You too can learn to belly dance!
We offer classic belly dance, tribal belly dance , and fusion belly dance classes, plus kids bellydance, teen bellydance, and dance workshops in Turkish style, sword dance, veil, step combinations, and more! Haven’t you always wanted to belly dance? Teachers Sabine Souzana, and Regina Anne can show you how. Also check our Special Events page for belly dance workshops!
Tribal Belly dance with Sabine of Tribalation!
Tribal Belly dance is a fun, energetic dance that fuses traditional Middle Eastern dance movements with a little flamenco, African, Indian, and other influences, within an improvisational group format that is fun and empowering! More information here. New classes start about every 6 weeks!
Beginner level 1 Tribal Belly Dance with Sabine Mondays 5:30-6:40pm, 6 weeks/$65.
Level 2 & 2.5 tribal belly dance with Sabine Mondays 6:45-7:55pm, 12 weeks, each 6 week session is $65.
Level 3 & 3.5 tribal belly dance (Intermediate) Mondays 8:00pm-9:10pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Occasional studio performance opportunities. 12 weeks; each 6 week session is $65. or ask about a 10-class card.
Level 4 & 5 tribal belly dance with Sabine (Intermediate/Advanced) Wednesdays 7-8:10pm. Student performance opportunities for troupe “Sister Celebration.”
Student Performance troupe “Azhaar” (by invitation only) Wednesdays 8:20-9:30pm
Email email@example.com to sign up or for more information.
All 6-week sessions with Sabine & Tribalation! are $65 per 6 week session, or $13 per class drop in (space allowing), or buy a 10- class card for level 2 & up ($110/10 classes). Pre-registration required for beginner sessions. New sessions start approximately every 6 weeks.
Classic & Modern Belly Dance with Souzana!
NEW FALL CLASS SCHEDULE!!
Souzana has over 12 years of continuous teaching experience and has taught belly dance to hundreds of women (and a few men) of all shapes, sizes, and ages 2- 82! Beginning classes are designed to teach students the skills necessary to develop the strength, posture, muscle awareness, and mind-body connection to learn the art of belly dancing! You will learn FUNdamental movements that include isolations, basic steps, turns, shimmies and arm positions.
- Beginning Belly Dance – FUNdamentals, Wednesdays, 10-11am at Celebration Belly Dance & Yoga B side Studio. $40 a month for 4-class session, $12 drop-in. Pre-registration required.
In the FUNdamentals classes you’ll learn the FUNdamental belly dance moves in a fun and supportive atmosphere and will also be introduced to playing finger cymbals and dancing with a three-yard veil. This is great for anyone wanting a review of the basics or learning for the very first time.
- Beginning Belly Dance, Thursdays, 5:45-6:45pm at Celebration Belly Dance & Yoga Studio, studio A. $40 a month for 4-class session, $12 drop-in. Pre-registration required.
Total Beginner Belly Dance (Jan, Apr, July, Oct) & FUNdamentals (Feb, Mar, May, Jun, Aug, Sept, Nov, Dec). Total Beginner Belly Dance is offered 4 times a year/once a quarter in Jan, April, July, and Oct. Total Beginner is perfect for those who are brand new to dance or for those who like a pace that’s a little more relaxed. In the FUNdamentals classes you’ll continue to work on FUNdamental belly dance moves in a fun and supportive atmosphere and will also be introduced to playing finger cymbals and dancing with a three-yard veil. This is great for anyone wanting a review of the basics or learning for the very first time.
*******Intermediate & Mixed-Level Classes*******
Intermediate classes will push you beyond the basics and into more challenging, complex body movement that require greater control and coordination. You will continue finger cymbals and rhythm training. Combine movements, add layers, and learn more advanced FUNdational movements. Classes are sure to give both your body and mind a workout!
- Intermediate Belly Dance, Wednesdays at Celebration Studio,5:45-6:45pm, $40 a month for 4-classes or $12 drop-in.
This intermediate classes will push you beyond the basics and into more challenging, complex body movement that require greater control and coordination. In this class you will continue exploring finger cymbal technique and patterns, work on identifying and dancing to various rhythms, additional FUNdamental dance technique, layering concepts, turns, and spins, transitions, combos, and choreography in this ongoing class. Occasional performance opportunities may be available.
- FOCUS Belly Dance, Thursdays at Celebration Studio, 7:00-8:00pm, studio A,$40 for a month for 4-class session or $12 drop-in.
This multi-level, topic based class takes an in-depth look at a specific topic and applies it to what you already know. The class changes its FOCUS monthly, rotating through topics such as: turn and spins, traveling steps, elegant arms and hands, shimmies, rhythms, stage craft, improvisation, props, choreography and more! Although it’s geared toward intermediate dancers, I can easily adapt drills to suit advanced beginners who are currently enrolled in beginning classes and advanced dancers.
- Benu Rising Performing Troupe Rehearsal. This time is set aside for performing troupe members who need extra instruction or rehearsal time or to prepare for upcoming performances. Must be a member of student troupe to attend. Ask me for details.
Contact Souzana at firstname.lastname@example.org for other class offerings, to find out about her student troupe, and special workshops! Need extra help or one-on-one attention? Ask Souzana about private lessons.
Bellydance Class with Ann Shaffer
Dates: Tuesdays Feb. 9-April 12 (no class March 1)
Time: 6:45-8 pm
Cost: $90 for full 9 weeks or $13 drop-in
Description: What’s in your toolbox? Tribal fusion bellydance is built on the deliberate synthesis of the tools that a dancer has gathered for creating dance. In this class, we’ll work to develop the tools that we have and add some new ones. Over 9 classes, we’ll explore posture, technique, foundational tribal fusion moves, fancier tribal fusion combos, musicality, improvisation, choreography, and collaboration. Come prepared for work and fun, and expect some homework outside of class.
Bring: finger cymbals, clothing you can move in, a notebook, a water bottle, and an experimental spirit
Level: for dancers with a minimum of 2 years of bellydance study.
About the Instructor: Ann Shaffer has been studying a variety of styles of of bellydance and Middle Eastern folkloric dances since 2001, with additional excursions into flamenco, West African dance, hip hop, and modern dance. She is a Certified Practitioner of Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements™ approach to bellydance, and holds a General Skills certification in American Tribal Style™ bellydance. Ann performs throughout the Pacific Northwest as a fusion soloist and as a member of Troupe Tribalation, and is an active member of the Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene.
ON HOLD until late spring 2016
Sacred Fusion Belly Dance opens the world of Middle Eastern dance to a creative sacred journey and practice in movement. With hands-on instruction Regina Anne leads this high energy class in conditioning foundations, detailed belly dance technique, and storytelling development. You will gain valuable tools to refine your solo practice, boost your troupe performance, and immerse yourself in overall physical great-being while studying Regina Anne’s unique fusion dance style!
Contact: Regina Anne at email@example.com for information.