Beginner Belly Dance
Join the Fun! Belly Dance is for Every Body!
Come learn the most amazingly fun, natural, beautiful, and ancient dance - Belly Dance! At the root of the dance is a celebration of femininity, sensuality, and playfulness.
Though the dance is feminine, you do not need to identify as a woman in order to enjoy expressing yourself! Belly Dance is for EVERY body... no one is too fat, too thin, has too big or small of hips, chest, belly, or anything... we are all the right size and shape. Belly dancers come in ALL sizes, genders, shapes, colors, races, and skill levels! We leave everything else outside the door here at Hip Ex, and focus on YOU enjoying exploring belly dance moves in your body.
We believe you are awesome, just as you are. We can't wait to show you new tools to keep you strong, flexible, inspired, engaged, mentally, physically, and at a deep soul level. We connect to ancient movement traditions in a way that is accessible to every body!
Where do I start?
If you're never belly danced before, start with our 8 week Beginner Belly Dance Course. No experience necessary, all levels welcome!
We'll give you an overview of the art of Belly Dance, a great introduction to the foundations of this dance. You'll discover things like: Shimmies, Hip Circles, Chest Pops, and Snake Arms. By beginning to explore the movements in your body, you'll learn to start loving yourself even more. We celebrate all part of our body, in the variety of shades, shapes and sizes that we all come in. All genders welcome, belly dance is NOT just for the ladies!
We'll drill the isolations, and help you develop a greater understanding of the moves, and your body! Since we are always changing, so is our dance.
It's common to take this series several times, as different material is presented, and as you develop stronger technique, you'll discover new layers to old material as well. When you are ready, there are tons of styles and variations to explore! Egyptian, Group Improv, Layers, Shimmies, these all will continue to challenge you. Different instructors have bodies that move differently, fun personal ways of explaining moves, and you'll enjoy learning from all of them.
All styles, however, start with the fundamentals - so remember there is no rush, go at your own pace, at your own comfort level. And let us know any questions - we are HERE for YOU.
A Hip Scarf is recommended; we know these can be found online, and we also carry a supply that we will bring to the first class for you to select from. We would really love your support in purchasing from us: Shop local and support your local belly dancers!
We also have great footwear that will help you dance on whatever surface you have at home and protect the balls of your feet.
**Please note: The special 8-class pass gives you 8 classes for the price of 5 drop-ins! It can be used for ANY Beginner Course only; come once, or more times a week to hone your skills! When you purchase the 8-week Beginner Class Special; it does NOT automatically sign you up for all the classes. You must still register individually for the 8 classes you will be attending. Thanks!**
Check our next Beginner Belly Dance Course date, and come have fun!