Group Classes in Goleta and Santa Barbara
Mondays :: Wednesdays
New Mixed-level class in Santa Barbara!
Wednesdays :: May 1st - June 19th, 2013 (Santa Barbara)
mixed-Level: 5:45 - 6:45 pm
This mixed-level class will train beginners with basic steps and body isolations and will also provide the intermediate students with more advanced technique while learning a variety of step combinations.
Students will also learn finger cymbals (zills or segat) to the Baladi rhythm.
Finger cymbals (zills or sagat) are required. Coin hip scarves and finger cymbals are available for sale in class.
Gustafson Dance Studio (Gail Towbes Center for Dance building. Free parking) - see map
2285 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, California 93105
Fee and Registration
Full Registration Discount
For the ones willing to take advantage of the remaining 6 classes this session by tomorrow, May 15, a discount will be applied towards the full session fee of $110. After this date only 4-class package and drop-in rates will be accepted.
Full session (
8 6 weeks) - $110 $82.50 - until Wednesday May 15
4-class Package - $65
Drop-in - $20/class
PS: Cash or Check ONLY for registrations on the first day of attendance (at the studio).
To complete your registration in advance please send payment via Paypal, Check or use a Gift Certificate:
1) Paypal or any regular credit card (*):
2) Mail your check to:
PO Box 14344
Santa Barbara, CA 93107
and inform which class you will take. Please don't mail a check a few days before class starts.
3) Gift Certificates - must be purchased one day before attending the desired class (*).
Cash or Check ONLY for registrations on the first day of attendance (on site).
(*) A convenience fee of 3% will be added to purchases done using Paypal or credit cards.
All fees are non-refundable. Exceptions may be made by instructor under extraordinary circumstances at instructor discretion.
Use Gift Certificates to pay for classes!
BellyDance Land offers gift certificates in various amounts that can be used for group and private classes and articles sold in class such as coin hip scarves and finger cymbals (while supplies last). Just use the "buy now" button on this page (on the right column) or visit our gift certificate page.
Share BellyDance Land gift certificate with your friends and family!
First, a smile! You're supposed to have fun in class. Wear comfortable clothes that are not too loose so you and the teacher can see the moves on your body: workout or yoga pants, a tank top, tee-shirt or a leotard, and a hip scarf for your hips. Coin hip scarves will be available for purchase in class.
Most dancers enjoy dancing barefoot. But for those who wish to wear foot covering, I suggest soft-soled dance shoes like ballet slippers and jazz shoes (Hermes sandals is also an option).
New students are required to fill out and sign an agreement and release from liability before they start taking classes (minors must have form signed by parent/guardian). If you'd like to fill out this form before coming to class (saves time!), just click on the following links to download the form: Microsoft Word or PDF. UCSB students are not required to provide this release.
Come explore the beautiful world of middle eastern dance in a fun, supportive, and relaxed environment!
Mondays :: April 8th - June 3rd, 2013 (Goleta)
(no class on May 27)
Beginner Belly Dance Classes at UCSB!
Beginner Level: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
This beginner class, part 2 of the classical belly dance cabaret format, will introduce Veil Technique. Spotting and spin techniques will be explored as well as the basic concepts of body isolations (hips, shoulders, head and chest), muscular training and a variety of step combinations. Students will also learn how to play finger cymbals (zills or segat) to the Bolero rhythm.
Class requirements: finger cymbals and a 3-yard rectangular veil (chiffon or silk material). Both cymbals and silk veil will be available for sale in class (course #4831).
For example of veil work watch this video!
What to wear
Please refer to information above.
Fee and Registration
Student Fee: $44.00
Non-Student Fee: $48.00
You must register via UCSB. Go to the class page to register online or call (805) 893-3738 for office hours to do it on Campus.
For more information, e-mail Cris! Basimah at cris @ bellydanceland.com (just remove the spaces around @ ) or call (805) 685-0058.