Raqs Sharqi, Arabic for “Dance of the Orient”, is a modern style with its roots in folkloric dance that is known for detailed hip work and an emotional and graceful connection to the music.

Level 1 Belly Dance Foundations: Raqs Sharqi- Silk Veil “Nova Raqs” *NEW

  • Requirements: Intro to Belly Dance
  • Focus: In this class we will be learning a vocabulary of fast moves, layers, turns, transitions and combos. We will learn some ballet like moves and how to make our silk veils fl!y! We will put it all together into a choreography to “Nova Raqs”.
  • Instructors:  Cecilia Rinn
  • Length of course: 12 week course.
  • Day & time: Thur. 6:45-8:00pm
  • Length of class: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Age: Adult (13+)
  • Price: $70.00 a month/ $175 session
  • Material Fees: Silk veil $65- hand dyed to order & provided by instructor
  • Expectations: 30 Minutes a week of outside class practice
  • Costumes if Performing: Black Skirt $70, Black Wrap Top $30, Midnight Blue Hip Hip Belt $30, $130 Total. We use many of these same costume pieces with other. Classes. Performance is optional.
  • Class Starts: Dec. 5th, 2019
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Level 2 Raqs Sharqi- “Enta El Hob”

  • Focus: We will be focusing on the Style of Classical Egyptian Dance to this quintessential song.
  • Requirements Completed:
    •  Both Level 1 Raqs Sharqi Foundation Classes- Fast Moves and Rhythms & Silk Veil “Nova Raqs”
    • Two Level 2 Raqs Sharqi classes
  • Instructor: Cecilia Rinn
  • Length of course: 8 week course.
  • Day & time: Wed. 5:30-6:45pm
  • Length of class: 1.25 hour
  • Age: Adult (13+)
  • Price:$150 session
  • Expectations: 45 Minutes a week of outside class practice
  • Costume for performance: TBA cost between $90-$120 (performance is optional)
  • Class Starts Dec. 18th, 2019
    • No Classes Wed. Dec. 25th or Jan. 1st(8 week course)
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Level 3 Raqs Shaqi- Drum solo and Rhythms and Improv

  • Focus: We will be putting together a new choreography, and practicing level 3 pieces from previous sessions
  • Requirements:Invite only
  • Instructor: Cecilia Rinn
  • Length of course: 12 week course.
  • Day & time: Monday. 6:45-8:00pm
  • Length of class: 1.25 hour
  • Age: Adult (13+)
  • Price:$70.00 month / $175 session
  • Material Fees: Costume for performance, cost between $75-$150
  • Attendance: 83%  mandatory. If students miss more than 2 classes in the session then a private lesson will be required.
  • Expectations: 60 Minutes a week of outside class practice
  • Class Starts Dec. 2nd, 2019
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Level 1 Raqs Sharqi-Foundations Fast Moves & Arabic Rhythms: 

  • Requirements: Complete “Intro to Belly Dance” Class
  • Focus: In this class we will be learning a vocabulary of fast moves, layers, turns, transitions and combos. We will learn how to play zills (finger cymbals or sagat), Middle Eastern Rhythms, and basic zill patterns. We will put it all together into a choreography to Akdeb Alaik.
  • Instructors: Cecilia & Chad Rinn
  • Length of course: 12 week course.
  • Day & time: TBA
  • Length of class: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Age: Adult (13+)
  • Price: $70.00 a month/ $175 session
  • Material Fees: $25 zills(finger cymbals)Quality student zills links provided by instructor
  • Expectations: 60 Minutes a week of outside class practice
  • Costume(If wanting to perform in Student Showcase): Black Skirt $70, Black Wrap Top $30, Hip scarf $30 $130 total  custom made and provided by instructor(The costumes are the same for both Level 1 Raqs Sharqi classes) * performance is always optional.
  • Spring 2020 Session