Belly Dance Group Classes in Goleta and Santa Barbara
Mondays :: Wednesdays
Wednesdays :: Santa Barbara area
Wednesdays: 2016 dates to be posted soon. Subscribe to our mailing list to be notified of when new classes start!
Beginner/mixed level class
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Drum Solo Infatuation
In continuation of our 2015 “Falling in love with Belly Dance” series, this class will introduce fast, core-strengthening and precise isolation movements (hips, shoulders, head and chest) for a drum solo. Students will also learn some Middle Eastern rhythms as well as how to play finger cymbals (aka zills or segat).
This class is open to brand new students of belly dance as well as previous and more seasoned students willing to perfect and polish their isolations and knowledge of Arabic rhythms. Coined Hip Scarves and finger cymbals will be available for sale in class.
Session 2 starting in November will introduce a drum solo choreography for an optional performance at our Student Recital show at SOhO in December. More information will be given in class.
intermediate/mixed level class
7:15 - 8:15 pm
choreography to "ah wa noss" (by Nancy Ajram)
This class will focus on a fun, fast and sassy choreography to the song Ah Wa Noss, by pop Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram. It welcomes anyone with previous belly dance experience or currently fully-enrolled students at either UCSB or Wednesday classes.
There will be an optional performance opportunity on December 15th, at SOhO Club & Restaurant. More information will be given in class.
This class must reach a minimum number of fully-enrolled students by Sunday November 1st. Please sign up below via Paypal.
Gustafson Dance Studio (Gail Towbes Center for Dance building. Free parking) - see map
2285 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, California 93105
4-class package - $64.00
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! 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.
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).
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 it: 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 :: 2016 dates coming up! Subscribe to our mailing list to be notified of when new classes start!
Beginner Level: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
This beginner class (*), part I of the classical belly dance cabaret format, will focus on basic technique introducing the concept of body isolations (hips, shoulders, head and chest), essential in this dance style, muscular training and a variety of step combinations.
Students will also learn how to play finger cymbals (zills or segat) and will be introduced to one of the most popular Arabic rhythms, Baladi. Class requirement: finger cymbals.
Wear comfortable clothes but not too loose so you and the teacher can see your movements. Many dancers prefer dancing barefoot. But for those who wish to wear foot covering, soft-soled dance shoes like ballet slippers, jazz shoes or Hermes sandals are options.
Come explore the beautiful world of Middle Eastern dance in a fun, supportive, and relaxed environment!
(*) This class is open to UCSB students and staff as well as the community.
Class requirement: finger cymbals (available for sale in class).
Bar code: 8172
What to wear
Please refer to information above.
Fee and Registration
Student Fee $44.00
Non-Student Fee $48.00
Registration for this class closed Friday October 30th, 2015.
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.
For more information, e-mail Cris! Basimah at cris @ bellydanceland.com (just remove the spaces around @ ) or call (805) 685-0058.