Weekly Classes

Build strength, flexibly, muscle control, posture and balance in a fun and supportive atmosphere! Learn to move your body in a new way – gain control of muscles and challenge your mind. Student performance opportunities are arranged periodically throughout the year.

All weekly classes held at:
Balance Dance Studios, 4544 South Lamar, Austin TX

$15 drop in or get a class card for discounts

Belly Dance Foundations

A solid foundation in technique is essential for any style of bellydance.  Learn the mechanics muscular isolation, timing, and footwork based on Suhaila Salimpour’s technique format (Level 1).  Class includes warm up, isolation breakdown and drills, and dance patterns to common Middle Eastern rhythms.   “

  • Beginner to intermediate technique and combinations; introduction to finger cymbals
  • Mondays 7:30 – 8:30pm in Studio 1
  • Earn 1 CEC in the Salimpour School (for dancers in the certification program)

Folkloric Fusion w/ Finger Cymbals

A combination of jazz, belly dance, folkloric movement and rhythms.  Class includes warm up, cymbal technique, and dance combinations influenced from several dance styles and the work of Jamila and Suhaila Salimpour.

  • Mixed level combinations and traveling movements
  • Thursdays 7-8pm in Studio 6 (Bravo Building)
  • Earn 1 CEC in the Salimpour School (for dancers in the certification program)

 Belly Dance Advanced

With a foundation established, this class offers students more advanced technique and movement patterns. Each class includes a short warm up, technique drills with layering options, and dance combinations or exercises that explore more advanced interpretation of Middle Eastern music.  Bring your finger cymbals.

  • Intermediate  to advanced technique, combinations and dance concepts
  • Thursdays 8-9pm in Studio 6 (Bravo Building)
  • Earn 1 CEC in the Salimpour School (for dancers in the certification program)

 

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What to Wear

Please wear comfortable clothing that you can stretch and move in… anything you would wear to a Yoga or Jazz class would be appropriate. Please, no coined or beaded hip scarves. Bare feet are required, but ballet slippers or jazz shoes are also acceptable.

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