This course is designed for students new to belly dance or seeking a belly dance refresher. No dance experience necessary.
will learn basic belly dance technique, including posture, shimmies,
isolations, undulations and traveling steps. Class will include a brief
introduction to the history, context, and philosophy of belly dance, as
well as a brief introduction to Middle Eastern music. Choreography will
be taught to incorporate new movements.
Two separate and distinct Beginner I Technique classes will be offered each semester. Beginner I Technique (Zeina) is offered in the first half of each semester; Beginner I Technique (Aziza) is offered in the second half of each semester. Each course will run 7 to 8 weeks, and together provide a complete introduction to belly dance.
Second session classes will meet July 11-August 15 (7 weeks). NO Class Monday, July 4 (Independence Day)
Dance class structure is based on a Western format of clear movement
breakdowns, drilling the basics, hands on corrections and integrating
movements through combinations, choreography and improvisational
No prior experience necessary. Wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing. Hip scarf optional.
Presented in partnership with Sahara Dance, Washington DC's Center for Middle Eastern Dance.
Time: 8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Repeat every week until 06/28/2011
Address: 1529 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 United States
Edlavitch DCJCC embraces inclusion in all its programs and activities.
We welcome and encourage the participation of all people, regardless of
their background, sexual orientation, abilities, or religion, including
interfaith couples and families.