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BellyDance Land offers gift certificates that can be used for classes and articles sold in class such as coin hip scarves and finger cymbals.

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"Cris, I just watched some of your belly dancing videos. You are truly amazing and such a beauty to watch! Your classes are fun and easy to follow. You are one of the sweetest and best teachers I have had the privilege of learning under, and I can't wait to learn more from you. I hope to see more videos soon!!"

- Atina Manvelian

"I'd like to say thank you SO much for a wonderful "Wings of Isis & Veil" workshop! I had a SUPERB time! I liked how you first split the workshop up into the section of solely mastering specific veil and wings techniques, and only afterwards we got to put the techniques together with the choreography. By the way, I have to say that the choreography was absolutely AMAZING!!! Overall the workshop was very informative, interactive, fun and inspiring! Keep it up!"

- Aida Mustacich

"You are so wonderful, and I truly want to have the opportunity to have a class with you again - sooner than later. I have been drawn to "wings" for quite some time, and my first time ever wearing a pair was at your workshop! I hope you have another workshop or class that I can attend!"

- Sara Sorensen

"I want to tell you how much I enjoyed the workshop and the dance choreography was so beautiful....we have to practice it soon before so we don't forget it. Cris, you danced so beautifully at Soho. I always love watching you!"

- Denise Berdan

"Thank YOU for teaching our class! You're an excellent teacher and you provided such great support and inspiration!"

- Coni Edick

Belly Dance Group Classes in Goleta and Santa Barbara

Check on Cris!' performance videos on YouTube!

Summer session on Wednesdays

Cris Basimah! Belly Dance Teacher Wednesdays :: Summer Session at UCSB

Wednesdays :: July 29th - Sep 2nd, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 PM

bulletLet’s Belly Dance!
6:30 - 7:30 pm

First time in belly dance? Coming back for more? Or haven't taken classes in a while? This class is for you!

This intensive summer session will focus on breaking down basic belly dance steps and moves, including 'signature' steps, to get you started with this beautiful dance form. The students coming back for more will have a chance to review and perfect isolations and combinations while adding speed and muscular training to their technique.

Come explore the beautiful world of Middle Eastern dance in a fun, supportive, and relaxed environment!

Bar code: 7947

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Belly Dance at UCSBClass Location

UCSB Campus
Rob Gym - room # 1430 (new location!)

Fee and Registration

Registration for this class is closed. Watch out for the Fall schedule. New classes starting October 5th!
You must register via UCSB. Go to the class page to register online (click on Gaucho REC and then Dance on the left menu) or call (805) 893-3738 for office hours to do it on Campus.

What to wear

First, a smile! You're supposed to have fun in class. Wear comfortable clothes that are not too loose so you and me, the teacher, can see the moves on your body: workout or yoga pants, a tank/crop 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).

Santa Barbara :: Gustafson Dance Studio

Wednesdays :: Fall Session 2015
6:00 and 7:15 PM

Classes at the Gustafson Dance Studio will return in the Fall quarter. Please check back for more information and/or subscribe to our mailing list to be updated.

Class Location

Gustafson Dance Studio (Gail Towbes Center for Dance building. Free parking) - see map
2285 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, California 93105

For more information, e-mail Cris! Basimah at cris @ (just remove the spaces around @ ) or call (805) 685-0058.

Workshops and Classes with Cris!

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