Fall (September-November 2015) Dance Classes
Mon. 4:30-5:15pm Little SEEDs (8-12 year olds) $45 Register Here
Mon. 5:30-6:45pm Belly Dance Drill Class. $60 Register Here
Mon. 6:45-7:45pm Level 2: Strictly Egyptian $50 Register Here
Mon. 7:45-8:45pm Level 3: Modern Syrian $50 Register Here
Tue. 4:00-6:30pm Starbelly SEEDs $125 for 13-18 year old girls Register Here
Tue. 5:30-6:30pm Level 1: Tribal $50 Register Here
Tue. 6:30-7:30pm Level 2 & 3: Tribal $60 (includes Tribal 1) Register Here
Tue. 7:15-9:00pm (invite only) StarBelly Dancers Rehearsal. Register Here
Wed. 4:30-5:00pm SEEDlings (5-8) $30 Register Here
Wed. 5:30-6:45pm Level 2: Oriental (Belly) Dance- with Ballet $60 Register Here
Wed. 6:45-8:00pm Level 1: Foundations slow moves and veil. $60 Register Here
Wed. 8:00-9:00pm Introduction to Belly Dance. $50 Register Here
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Adult (14+) 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 (60 min. $50.00 a month/ $125 session)-Wed. 8-9pm Register Here– Class Starts Sept. 2nd
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 August 31st
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. 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 Sept. 2nd
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 Sept. 1st
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 6 months of Level 1 tribal to be able to take this class. 12 week course. Instructor-Cecilia & Chad Rinn (105-120 min. $60 a month/$150 session) Tue. 5:30-7:15pm (level 3 7:15-7:30 extra) Register Here -Class starts Sept. 1st
Level 2: Oriental (Belly) dance: This class we will take the movements that we learned in the prior sessions and add layers, learn new belly dance moves, and learn a series of Ballet inspired moves. Then we will place them all together in a lovely choreography. Oriental style belly dance is the style of belly dance that I teach and perform. Another term for it is Raqs Sharki-it refers to the eclectic style of dance that combines elements of many Middle Eastern counties along with western theatrics. It is the style of belly dance that is accepted in the Middle East, and what most Americans think of when you say “Belly Dance”. (75 min. $60 a month) Wed. 5:30-6:45pm Register Here
Level 2: Oh, You Beauty: Homage to the Golden Era of Egyptian cinema. Egyptian style choreography to the classic “Ah Ya Zein”, introducing students to Samia Gamal, Naima Akef & Tahiya Karioka 12 week course Instructor-Tracy Ley (60 min. $50a month) Mon. 6:45-7:45pm Register Here class starts August 31st
Level 3: Raqs Sharqi-Modern Syrian.In this class will be learning some energetic and graceful Raqs Sharki and folkloric inspired mMoves, and create a challenging modern choreography to an Omar Souleyman & Bjork song!. Special permission needed from instructor before taking this class. Instructor-Cecilia Rinn & Chad Rinn (60 min. $50 a month) Mon. 7:45-8:45pm Register Here class starts August 31st
Monthly 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. 6:30-7:30 Register Here– 3rd Thursday of the month Sept. 17th, Oct. 15th, Nov. 19th
SEEDlings (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. 12 Week session. Teacher: Cecilia & Chad Rinn $30 month/$75 session Wed. 4:30-5:00pm Register Here
Little SEEDs (8-12year old) –In this class we will learn the basics of Raqs Sharki belly dance, along with rhythms, history, and proper technique, We will also put together a choreography for inclusion in the Fall student Salon. For girls and boys 8-12 year old. 12 week session Teacher: Cecilia & Chad Rinn $45 month/ $110 session Monday. 4:30-5:15pm Register Here
Starbelly SEEDs $125 for 13-18 year old girls (includes Tribal 1)
Starbelly SEEDs(Self Esteem, Empowerment, & Education Though Dance) is an after school program that runs one night a week for 2.5hours, and is for teen girls from 13-18 years old. We will learn the art and discipline of Tribal Style Raqs Sharki (belly dance), and mentorship through talking circles & guest speakers of local women professionals. Finial literacy, healthy body image, sex education, nutrition, and career mentorship. Tuesdays from 4:00pm-6:30pm, And includes the Tribal 1 class . Class runs from Oct-May2015 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. Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm. 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:)
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.