Beginning Belly Dance
Learn the art of belly dance while developing stamina, deepening cultural appreciation, and having fun. Award-winning performer, Kat, teaches this fun, low-impact dance in a comfortable welcoming atmosphere. Everyone can belly dance, including you!
All classes held at Tacoma Dance Studios
1127 Broadway Suite 204 Tacoma WA 98402
Next 10 Week Session: Tuesday August 13th - October 15th
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
This is an introductory 10-week belly dance course is designed to teach students the basic skills necessary to develop their strength, muscle awareness, and mind-body connection! In this class, students will learn all the basic movements of belly dance such as posture, arm positions, hip work, footwork, sagats(zills), basic combos, shimmies, and more! All sizes of people belly dance because it is body positive, confidence building, and community building. Yes, you too can belly dance! Ages 12+
Drop in $15
5 Class Card $70
10 Class Card $130
What should I wear to my first class?
Wear something that makes you feel comfortable that you can move in. For example, yoga pants, flowy skirts, tank tops, a sports bra, or belly dance attire are all acceptable. Coin belts encouraged! Don’t have one? Don’t worry, they are not necessary. We do have some at the studio for purchase if you’d like.
I’ve never danced before, can I belly dance?
Yes! One thing I love about this dance style is how inclusive it is. You don’t need prior dance training, though it never hurts!
Am I too (young/fat/old/tall/skinny/short) to belly dance?
Never, never, ever.
What kind of style do you teach?
I teach Raqs Sharqi or sometimes what we call American Cabaret style. This style is derived from Egyptian style and staged American performances.
Do I need to buy anything for my first class?
No. Whenever I teach anything that involves finger cymbals, veils, or tray balancing I provide student level props. However, finger cymbals (Zills), choli tops, and coin belts are available for purchase at the studio.
Do you wear shoes in class?
No, but if that makes you uncomfortable, socks/dance shoes are acceptable. We do not wear shoes so we can protect our knees when dancing.
Questions? Contact us!