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Bellydance Classes at Bastet Dance Fitness

Bellydance – Choreography (Beginning)

This slower paced class is excellent for those who are new to the art of bellydancing, as well as for those students who want to review Middle Eastern Dance techniques like body rolls, shimmies and hip undulations. Come explore the fundamentals of belly dancing in a fun encouraging environment! The first half of class will consist of a warm up, in-depth movement and technique breakdown, instruction on isolations, traveling steps, body awareness and simple layering. In the second half of class you will learn a fun choreographed dance routine utilizing movements and techniques learned in class.  Each routine is taught over a four week period but drop-in’s are welcome at any time!

All fitness and experience levels are welcome!
We recommend students wear workout attire and bring a water bottle. 


Bellydance – Choreo and Specialty

The material in this class will rotate every 1-2 months, or as determined by the needs of the class. Class topics may include, but are not limited to Western Dance Concepts for Belly Dancers, Props and Balancing, Finger Cymbals, Choreography. Performance opportunities could possibly arise for interested students. Concurrent attendance to Lori’s Belly Dance Technique is recommended, but not required.

For the month of January, class will focus on Western Dance Concepts for Belly Dancers. The goal of this class is learn how to apply the “polish” to your performance through developing the carriage, arm and leg lines, precision footwork (ballet/jazz inspired) and foot/floor relationship. Ballet slipper or jazz shoe recommended.

Starting in February, class will learn a choreography with cymbals. This dance will be staged for performance at a local event in March. Participants are not required to perform; all are welcome to learn the choreography. Stay tuned for more information.


Bellydance – Techniques

Students will be lead through a full warm-up, preparing their bodies to safely begin learning alignment, isolations, timing, and basic steps. Each class includes technique breakdown, drills, and cool-down to stretch and restore the body. The material presented in class is applicable to the beginner as well as the experienced dancer. Students will work at their own personal levels. This all levels class is excellent for those who want to take their bellydancing to the next level! Build your strength, stamina and confidence with engaging isolations and drills.

All fitness and experience levels are welcome!
We recommend students wear workout attire and bring a water bottle. 


Bellydance – Clinic

What does that even mean?

It’s taking a month at a time to work specifically on one movement, one hour per week. Each month we will focus on something different. There won’t be much dancing, so keep going to your regular classes for that! You’ll get individual attention and exercises to take home with you. So if any movement in the belly dance vocabulary has vexed you, this is where we problem solve and work towards mastering a specific iteration, whether it’s a deep and beautiful undulation, a kick ass, percussive shimmy or a super articulated circle. Warmups will be specific to the muscle groups needed to execute the move of the month.

All fitness and experience levels are welcome in these bellydance classes!
We recommend students wear workout attire and bring a water bottle.


Bellydance – with Finger Cymbals

Students will learn multiple finger cymbal patterns and practice playing them with belly dance movements. Class includes a warm up, cymbal drills, movement breakdown and short combinations. Finger cymbals can be purchased from several online sources. Students may contact instructor if they need recommendations.

All fitness and experience levels are welcome!

We recommend students wear non-constricting workout attire and bring a water bottle.