Dance Classes

Fall 2016- 12 & 6 week Classes

Mon. 4:30-5:25pm Starbelly Dancers Principle Rehearsal
Mon. 5:30-6:45pm Belly Dance Drill Class.$60/$150 (12 week Starts 8/29/16)
Mon. 6:45-8:00pm Level 2: Raqs Sharqi-Arabic Pop $60/$150 (12 week 8/29/16)
Mon. 8:00-9:00pm Level 4: Starbelly Dancers Principle Choreography

Tue. 5:00-5:45pm Level 3: Tribal $75/$185 *includes Tribal 1& 2 (invite only)
Tue. 5:45-6:30pm Level 1: Tribal part A $45/$110 (12 week starts 8/30/16)
Tue. 6:30-7:15pm Level 2: Tribal part A $60/$150 *includes Tribal 1
Tue. 7:15-8:15pm Level 3: Egyptian-style Entrance $75 (6 weeks starts 8/30/16)
Tue. 7:15-8:15pm Level 3: Am Cab- Karshlama $75 (6 week starts 10/11/16)
Tue. 8:15-9:00pm StarBelly Dancers Company/Apprentice dancer Rehearsal

Wed. 4:45-5:30pm Family Class $45/$120 (12 week starts 8/31/16)
Wed. 5:30-6:30pm Yoga for Dancers/Toltec Energy Dance $50/$125 (12 week))
Wed. 6:30-7:45pm Level 1: Foundations- Slow Moves and Veil. $60/$150 (12 weeks)
Wed. 7:45-8:45pm Introduction to Belly Dance. $50/$125 (12 week starts 8/31/16)

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Class Descriptions

Adult (13+) classes

523178_420090828020829_191764034186844_1499933_765560170_nIntroduction 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 August 31st, 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 August 29th, 2016

Level 1: Belly Dance Foundations-Slow and Veil.In this class we will learning a Cecilia-BBABDS 2012_xxvocabulary 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-12 week course. Instructors Cecilia & Chad Rinn (75 min. $60 a month) Wed. 6:30-7:45pm Register Here Class Starts August 31st, 2016

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. It will take 2 sessions (6 months) to complete level 1 in order to move on to Level 2 Tribal.    12 week course (1st half of a 6 months course to complete Tribal 1). Instructor-Cecilia & Chad Rinn (45 min. $45 a month/$100 session)  Tue. 5:45-6:30pm Register Here -Class starts August 30th, 2016

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 August 30th, 2016

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 August 30th, 2016


bva_3810Level 2: Raqs Sharqi-Arabic Pop
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In this class we will be exploring modern Raqs Sharqi technique, including sassy moves and combinations that will fit Arabic pop songs.  You must have completed both Level 1 fast moves and zills, and Level 1 slow moves and veil class to be accepted in to this class.12 week course Instructor-Cecilia Rinn (75 min. $60 a month/$150 a session) Mon. 6:45-8:00pm Register Here class starts August 29th, 2016


starbelly (70)aLevel 3: Strictly Egyptian: Majency: Egyptian-style Entrance.
The majency is an exciting, upbeat piece of music composed specifically as the opening for a dancer’s show. It incorporates numerous style and rhythm changes to give the audience a little taste of what’s to come and leave them clamoring for more. In addition to choreography, we’ll learn how to recognize a majency, the typical format and elements, and how to use them to take ownership of the stage!. age 13+ 6 week course. Instructor Tracy Lay(60 min. $75session) Tue.7:15-8:15 Register Here class starts August 30th. 2016


BVA_0682Level 3: American Cabaret Belly Dance (Am Cab) Karshlama.
  We will be learning a choreography in the Classical American cabaret style of belly dance, including fast and fun Karshlama. Special permission from Cecilia needed to sign up for this class, please contact her starbelly@ftbproductions.com with inquires. 6 week course 60 minute class. Instructor Sarah Barker $75 a session Tue. 7:15-8:15pm Register Here class starts October 11th, 2016

 

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 Register Here class starts August 29th, 2016

 


11796219_10153419152095491_2094017411468017303_nSBD sm 30Yoga for Dancers & Toltec Energy Dance
 In this class we will start our practice with Chad teaching and leading Toltec Energy Dance moves, then Cecilia & Chad will teach Iyengar yoga asanas especially suited for belly dancers, focusing on the hip, shoulder, legs, abdomen and pelvic floor. This class is suitable for anyone 13 years old and up that wants a gentle, safe and effective weekly yoga/Toltec practice. You will need to bring to class 1) a yoga mat, 2) a yoga block 3) optional but helpful, a yoga belt and a cotton blanket. You can purchase these at most department stores, or online.  HERE is a link for a starter set.  Also please bring a journal.(60min. class $50/$125 a session a month-12 week session) Wed. 5:30-6:30pm class starts August 31st Register Here 

Children’s classes:

IMG_0123Family 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 Spring student Salon. For girls and boys 4-12 year old and their families. 12 week session Teacher: Cecilia & Chad Rinn $45 month/ $120 session per family Wed.. 4:45-5:20pm Class starts August 30th, 2016  Register Here 

BVA_9850StarBelly 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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