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|SCHEDULE & COST
Please call each location for cost, as prices adjust seasonally.
Approximate cost is $60 for 6 weeks, depending on location.
Ongoing: Mondays 7:30 p.m.
Technique for all skill levels
Ongoing classes. The Macomb Family YMCA on Gratiot Avenue.
Classes are ongoing and new sessions begin every six weeks with
emphasis on technique.
To register call (586) 468-1411.
Appropriate for all levels.
Ongoing Wednesdays 12:30 p.m.
Mondays at 5 p.m.,
Technique for all skill levels
Ongoing classes. The Birmingham Community House. 380 S. Bates,
Birmingham a few blocks south of Maple Road. Visit
www.communityhouse.com To register call (248) 644-5832.
Appropriate for all skill levels.
5:30 class - basic technique
6:30 p.m.class - basic technique
7:30 p.m. Intermediates
Ongoing classes. The West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation Family
Aquatic Center. Located at 6200 Farmington Road, north of Maple
Road. To register call (248) 248-451-1901
CLASS INFORMATION & SCHEDULE
In class you'll learn traditional dance technique, hear fabulous pop &
ancient Middle Eastern music... and while your hips are shimmying
you'll start to understand the rich history of bellydance. Most
importantly you'll have fun & get fit in a friendly, supportive
atmosphere. Anyone is welcome to audit a class for free...you'll soon
realize why this dance has been enjoyed by thousands of women
over thousands of years...
ABOUT THE CLASSES
Belly Dance is low-impact, but tones the whole body. It's exotic, but
not erotic and is the world's oldest form of dance. You don't need
prior dance experience. Here you'll learn basic Arabic dance
technique, layering, combinations, choreographs and gain skills to
design solo dances to develop your own style. Lana also provides
performance opportunities for interested students. We take class
seriously, but class is always fun.
Center. Located at 6200 Farmington Road, north of Maple Road. To
register call (248) 248-451-1901
PRIVATE CLASSES FOR
GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALS
If you're interested in individual private lessons, or to host a Belly
Dance party where friends can learn the dance, email
This is not a dance class. Private sessions on how to go professional.
Learn how to work with a band, job negotiations and more.
Advanced students only.
By appointment only.
If Lana's class schedule doesn't mesh work with yours, email Aida.
You may have seen her students perform at the Michigan
Renaissance Festival. Aida is a tremendously talented instructor.
WHO CAN DO IT?
Anyone! Belly Dance, known as Raks Sharqi or Middle Eastern
Dance, can be learned at any age. Students of Detroit Bellydance
range from ages 6 to 74+ years old. What's even more beautiful is
you can be any size or shape. Curvy women are celebrated in this
dance. I tell new students "give me three weeks and your hips will
be moving like you never imagined possible!"
Audit A CLASS
ANYONE is welcome to audit a class at no charge. Just email
firstname.lastname@example.org or walk into a class and introduce
WHAT TO WEAR:
Be comfortable. Stretch pants, yoga pants, shorts, etc. Wear
something you enjoy, even long skirts! Shirts can be tank tops,
cholis, etc. For your feet: barefoot, flexible sandals, dance shoes or
ballet slippers. Gym shoes aren't the best because they're heavy and
clunky and this, afterall, is a feminine dance!
Shows are weekly at public & private events.
Performances are so frequent, we admittedly
don't have time to post them all. Check back
or email us for upcoming show info.
Saturday, Sept 22: Nikki's Greektown 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 29: Mosiac's, Greektown, 11 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, Exotica. The Labyrinth,
Detroit. Details to come or visit http://www.myspace.
Saturday, Oct 13. 7 p.m., HAREM SCAREM IN