Frequently Asked Questions
I am not a good dancer naturally and I've never taken a belly dance class before. Is this the right class for me?
Absolutely! I have taught thousands of students over the course of 15 years and most of them are just like you! In my class, we build from the ground up, and I break down everything in clear terms. My classes are welcoming to everyone who comes wanting to learn, regardless of skill level.
I've studied Bellydance before. Can I start in the Level 2/3 class?
My classes focus on the Salimpour Format of Bellydance, which is a very specific methodology as well as dialect. In order to focus on some of the more advanced concepts that we work on, there must be a strong foundation of understanding, which is what is taught in Level 1. The good news is, Level 1 certifications are offered at least two times a year, and you only need to be Level 1 certified in one of the formats to participate in the Level 2/3 class. Additionally, the Dance Movement and Folkloric Fusion classes are open level, and can provide challenging course content for even the intermediate / advanced student.
What do I wear to class?
Wear anything that you would typically wear to work out. Usually, that means leggings and a t-shirt or tank top, but it can be anything you feel comfortable in that doesn't inhibit movement and lets me see your body line. You can wear a hip scarf, but they are not required, however no coins or beads please! Typically we dance bare foot, but you can wear jazz shoes or a dance sneaker.
Am I too old? young? thin? curvy? ...?
Nope! :-) I've taught students from 6 -75, and all body types in the spectrum. All are welcome here, and I will make modifications as needed so that everyone can get the most out of class.
How much is class?
Class pricing information can be found on the class schedule page.