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Path 1) Take class and/or classes. We have classes for everyone!  From very beginner, with no previous experience, all the way up to training to be a professional and everything in between. No student ever has to perform!  But If you want to Starbelly has many great options for you.

Path 2) Perform in any or all of our all ages Starbelly Student Salons. We put on incredible student shows 4 times a year, at the end of each 12 week session. Available for Level 1 and up belly dance students and Toltec Energy Dance students. Belly Dance students will need to purchase a class costume which is designed and made to fit by Cecilia Rinn, and come to the mandatory dress rehearsal.

Path 3) Perform Solos, Duets, or Trios at the Student Salons. Available for level 2 and up students and purchase appropriate Private Lesson package, and costume either made by or approved by Cecilia Rinn.

Path 4) Starbelly Student Performing Team. For those level 2 and up students that want to perform in public representing Starbelly School of Dance in group pieces and/or solos and duets.

Path 5) The Starbelly Dancers Performing Company. This group is for existing students who have excelled in their studies and want to be mentored and trained to be professional belly dance artists. Students must be invited to apply and audition to apprentice with the Starbelly Dancers. We are not takings applications for new members at this time.

Summer Starbelly Student Showcase 2018

The Starbelly School of Dance Student Showcase
o Friday August 17th from 7-9pm
o venue and cost TBA
o Performers should be there by 6:15pm.

There will be a dress rehearsal on Thursday night August 16th 6-9pm at the Starbelly School of Dance
studio. There is a $15 rehearsal fee. Costumes will be ready for pickup and final payments are due that
night.

We will also be having an extra dance practice. Thursday August 9th from 6:30-8:00pm to
practice $10 drop in fee.

Costumes:
o 1/2 down payment by the week of July 23rd
o Second 1/2 is due at the August 16th at the dress rehearsal when you will receive your

More details will be posted by July 17th

Starbelly Student Showcase Summer 2018

Starbelly Showcase

 

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Student Showcase – Guidelines and helpful Information 2018

Welcome to the Starbelly School of Dance Student Performance team. Participating in public performances is not only exciting but can also be overwhelming.  To help offset the stress and uncertainty, below is a guidelines and suggestions to ease feelings of uncertainty. 

Our Next Performance is Goddess Fest Sat. July 28th. 

Guidelines and Details: Starbelly Student Perfroming team 2018

Starbelly Performance Team Goddess Fest Saturday July 28th  3-4pm & 5-6pm. Julia Davis Park

 3 -4pm Set list:
1) Level 2 Raqs Shaqi: Saidi Pop(8 spots)

2) Level 2 Raqs Shaqi: Asena (6 spots)
3) Cecilia’s dance for Leann
4) Level 2 Raqs Sharqi with Veil-NEW (6)
5) Amanda Solo
6) Stevena & Virgina Duet Nova Raqs
7) Men’s Piece ( 4 spots)
8) Fusion: Puya(8 spots)
9) Level 2 Raqs Sharqi: Enta El Hob(6 spots)
10) Bailey Solo
11) Drum Solo( 8 spots)

5-6pm Set list:
1) Level 2 Am Cab- Ala Bali (8 spots)

2) Chad Solo
3) Linda & Kat Duet
4) Level 2 Am Cab: Aziza(7 spots)
5) Tori Solo
6) Level 2 Am Cab: Turkish (8 spots)
7) Toltec
8)Bailey & Courtney Duet
9) & 10) Tribal (as many people as want to!)

Rehearsals: Thursday 6:00-7:30 July 19th & 6:00-8:00pm July 26th  $ 35

*reminder: 3 piece max per set. No 2 pieces in a row

Goddess Fest 2018-Starbelly Performance Team Application

 

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Important Dates

2018 Summer session (June 2018-August 2018):
June 4th-8th- First week of class
August 16th (Thursday) Extra practice for: Level 1-Slow moves and Veil, Level 2 Raqs Sharqi-with Veil, & Level 2 Am Cab-Ala Bali 6:30-7:30
August 16th (Thursday) Dress Rehearsal 6:00-8:30pm
August 17th (Friday) Student Salon 7-9 pm
August 20th-23rd Regular Classes
August 27th-30th NO classes

2018 Fall session (September 2018-November. 2018):
Sept. 4th-6th- First week of class
Nov.29th (Thursday) Extra practice for pieces learned in previous sessions time TBA
Nov. 30th (Friday) Dress Rehearsal 6-9 pm
Dec. 1st (Saturday) Student Salon 1-3 pm

2018-2019 Winter session (December 2018-February 2019):
December 3rd-6th First week of class
No Classes Dec. 24th, or Tuesday 25th , and Dec. 31st, & Jan. 1st)
February 14th (Thursday) Extra practice for pieces learned in previous sessions time TBA
February 15th (Friday) Dress Rehearsal 6-9 pm
February 16th (Saturday) Student Salon 1-3 pm

The Starbelly Dancers, the premier performing group of Starbelly School of Dance, participates and creates numerous fundraising events through-out the year, including their Annual Big Bad-Ass Belly Dance Show, silent auction & workshops.  All profits raised through these efforts are put into two funds, 1) A scholarship fund, and 2) a fund for temporary financial aid. We do this so we can better serve the community in helping provide dance opportunities to everyone who wants it, regardless of ability to pay.

