Class Descriptions

Dedicated Sessions/Individual Classes**

Beginning (Level 1) Belly Dance – Thursday from 7:00 – 8:15 PM
(Current Session:  Ends December 15, 2016)
(Next Session:  8-Week Session from January 5, 2017 – February 23, 2017)
[Classes on Thursday Night])
Cost: $85* Click Here to Register.

We are starting our next 8-week session of Level 1 Belly Dance here at Tenth Muse. This session we will be focusing on learning basic cabaret belly dance movement and stylization. This class will run Thursday nights from 7:00 – 8:15 PM at Band of Brothers Martial Arts – 1712 Hamilton Rd, Bloomington, IL. This is a beginner level class taught by Inaya Noire with assistance from members of Persephone’s Circle.  Each beginning session focuses on one of four skill-sets that it is crucial for students to experience before moving on to more advanced classes.  These skill-sets include:  Basic Belly Dance, Tribal Fusion Basics Style Belly Dance, Belly Dance and Rhythm (with zils), and Belly Dance with Veil.

The Beginner (Level 1) class focuses on laying the foundation of belly dance technique. We will break down the moves so they become natural and easy. You’ll learn how to isolate your hips, ribs and shoulders. You’ll be doing hip drops, ribcage circles, hip circles and shimmies of all kinds before you know it. We promise you’ll have fun and get a great core-focused workout. We’ll also talk about the history of belly dance, the benefits of belly dance, the many different styles and you’ll learn a short choreography. So grab your jingly hip scarves and get ready to learn some awesome new moves to show off on the dance floor or just for yourself in the mirror. Taking all four sessions of this class will give you a very well rounded belly dance education and prepare you to move on to more advanced classes.

**IMPORTANT:  This class may be taken as a drop-in – Please contact us using the email form or on Facebook if you’d like to take this class as a drop-in so that we are aware and can make accommodations for you.

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Intermediate/Advanced (Level 2 and up) Belly Dance – Thursday Evenings from 6:00 – 7:00PM
(Current Session:  Ends December 15, 2016)
(Upcoming Session:  8-Week Session from January 5, 2017 to February 23, 2017)
Cost: $65* Click Here to Register.

We are starting our next 8-week session of Intermediate/Advanced Level Belly Dance here at Tenth Muse. In this session, we will focus on advanced belly dance technique.  We will focus on taking the technique you have and adding stylization and taking it to the next level.  We will also add some expanded techniques – laybacks, torso rotations, and floorwork. Class will run Thursday nights from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Band of Brothers Martial Arts located at 1712 Hamilton Rd. in Bloomington, IL. This class is taught by Inaya Noire with assistance from members of Persephone’s Circle.

This class focuses on taking the foundation of belly dance technique you already have and expanding it.  It is expected that you have the skill-sets from all four sessions of Beginning (Level 1) Belly Dance and have permission of the instructor before enrolling in this class.  We will spend time refining the moves you’ve already got so they become natural and easy. You’ll also learn more advanced technique and focus on layering skills. We promise you’ll have fun taking your dance to the next level. So grab your hip scarves and get ready to take your dance to the next level. Those enrolled in this class will be eligible for a solo slot in the Tenth Muse semi-annual shows.

**This class may be taken on a drop-in basis.**

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