Belly Dance Group Classes in Goleta and Santa Barbara
Mondays :: Wednesdays
Wednesdays :: Santa Barbara area
Wednesdays :: May 6th - May 27th, 2015
6:00 PM and 7:15 PM
4-week intensive for Beginners
6:00 - 7:00 pm
First time in belly dance? Coming back for more? Or haven't taken classes in a while? This class is for you! This 4-week intensive spring session will focus on breaking down basic belly dance moves, including "signature" steps, and drilling steps and combinations.
Previous beginner students coming back for more will review and polish isolations, perfect combinations while adding speed and muscular training as well as quality to their technique.
Finger Cymbals will be used. You can purchase them in class as well as colorful coin Hip Scarves. Need some inspiration? Take a look at this video: http://youtu.be/rYVT4iRmEY4.
Latin-Arabic fusion with flavors from spain
7:15 - 8:15 pm
Where Latin and Arabic dance styles meet! This is one of Cris'! signature style and this class will continue to focus on learning a full choreography to be performed now at the Wild Cat Extravaganza showcase on May 29th. Arabic and Latin dance moves and steps will be explored in this class as well as full circle skirt work to add the "gitano" spirit.
New and more experienced students are welcome to join this class without a commitment to perform. Performance is optional and new students interested in participating should contact Cris! first to talk about pre-requisites for the show.
Class requirements: (1) a full circle (25 yards is ideal!) skirt; (2) previous belly dance experience as this class is for intermediate students and beyond. Latin dance style experience a plus.
Performance requirements: (1) attendance to full session is preferred but one missed class will be acceptable; (2) Acquire complete performance attire; (3) availability for extra rehearsals with other dancers.
Gustafson Dance Studio (Gail Towbes Center for Dance building. Free parking) - see map
2285 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, California 93105
8-class package (6 and 7:15 pm) - $112.00
4-class package - $64.00
3-class package - $54.00
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.
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.
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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 :: April 6th - June 1st, 2015
no class on May 25th
Beginner Level: 6:30 - 7:45 pm
This beginner class, part 4 (*) of the classical belly dance cabaret format, will introduce the sultry and slow section called Taqsim. We will continue to drill body isolations (hips, shoulders, head and chest) and undulation techniques, firm abdominal muscles and develop physical endurance.
Students will also learn how to play finger cymbals (aka zills or segat) to a new rhythm called Chiftitelli. Class requirement: finger cymbals.
(*) Students are not required to take parts 1-3 before attending this class. 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: 7476
What to wear
Please refer to information below.
Fee and Registration
Registration for this class closes Friday April 24th, 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.