Welcome! If you are exploring our options for the first time, we encourage you to click here for all of our beginner student offerings along with video samples of the styles of belly dance that we teach.
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Saturdays 10:00-11:00am | $104 for 8 week course, $55 for 4-week half-course, $16 drop-in All drills all the time! Christina will focus on a specific movement family, whether it be a shape, a direction, a body part, or any combination of the above and we'll drill, drill, drill to hone and fix technique and create neural pathways through repetition of movement that will lead to muscle memory so the dancer can effortlessly access their basic movements, and build upon them. Suitable for all levels.
Level 1 | Saturdays 3:30-4:30pm | $104 for 8 week course | $16 single class (on hiatus until August) You will never feel alone in Group Belly Dance, which fosters unity and community (a tribe) within the dance. The beauty of this style known as American Tribal Style or ATS® is derived from a movement vocabulary infused with non-verbal “cues” that empower you and your group of dancers to improvise together, while giving the appearance of a choreographed dance piece. Beginner friendly. Level 2 | Saturdays 1:45-3:00pm | $130 for 8 week course Students will delve deeper into the ATS® vocabulary of moves and the technique, play with formations and start to see the possibilities ATS® offers dancers. While strictly voluntary, opportunities to perform will be offered. Promotion to this class is by instructor invitation.
Fundamentals | Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm | $78 for 6-week course, $16 single class Classic Style Belly Dance is one of the most common styles of belly dance performed in the USA. It uses Egyptian, Turkish, Lebanese and even Greek belly dance elements with American dance style influences. In this course, you will work on the fundamental movements of belly dance, drill technique, and put the movements into combinations. Beginner - Intermediate levels. Intermediate Choreography and Technique | Wednesdays 6:30-7:45pm | $98 for 6 week course In this class you will build on fundamental belly dance techniques, adding layers and styling. You will work on combinations, choreography and performance techniques as well as musicality. While strictly voluntary, opportunities to perform will be offered. Intermediate & advanced intermediate levels. Promotion to this class is by instructor invitation.
Basic Moves | Sundays 5:15-6:15pm, Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm | $104 for 8-week course, $55 for 4-week 1/2 course, $16 single class It's belly dance with an edge. Also known as Fusion Belly Dance, Contemporary Belly Dance begins with the foundation movements of Middle-Eastern dance and blends with it other cultural dance forms. In our Basic Moves class, you'll learn the fundamental movements used in this style of dance and how to transition from one movement to another. Beginner friendly. Beginning Choreography | Sundays and Mondays 6:30-7:30pm | $104 for 8 week course You will learn to more complex techniques and moves and apply them to choreography. During your time in this class, you will learn how to dance with finger cymbals, and work with your skirt as a prop. While strictly voluntary, opportunities to perform will be offered. Prerequisite: One full course of Contemporary Belly Dance: Basic Moves or instructor invitation. Intermediate Choreography | Sundays7:45-9:00pm | $130 for 8 week course You will discover complex concepts in contemporary belly dance such as layering movements, theatrical dance, performance skills, and more advanced prop work including sword work. Opportunities to perform will be offered. Prerequisite: You may enter this class after one year of Beginning Choreography, including one session each of finger cymbals and skirt dancing, and with instructor approval. Project Groove | Tuesdays 8:00-9:30pm | $215 for 11 week course (payment plans available) Project Groove is an advanced rotating contemporary belly dance ensemble class that runs 11 weeks three times per year. Each Project will focus on advanced techniques and choreography as well as dance concepts that are a unconventional and push the creativity of the dancers. Each Project leads to a specific performance event and students who are selected to participate will be expected to have excellent class attendance and be in any performances attached to any Project in which they enroll. Project Groove participation is by director invitation. La Groove Fatale Troupe Class | Mondays 8:00-9:30pm | $156 for 8 week course or $65/month for 12 months If your goals include working in a committed troupe environment, you may want to join our studio troupe when you are ready. La Groove Fatale, is a dedicated group of dancers who consistently strive to dance outside the box, working also on their performance skills, innovative movement and ideas, musical interpretation, and theatricality. As a troupe member, you will be required to perform at studio shows, local community haflas, and Elgin's annual public events including the Elgin Fringe Festival, and will be given other exclusive performance opportunities. Entrance to the troupe is by director invitation at the beginning of each calendar year.
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