Dance Classes


Winter 2015-2016 Dance Classes

12 Week Winter Classes Start in Dec. 2015

Mon. 5:30-6:45pm Belly Dance Drill Class. $60 (Starts 11/30/15) Register Here
Mon. 6:45-8:00pm Level 2: Turkish (starts 11/30/15) 12$60 Register Here
Mon. 8:00-9:00pm Starbelly Dancers Tier B Rehearsal (starts 11/30/15)

Tue. 5:30-6:15pm Level 1: Tribal part 2 Slow $45 (starts 12/1/15) Register Here
Tue. 6:15-7:00pm Level 2 & 3: Tribal $60 (includes Tribal 1)( 12/1/15) Register Here
Tue. 7:00-8:00pm Level 3 Advanced Sword ( starts12/1/15)Register Here
Tue. 8:00-9:00pm StarBelly Dancers Tier A Rehearsal. (starts 12/1/15)

Wed. 5:30-6:30pm Level 2: Strictly Egyptian “Shabbi” $50 (12/2/15) Register Here
Wed. 6:30-7:45pm Level 1: Foundations Fast Moves and Zills. $60 (12/1/15)  Register Here

Winter 8 week Winter Classes starting Jan.4th-7th

Mon. 4:45-5:15pm SEEDlings (4-7 year olds) $30 Register Here Class Starts Jan. 4th,
Wed. 4:45-5:30pm Little SEEDs (8-12) $45  Register Here Class Starts Jan. 6th, 2016
Wed. 7:45-9:00pm Intro to Belly Dance. $60   Register Here Class starts Jan. 6th
Thur. 6:00-7:00pm Toltec Energy Dance $50 Register Here Class Starts Jan. 7th, 2016

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Class Descriptions

Adult (14+) classes

IMG_0507Introduction 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. 8 week course.Instructor Cecilia & Chad Rinn & Starbelly Dancers (75 min. $60.00 a month/ $100 session)-Wed. 7:45-9pm Register Here– Class Starts Jan. 6th, 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

IMG_0507Level 1: Belly Dance Foundations-fast moves and zills. In this class we will learning a vocabulary of fast moves, layers, and traveling steps. We will also explore the basic Middle Eastern rhythms and zill patterns. There will be an additional $20 material fee for the zills (finger cymbals) which will be provided. You must have completed “Intro to belly dance” to take this class or equivalent.. Instructor-Cecilia & Chad Rinn (75 min. $60 a month) Wed. 6:30-7:45pm Register Here Class Starts Dec. 2nd, 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALevel 1 Tribal Style Belly Dance-Part 2 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 (4560 min. $45 a month/$100 session)  Tue. 5:30-6:15pm Register Here -Class starts Dec. 1st

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALevel 2 Tribal Style Belly Dance: Part 2  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 Dec. 1st, 2015

IMG_0316Level 2: Turkish, Chiftitelli and Karsilama: In this class we will be exploring traditional style belly dance focusing on 2 quintessential Turkish Rhythms Chiftitelli & Karsilama. Chiftitelli refers to both a certain Turkish drum rhythm which is in 8/4 time and also to an improvised musical section by a solo melody instrument that is layered over the top of that pulsing rhythm .Karsilama is a Turkish musical rhythm, in 9/8. Some belly dancers like to use a karsilama as their finale, because it’s a very fast, very exciting rhythm. Karsilma is tied closely to Romany (Gypsy) dance. We will complete a NEW choreography using both these rhythms. Instructor-Cecilia Rinn (75 min. $60 a month) Mon. 6:45-8:00pm Register Here class starts Nov. 30th

Tracy Level 2: Strictly Egyptian: Sha’abi! Egyptian Pop
We’ll learn a mix of high energy and ultra-juicy movements to a fun, upbeat, Sha’abi (urban beledi/”working class”) style modern Egyptian pop song. “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) Wed.5:30-6:30 Register Here class starts Dec. 2nd, 2015

Chad-SwordLevel 3:  Sword.  We will be learning the basic sword technique and creating a brand new choreography.  Great for the student new to sword, and also for the student looking for an extra challenge to their sword dancing, here will be NO floor-work in this class.  Each student will need to get permission to take this class and purchase a sword through the school cost is about $80. Instructor-Cecilia Rinn & Chad Rinn  (60 min. $50 a month) Tue. 7:00-8:00pm Register Here class starts Dec. 1st

Starbelly 3 veilsMonthly Extra practice: An extra practice to review any choreographies from past sessions that you may want to perform in the upcoming student salon. Cecilia & Chad Rinn & Starbelly Dancers (60 min. $$10 drop in)-Thur. 7:00-8:00 Register Here– 3rd Thursday of the month Dec. 17th, Jan. 21st, Feb. 18th


Chad 6-1-13All level Toltec Energy Dance: The 5  Concerns (must have taken intro class or have instructors permission)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/$75 a session a month-8 week session) Thur. 6:00-7:00pm class starts Jan. 7th Register Here Class

Children’s classes:

IMG_0148SEEDlings (4-7 year olds) This fabulous class focuses on the importance of rhythm, cooperation and coordination, using tribal belly dance. Seedlings is for girls and boys ages 4-7. 8 Week session. Teacher: Cecilia & Chad Rinn $30 month/$50 session Mon. 4:45-5:15pm class starts Jan. 4th Register Here

IMG_0123Little SEEDs (8-12year old) –In this class we will learn the basics of Tribal belly dance, along with rhythms, history, and proper technique, We will also put together a choreography for inclusion in the Winter student Salon. For girls and boys 8-12 year old. 8 week session Teacher: Cecilia & Chad Rinn $45 month/ $75 session Wed.. 4:45-5:30pm Class starts Jan. 6th Register Here

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 Tier B & Tuesdays 8:00-9:00pm Tier A. 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.

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

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