Dance Classes

Spring 2017 12 week Classes

12 week courses starting Feb. 27th- March 2nd, 2017 Register Here 

Classes start Feb.27th, 2017
Mon. 4:30-5:30pm Starbelly Dancers Principle Rehearsal
Mon. 5:30-6:45pm Belly Dance Drill Class.$60/$150
Mon. 6:45-8:00pm Level 2: Classic Combos to Contemporary Music $60/$150
Mon. 8:00-9:00pm Level 4: Starbelly Dancers Principle choreography

Classes start Feb. 28th, 2017
Tue. 5:00-5:45pm Level 3: Tribal $75/$185 *includes Tribal 1& 2
Tue. 5:45-6:30pm Level 1: Tribal part A $45/$110
Tue. 6:30-7:15pm Level 2: Tribal part A $60/$150 *includes Tribal 1
Tue. 7:15-8:15pm Level 3: Raqs Sharki with veil $50/$125
Tue. 8:15-9:00pm StarBelly Dancers Company/Apprentice dancer Rehearsal

Classes start March 1st, 2017
Wed. 4:45-5:25pm Family Folkloric Belly Dance Class $45/$110
Wed. 5:30-6:30pm Level 2: Raqs Sharqi: Turkish Style-Chili Pepper $60/$150
Wed. 6:30-7:45pm Level 1: Foundations- Slow moves and Veil. $60/$150
Wed. 7:45-8:45pm Introduction to Belly Dance $50/$125

Class starts March 2nd, 2017
Thur. 5:45-6:45pm Level 1 Egyptian Fundamentals: Contemporary $60/$100

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Class Descriptionse

Adult (13+) classes
Cecilia Chad Rinn-Living SocialIntroduction 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 March 1st, 2017

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 student Salon. For girls and boys 4-12 year old and their families ( including extended family members and caregiver). 12 week session Teacher: Chad & Cecilia Rinn $45 month/ $120 session per family Wed. 4:45-5:20pm Class starts March 1st, 2017 Try 1st class for FREE!

SBD sm 30Belly 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/$15 drop in).-This class can be taken on a monthly or drop in basis. Mon. 5:30-6:45pm Register Here 

Level 1 Egyptian Fundamentals-Contemporary. In this class we will introduce some of the fundamental movements and techniques of Egyptian style belly dance. You will learn and practice using specific muscles to drive the Egyptian shimmy, juicy upward figure 8s, and more.  You must have completed “Intro to belly dance” or equivalent to take this class. (you must also complete both Level 1 Egyptian Fundamentals -Classic &  Contemporary courses before moving up to Level 2) 12 week course . Instructor-Tracy Lay (60 min. $50 a month/$125 session)  Thur. 5:45-7:00pm Register Here -Class starts March 2nd, 2017

Level 3: Raqs Sharki with Veil.  Special permission from Cecilia needed to sign up for this class, please contact her with inquires. 12 week course 60 minute class. Instructor Cecilia Rinn $50 a month $125 a session Tue. 7:15-8:15pm Register Here class starts Feb. 28th, 2017


523178_420090828020829_191764034186844_1499933_765560170_nLevel 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 by the 3rd week of class. You must have completed “Intro to belly dance” to take this class or equivalent. Instructor- 12 week course. Instructors Cecilia & Chad Rinn (75 min. $60 a month) Wed. 6:30-7:45pm Register Here Class Starts March 1st, 2017

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALevel 1 Tribal Style Belly Dance-Part A 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, and both Level 1 classes at Starbelly. It will take 2 sessions (6 months) to complete level 1 in order to move on to Level 2 Tribal.    12 week course . Instructor-Cecilia & Chad Rinn (45 min. $45 a month/$100 session)  Tue. 5:45-6:30pm Register Here -Class starts Feb. 28th, 2017

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALevel 2 Tribal Style Belly Dance: Part A  In this 12 week course 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). Instructor-Cecilia & Chad Rinn (90 min. $60 a month/$150 session)  Tue. 5:45-7:15pm  Register Here -Class starts Feb. 28th, 2017

SBD sm 17 - CopyLevel 3 Tribal Style Belly Dance(invite only!) In these classes we continue to perfect the level 2-intermediate vocabulary, and add in advanced tribal fast & slow moves, zills, and formations. You must be invited to take this class, and pass level 1 & 2 vocabulary tests.   12 week course. Instructor-Cecilia & Chad Rinn (135 min. $75 a month/$185 session)  Tue. 5:00-7:15pm  Register Here -Class starts Feb. 28th, 2017

Level 2: Raqs Sharqi-Classic Combos to Contemporary Music: In this class we will be creating combos and working them with different songs, both modern and classical arabic. 12 week course Instructor-Cecilia Rinn (75 min. $60 a month/$150 a session) Mon. 6:45-8:00pm Register Here class starts November 28th, 2016

level 2: Raqs Sharki: Turkish Style- Chilli Pepper. 
Learn some fun sassy moves to a fun Turkish Song! Both Level 1 Foundations (veil and zills) classes is a pre-requisite for this class. 12 week course.  Instructor-Chad & Cecilia Rinn (60 min. $50 a month/$125 session) Mon. 5:30-6:30pm-class starts March 1st, 2017 Register Here

13512035_1109585155764306_5221918446967228093_nLevel 4: Starbelly Dancers Principle Choreography.  (Invitation only!) We will be working as a class to choreograph original dance pieces. 12 week course Instructor Cecilia Rinn Monday. 8:00-9:00pm


starbelly-dancers-fallStarBelly Dancers (invite only):
This class is for my advanced dancers and is by invitation only. Enthusiasm, dedication and commitment are essential. We hold auditions quarterly and ask all the performers for a year commitment. Tuesday. 8:15-9:00pm Company Rehearsal & Monday 4:30-5:30pm & 8:00-9:00pm Principle dancer rehearsal/class . 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:)

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. Contact Cecilia for details/

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

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