Shake up your week with Belly Dance!
Saphera teaches belly dance classes and workshops in Morgantown, Buckhannon, Clarksburg, and other areas of Central WV.
Saphera has been dancing for over 10 years and is a HipCurve certified instructor. You’ll love her easy going style and be amazed at how quickly you pick up the movements – even if you’ve never danced before. HipCurve classes are designed to make belly dance accessible to all ages, sizes, and skill levels. Have you been curious about trying belly dance, but too afraid to jump in? We’ll help you ease into a class without feeling self-conscious. HipCurve classes help you feel comfortable while making new friends in the process of staying healthy and fit – you’ll forget you’re exercising!
We only have monthly workshops at this time – click here for details.
Level 1 Classes
Next session TBA!
You’ll learn basic movements and put them together in a fun combination. Great for beginners and experienced students. This class will cover classic belly dance moves and help you develop grace and confidence while getting a workout!
4 week session starts TBA.
Classes fill up quickly, so register today!
Register by selecting the PayPal button below (you will be taken to PayPal’s secure site to pay) or E-mail for more info.
Please review our Class Policies before registering.
More details on this class on the Level 1 page.
$45 for a 4 week session
Little Genie Class (Youth Belly Dance ages 6-12) – Kids love belly dance! HipCurve has structured a class that has kid-friendly moves, upbeat music, and gets children moving.
Junior Jasmines (Teen Belly Dance ages 13-17) – Teens love belly dance too! HipCurve structured a class that is appropriate for teens using the same upbeat world music in the Little Genies Class but with a little more challenge in the movement.
Level 1 Adult Belly Dance (also open to teens if no Junior Jasmine class is in session) — Here’s what you’ll learn:
1) All Level 1 basic moves and combinations
2) HipCurve Drill Blast
3) The HipCurve ball routine* specifically designed to help you learn bellydance moves easily
4) Traveling combinations across the floor
5) Dance technique and posture
6) Complete level 1 choreography routine with option to perform (costume purchase required if performing)
To register or find more info select the link for the class you are interested in from the drop down menu on the left under classes or using the links below.
You might be wondering…
Do I have to bare my belly or wear a skimpy outfit? What should I wear? No skimpy outfits required! Most students wear comfortable clothing like yoga pants and a t-shirt or tank top. Anything that is comfortable to move around in is fine. You are welcome to wear a costume if you have one, but it is not a requirement. Hip scarves or coin belts can help accentuate your movements and help you learn, but they are not required (we have some you can borrow during class). Wearing form fitting clothes allows the instructor to see your movements better and help with posture and technique, but again, is not required. We recommend dancing in bare feet unless you have any foot or ankle problems.
What if I’m not very coordinated? Belly dance is based on natural movements. It does take some practice, but unlike other dance forms that require acrobatic movements or advanced technical skills, this is a dance that anyone can enjoy regardless of flexibility or coordination. The instructor will always offer different variations of the movements in class, so you can do what feels comfortable. As you progress from week to week, you will be surprised at how much more graceful you become!
I’m shy. Can I still do this? Yes! You are encouraged to bring a friend along if that helps you feel more comfortable. No one will be called out in class or asked to dance in front of the class in the introductory levels. Even in advanced levels this is left up to each dancer to decide when and if they feel ready to perform.
What if I miss a class? We do not offer any refunds for missed classes. If you know that you will need to miss a class before-hand, please contact the instructor to let them know.
What Level should I sign up for? Level 2 students have taken level 1 classes or have prior belly dance experience. They are comfortable with the basic vocabulary of belly dance moves. If you have no or little experience start with Level 1. E-mail me for any questions.
What is HipCurve? HipCurve is an instructional format developed by Sherena, a dancer with over 20 years of performance and 10 years of teaching experience. The format was designed to make belly dance fun to learn and accessible to people of all ages and skill levels.
What style do you teach? There are numerous styles of belly dancing. I am trained in HipCurve method of instruction and the styles that I practice and teach in my classes are Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS), Tribal Fusion and American Cabaret styles.