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Belly Dance Fundamentals

at Arabesque Dance and Fitness - Avondale

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Avondale, Northwest Side
3120 W Belmont Ave
Btwn N Troy St & N Albany Ave
Illinois City, Illinois 60618
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Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 15
Teacher: Sonya

What you'll learn in this belly dance class:

After the minimum 7-week session of INTRO class, this Fundamentals class expands to teach you a wider vocabulary of basic belly dance traditional Orientale movements, traveling steps & turns common to the "classic" Egyptian-style of Mid East dance, & most importantly how to connect them.

Here you learn where in the music these steps are best used, why we do it, & more about where in the world it comes from. Class works on clean technique with full break-downs & step-combos that can improve your posture, flexibility, balance & grace through muscle isolation and control. Each week we put these new moves into a dance routine, finishing the session with a full choreographed dance & a strong sense of body awareness.

This class is ideal for your first 8-12 months of your training, however you should stay in this level until all these fundamental moves are comfortable to you.

Prerequisite: No prior dance experience is necessary for this class however please complete 1 full 7-week session of INTRO to Belly Dance class first.

  • No long skirts, as Sonya and Christiana needs to evaluate your knees & lower back position.
  • All weekly offerings of the 'Fundamentals' class contain the same lesson plan/choreographic routine, therefore interchangeable from week-to-week.
Class Attire:
  • Be Comfy! No jeans, mini skirts, or street clothes; also no baggy T-shirts, long skirts or sweat suits for students in the Fundamental level, green & blue star (we need to see knee position).
  • For Belly Dance: Exercize/Yoga pants, or leggings with a fitted T-shirt, a tank top or sports bra that can show lower back position; bare feet, socks or dance shoes. NO STREET SHOES.
  • Also, any scarf or shawl to tie low around your hips is very useful to see your hip movements in the mirror.

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Refund Policy
Tuition once paid is non-refundable.

If the class does not meet the minimum requirement of 5 students, you will have a class on week 1. However, if by the 1st day of week 2 there's still not the minimum number of students registered then you will get a phone call asking if you'd like to switch to another weekly offering. If that does not work with your schedule we will refund the session price minus a single-class cost (for week 1).


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The mission of Arabesque is to to give Chicago a choice; to open its doors to uncommon dance forms, and give adults an exquisite place to learn that's a refuge for them alone. To utilize the art of Oriental Dance to enrich the lives of its studentship and community through local and national dance performances...

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