Bellydance is a traditional dance from Middle East or Arabian countries, with its long history, we can called Bellydance as Middle Eastern Dance, Egyptian Dance, Raks Sharqi, Oriental Dance or Arabic Dance.

A dancing art that shows its artistic in feminine, in term of sweet, gentle, beautiful but strong is an uniqueness. You will find your own happiness from dancing Bellydance. Confidence, Self-Esteem and Self-belief will slowly increase through dancing bellydance. Bellydance is creating a positive feeling and freedom to your mind and your body no matter what shape you are.

Also, bellydance will help you improve your body posture. You will learn how to pose, which angle you look good, or where to put your feet or your arms.

Apart from beautiful mental side, Bellydance create good effects to your body in physical way. Most of bellydance style will separate in small muscles and work out to control on each muscle separately (hips, shoulders, belly, and etc.) Some part of bellydance style is a bit similar to jazz, ballet, but bellydance is more concentrated with smaller muscles. Bellydance is an exercise that focused on partial movement but all body is work out so you will get firmer and stronger upper arms, hips, shoulders, upper legs and etc. In other word, you will get shaped body.

Not only being strong of your body, bellydance also affects your in-body system, such as Cardio, bellydance stimulates your cardiac system, which affects to efficient blood circulation, Digestive system, Respiratory system, Excretory system. Moreover, for female, uterus and innards’ hormone producer is very important, the correctly dancing will not only make your body hurt, but also a good exercise for innards. As most of the bellydance’s choreographies focus on belly exercise, it is the best way of exercise in belly area (You should eat before class at least 1-2 hours). Bellydance is an appropriate exercise for everyone, or even patient with low back and joints pain can join dancing as the basic and most of choreography of bellydance is about a movement of each small muscle and it can support our body weight so it will not hurt anyone..

Briefly benefits of dancing Bellydance

  1. Improve Posture
  2. Boost Immunity Improve
  3. Self Esteem and Confidence
  4. Decreases Back Pain
  5. Reduced Stress and Tension
  6. Improve Memory

Level 1 class will be very simple, students with no dancing background can easily join. But for those students, who have been in belly dance class for a while, will recognize the way to use their own muscles, and can move to attend Level 2 class to enhance the effectiveness and strength of their muscles. Level 3 will help students to work with more complexity in movements and in music sense.

What we teach each level:

Level 1:

  • Posture of Bellydance
  • Basic Hip movement
  • Basic arm and hand movements
  • Isolation
  • Undulation
  • Basic shimmy
  • Basic walk and touch-step

This class is for:

  • Students who do not have any bellydance background, or students with bellydance background but want to strengthen bellydance skills

 Level 2:

  • Repeat level 1
  • Posture of Bellydance
  • Arms and hands movement
  • Undulations and Body Wave
  • Figure8 movements
  • Various of Shimmy
  • More complex movements and steps
  • Basic of Middle Eastern and Bellydance Music

This class is for:

  • Students who pass Bellydance Level 1 or take Level 1 for at least 2 months

Level 3:

  • Repeat level 1 & 2
  • Posture of Bellydance
  • Arms and hands movements
  • Travelling step
  • Layering and travelling step
  • More complex movements and steps
  • How to create choreography
  • How to improvise
  • Middle Eastern and Bellydance Music
  • History and Culture

This class is for:

  • Students who pass Bellydance Level  2 or take Level 2 for at least 1 year

What to Wear:

Clothing: Any clothing which can show your body lines and allow you to move freely such as Fitness pants, Legging Shoes: Bare foots, socks or soft shoes 

*Remarks: Clothes (Tops and Pants) for sale at BellySister Bellydance Studio

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