Summer (June-August 2015) Belly Dance Classes
Mon. 5:30-6:45pm Belly Dance Drill Class. $60
Mon. 6:45-8:00pm Level 3: Raqs Sharqi: $60
Tue. 5:30-6:30pm Level 1: Tribal-Part 2 $50
Tue. 5:30-7:15pm Level 2 & 3: Tribal- Part 2 $60
Tue. 7:30-9:00pm (invite only) StarBelly Dancers Rehearsal.
Wed. 5:30-6:45 pm Level 2: Saidi & Raqs Asaya $60
Wed. 6:45-8:00-pm Level 2: Foundations: Zills $60
Wed. 8:00-9:00pm Introduction to Belly Dance. $50
Thur. 5:30-6:30pm Level 2: Egyptian “Balady”. $50
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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 (60 min. $50.00 a month/ $125 session)-Wed. 8-9pm Register Here– Class Starts June 3rd
Belly 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. 5:30-6:345pm Register Here class starts June 1st
Level 1: Belly Dance Foundations-zills. In this class we will learning a vocabulary of fast moves, including traveling moves, turns and undulations. . We will also being exploring zills, (finger symbols) rhythms and layers.. There will be an additional $20 material fee for the zills. You must have completed “Intro to belly dance” to take this class or equivalent. Instructor-Cecilia & Chad Rinn (75 min. $60 a month) Wed. 6:45-8:00pm Register Here Class Starts June 3rd
Level 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. Instructor-Cecilia & Chad Rinn (60 min. $50 a month/$125 session) Tue. 5:30-6:30pm Register Here -Class starts June 2nd
Level 2 & 3 Tribal Style Belly Dance 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 the Level 1 tribal to be able to take this class. 12 week course. Instructor-Cecilia & Chad Rinn (105 min. $60 a month/$150 session) *continuing students only!*Tue. 5:30-7:15pm Register Here -Class starts June 2nd
level 2: Saidi rhythm and Choreo-Raqs Assaya. Saidi dance is a folkloric dance from Upper Egypt (rural area in Southern Egypt, the region is called the Sa’id or Said). The dance style includes a lot of energetic bouncy footwork and frequently incorporates a stick or cane (Assaya). This fun, lively, sassy style is danced by both men and women. Canes are $20 each fees due by the second week of class. Both Level 1 Foundations (veil and zills) classes is a pre-requisite for this class. 12 week course. 15 hours of class. Instructor-Chad Rinn & Cecilia Rinn & The Starbelly Dancers (75 min. $60 a month/$150 session) Mon. 6:45-8:00pm-class starts June 3rd Register Here
Level 2: Strictly Egyptian: Balady
This session we will explore the balady progression or taksim balady, a traditional Egyptian music and dance structure that begins with a juicy taksim and builds in pace and intensity. “Introduction to Belly Dance” + “Foundations” class or equivalent to qualify for this class. 12 week course. Instructor-Tracy lay (60 min. $50 a month/ $125 session) Thur. 5:30-6:30pm Register Here -Class Starts June 4th
Level 3 Raqs Sharqi & Aziza . In this class will be learning some energetic and graceful Raqs Sharki Moves, and cont. working on a challenging modern choreography! We will also be learning a classic American piece with Turkish flare to “Aziza”. Instructor-Cecilia Rinn & Chad Rinn & Amy Garland (75 min. $60 a month) Mon. 6:45-8:00pm Register Here class starts June 1st
StarBelly 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. Tuesdays 7:15-9:00pm. For more information and guidelines contact Cecilia or at 208.891.6609.
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:)
“When I started belly dance I was super self conscious. I had a hard time looking at myself in the mirror while dancing. I also had a very hard time showing my belly or exposing myself at all. I have been dancing a year now and my self image has totally changed. I no longer hide my belly, I look at myself in the mirror with confidence, and am surrounded by beautiful people. The loving people around me, the support, the confidence, and the positive affirmations have changed my life for the good. The belly dancing is just a plus, but for me it’s about being happy with me!” –Loren Harley-Drury
Cecilia is available for private lessons. Prices for privates are: $40.00 for an hour.. Times for Privates are very limited, and are NOT a substitution for regular classes.