Details:

  • Only partial scholarships -25% to 50% of class fees available
  • Funds are limited. There are only funds for one or two students a session.
  • Application does not guarantee availability of funds
  • Only students who have previously completed at least one full session at the school are eligible
  • Decisions will be based two factors 1) Merit-students commitment to dance and the school 2) financial need
  • 80% attendance is required .Scholarships are for committed students only.  If student fails to have good attendance, do the assignments, work hard in class, and have a great attitude, scholarship may be revoked
  • Scholarship funds must be used for and within the session applied and awarded.
  • Financial aid is limited to three session a year per qualified student
  • Student must apply EACH session they are requesting a Scholarship for.
  • Students names awarded scholarships may listed on Starbelly School of Dance website, newsletters, and Facebook page
  • * We will happily accept donations for these two funds.

Scholarship Applications: Starbelly School of Dance

  • Any student, (excluding members of the Starbelly Dancers) can apply for scholarships. Decisions will be made by : 1) Financial need 2) students that show high levels of dedication to the school and to their own personal growth as a dancer. There is only funds for 1-2 students a session*Funds can be used for class fees ONLY. They can NOT be used for costumes and material fees.
 

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The Starbelly Dancers, the premier performing group of Starbelly School of Dance, participate in and create numerous fundraising events through-out the year, including their Annual Big Bad-Ass Belly Dance Show, silent auction & workshops.  All profits raised through these efforts are put into two funds, 1) A scholarship fund, and 2) a fund for temporary financial aid. We do this so we can better serve the community in helping provide dance opportunities to everyone who wants it, regardless of ability to pay.

Details:

  • Only partial -25% to 50% of class fees
  • Funds are limited.
  • Application does not guarantee availability of funds
  • Only students who have completed at least one full session at the school are eligible
  • Decisions will be based two factors 1) students commitment to dance and the school 2) financial need
  • Funds must be used for and within the session applied and awarded.
  • Financial aid is limited to two sessions a year per qualified student
  • * We will happily accept donations for these two funds.

Temp. Financial Aid: Starbelly School of Dance

  • Any student, (including the members of the Starbelly Dancers) can apply for Temporary Financial Aid. Preference will be given to: 1) students that demonstrates the largest need for aid 2) students that show high levels of dedication to the school and to their own personal growth as a dancer. *Funds can be used for class fees ONLY. They can NOT be used for costumes and material fees. ***funds are limited, but we will do our best to accommodate as many students as we can***
 

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Starbelly School of Dance has and added value in a in house professional belly dance costume designer and seamstress! With over 25 years of experience, Cecilia Rinn designs are available for the Students of Starbelly School of Dance!

For Women:

Level 1 Foundations:
Veil $20
Black Skirt $50
Black Wrap Top $30
Hip Scarf(fast moves and zills class only) $30
Level 1: Black Lace Tank(optional) $10

Level 2 & 3 Raqs Sharqi:
Modern Mermaid Skirt with slit and Halter $90
Classic: Silver top and fringe hip belt $60
Classic Hip belt with Fringe, and and Cowl neck halter $65
Modern Hip belt/skirt, and Halter $60

Level 2 Am Cab:
Circle skirt $65
Extra Fringe Hip belt $50
Sparkly overskirt (silver or gold) $40

Level 1-3 Tribal:
Black harem Pants $45
Black wrap top $30(same at level 1 foundations)
Tribal Hip Scarf $35
Sparkly overskirt (silver or gold) $40

Level 2: Fusion:
Black Skirt of harem pants $50, or $45
Cowl neck top and modern hip scarf $60
T-shirt fringe belt and half top(Rock/Folklore)

For Men:
Black Harem Pants $45
Mesh tunic $35
Reversible Vest & Belt set $60Tribal Belt $35

Special costumes. As an alternative to the class costumes, students can commission a custom Starbelly costume. Deadline for special costume orders and ½ down payment due: May 15th

  • Black and Gold Turkish Bedlah (bra) top. $90. This bra will go with most if not all Am Cab, Turkish, and Tribal pieces/classes. You are welcome to wear this at student salons and public performances instead of, or with the class wrap top. 
  • Add an additional $25-50 for extra coins, fringe and tassels on tribal belts
  • Black or White, silver or gold Raqs Sharqi Bedlah (Bra and Belt): $275-$325. You could wear this with most of the Raqs Sharqi Costumes in place of or in addition to halter tops or other class tops and belts.
  • Tribal Choli tops. Different fabric and colors $50

Cecilia Rinn has been designing and sewing her own clothes since she was in High School.  When she became a belly dancer in 1994, the creation of the costumes quickly became an integral part of her artistic voice as a dancer.   Always performing in costumes she designs and creates herself, Cecilia quickly developed a reputation not only as an exceptional dancer, but as a strikingly original costume designer.  She began to make custom costumes for other dancers, under the name StarBelly Creations in 2002.

Class Dance Shoes

For class these are great belly dance shoes:
Dance Shoe Link http://www.bellyartistcafe.net/leotoes.html

(Students if Starbelly School get a 20% discount! contact Cecilia for the code!)

When you are ready to purchase more advanced for Zills(Finger Cymbals) here s a link https://www.saroyancymbals.com/store/ * Please contact Cecilia for a consult before buying zills. We have student zills available for $20 at the studio

For performance outside of the studio, students will need full coverage shoes

The Dance Closet is a local store in Boise. You can try on the shoes(Highly Recommended!)and they can also special order for you. http://www.danceclosetboise.com/

Here are some good options to buy shoes online

Ballet Shoe: 
https://www.dancewearsolutions.com/shoes/ballet_slippers/b20.aspx?position=0

Jazz Shoe:
https://www.dancewearsolutions.com/shoes/jazz/b80.aspx?position=0 

Mens’s dance Boot:
LINK

Ballroom Shoe: 
LINK

* sizes usually run small.  Use caution when ordering.  I advise contacting the company for assistance.