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NEW online belly dance classes starting week of July 6, 2020! Reserve your spot below!
Yes, all classes are currently online for the health and safety of our community. Private lessons available. too!


Join an Online Belly Dance Class with Rosa


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

Your enthusiasm and openness really impacted me. For some reason, I was able to see how beautiful we all are — and it helped me feel even more powerful to show my belly and understand how it was moving. It was HUGE that I showed my belly. It is why I wanted to take the class and even today I’m feeling so different about my body. — Emily S, student (belly baring not required) :)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday
10:30-11:45 AM
Level 1: Intro to Belly Dance
NEW 6-wk class 7/7/2020
5:30-6:45 PM
Level 1: Intro to Belly Dance
NEW 6-wk class 7/7/2020
7:00-8:30 PM
Level 2: Continuing Belly Dance
NEW 4-wk class 7/6/2020
7:00-8:30 PM
Level 3: Int/Adv Belly Dance
NEW 4-wk class 7/8/2020

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

NEW 6-week Intro to Belly Dance online class starts the week of July 6, 2020! Join in and learn about movements, rhythms, and cultural context of Egyptian dance.

All classes are currently online through Zoom. Live attendance is encouraged, but class recordings are available to stream for one week in case you cannot join live.

Save $10 on the rates below!

Level 1: Intro to Belly Dance

  • MORNING OPTION: Tuesdays 10:30 AM (75 min), July 7-Aug 11, 2020
  • EVENING OPTION: Tuesdays 5:30 AM (75 min), July 7-Aug 11, 2020
  • Pick one day as your home base, but come to either class as your own schedule requires.
  • $100/six-week class - Get $10 off till July 5!
Sign up for Level 1 - Tue 10:30 AM Sign up for Level 1 - Tue 5:30 PM

Level 2: Continuing Belly Dance

  • Mondays 7:00 PM (90 min), July 6-27, 2020
  • $70/four-week class - Get $10 off till 6/29!
Sign up for Level 2!

Level 3: Intermed./Adv. Belly Dance

  • Wednesdays 7:00 PM (90 min), July 8-August 5, 2020 (no class 7/22)
  • $70/four-week class - Get $10 off till 6/29!
Sign up for Level 3!

All classes are currently online through Zoom. Live attendance is encouraged, but class recordings will be available to stream for 48 hours in case you cannot join live.

Reserve your spot today!

Dance is the only time I focus entirely on the moment. It's challenging, beautiful, and has changed my life in all the right ways. Rosa is such a wonderful teacher. Come dance with us! — Janice P., student

Location

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 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.

This class runs in multi-week session, 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 will be available to stream for 48 hours in case you cannot join live.


Who Should Join This Class?

People of all genders, backgrounds, and body types are welcome, ages 14+. Students currently range in age from their teens into their 60s. 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 Monday 7:00-8:30 PM 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 Wednesday 7:00-8:30 PM class with permission from Rosa.

"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


 
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.


What if I miss a class?

Class recordings will be available to stream for one week after each live class. Live attendance is encouraged, but we all know life happens. You can take class on your own schedule!


Reserve your spot today!


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

Sign up for Level 1 - Tue 10:30 AM
Sign up for Level 1 - Tue 5:30 PM
Sign up for Level 2!
Sign up for Level 3!

 

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One-on-one classes in belly dance or ballet, tailored to your schedule, your needs, your learning style.

Lesson packages available!

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