Workshops

Belly Dance Workshops

BlissBlissBliss in Morgantown, WV.  

These workshops are designed to make belly dance accessible to all ages, sizes, and skill levels. Have you been curious about trying belly dance, but afraid to jump in?  We’ll help you have fun and feel comfortable in the process of learning this ancient dance form!

You’ll learn several belly dance moves and a fun mini-choreography to put them all together.  This is open to beginners!

Cost is $30 per workshop
Location is BlissBlissBliss in Morgantown, WV.

Upcoming dates and times:

  • June 25th, 2017 from 11:30am – 1pm
  • August 6th, 2017 from 11:30am – 1pm
  • Sept 10th, 2017 from 11:30am – 1pm

These workshops sell out quickly, so register today by clicking on this link – BlissBlissBliss

Please review class policies before registering.

Payment is required at the time of registration to reserve your spot.  No refunds.

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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! Belly dance can be a wonderful sisterhood or an intimate personal experience. You are encouraged to bring a friend a long 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.

Belly dancing – that’s like stripping, right? Belly dancing is not stripping, nor is it a “dance of seduction.” In Middle Eastern countries dancing is used to celebrate. For info on Feminism and belly dance see this interesting article. For more on the history please visit the history tab under “Belly Dance Info” on the left.

Sign up for our e-mail list or check the facebook page for updates.

Ready to get started?  Just click the paypal button above to register for the next session. Workshops fill up quickly, so don’t put it off, sign up today!

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2 thoughts on “Workshops

  1. Colleen says:

    When will there be a new group of classes

    • snowmeow7 says:

      There will be a new workshop series starting in June. And there are some weekly classes getting started as well. I will add you to my email list and keep you posted.

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