Belly Dance Classes
Adults Beginning Bellydance: adults and teens 16+
Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. Women & Men of every size & ability level will have fun while building confidence, strength & grace. In this class you will learn the Egyptian roots of Bellydance and the modern tribal & fusion styles. Short combinations will be incorporated into drills that focus on muscle group isolations, core stabilization, strengthening & lengthening of muscles, sharp & fluid motions, musicality & dance etiquette. Each 8 week session will work on a new choreography, making this class a great workout for your mind as well as your muscles. No previous dance experience required and great for all fitness levels. (This class can be adapted to accommodate many physical limitations, even for people in wheelchairs. Please contact Freya to discuss your specific situation.)
Class Attire: Please come in yoga pants, leggings or other attire that allows full range of motion. Please no overly baggy shirts, baggy pants or long skirts as it’s important for you and the instructor to see your body positions. Also, a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips is helpful to see your hip movements in the mirror.
Belly dancing is incredibly empowering. You will have fun while building confidence, strength & grace. In this intermediate class we will build upon the foundational moves learned in the Intro class. Short combinations & choreography will be incorporated into technique and drills making it a great workout for your muscles and your mind. Choreography will become more complex as we begin to layer multiple moves into the dance or incorporate props such as veils, fan veils, canes, or finger cymbals. Props will be available to borrow in class. For those who want their own, I will have a limited number of props & hip scarves available for purchase. Previous bellydance experience required. (Either taking the Intro class for at least one session, or previous training in another bellydance class are acceptable).
Class Attire: Please come in yoga pants, leggings or other attire that allows full range of motion. Please no baggy shirts, baggy pants or long skirts as it’s important for you and the instructor to see your body positions. Also, a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips is helpful to see your hip movements in the mirror.
Private Lessons & Consulting
Sometimes you want one-on-one lessons to develop a specific technique, or perhaps you can't make any of the classes. Whatever the reason, I am available for one-on-one consulting or private small group lessons. Please contact me to discuss your needs and we'll work out the perfect solution and time for you. CALL or EMAIL
About your Instructor:
Freya took her first bellydance class in 2000 and immediately fell in love with this beautiful art form. Over the years she’s had the privilege of studying with some of the world's top dancers including Rachel Brice, Ariella, Sonya Blacker, Zoe Jakes, Jasmin Jahal, Mae the Bellydancer, Christina King and many more. Freya became a semi-professional dancer in 2010 performing with troupes Roe-He, Vagabond and Black Silk Road. As a soloist Freya performed in shows throughout the region including Beast Women, Tribal Revolution, Burning Man Decomp, Angels & Absynth, The Glint, and the Chicago Hafal for Humanity which raised money for Syrian refugees. Freya is most well known for her ethereal & powerful veil routines using both Egyptian & Chinese style veils that she custom makes herself.