General class information
- Session Classes: Our Tribal Fusion and Egyptian Belly Dance classes generally run in sessions of seven weeks which are outlined on the studio schedule page. These classes are cumulative, with the students learning a choreography by the end of the session. Consistent attendance is key to being successful in the choreography classes.
- Drop-in Classes: Mindful Yoga, Yoga for Belly Dance, Technique and Drills, and Zumba are all drop-in style classes in that there is no cumulative progression through the session that would cause a student to fall behind if she has to miss classes.
- Student Eligibility: Any adult who wishes to participate in classes at Eastern Groove may do so regardless of age, sex, or fitness level. If you have a medical concern that you feel might be affected by dance or yoga movement, please consult with your doctor before registering for classes or workshops. Students under the age of 18 will be considered by individual instructors on a case-by-case basis. All classes must be paid for before class begins.
- Attire: Comfortable, fitted clothing that you can move in. Yoga pants and fitted tees or tank tops are ideal. We generally are barefoot, but you may wear socks or a flat, soft-soled dance shoe if you like. For belly dance classes, you may opt to wear a hip scarf, but please avoid those with coins or bells. Please do not come to class wearing a skirt unless asked to do so by your instructor.
- Supplies: It is always recommended that you bring a bottle of water to class. We do have a refill station, but do not sell bottles of water. Students of Mindful Yoga and Yoga for Belly Dance are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats, blocks, and strap although we do have some on hand to loan out during class time. All students are encouraged to bring a notebook and pen to record thoughts and ideas after or between classes.
A note on early or late arrivals to class
Because our studio is situated in the very back of Simple Balance Health Center and we are not generally there during normal business hours, we keep the front door locked when there is nobody in the front office.
- If you are late to class and the door is locked, look for a sign on the door with a number to text to be allowed in. Someone will come and let you in immediately. To assure the least amount of interruption to the class, please text the number rather than calling.
- If you are more than 15 minutes early to a class that follows an earlier class on the same night, the door may be locked as we are finishing the current class. Please do not call or text the number on the door. When class lets out, the door will be opened for you.