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Three 3-week sessions during winter/spring 2021 to focus on unique approaches to technique and expression - Save $10 till January 4, 2021.


Belly Dance Special Topics - Online Class with Rosa


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

Rosa is a clear, patient and engaging instructor. Having hosted her multiple times for bellydance workshops and attended several more, I'm continually impressed by her dedication to inserting cultural context as well as her ability to make every student feel supported by her nurturing teaching style. — Tava A.

Unique Methods of Technique and Expression
Arms Paths, Upper Body, and Veil

Sign up for any or all of these 3-week special topic sessions with Rosa!

These classes are intended for dancers who are comfortable with the foundations of belly dance.

All classes are online through Zoom this season. Live attendance is encouraged, but class recordings are available to stream for a full week after each class so you can make your own schedule!

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:45 PM EST, $55/three-week class, save $10 till 1/4. Find the time in your area here.

  • January 12-26: Slow it Down
  • February 2-16: Turns & Spins
  • March 2-16: Elegant Arm Paths

  • March 23-April 3: Topic TBA
  • April 13-May 4: Topic TBA

Read on for details...

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Slow it Down

  • January 12-26, 2021
  • Tuesdays 7:30 PM (75 min) Find your time zone here.
  • Class recordings are available till a week after the session ends!
  • $55/three-week class - Save $10 till 1/4
  • $135/all three 3-week sessions (Save $30)

Sink into slow movements! Drawing on Rosa’s “Delicious Pauses” framework, this class will help us focus inward, developing softness with control, finding seamless transitions, and taking our time as we stroll into the New Year.

Please note: Refunds are not available. Registration can be transferred to another attendee by emailing Rosa.

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Turns & Spins

  • February 2-16, 2021
  • Tuesdays 7:30 PM (75 min)
  • Class recordings are available till a week after the session ends!
  • $55/three-week class - Save $10 till 1/26
  • $135/all three 3-week sessions (Save $30)

Turn with confidence! Rosa will help you learn the skills necessary to become comfortable in a variety of turns and linking movements. From head to toe, you'll develop strength, alignment and awareness in this three-week class.

Please note: Refunds are not available. Registration can be transferred to another attendee by emailing Rosa.

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Elegant Arm Paths

  • March 2-16, 2021
  • Tuesdays 7:30 PM (75 min)
  • Class recordings are available till a week after the session ends!
  • $55/three-week class - Save $10 till 1/26
  • $135/all three 3-week sessions (Save $30)

Eliminate awkward elbows and listless wrists! Develop seemingly effortless frames, expressive dancing arms, and coordinated body movements. Learn some of Rosa's favorite arm paths, support exercises to build your strength, drills to solidify your skills, and improvisation exercises to allow you to incorporate these skills into your own dancing.

Please note: Refunds are not available. Registration can be transferred to another attendee by emailing Rosa.

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All classes are online through Zoom. Live attendance is encouraged, but class recordings will be available to stream for the full week afer the session ends, so you can make your own schedule.

Click here for Levels 1-3
Click here for Lunchtime Shimmy or Evening Shimmy

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"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

Location - Online!

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.

NOTE: All class are currently online through Zoom for the health and safety of everyone in our community.


About Belly Dance Class Online with Rosa

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 the movements and rhythms of Middle Eastern dance and music.

You'll improve your posture and balance, develop flexibility safely, and strengthen your entire body. Warm up from the inside out through movement!

You'll also learn about cultural context. What we commonly call belly dance comes from the Middle East and North Africa. Once you start to learn about the roots of belly dance, its history, and how dance fits into many different parts of life, you'll be even more intrigued! In the cultures of origin, belly dance is primarily a social, celebratory dance form, done by regular people with their friends for enjoyment and expression, as well as by professionals for entertainment at all different types of events. In this class, there is never any pressure to dance in performance. While you'll have the option to join a student recital, this dance is first for you.

Rosa's primary experience is with Egyptian style belly dance. She has visited Cairo numerous times to study, and she loves to share her knowlege to help students gain a deeper understanding of this dance form. You'll learn to move in a whole new way, appreciating your body for all that it does for you both in class and in life.

These classes run in multi-week sessions, developing community in a safe space. Each week builds on the last, so you'll build your skills and familiarity with movement as the class continues.

NOTE: All classes are currently online through Zoom. Live attendance is encouraged, but class recordings are available stream for a full week after each class you can make your own schedule.


Who Should Join This Class?

People of all genders, backgrounds, and body types are welcome, ages 18+. Students currently range in age from their teens into their 70s. Come learn to move in a wonderful new way!


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. Join the class with permission from Rosa.

Level 3 takes your belly dance skills to the next level, delving into more complicated combinations, layering skills, and footwork. Join the class with permission from Rosa.

Special Topics focuses three weeks each on a different skill. Dancers should be comfortable with the foundation movements of belly dance.

Shimmy Time is an upbeat drop-in class that dives into a new combination each week. Dancers should be comfortable with the foundation movements of belly dance.


 
What Should I Wear?

Yoga or exercise clothing is best. Bare feet or indoor-only dance shoes like ballet or jazz shoes.

Want a jingly hip scarf? Check out Turquoise International, based in California, for quality, ethically-made Egyptian beaded and coin hip scarves. A winter scarf also works great!

Need dance shoes? I'm a big fan of Apolla Shocks, supportive socks for dancers. This referral link get you $5 off!


What if I miss a class?

Class recordings will be available to stream until a week after the session ends. Live attendance is encouraged, but we all know life happens. You can take class on your own schedule!


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Registration Policy
  • The July session starts the week of July 6, 2020.
  • Tuition is non-refundable. If you encounter technical issues, contact Rosa to reschedule or for help resolving your challenges.

Signing up for this class acknowledges that you have read and understand the registration policy above. Email Rosa with any questions at all!

Save $10 with early bird registration! See the code on the registration page at the link below.

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