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Learn to belly dance in 8 sessions

for the absolute beginner

Introduction to Belly Dance is our multi-week, online course for absolute beginners in the basic technique, rhythm, and choreography of belly dance—called raqs sharqi in Arabic, oryantal in Turkish. 

 

We've modeled this virtual dance course on our live-drumming, in-person workshops. The interactive video lessons along with the course guide and sample lesson plans make the course ideal for teens, adults, and seniors of any gender who have little to no dance or music background, a moderate fitness level, and an eagerness learn!

 

  • Lifetime access

  • 20 professional videos

  • Course Guide & Sample Schedules

  • Personal coaching

”It opened my eyes to how I can take a dance and do it to any kind of music.  And it was because of doing it with just the drummer and following him.  The drummer challenges us.  You feel that energy.”  —Pam B.

Student Testimonial

 

Pam Benton, Pennsylvania

See what it's like to be in class with us

Belly Dancer Pam Benton shares her thoughts and experiences with us in a multi-level belly dance workshop.

 

Our goal is for you to experience a transformation—whether you are a beginner learning belly dance for fun or studying it rigorously to become an accomplished belly dancer.  We want you to feel the emotion of the music and portray that in your own authentic way as you learn the skills, technique and culture of belly dance.

“I'm not certain I will ever be a public belly dancer, but I am certain that I have a lot of fun learning this amazing art. Jensuya is so passionate about her work - and so you can only do your best. I feel so welcome - even though I am a beginner.”  —Terri B.

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