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12 Week, 10 week and 6 week Summer Classes
Starting end of May/Beggining of June 2016 Register Here
Mon. 5:30-6:45pm Belly Dance Drill Class.$60/$150 (12 week Starts 6/6/16)
Mon. 6:45-8:00pm Level 2: Raqs Sharqi-Enta Omri $60/$150 (12 week starts 6/6/16)
Mon. 8:00-9:00pm Starbelly Dancers Company Rehearsal
Tue. 5:30-6:15pm Level 1: Tribal part B $45/$110 (12 week starts 5/31/16)
Tue. 6:15-7:00pm Level 2: Tribal part A $60/$150 *includes Tribal 1
Tue. 7:00-8:00pm Level 3: Taqsim $75 (6 weeks starts 5/31/16)
Tue. 7:00-8:00pm Level 3: Am Cab- Veil $75 (6 week starts 7/12/16)
Tue. 8:00-9:00pm StarBelly Dancers Principle dancer Rehearsal
Wed. 4:45-5:30pm Family Class $45/$90 (10 week starts 6/1/16)
Wed. 5:30-6:30pm Folkloric: Debke, Khalijji, & more $50/$125 (12 weeks)
Wed. 6:30-7:45pm Level 1: Foundations- Fast moves & Zills. $60/$150 (12 weeks)
Wed. 7:45-8:45pm Introduction to Belly Dance. $50/$125 (12 week starts 6/1/16)
Thur. 5:45-7:00pm Yoga for Dancers/Toltec Energy Dance $60/$125 (10 week starts 6/2/16)
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Adult (13+) classes
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 June 1st, 2016
Intro to Folkloric Dance-Debke, Khalijji, Greek Line Dancing, & More!: We will be exploring different social and folkloric dance styles in this fun class that will be great for the experienced dancer and first time novice alike! Come learn how to “boogie” in Near East style and learn how other cultures celebrate through Community & dance! NO previous dance experience required!. age 13+ 12 week course. Instructor-Chad Rinn, Tracy Lay, & Cecilia Rinn(60 min. $50 a month/ $125 session) Wed.5:30-6:30 Register Here class starts June 1st. 2016
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. 5:30-6:45pm Register Here class starts June 6th, 2016
Level 1: Belly Dance Foundations-Fast Moves and Zills.In this class we will learning a vocabulary of fast moves, layers, turns, transitions and combos. We will learn how to play zills (finger cymbals or sagat), Middle Eastern Rhythms, and basic zill patterns. We will put it all together into a choreography to Akdeb Alaik. There will be an additional $20 material fee for quality student level zills which will be provided for you by Cecilia. You must have completed “Intro to belly dance” to take this class or equivalent. 12 week course. Instructors Cecilia & Chad Rinn (75 min. $60 a month) Wed. 6:30-7:45pm Register Here Class Starts June 1st 2016
Level 1 Tribal Style Belly Dance-Part B 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 sessions (6 months) to complete level 1 in order to move on to Level 2 Tribal. 12 week course (2nd half of a 6 months 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 May 31st, 2016
Level 2 Tribal Style Belly Dance: Part A 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 May 31st, 2016
Level 2: Raqs Sharqi-Enta Omri: In this class we will be exploring modern Raqs Sharqi moves and technique, including modified ballet technique and drills. We will learn how to listen to, interpret, AND emote this classical song by the legendary singer Oum Kalthoum. 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 June 6th, 2016
Level 3: Taqsim. In this class we will be exploring how to dance to a taqsim, or melodic music improvisation . We will get familiar with the different kinds of Taqsims- Oud, Violin, Accordion & others and learn how to improv to match the musician on their journey. We will also learn a choreography to do a Taqsim as a group. Special permission from Cecilia needed to sign up for this class, please contact her email@example.com with inquiries. 6 week course Instructor-Cecilia Rinn (60 min. $75 a session) Tue. 7:00-8:00pm Register Here class starts May 31st, 2016
Level 3: Cabaret (Am Cab)with veil. We will be learning a choreography in the Classical American cabaret style of belly dance, including intricate veil work. Special permission from Cecilia needed to sign up for this class, please contact her firstname.lastname@example.org with inquires. 6 week course Instructor Sarah Barker $75 a session Tue. 7:00-8:00pm Register Here class starts July 12th, 2016
Yoga for Dancers & Toltec Energy Dance In this class we will start our practice with Chad teaching and leading Toltec Energy Dance moves, then Cecilia & Chad will teach Iyengar yoga asanas especially suited for belly dancers, focusing on the hip, shoulder, legs, abdomen and pelvic floor. This class is suitable for anyone 13 years old and up that wants a gentle, safe and effective weekly yoga/Toltec pratice. You will need to bring to class 1) a yoga mat, 2) a yoga block 3) optional but helpful, a yoga belt and a cotton blanket. You can purchase these at most department stores, or online. HERE is a link for a starter set. Also please bring a journal.(75min. class $60/$125 a session a month-10 week session) Thur. 5:45-7:00pm class starts June 2nd Register Here
Family Class –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 families! We will also put together a couple short choreographies for inclusion in the Spring student Salon. For girls and boys 4-12 year old and their families. 10 week session Teacher: Cecilia & Chad Rinn $45 month/ $90 session per family Wed.. 4:45-5:20pm Class starts June 1st, 2016 Register Here
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. 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 13, 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:)
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/