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Beginner's Belly Dance


Come explore the beatiful art of belly dance! If you sign up for our Trial Membership ($30 for 30 days of unlimited classes) then you are welcome to attend all our Belly Dance fitness classes, which are great fun.  However if you are serious about improving your belly dance technique, and curious about learning more about this art form, we recommend the eight week Beginner's Belly dance Toolbox Course, which is also the pre-requisite to attend our Level 2 and 3 Belly Dance classes.


8-Week Beginner's Belly Dance Toolbox Course

Start here! Gain all the 'tools' you need to explore the art of belly dance! This introductory course opens everyone up to the benefits of this beautiful art form. 

Even if you've taken belly dance elsewhere or studied at home, you will be surprised at what you learn in this class series.  These courses will help you gain confidence, get in touch with your body, explore your femininity, as well as improve your balance, strength, and self-confidence. 

You will learn the ins and outs of all the foundational moves of belly dance, including hip work, shoulder and arm movements, and of course the shimmy! You'll also gain an understanding of the history and origins of the dance, as well as the ways that belly dance has evolved into distinct styles.

Beginners are welcome, as we put moves together into short combinations, building muscle memory, learning transitions between moves, gaining confidence in our dance.  We'll also cover historical and stylistic facts about belly dance, discuss YouTube videos and more.  Handouts are included!
After completing the two, 8 week Toolbox Courses you'll be ready to try our Level 2 and 3 classes.
Register for the eight week Toolbox Course for $80 in advance, $95 at the door. A new course starts every few weeks, at various times and days, so check the schedule.  The Courses often fill up so register in advance to make sure you get the date and time you want.
No make-ups or refunds for missed classes.
Next start dates:
Sat, Feb 22, 10:45am w/Dawn
Mon, March 10, 7pm w/Marcy
Tues, April 8, Noon w/Karen
Sign Up and reserve your spot for the time and date you want, our courses often fill up!

Intro to Belly Dance Class

Curious?  Join us the 1st Friday of every month at 6pm for our Intro to Belly Dance Class... for those who just don't know where to start!  Come visit the Studio, meet our staff, and gain insight into our philosophy of inclusion and empowerment.  Bring a friend if you like, or leave the timid at heart at home and adventure out to discover something new - you just might like it!

Class is taught by Hip Expression Staff who will make you feel at home.

Suggested donation $5.


Be Strong, Be Sexy, Belly Dance!


Photo by Chuck Vosburgh