Interested in learning Belly Dance?
Belly Dance, also sometimes known as Raqs Sharki (Dance of the Orient in Arabic) or Oriental Dance, is of Middle Eastern and North African origin. It is still evolving in it’s homelands. There are many styles and fusions of belly dance all over the world. Many belly dancers study folkloric dances that also originated in the same areas. What I perform and teach is known as modern American Cabaret belly dance and is what you may have seen in restaurants in the US.
Learning this dance can be exhilarating! It’s a wonderful way to better appreciate your body (and all it can do!) while having fun and exploring a cultural art. It is gentle on the body as well.
Some benefits of learning belly dance are: improved core strength, more muscle control, better balance, increased knowledge, and joyful feelings of expression!
What you can expect in a Technique class: a warm up with gentle movements and light stretches, technique breakdowns, drills, and combinations of movements to music from and inspired by the Middle East.
What to wear to class: Comfortable stretchy clothing, like yoga pants and a sports bra. Showing the belly is not required. We like to dance with bare feet, however dance shoes/socks are up to you. You may bring a hip scarf if you have one; it isn’t necessary, although it’s nice to have!
Class Payment happens right before class. $15 to drop in, or $50 for a class card that is good for 4 classes; the class card will expire 6 weeks after issued. You may pay with cash or card, cash is preferred.
Class is held on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Belly Dance with Hasani studio
6659 Kimball Dr, # E-501 (the last building)
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Copy of Waiver: Waiver Belly Dance 2018
Private Lessons are available as well
Private Lesson Rate is $45/hr + studio fee
You may contact me to schedule a time and I’ll get back to you, email or facebook is best
A mini private lesson is also available as part of a performance package, excellent for special celebrations, parties, girls night in, etc. To request performance package rates, please email me with your specific requests. Thank you!