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- “El Bint El Shalabya” *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  put it all together into a choreography to the classic Egyptian tune “El Bint El Shalabeya”
  • Instructors:  Cecilia Rinn
  • Length of course: 12 week course.
  • Day & time: Thur. 6:30-7:45pm
  • Length of class: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Age: Adult (13+)
  • Price: $70.00 a month/ $175 session
  • Material Fees: NA
  • Expectations: 30 Minutes a week of outside class practice
  • Costumes if Performing: Black Skirt $70, Black Wrap Top $30, TBA Hip Belt $35, $135 Total. We use many of these same costume pieces with other classes. Performance is optional.
  • Class Starts: March 5th, 2020
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Level 2 Classic Raqs Sharqi- with Silk Veil: 

  • Requirements:
    •  Two Level 1 Raqs Sharqi Foundation Classes
    • Two Level 2 Raqs Sharqi Class or One Level 3 Raqs Sharqi class
  • Focus:In this class we will expand on our veil technique along with fluid undulations, graceful foot patterns, and that quintessential  beauty of Oriental dance to a classic Egyptian song.
  • Instructors: Cecilia & Chad Rinn
  • Length of course: 12 week course.
  • Day & time: Thur. 5:30-6:30pm
  • Length of class: 1 hour
  • Age: Adult (13+)
  • Price: $60.00 a month/ $150 session
  • Material Fees: $65 three yard rectangular silk veil ( custom hand dyed colors and patterns of students choice)provided by instructor
  • Expectations: 60 Minutes a week of outside class practice
  • Costume(If wanting to perform in Student Showcase): TBA $50-$110
  • * performance is always optional.
  • Class Starts: March 5th, 2020
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Level 3 Raqs Sharqi- Double Silk Veil + TBA

  • Focus: We will be putting together two new choreographies, 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: Double silk circular veil $120 a set, or $65 for 1. 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: March 2nd, 2020
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