Belly Dance Group Classes in Goleta and
Mondays :: Wednesdays
Wednesdays :: Santa Barbara area
Summer Session TBA. Subscribe to our mailing list to get updates on future dates and times.
7:10 - 8:10 pm
This class is appropriate for new students as well as the ones with less than one full year of belly dance training.
This Beginner class focuses on basic techniques, isolations, step combinations, posture and expression. Students will also learn finger cymbals (zills). Please bring a hip coin scarf and finger cymbals. Both will be available for sale in class.
6:00 - 7:00 pm
This class targets students with a minimum of one full year of belly dance training, including veil, drum solo and finger cymbals.
The Spring quarter session will focus on Latin-Arabic Fusion style. Students will learn technique and style to the choreography learned at the LAF Intensive in March. The ones who participated at the Intensive will have another opportunity to perform on Saturday April 30th. More information in class.
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Gustafson Dance Studio (Gail Towbes Center for Dance building. Free parking) - see map
2285 Las Positas Road
Santa Barbara, California 93105
6-class package - $84.00
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.
(*) A convenience fee of 3% will be added to purchases done using Paypal or credit cards.
Refund Policy: All fees are non-refundable. Please understand that signing-up for class packages implies on full commitment to the current session.
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!
Summer Session has been cancelled at UCSB. We will be back in the Fall.
Beginner Level: 6:00 - 7:00 pm (*)
Come explore the enchanting world of Middle Eastern dance in a fun, supportive, and relaxed environment while gaining a stronger core, toned muscles, active hips and rhythm!
Cris! has been belly dancing for over 15 years, performs regularly at Santa Barbara’s Middle Eastern restaurant Zaytoon and directs the dance company for the UCSB Middle East Ensemble.
Class requirement: Finger cymbals (available for sale in class).
(*) This class is open to UCSB students and staff as well as the community.
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UCSB Campus (directions)
Rob Gym - room # 2320 (upstairs)
What to wear
Please refer to information above.
Fee and Registration
Student Fee $44.00
Non-Student Fee $48.00
Parking Rates for Visitors - please visit this link for more information.
Summer Session has been cancelled. Will be back in the Fall. Stay tuned!
You must register via UCSB. Visit here to register online (click on Dance on the left menu to locate our class) 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.