"You made me feel very comfortable right from the start...you are very kind and have a lot of patience...you are a great teacher and a beautiful belly dancer." -Jerri L.
Unless otherwise stated, classes are for adult women, ages 18+. No observers or children are permitted; please make arrangements for childcare. Private and semi-private bellydance lessons are held in a dance studio environment only, not in your home. Please scroll down for complete information about group classes as well as private and semi-private lessons.
The May/June 2013 Beginner's Class is underway. The next Beginner's Class will be July/August 2013. Complete information, including dates, fees, and class description, will be posted to this page on June 1.
Dates TBA June 1, 2013
Beginning Bellydance is structured for the absolute beginner. No dance experience is necessary, and no body type is excluded - all shapes and sizes are welcome.
Classes consist of a warm-up, strengthening exercises, breakdown of basic movements or steps which are then drilled together, with and without music, and a cool-down. In each 8-week session we will work with one particular song, learning a simple choreographed bellydance to it using the basic movements you learn in the session.
What To Wear
: Exercise attire is appropriate for class (example: yoga pants and fitted t-shirt or tank), and either bare feet or dance shoes. Please bring a scarf to tie around your hips. This will help accentuate your movements and make them easier to see. Reasonably priced coined or fringed hip scarves can be found locally at Criston's Dancewear or online from Amazon or on eBay. A limited number of hip scarves will be available to borrow during class. Bare stomachs are not necessary if you wear a form-fitting top such as a tank, fitted t-shirt, or leotard. No overly baggy clothing, please. Bring water with you.
Information coming soon.
Private and semi-private lessons are a great way to fast-track learning, but are not recommended for anyone with less than 6 months of belly dance instruction in a classroom environment. I will work with you to develop and improve specific skills, as well as identify and correct flaws in technique. When scheduling a private or semi-private lesson, be prepared to tell me at that time what you want to work on in your session. Class content will be designed based on your skill level and goals.
Wear your usual exercise attire for class (no costumes or costume pieces), bare feet or dance shoes. Bare stomach is not necessary if you wear a form-fitting top, such as a tank, fitted t-shirt, or leotard. Bring water with you.
Private Lesson · $60/hour
Individual instruction which allows for the one-on-one attention you would not get in a group lesson.
Semi-Private Lesson (up to 3 people) · $85/hour
Enjoy the extra attention and personal feedback that comes with a private lesson while learning with classmates/friends who are at the same, or similar, level.
Class Payment and Cancellation Policy
For your convenience, I accept PayPal and will invoice you when you schedule your lesson. I will email you confirmation once payment is received. Lessons are not considered scheduled until payment is received.
Students must give 48 hours notice to reschedule the lesson, or to cancel the lesson and receive a refund. Lessons are non-transferable. If you have any questions about payment, rescheduling, or cancellations, please contact me at (512) 765-4339 or Ruya@KilleenBellydance.com.