Join a Portland Maine Belly Dance Class

Bright Star World Dance - 108 High Street, Portland ME - Corner of High & Spring

NEW session begins the week of July 10. Reserve your spot today!

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
5:30-6:45 PM
Level 1: Intro to Belly Dance
NEW session 7/12/17
7:00-8:30 PM
Level 2: Continuing Belly Dance
NEW session 7/10/17
7:00-8:30 PM
Level 3: Intermediate Belly Dance
NEW session 7/12/17

Embrace Your Curves!
Improve your confidence & project the joy of life

NEW session begins the week of July 10, 2017, ends week of August 21.

  • Level 1: Intro to Belly Dance - Wed 5:30-6:45 PM, 7/12-8/23
  • $87/seven-week session. 5-class card also available.
  • Level 2: Continuing Belly Dance - Mon 7:00-8:30 PM, 7/10-8/21
  • Level 3: Int/Adv Belly Dance - Wed 7:00-8:30 PM, 7/12-8/23
  • $101/seven-week session. 5-class card also available.

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Bright Star World Dance is located in the Arts District at 108 High Street, Portland ME, at the corner of High and Spring. Look for the dark green door set back from the street next to the Little Tap House Restaurant. Get directions here.

About this Belly Dance Class

Join Rosa's belly dance class and delve into movement, musicality and tradition in a warm and supportive environment. Students will also be introduced to finger cymbals and rhythms used in Middle Eastern music.

You'll improve your posture and balance, develop flexibility safely, and strengthen your entire body.

This class runs in multi-week sessions, building a community in a safe space. Each week builds on the last, and you'll learn a full dance by the end of the class!

Students have the option to perform in a dance recital at the end of the session. However, no one is ever pressured to go on stage. Those who don't wish to perform can still fully participate in the class.

Who Should Join This Class?

People of all genders, backgrounds, and body types are welcome, ages 14+. Come learn to move in a wonderful new way!

Can I Watch a Class?

For the comfort of the students, only registered students are allowed in the studio during class.

What Level Should I Choose?

Level 1 welcomes complete beginners. You'll learn the fundamentals of belly dance, musicality, and finger cymbals through muscle-driven movement with a focus on alignment and elegance that will carry over into your daily life.

Level 2 is open to students who have graduated from Level 1. Each session will introduce a new skill and style of belly dance, increasing zill skills and layering abilities.

Level 3 takes your belly dance skills to the next level, delving into more complicated combinations, layering skills, and footwork.

"I leave my beginner class with huge amounts of joy and happiness after diving into a different culture, success at even baby steps toward being able to shimmy and swirl and play zills with a wonderful group of new friends." — Cathy R., student

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What Should I Wear?

Yoga or exercise clothing is best. Bare feet or indoor-only dance shoes like ballet or jazz shoes. Jingly hip scarves are available to borrow or buy.

If you'd like to get dance shoes, consult the folks at Petit Jete Dance Boutique in Brunswick to get a good shoe fit. Ballet shoes are typically smaller than your street shoes. They should fit more like socks than like shoes.

If you prefer to shop online, you can use code TP49115 at Discount Dance Supply to get 10% off your order. Be sure to read the size charts carefully as each brand is different! Ballet shoes are often sized smaller than than street shoes.

What if I miss a class?

In this session, 5-class cards are available to allow for summer flexibility. They can be used at any of Rosa's weekly classes July 10-August 23.

Students enrolled in the full 7-week session can make up missed classes at another of Rosa's regularly scheduled classes including Lunchtime Shimmy or Ballet Basics for Adults, within this class session.

Tuition is non-refundable, but if you need to drop out for any reason, attendance may be deferred until the next session with credit for classes remaining from the time written notice is submitted via email to Rosa.

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