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Fall Session Sept 10 - Dec 8
The ABC's & 123's of Bellydance with Nicci 

This fall we turn our focus to building your Raks Sharqi Dance Toolbox

with technique, tricks and tips to take you from Studio to Stage!

During this session every class will be working through:

12 fun, feisty, fiery and fierce combinations to take you from drilling to dancing.    Each complete combination is designed to grow and develop as you do; building your  dance move library .   By the end of 12 weeks dancers will have 12 new combinations that you feel comfortable  to freestyle with  and/or build out into your own choreography.

Key Middle Eastern Rhythms!  Bellydance is more then just moving to the music, it means understanding that in which you are dancing too.   So let's start at the core, the rhythm and work our way out!   During this session we will focus on 6 of the most popular rhythms; dancers will learn to identify them, play them and yes dance to them.    What better way to experience Middle Eastern Rhythms then with Live Drumming ! 
Brendan will be on hand to drum us through!!

Finger Cymbal Drills to Thrill!  Finger Cymbals and Bellydance go hand in hand, no pun intended.   And though overall Egyptian Raks Sharqi dancers do not Zill, it has fast become a skill that all dancers not only should embrace but are expected too.   During this session we will be exploring finger cymbals in two concepts or approaches;  pattern drilling (3-5-7) and rhythm drilling (Baladi, Saidi).   All finger cymbal drills will be applied over your weekly combination!    Don't have Finger Cymbals, don't worry we have loaners can order your own at Saroyan 

Intro to Bellydance 
3 times to choose from!

Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30     (Class FULL)

Saturdays      9:00 - 10:00   (Class FULL)

Saturdays     10:30 - 11:30   NEW CLASS TIME - OCT 13 -  DEC 8  $110/8 weeks


12 Week Sessions $165.00 

Drop-ins                     $15/class 

Pre-requisite: No experience needed   

Class Limit 8 dancers


Let me see you Bellydance!!  With two class times to choose from we have you covered to begin your Bellydance journey.   Intro to Bellydance is designed to provide new dancers with the core moves used in Bellydance and returning dancers a reconnect to the moves they should know.   From dancers taking their first steps through to returning Beginners this class will give dancers a solid bellydance foundation to ensure Bellydance bliss. 


Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm

12 Week Sessions    $165.00 

Drop-in                       $20/class

Pre-requisite: Intro to Bellydance

Class Limit 8 dancers


Open Level --> a class open to all levels from Beginners to Advanced.  


This class is set at the Beginner Plus level and up and is designed to take the basics of bellydance and turn it up a notch in a mixed level format.  Each week dancers will drill bellydance movements and layers and Zills; all while working up a sweat in basic but challenging dance combinations.    This class is PERFECT for dancers returning to bellydance after a break.   


Props needed: Zills (weekly)


Mondays 6:30 - 8:00 pm

12 Week Sessions  $180.00

Drop-in                     $20/class

Pre-requisite: Intro & Beginner Bellydance or  2yrs

Class Limit 8 dancers


Moving from Beginner to Intermediate this class has you staying true to our focus on technique and fundamentals of Bellydance.  This class is designed to enforce the fundamentals while challenging each dancer with new movements and plains of movement.  Utilizing your foundation dancers begin working on more difficult core movements, stronger isolation's, varied layering concepts and across the floor dance movement. Class structure will use both static isolation drills and moving combinations to build and hone  smooth transitions, elevations  and across the  floor usage.  Work with skill building exercises will begin in this class to encourage use of the bellydance vocabulary and encourage group and solo  Props to be used: Zills (weekly), Veil and Sword


Mondays 8:00 - 9:00 pm

12 Week Sessions  $150.00     

Pre-requisite: Currently enrolled a Bellydance technique class
To Register for Choreography chose
"Bellydance Bundle" above


Choreography is a skill and art all on it's own and in this class our only focus is just that... Choreography. Each 12 week session dancers work through a new choreography based in Raks Sharqi Bellydance, while keeping old ones fresh. Choreographies taught in this class will be included in performance for our Hafla and Year End Show.   Performance not required.

Props used for choreographies are: Sword, Veil, Cane and Zills


Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm

12 Week Session   $180.00 

Drop-ins                   $20/class

Pre-requisite: Intermediate Level Bellydance, 3yrs

Class Limit 8 dancers


To advanced in our dance we must be Masters of our Fundamentals; moving from Intermediate dancers to Performance and beyond is what we will do in this class.    While continuing to hone and build your bellydance technique this class will run in combination based drill style and will help you develop floor patterns under that bellydance movement; as well as zilling while dancing.


Focusing on clearer isolation's, complex layers,  elevation changes, traveling and transitions, this class is designed to get you moving faster, harder and stronger in your bellydance execution and dance.   Each week dancers will utilize skill building exercises to put their bellydance skills to the test; from combination creations to group leads.   What will you create? Props needed: Zills (weekly), Veil, Sword and Cane 


Wednesdays 8:00 - 9:00 pm


12 week session $130.00                                                                        To Register for Choreography chose "Bellydance Bundle" above

Pre-requisite: Must be registerd in current session; permission from Instructor


Taking your choreography skills into the next level, this class brings together the skill of choreography and the art of performance.   Dancers focus on a new piece each session, while continuing to work on the pieces already in TRD's set list.  Choreographies in this class are a mixture of linear dances, prop dances and character pieces.   Dancers in this class are provided performance opportunities throughout the year.


Why book a private session with Nicci?  Well there are many reasons, private sessions are great for:

Choreography assistance, feedback and creation;  technique review and drilling tips; focal work on desired props and more.


Private sessions with Nicci can be one on one or with friend or group.   Contact Nicci at to find out more.

1-2 people $45/hr total ($45 for 1, $22.50 each for 2)
3 people $60/hr total ($20 each)
4 people $80/hr total ($20 each)
5 people $100/hr total ($20each)

Registered Students of Tha Realm save $10 per booked hour.

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