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Introduction to Belly Dance 101

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: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 15
Teacher: Bridget

What you'll learn in this belly dance class:

First time in belly dance? Then this is the class for you! This primer class is where you start; helping you better in understand the movements that create the foundation of all styles of belly dance - technique through isolations and muscular training. 

This class focuses on break down of basic belly dance steps so that you begin with the correct methods to 'do' any of the common movements. Adds up to a great no-impact workout however the goal of the class is learning the verbiage, proper posture & being introduced to the different facets of Mid-East Dance.

As a new student to this art form we do recommend you take this class 1 full 7-week session before starting any of our other beginner belly dance classes.

  • You need no prior dance experience for this class. A minimum of 5 students per offering is needed for each class by the end of week 1 for it to run for the full session.
  • No long skirts, as Sonya, Christiana, Jonsey & Kamrah need to evaluate your knees & lower back position.
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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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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Question from Kathleen B.
Is this series ever offered on Saturday afternoons? My mornings are usually booked. I would love to start class in mid to late March and end in early to mid-May 2019.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Kathleen! The Saturday classes are offered at 10:30 am as of this time, but you may save this class to your wish list if we will list new class dates and possible afternoon class on our website. Thanks!

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Introduction to Belly Dance 101
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Reviewed by Jeanne V. on 2/27/2019

School: Arabesque Dance and Fitness

Arabesque Dance and Fitness

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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