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Tuition:
Beginner through Advanced Classes

Classes are always only $10/class. Students may purchase a class card for as many classes as they like. Cards are kept at the studio and stamped with a dated stamp each time the student attends class.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.
Taking your first class?

Students new to belly dance begin with a class called the "Fundamentals of Bellydance". During this twelve week course, dancers learn the moves basic to belly dance, how to combine those moves and ways to travel across the dance floor.

There are two classes to choose from: Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, or Wednesdays from 6:15pm to 7:15pm. The same content is taught in each class, so you can alternate between classes and remain on schedule. If you do miss a class, it's generally not a problem as there is a lot of review built into every class.

The fee for the twelve weeks is $100 for students that pay the first day of class. That is a $20 discount. If you begin during weeks two through six, and pay for the remainder of the course, the fee is $9 per class, and after that, classes are $10 each.

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Class Schedule

Mondays

Intermediate Class

6:15 - 7:15 pm

Fan Veil Routine
Music: Zi Zi's Journey, Artist: Lindsey Stirling
Fan Veils are a gorgeous prop and look like they have a life of their own under the stage lights! While we will incorporate belly dance moves in this routine, the focus will be on the prop. Fan veil experience is not a prerequisite. Students in this class have had at least four years of previous dance experience.

Advanced Class

7:30 - 8:30 pm

Routine: TBA

Music: Like a River, Artist: Bishop Braggs

Formally troupe class, this class is now open to anyone interested in an advanced level Hourglass class. Students move forward at different paces, but generally, this class is most suitable for students who have had at least five or six years of previous belly dance experience. Additionally, it is advised (but not required) that students participating in this class also take the Int/Advanced Drills & Zills Class on Tuesdays - 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

Tuesdays

Fundamentals of Bellydance

5:30 - 6:30 pm

For students new to belly dance. This twelve week course introduces dancers to the moves basic to belly dance. Students will learn how to combine moves and travel across the dance floor.

Intermediate/Advanced Drills

6:45 - 7:45 pm

During drills classes, students will practice level appropriate belly dance moves repeatedly so as to develop muscle strength, muscle memory and coordination skills. Dancers will also practice traveling and finger cymbal skills.

Wednesdays

Bellydance Workout Class at Corpus Christi Athletic Club (CCAC)

4:40 - 5:45 pm (Membership at the CCAC is required.)

Arabic/Spanish Fusion Routine, Music: Toul 'Omry, Artist: Nawal Al Zoghbi
This is a fun and upbeat fusion routine. This class performed Toul 'Omry several years ago and it was so well received that we are bringing it back for next year's recital!

Finger Cymbal Routine, Music: An Eznak Ya M'allem, Artist: Rola
Students will learn basic finger cymbal skills for this cheeky number. Very flirty and upbeat!

Fundamentals of Bellydance

6:15 - 7:15 pm

For students new to belly dance. This twelve week course introduces dancers to the moves basic to belly dance. Students will learn how to combine moves and travel across the dance floor.

Beginner Class

7:30 - 8:30 pm

Drum Solo, Music: Sahra Saidi, Artist: Gamal Gommaa
An oldie, but a goody! Hourglass performed this at the very first recital ten years ago and it is still a favorite!

Finger Cymbal Routine, Music: Barido, Artisti: Mayssaam Nahas
This is a beginner/intermediate level finger cymbal routine that is fun for students and audience members alike! Students will learn five different finger cymbal patterns. This is a beg/intermediate level piece, so it is preferable that students have a year of belly dance experience.

Thursdays

Beginner/Intermediate Drills & Zills

5:00 - 6:00 pm

During drills classes, students will practice level appropriate belly dance moves repeatedly so as to develop muscle strength, muscle memory and coordination skills. Dancers will also practice traveling and finger cymbal skills.

Beginner Class

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Routine: Drums for Divas, Artist: Unknown
A great piece for beginners! In this routine, we incorporate many of the basic moves learned in Fundamentals class to create a cute, short drum solo.

Intermediate Class

7:15 - 8:15 pm

Classic Routine, Music: Mally Wanna Mally, Artist: Leila
The song Mally Wanna Mally or Tab Wana Mali was first made popular in 2001 by the legendary singer Warda. Along with Lebanon's Fayrouz and Egypt's late Oum Kalthoum, Warda was one of the legendary singers of the Arab world, with a voice that has been described as both sweet and powerful. The majority of students in this class have had four to ten years of previous belly dance experience.

American Pop Routine, Music: I'm Bad, Artist: Michael Jackson
No need to explain here! This is going to be a fun, upbeat, American pop routine!! The majority of students in this class have had four to ten years of previous belly dance experience.