Belly Dance Group Classes in Goleta and Santa Barbara
Mondays :: Wednesdays
GOLETA :: UCSB
Mondays :: January 12th - March 16th, 2015
no class on January 19th and February 16th
Beginner Level: 6:30 - 7:45 pm
This beginner class, part 3 (*) of the classical belly dance cabaret format, will introduce Drum Solo technique, focusing on fast and sharp movements and using the basic concepts of body isolations (hips, shoulders, head and chest).
Students will also learn how to play finger cymbals (aka zills or segat) as well as some Middle Eastern rhythms commonly used in drum solos.
(*) Students are not required to take parts 1 or 2 before attending this class.
Class requirement: finger cymbals (available for sale in class).
Bar code: 7222
What to wear
Please refer to information below.
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 (click on Gaucho REC and then Dance on the left menu) or call (805) 893-3738 for office hours to do it on Campus.
Wednesdays :: Classes will start in February - dates and programs TBA
Gustafson Dance Studio (Gail Towbes Center for Dance building. Free parking) - see map
2285 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, California 93105
4-class package (per session) - $56.00
3-class package (per session) - $48.00
Drop-in - $20/class
To complete your registration please choose one of the options below:
1) Registration in Advance: Paypal or any regular credit card (*):
2) Registration in class: Cash, check or credit card (*).
Cris! is accepts credit card payments via Paypal (*) in class! If you wish to register using your Paypal account you'll need the following:
(from Paypal's website) ... customer will need the PayPal phone app. Once the app is downloaded and opened, nearby merchants appear in the Shop tab.
After locating your business name and tapping it, your customer will swipe a finger from left to right to "Check In" to your store.
3) Gift Certificates - must be purchased one day before attending the desired class (*).
(*) 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!
For more information, e-mail Cris! Basimah at cris @ bellydanceland.com (just remove the spaces around @ ) or call (805) 685-0058.