CULTURAL DANCES are dances developed by groups of people that reflect the traditional life of the people of a certain country or region. These dances have historical significance to their countries of origin and although not generally designed for public performance or the stage, they have developed over time to be arranged and set for stage performances.
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Open Level Bellydance: Tuesdays at 8:15pm
Bellydance Techniques: Saturdays at 10:00am
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Level: All levels welcome. Beginners will learn basic movements as advanced students are given more challenging isolations. No experience needed.
Intensity: Low to high impact movements including body isolations.
Description: Tone and firm your muscles while shimming and shaking to ancient middle-eastern rhythms. Tava will teach you exiting bellydancing steps and techniques while isolating different parts of the body such as hips, shoulders, chest, and stomach.
Zills, veils, canes, and trays are sometimes introduced to these fun cultural classes. Belly dancing scarves are optional but very fun to use!
What to wear: Make sure your clothes give enough to let you move and stretch fully. Your instructor will need to be able to see your body well enough to see the alignment of you bones and how your muscles are engaging, so while loose is OK, baggy is not. You will also want to avoid baggy clothes because some exercises could be a bit revealing if your clothes are too loose. Both classes are usually done barefoot, so no fancy footwear is needed.
PRICING: $20.00 per class / $18 for 5 classes/ $16 for 10 classes. PRICING PAGE .
Our scheduling system allows you to cancel a class up to 6 hours before the class starts without being charged for that class. If you cancel within 6 hours of the class starting, you will be charged for the full class and a refund or credit will not be issued. We pay the instructors and block off your space in expectation that you are coming. Failure to show is not fair to the instructors, or to the person that may have wanted to take your place in the class.
Late arrivals will NOT be allowed into class and WILL be considered a late cancel. Please understand our policy is for good reason: safety (a proper warm up is mandatory), security (we lock our studio doors), and respect (cuts into other people’s time). Arrive 15 minutes before the start of your class. Please plan for traffic, parking and be on time to avoid loosing your class or being charged a late cancellation fee.