*Classes at Ophidia Studios 2615 W. Kootenai St. Boise, ID 83705
Taught by experienced, patient and enthusiastic instructor of the highest caliber, Cecilia Rinn!
And guest teachers Bayla Night, Cassandra Joan, and Chad Rinn!
Check out the interview with Starbelly’s Cecilia Rinn & Tori King on NPR’s Idaho Matters Radio Show!https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/show/idaho-matters/2019-02-19/the-roots-of-boise-belly-dancing#stream/0
And the wonderful Article Written by Jeanne Huff or the Idaho Press at the Starbelly Arabic Folkloric Dance Celebration! https://www.idahopress.com/community/life/free-dance-day-for-building-community-and-fun/article_7cb862d5-7972-5c26-94ab-53efa5aa2097.html
“I cannot express how moved I am by Cecilia’s ability to keep an entire community dancing during this scary, stressful situation. I am honored to be able to be part of the Starbelly Dancers and to have the opportunity to learn from such a beautiful, kind, and tenacious mentor as Cecilia Rinn.”
“Starbelly is a welcoming community that attracts dancers from all walks of life and at various levels of dance.”
“Cecilia has a kind heart and is so welcoming and supportive of all of her students. She empowers her students, and she does it in a healthy way.”
“Starbelly is friendly to bodies with all different kinds of hurts…it’s a healing community for people to get comfortable in their bodies and learn to move it safely & beautifully.”
“I love that we can learn and adapt together in crazy times. (As long as I have been a part of Starbelly we have been pretty successful at doing that in many adventures we have come upon.) We can still communicate and learn on a different level and and continue to get quality instruction. That can only make us better in my opinion.”
“I like that I’ve been able to keep up with my practice from the safety of my home, and I still feel like I get enough individual attention which is hard to do in an online format.”
“There is still a lot of interaction between instructor and student so it’s better than just an online recording with instruction.”
“Cecilia makes dance accessible to all ages and genders. Cecilia helps make the experience about self-expression and encourage students to personalize their dance rather than expect everyone to appear uniform.”
“I really appreciate your knowledge of the history and culture of the styles Cecilia teaches. As a mentor I feel like Cecilia is excellent at empowering her students and helping them build their confidence.”
“Cecilia’s patience and understanding, with colorful and straightforward instruction, and she is generous with her time and the opportunities she presents to her students.”
“Wow. All I can say is I have gained a whole new family at Starbelly! I’ve been taking classes for a little over a year and I would recommend it for anyone. It is an amazing workout and you make a lot of friends. It’s a place to come and release all stress and dance it out. All of the instructors are professional and are very approachable and will go that extra mile to help you. I’m so grateful I took a chance and stepped out of my comfort zone and went to class no knowing anyone. I love it here!”
Starbelly is family friendly, inclusive, empathetic dance school that is for everyBODY.
Starbelly is a one stop shop for everyone interested in belly dance, all age and levels classes, tailored costumes, professional mentorship, performance opportunities, emotional and spiritual growth through dance.
Cecilia is a talented instructor and artist with 3 decades of experience in raqs sharki and built the foundations of large scale belly dance education in Idaho.
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