Belly Dance This Summer!

Jul 11 - Aug 20, 2016 | Columbia, MD

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Sign up for belly dance classes with Samira online (below) or in class.
Come for the jingly scarves and exercise. Stay for the friends and culture!
Summer Session information below.

Drop in can pay online here, or in class.
All CLASSES LOCATION: In L’Etoile Ballet School. 9147 Red Branch Road, Suite D, Columbia. 21045
Drop ins welcome.
Learn and empower the beauty of the dance, the cultures and yourself!
Register below for your full session!


DATES: July 11-Sept 5 (no class August 8). 8 week session

Belly Dance Level 1 Mondays 7:30-8:30pm   
Belly Dance Level 1 is a multi level class geared towards novice dancers as well as those new to Samira’s techniques. Class will include warm up, posture, isolations, arms, traveling steps, shimmies as well as dance basics. Most students stay in this level several sessions before moving up to level 2. Drop ins welcome ($20) July 11-Sept 5 (no class August 8). 10 week session. $136

Belly Dance Level 2 – Mondays 8:30-9:30 pmThis one hour class is a multi level class geared towards belly dancers with some class experience that want to brush up on and drill all the basics (and some “not so basic”). Summer session we are working on veil.  We will work on the foundations of belly dance; posture, arms and hands, steps, spins and turns, shimmies traveling and isolations. Bring your sagat or zills! We will also further develop your dance vocabulary and technique while refining your lines, movements, transitions, musicality, expression and understanding of this beautiful art. Different parts of a dance show will be explored and props will also be covered over different sessions. Class format will include warm-up and conditioning, arms, sagat drill, stationary drills, across the floor, improvisation follow, concepts of improvisation and choreography and cool down. Belly Dance Level 2 is not for novice dancers. You will be expected to practice at home and do homework. Students also do exercises to learn to access their own movement vocabularies, learn to develop stage presence and develop an understanding of how this dance form expresses the dancer and the music.  Drop ins welcome ($20)
July 11-Sept 5 (no class August 8). 8 week session $136

You can also register for both classes, to really further your dance and give yourself a great workout! 20% discount applied: $217.60 Register for both classes at:


2016 sessions and classes are as follows:
Spring Session: April 4 – June 26
Summer Session: July 11-Sept 5
Fall Session: Sept 26-Dec 16

Make up classes for individuals are encouraged and, they must be made up within two months.

Coming soon! Look for exciting plans involving airplanes and peacocks!