Classes

Belly dance is known to be one of the oldest art forms in the world.  No one knows where it originated exactly but through travel and trade between countries, the dance has grown and transformed many times through the decades.  Most commonly known as belly dance the correct name for it is Raks Sharki or Oriental Dance. It is most commonly performed at celebrations, at cabarets and restaurants.  The dancer uses a combination of sharp and smooth moments to express what is happening in the music being played. A number of props can be used from traditional ones like finger cymbals, cane or veil to more modern ones like fan veils, swords or wings.  Though belly dance is made to look easy it is harder than you think!

Talia teaches classes beginner through advanced/professional. She prides herself on teaching correct body posture and breaking down belly dance from the basics including everything from movement, props, music and dance history.  Looking for a fun challenge? You’ve come to the right place!

Amal teaches beginner belly dance in North County San Diego.  She takes the time to teach belly dance fundamentals so you have a great base to build upon. Weather you are just starting out or coming back to belly dance after a long absence, Amal is a great teacher to get you started.

Beginning Belly Dance with Talia

Session Details

Mondays, Oct 7th-28th

Session Timing

6:00-7:00PM

Cost

$45.00 for Session

Location

Covington Community Room, 16720 SE 271st Street, Covington, WA 98042

More Details

Sign up through the city of Covington. Online www.covingtonwa.gov/parks Phone (253) 480-2480 In Person Covington Aquatic Center, 18230 SE 240th Street, Covington, WA 989042

Beginning Belly Dance with Talia

Session Details

On-Going, Fridays

Session Timing

6:00-6:55 PM

Cost

Membership or Guest Pass

Location

Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Rd, Auburn, WA 98001

More Details

Ages 15+ Sign-up today for a YMCA membership and enjoy not only Talia's belly dance class but many other group classes, workout room and the pool!

Family Belly Dance Class with Talia

Session Details

On-Going, Fridays

Session Timing

7:00-7:30 PM

Cost

Membership or Guest Pass

Location

Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Rd, Auburn, WA 98001

More Details

A fun way to get mom and kids moving, bring your little ones and let's belly dance! All ages

Beginning Belly Dance with Amal

Session Details

August 19th & August 26th

Session Timing

11:00AM-12:00PM

Cost

Free

Location

Vista Public Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave. Vista, CA 92084 (760) 643-5100

More Details

Introductory to belly dance taught by Amal. This class will focus on belly dance fundamentals, basic combinations and more!

Beginning Belly Dance with Talia

Session Details

Thursdays, On-Going Starting in Sept 2019

Session Timing

9:30-10:30AM

Cost

Membership or Guest Pass

Location

Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Rd, Auburn, WA 98001

More Details

Ages 15+ Start your day with a shimmy! This class will get your morning started right with a warm up, isolation technique, drills, combos and more. Sign-up today for a YMCA membership and enjoy not only Talia's belly dance class but many other group classes, workout room and the pool!

Beginning Belly Dance with Amal

Session Details

Mondays, On-Going (Starts Aug 12th)

Session Timing

6:00-7:00PM

Cost

$10.00 per class

Location

Heritage Hall, 122 West Beech St., Fallbrook, CA 92028

More Details

Learn all the basics of belly dance with Amal. From across the floor drills to combos you'll be learning belly dance while getting a full body low impact workout. No prior dance experience needed. Ladies of all shapes and sizes encouraged to come.

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What to Expect

In Talia’s classes you will start with a body strengthening warm-up, then onto isolation drills, combos and across the floor drills followed by a cool down and stretch. Talia tries to cover numerous belly dance subjects throughout her sessions from adlib dancing to props to musicality and instrumentation.

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What to Wear

Come to class in something easy to move in. Yoga pants and tank top will work just fine. Barefoot or dance shoes are fine for footwear, socks can be worn but note they may be slippery on the floor surface.

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What to Bring

If you have a hip scarf bring it with you if not some loaner scarfs are available. A water bottle is also suggested along with a yoga mat for floor warm up. Intermediate & advanced classes would bring veils & zills.

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Class Courtesy

When coming in late, get yourself ready quickly & join the class. No chewing gum in class. Talia likes to keep a positive learning environment, please don’t criticize yourself or others. Remember that everyone learns at a different pace and some people have prior dance backgrounds, try not to compare yourself to others.

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Refunds

No refunds will be given after the first class of the session. Credits cannot be rolled over into the next session. Make-up classes will be given if needed.