Speaks SIGN LANGUAGE, FRENCH, SPANISH, ENGLISH
BACHELORS DEGREE from CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
Awarded STUDENT SERVICES AWARD from PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY AT CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
Private Belly Dancing Teacher
learn beginning belly dance moves, choreography and improv.
WELCOME DANCERS! Meet your dance instructor. I have my bachelors degree from Chapman University in Theatre & Dance. My training includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Folk Dance, Dance History, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Improv, and Kinesiology, among other dance-related subjects. I teach my les
Teaching since 2002
Bachelor of Arts Dance and Psychology from University of South Florida
Teaches students 5 and up
Private Belly Dancing Teacher
Dawn R. is an International Performing Artist, Certified Instructor, and Award Winning Choreographer. Classically trained in Ballet and Jazz, she specialises in Belly Dance but is also trained and holds teacher certifications in Silver Sneakers Boom Move and Boom Mind, Hot Hula Fitness, Fire Dancing, and Pilates. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a double minor in Psychology and Dance. She began her training in NYC with Serena in 1999. And has studied with Sema Yildiz in Istanbul Turkey in 2004. In 2009 she was 1 of 20 dancers worldwide chosen to attend Belly Dance Super Star’s main choreographer, Jillina’s weeklong belly dance intensive in Los Angeles, CA.
Her passion is helping educate her students and audience on the value of learning to dance in reducing stress, anxiety, and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia. She has been teaching belly dance classes since 2003.
She has performed at The Orient ...
Dawn R. is an International Performing Artist, Certified Instructor, and Award Winning Choreographer. Classically trained in Ballet and Jazz, she specialises in Belly Dance and has been teaching belly dance since 2003. She is also trained and holds teacher certifications in Hot Hula Fitness, Fire
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Belly dance, also called Arabic dance, is an enchanting type of dance that incorporates specific moves, which focus on the upper body. Belly dancing involves percussive movements time to rhythmic beats, fluid movements that create a languid, sultry feeling within dance, and a combination of vibrations, shimmies, and shivers.
Belly dancing originated in the Middle East. The dance form features different movements, styles, and costumes, depending on the Middle Eastern or Northern African countries. Belly dancers can be recognized by their striking costumes, which usually include a sparkling headband or wrap, a fitted top, and flowing harem pants all embellished with elaborate embroidery and sparkling gold coins. In its hundreds of years, belly dancing has spread around the world,
as a popular dance to learn in Europe and North America.
Why Sign Up for Belly Dancing Classes?
Although it's centuries-old, the physical benefits of belly dancing have only recently begun to draw attention. It's exercise, so dancers, of course, burn calories. The specific types of dance moves involved in belly dancing make intentionally isolated use of specific muscle groups, which is great for deep toning and strengthening. It's a low impact form of exercise that has high-intensity results. When you learn to belly dance, you'll grow stronger, improve your posture, and enjoy reduced joint and muscle pain.
An exhilarating art form, belly dancing improves confidence, self-esteem, and self-image. As you work up a sweat, swinging your hips, you'll release feel-good endorphins. When signed up for lessons with a private belly dancing tutor, you'll be able to get used to the movements and comfortable with your body in the privacy of a private dance studio or even in your own home.
The Best Way to Learn to Belly Dance and What You'll Practice in Lessons
Sure, you can find lots of free belly dancing lessons and tutorials online, but the best way to learn is with the instruction of a private belly dancing teacher. In private lessons, you'll have your teacher's undivided attention and receive the kind of personalized instruction that simply isn't available in larger class settings or from watching online videos. With immediate feedback, you'll overcome challenges quickly, while you get to learn and practice new dance steps in a private atmosphere.
Plus, every private lesson is different. Teachers completely customizes classes based on the student's goals, interests, previous experience, and preferred learning styles. For example, belly dancing lessons for adults differ in terms of content and teaching methods from belly dancing classes for children. Your teacher will keep you motivated and interested, while you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you.
Sample Curriculum for Beginner Belly Dancing
If you have little or no previous experience, then beginner lessons are for you. In these classes, your teacher will introduce you to the basic moves and steps that you need to start belly dancing. Your teacher might cover the following topics:
- Learn proper standing position and posture
- Practice a hip lift and shimmy on both sides
- Learn to do a hip drop
Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Belly Dancing
If you've already had some experience with belly dancing, then intermediate lessons are right for you. In these classes, you'll build upon your basic knowledge of belly dancing, as you learn more complicated and challenging dance moves. Your teacher might cover the following:
- Practicing a belly roll with isolated abdominal muscles
- Master all seven core belly dance movements
- Create beautiful arm movements
Sample Curriculum for Advanced Belly Dancing
Advanced lessons are intended to provide a learning and training resource for already skilled belly dancers. In these lessons, you'll work to perfect your belly dancing style by strengthening your muscles, working on flexibility, improving stamina, and developing more precise movements. Topics covered in advanced lessons depend on the student's goals and interests, but your instructor might cover the following:
- Strength, flexibility, and endurance training
- Stage presence
- Improving facial expression, as it pairs with music and dance moves
How to Find a Belly Dancing Teacher Near You
Whether you love the outfits, find the moves enchanting, or want a fun way to get in better physical shape, working with a private belly dancing tutor can help you. Luckily, using TakeLessons makes it easy to find a teacher. A quick search will direct you to a list of teachers who offer private lessons online and in-person to students of all ages and abilities. Before choosing an instructor, we recommend browsing several profiles and reading reviews left by other aspiring belly dancers.
The price of belly dancing classes varies, but most teachers base their rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many tutors to choose from, you'll have no problem finding someone whose lessons fit your budget and schedule. Plus, you'll find that investing in private lessons pays off fast, as you learn quickly in a private environment and start dancing like a professional after just a few classes.