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!



SPECIAL SHIMMY IN THE SUNSHINE SERIES - FREE BELLY DANCE CLASSES

Our outdoor-free class sessions are over until June, 2019


MONDAYS...
Belly Dance TBA
TBA
 


TUESDAYS...
Belly Dance at Neglia Ballet, Basics, Combos & Drills ~ 6 week session, 9/18/2018 - 10/23/2018

This class is open to single classes too!
Tuesdays, 6-7pm ~ Explore the wonderful Art of Middle Eastern Dance. Learn Belly Dance via moves & combinations, that will work both your hips & core. In this session, each class will start with a warm up, shimmy drill, and then touch on a specific topic of moves and combinations. The classes are formatted so you can take each class as a 'follow' aerobics style, workout, and/or as a learning tool for Middle Eastern Dance. The combinations that you will drill during this six week session, pieced together, will form a choreography. This is a great movement class for all levels. This workout will be Low Impact, and Medium-High Cardio. If you have Finger Cymbals, and would like to drill with them as an added personal challenge, please bring them.​


Tuition: $45 per 6 week session in advance, $10 per single class. Pre-registration suggested.
Levels: No experience necessary.
Location: Neglia Conservatory, Tri-Main Bldg, 2495 Main St, Suite #600, Buffalo, NY 14214
This building is large, and takes up an entire city block. Free parking on Halbert Street which is around the block from Main Street. Enter on Halbert Street, use main elevator to reach the 6th floor and youth left.    



WEDNESDAYS...
Aloha Aerobic - Hula Dance in Elma, NY  ~ 5 week session, 9/19/2018 - 10/24/2018, no class on 10/10/2018
Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45pm ~ Aloha! Explore the beauty of dances from the Polynesian Islands. Learn and drill core Polynesian/Hula style moves! This class will concentrate on hip movements & foot patterns. Each move will be broken down, and drilled slowly at first, with the goal of building technique, stamina and speed. This will be a gentle, low impact workout, as well as an effective, medium to high cardiovascular workout. This will be about your hips and core, and help you prepare for your next Luau! 



Tuition: $36 per 5 week session. Pre-registration required, please see link.
Levels: No experience necessary.
Location: Iroquois Central School List., MS Library, 2111 Girdle Road, Elma 14059


THURSDAYS...
Belly Dance in Niagara Falls, Basics, Combos & Drills ~ 5 week session, 9/27/2018 - 10/25/2018
This class is open to single classes too!
Thursdays, 6-7pm ~ Explore the wonderful Art of Middle Eastern Dance. Learn Belly Dance via moves & combinations, that will work both your hips & core. In this session, each class will start with a warm up, shimmy drill, and then touch on a specific topic of moves and combinations. The classes are formatted so you can take each class as a 'follow' aerobics style, workout, and/or as a learning tool for Middle Eastern Dance. The combinations that you will drill during this six week session, pieced together, will form a choreography. This is a great movement class for all levels. This workout will be Low Impact, and Medium-High Cardio. If you have Finger Cymbals, and would like to drill with them as an added personal challenge, please bring them. This class will take on the same format as in our Buffalo classes, but will be catered to the participants of this class.​


Tuition: $30 per 5 week session in advance, $35 per 5 week session if paid on or after 9/27/2018, or $10 per single class. Pre-registration suggested.
Levels: No experience necessary.
Location: The NACC, 1201 Pine Avenue, Suite #242, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
This building is large. You will enter thru the Red Door. Our suite will be to your right and up the stairs.    ​



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 are updated to this page during registration cycles.




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.



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