_0123Little SEEDs (5-11year old) –In this class we will learn the basics of Tribal belly dance, along with rhythms, history, and proper technique. We will also learn some basic Raqs Sharqi moves and some folkloric moves we can do with our familes!  We will also put together a couple short choreography for inclusion in the Spring student Salon. For girls and boys 5-11 year old. 10 week session Teacher: Cecilia & Chad Rinn $45 month/ $90 session Wed.. 4:45-5:30pm Class starts March 2nd, 2016

BVA_9850StarBelly Dancers (invite only): This class is for my advanced dancers and is by invitation only. Enthusiasm, dedication and commitment is essential. We hold auditions in Dec.and ask all the performers for a year commitment. Mon. 8:00-9:00 Company Rehearsal & Tuesdays 8:00-9:00pm Principle dancer rehearsal . For more information and guidelines or contact Cecilia or at 208.891.6609.

“For almost 20 years, I put off belly dance lessons.  -Surely I would be the only full figured gal in class.  –Just as soon as I lose 20 pounds, I’ll gladly join.  Just a few months of crunches and I’ll be ready.  Well, life happens and before I knew it, 20 years passed.  I finally jumped in without all of my usual self-requirements and discovered that I had forgotten how amazingly fun dancing is!  -And nobody expected me to bare my belly in class!  My only regret is that I didn’t do it 20 years ago.  Cecilia’s belly dance classes are awesome.  An hour or so of fabulous dancing, sweating and empowerment.  My body feels stronger, looser and healthier than it did 2 years ago.  Thank you Cecilia, for teaching and helping and sharing belly dance with me.”  –Jessica Bennett

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can take belly dance classes?
You! If you are over the age of 14, and want to learn to the art of Middle Eastern Dance, that these classes are for you! We happily accept all sizes, shapes, colors, and genders in our belly dance classes.

Do I have to show my belly?
No. You never have to show your belly in class or otherwise. But if you want to you certainly can.

Do I have to perform?
No. You never have to perform. But if you would like to, there are opportunities at any or all of the 4 “Starbelly Student Salons” we put on every year.

What do I ware to class?
Stretchy pants, shorts or leggings. For women, a supportive sports bra, and tight fitting stretchy top. Hip belts are available at class to borrow or purchase. Bare feet, or socks. *No coin or loud hip belts allowed. Please bring water.

Do I need to know how to dance? Do I need to lose weight, or get in better shape before I start?
No.No. No. In class you will be learning to dance, while you get in better shape, and encourage weight loss. You will also be learning that you are perfect just the way you are right now. All you need to do is show up, the rest I will take care of, promise.  Belly Dance is a way to celebrate all of our unique and vital beauty. Come celebrate with us! Register Today!

*Starbelly School of Dance only accepts serious students.* By registration for classes you are agreeing to commit to a 12 week session.* Class space is limited & classes are filled on a first-come-first-served basis.* Each student gets personalized & expert instruction.* All body types and genders, and ages 13+ are welcome:)

Private Lessons:

Cecilia, Chad & Tracy are available for private lessons. Prices for privates are:  $50.00 for an hour. Times for Privates are very limited, and are NOT a substitution for regular classes. Contact Cecilia for details/

Detailed class guidelines  HERE Classes are listed on my Calendar HERE Ask me about my multiple classes & prepaid discounts.

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