BUFFALO NY BELLY DANCE

 BELLY DANCE CLASSES & POLYNESIAN/HULA CLASSES


Belly Dance Classes!
Current Classes... Belly Dance Basics, Belly-Fit Belly Dance,  
Belly Dance Drills & Combinations, ​Belly Dance Zills/Finger Cymbals, 
Belly Dance Choreography, Sword Dancing & Polynesian/Hula Dance


We accept cash, credit cards, health insurance debit cards and checks.


Belly Dance Classes and Hula Dance Classes!

We have new and current classes Mondays & Thursdays, see below!


We are conducting various Pop-Up & Specialty Belly Dance and Hula Dance Classes throughout the Summer months and then back to our standard schedules in September.


SPECIAL SHIMMY IN THE SUNSHINE SERIES - FREE BELLY DANCE CLASSES

Mondays in June, June 4, 11, 18 & 25 ~ 6-7pm
Shimmy in the Sunshine Class Series will take place every Monday in June!
We will be Belly Dancing on Mondays, 6-7pm, all Thru June! Come join us! 
Each week will be an hour's workout, including 45 minutes dedicated to Middle Eastern moves and combinations, and 15 minutes dedicated to Polynesian moves and combinations. 

Where? We will dance near the Buffalo Zoo area. In order to be able to 'work out' without being on display, we are keeping our location semi-private, and may choose to relocate from week to week. 

How to join & find us? Email, Phone, or Text us, at the Bellydance Academy and we and we will send you directions for your GPS, by noon, each Monday. This will help us know how many to dancers to expect, and be able to notify everyone in case we decide to relocate, due to weather, or whatever. 

If you spot us as we are dancing, you are more than welcomed to join in. Bring yourself. Bring friends. Bring Smiles.

BONUS: If you have Zills (finger cymbals), you may want to bring them for an additional challenge. You absolutely do not need to use Zills. There will be patterns given to practice with, for those who would like to drill with Zills :)


Tuition: FREE ... This is FREE to all! 
Pre-registration Required: by texting, phoning and/or emailing us.
Location: Near the Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo, NY ... exact directions will be texted to registered participants, day of. Please note, due to things like weather, etc., we may relocate day of, is the same area. 
Levels: No experience necessary. Appropriate for all levels. 


MONDAYS...
Belly Dance Choreography Ind/Adv
​Tuesdays, Times TBA ~ 
Quarterly Sessions,  Jan/Feb/Mar  Apr/May/Jun  Jul/Aug/Sep  Oct/Nov/Dec
Belly Dance Choreography & Technique Building. This is our Bellydance Academy Performance Group.
Tuition: $90
Location: Bellydance Academy, Tri-Main Bldg, 2495 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214 location may change
Level: Int/Adv. Prerequisites apply.




Belly Dance 3 Week Drill Special! Drill ~ 3 week session, 4/9/2018 - 4/23/2018
Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm ~
 Special Belly Dance Belly-Fit 3-week session. Come get a great workout as you learn and drill fun Belly Dance moves and combinations. This will be an easy to follow movement class with fun, sassy moves that will work your core and burn some calories. Belly Dance can be a highly effective aerobic workout with gentle movements. The pace of each class will be determined by the participants. Each class will start with a warm up, go into drills and end with a stretch. This is a great movement class for all levels. Bring some water and a smile :)
Tuition: $20 per 3 week session in advance, $25 per 3 week session day of, or $10 per single class. 

Pre-registration suggested.
Location: Bellydance Academy, Tri-Main Bldg, 2495 Main St, Suite #415, Buffalo, NY 14214
Levels: No experience necessary.  


 


TUESDAYS...
Belly Dance Basics, Combos & Drill ~ 8 week session, 3/6/2018 - 4/24/2018

This class is open to single classes too!
Tuesdays, 5:40-6:40pm ~ Explore the wonderful Art of Middle Eastern Dance. Learn Belly Dance via moves & combinations, that will work both your hips & core. In this session, we will learn moves & combinations. The pace will be determined by the participants. Each class will start with a warm up, shimmy drill, and touch on a specific topic. This is a great movement class for all levels. If you have Finger Cymbals, you will want to bring them.​
Tuition: $55 per 8 week session in advance, $10 per single class. Pre-registration suggested.
Location: Bellydance Academy, Tri-Main Bldg, 2495 Main St, Suite #415, Buffalo, NY 14214
Levels: No experience necessary.   


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Belly Dance Choreography Ind/Adv

​Tuesdays, 6:50-8:00pm ~ Quarterly Sessions,  Jan/Feb/Mar  Apr/May/Jun  Jul/Aug/Sep  Oct/Nov/Dec
Belly Dance Choreography & Technique Building. This is our Bellydance Academy Performance Group.
Tuition: $90
Location: Bellydance Academy, Tri-Main Bldg, 2495 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214 location may change
Level: Int/Adv. Prerequisites apply.




WEDNESDAYS...

Belly Dance Intro ~ 5 week session, 2/21/2018 - 3/28/2018
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm ~ 
Learn Belly Dance via drilling moves and combinations. Take this class to learn a new dance form, or to get a fun workout. In this 5 week session we will break down and drill core moves, and fun combinations! You can take this class for the exercise, to learn Belly Dance, or to learn a new combinations for the next time you find yourself on a dance floor.
Tuition: $32 per 5 week, Pre-registration required.
Location: Iroquois Central School District, Community Education, Elma, NY
Levels: No experience necessary.  




