Fall 2017 12 week Classes
12 week courses starting Sept 5th-through November 30th, 2017 Register Here
Classes start Sept. 11th, 2017
Mon. 4:30-5:30pm Starbelly Dancers Principle Rehearsal
Mon. 5:30-6:45pm Belly Dance Drill Class $70/$175
Mon. 6:45-8:00pm Level 2: Raqs Sharki- Saidi Pop $70/$175
Mon. 8:00-9:00pm Level 4: Starbelly Dancers Principle choreography
Classes start Sept. 5th, 2017
Tue. 5:00-5:45pm Level 3: Tribal $80/$200 *includes Tribal 1& 2
Tue. 5:45-6:30pm Level 1: Tribal part A $50/$125
Tue. 6:30-7:15pm Level 2: Tribal part A $70/$175 *includes Tribal 1
Tue. 7:15-8:15pm Level 3: Shabbi-Tracy Lay $60/$150
Tue. 8:15-9:00pm StarBelly Dancers Company/Apprentice dancer Rehearsal
Classes start Sept. 6th, 2017
Wed. 5:30-6:45pm Level 2: Cabaret/Classic American Style-Aziza $70/$175
Wed. 6:45-8:00pm Level 1: Foundations- Slow Moves and Veil. $70/$175
Wed. 8:00-9:00pm Introduction to Belly Dance $60/$150 Try 1st class FREE Sept. 6th!
Classes start Sept. 7th, 2017
Thur. 5:45-6:45pm Level 1: Egyptian Fundamentals-Contemporary $60/$150
Thur. 6:45-8:45pm Toltec Energy Dance SEEDs(Self Esteem, Empowerment, & Education Through Dance) for men. $130/$300
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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. $60.00 a month/ $150 session)-Wed. 8:00-9:00pm Register Here– Class Starts Sept. 6th, 2017 Try 1st class for FREE! Sept. 6th
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.(12 week course 75 min. $70 a month/$175 session/$20 drop in).-This class can be taken on a monthly or drop in basis. Mon. 5:30-6:45pm Register Here
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 by the 6th 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. $70 a month/175 a session) Wed. 6:30-7:45pm Register Here Class Starts Sept. 6th, 2017
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. 12 week course . Instructor-Tracy Lay (60 min. $60 a month/$150 a session) Thur. 5:45-6:45pm Register Here -Class starts Sept. 7th, 2017 Try 1st class for FREE! Sept. 7th
Level 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 foundation 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. $50 a month/$125 session) Tue. 5:45-6:30pm Register Here -Class starts Sept. 5th
Level 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. $70 a month/$175 session). Instructor-Cecilia & Chad Rinn Tue. 5:45-7:15pm Register Here -Class starts Class starts Sept. 5th
Level 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. $80 a month/$200 session) Tue. 5:00-7:15pm Register Here -Class starts Class starts Sept. 5th
Level 2: Raqs Sharqi-Saidi Pop:. 12 week course Instructor-In this class we will explore the lively and fun aspects of Saidi Pop, and bring it all toegther in a lively choreography. Cecilia Rinn (75 min. $70 a month/$175 a session) Mon. 6:45-8:00pm Register Here class starts Sept. 11th
level 2: Cabaret- Classic American Style Belly Dance- Aziza In this class we will be exploring the Classical American Style of Belly dance, also referred to as Cabaret! We will also learn a fun and upbeat dance piece to the classic song Azizal. You must have completed both Level 1 fast moves and zills, and Level 1 slow moves and veil class to be ready for this class.12 week course Instructor- Instructor-Chad & Cecilia Rinn (75 min. $70 a month/$175 session) Mon. 5:30-6:45pm-class starts Sept. 6th, 2017 Register Here
Level 3: Shabbi. We’ll learn a mix of high energy and ultra-juicy movements to a fun, upbeat, Sha’abi (which means “popular” – think working-class) style modern Egyptian pop song. 12 week course 60 minute class. Instructor Tracy Lay $60 a month/$150 a session Tue. 7:15-8:15pm Register Here class starts Sept. 6th, 2017
StarBelly 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:)
Cecilia, Chad & Tracy are available for private lessons. Prices for privates are: $60.00 for an hour. Times for Privates are very limited, and are NOT a substitution for regular classes. Contact Cecilia for details/