THURSDAYS...
Belly Dance Basics, Combos & Drill ~ 6 week session, 4/12/2018 - 5/17/2018
Thursdays, 6-7pm ~ 
Learn Belly Dance via drilling moves and combinations. Take this class to learn a new dance form, or to get a fun workout. In this 6 week session we will break down and drill core moves, and fun combinations! You can take this class for the exercise, to learn Belly Dance, or to learn a new combinations for the next time you find yourself on a dance floor.
Tuition: $39 per 6 week, Pre-registration required.
Location: Niagara Falls City School District, CEC Gym at 6040 Lindbergh Avenue Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Levels: No experience necessary.

Registration Link will be added as soon as it is available  



Polynesian Hula Dance ~ 6 week session, 4/12/2018 - 5/17/2018
Thursdays, 7-8pm ~ 
Learn & Drill classical Hula moves. This will be a fun, low-impact yet high-cardiovascular work out. You may sweat. We will be drilling moves that involve your hips and core. This is not a "story with your hands" class, it is all about your hips! You can take this class just for the exercise, and/or to learn Polynesian moves.
Tuition: $39 per 6 week, Pre-registration required.
Location: Niagara Falls City School District, CEC Gym at 6040 Lindbergh Avenue Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Levels: No experience necessary.




SUNDAYS... We hope to repeat this in 2018
Belly Dance at Canalside ~ All Summer! June thru August
Sundays, 9-10am
 
~  Join us for aerobic style fitness with Belly Dance moves. Fun and effective! Learn as you work out! You may be surprised how slightly changing your fitness routine can challenge your muscles. This fitness class at Canalside is FREE to all, and sponsored by Blue Cross of WNY. Our class is on the Canalside East Lawn, located on Scott Street, across the street from 716-Tim Horton's, The Marriott and the Buffalo News.
Tuition: FREE.
Levels: No experience necessary.  



HOW TO REGISTER?

Please contact us with questions and to register.
You can register at The Bellydance Academy, by mail, by phone or by links.
​We accept cash, checks and credit cards.
On-line registration links will be added to this page soon.


NOT SURE WHICH CLASS IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Like the theory of cross training, adding a new workout to your routine should be beneficial to you. Generally Belly Dance is safe. Gentle on your joints and bones, while moving, stretching and burning calories. It is advised that you discuss exercise with your Doctor. Here is a breakdown...

Belly Dance Basics & Belly Dance Intro
Great classes to learn moves and burn calories. You may discover muscles you didn’t know you had if you are not familiar with Middle Eastern dance. Aerobic with gentle moves. We will explain moves, but this is designed as a ‘watch and follow’ class.

Polynesian/Hula Dance Intro
Also a great class to learn moves and burn calories. You may discover muscles you didn’t know you had if you are not familiar with Island moves. Also aerobic with gentle moves, but a bit faster than our Belly Dance classes. We will explain moves, but this is designed as a ‘watch and follow’ class. You will learn moves with the goal to and build speed over time.

Belly Dance Intro Crash Class
1-Day Crash Class. In our Crash Classes, Belly Dance or Hula, our goal is to introduce you to as many moves as we can. We explain, show, drill, and then move on. This can be a bit more aerobic than a regular class because we will be pulling out many moves, but in this format, it is not the correct environment to perfect any of the moves. It is an introduction to the moves, in an aerobics style class. By the end of the class you should have received a nice workout and a good taste of the style at hand. If you liked what you did, we encourage you to come back to one of our weekly classes, so you can work to perfect the moves

Belly Dance Sword Crash Class

We have offered Belly Dance Sword Crash Class, only twice a year, every year since 2009. This is a class to introduce yourself to the wonderful world of Sword. We love this class! It is designed for true beginners who have never touched a Sword, as well as helpful tips for those more familiar with this fun prop. You will not need to buy a Sword prior to the Crash Class, we will have several for people to use during the class. At the completion of this Crash Class, if there are enough people interested in learning a Sword Choreography, we will schedule a Sword Choreography Class to accommodate those interested.


Additional classes that will be offered during 2018...​​

Tahitian Hips Hula Dance~ Dates to be announced
Learn "Hula" moves! Move your hips. Sweat as you smile. Low impact Aerobic, high cardio. 
Levels: No experience necessary. Great for Beginners, Technique Building for Advanced.


Sword Techniques for Beginners ~ Dates to be announced ~ 3 week session
Learn Balance Techniques & Combinations for Belly Dancing with a Sword.
Tuition: $25, 3 week session. Levels: No experience necessary.


Sword Techniques & Choreography Ind/Adv ~ Dates to be announced
Choreography & Technique Building. Level: Int/Adv. Prerequisites apply.


Gypsy Skirt Belly Dance Choreography Ind/Adv ~ Dates to be announced
Choreography & Technique Building. Level: Int/Adv. Prerequisites apply.


Classes at The Bellydance Academy...
Belly Dance Basics
Belly-Fit Belly Dance
Belly Dance Drills & Combinations
Belly Dance Sword & Balance
​Belly Dance Zills/Finger Cymbals
Tahitian Hips Hula Dance
Belly Dance Choreography
Flow Art Fire Dance


​Please note. All classes & workshops are subject to change without notice.

Registered participants will be contacted with any closings or schedule revisions.

As with any weather related school closings, announcement would be posted on our

FaceBook page as well as on our local tv news closing lists.


Please contact us with any questions.
Our contact information is located on the Contact Page.