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The Art of Bellydance with Nicci 

Songs Every Bellydancer Should Know; Drills and Combos -  ROUND THREE! 

 A spotlight on the Classic Songs of Bellydance explored in dance drill combinations to build your core Bellydance technique, unlock your improvisational skill and fill your Raks Sharqi Dance Toolbox with tips and tricks to take you from Studio to Stage!  .   Each month's classic song, finger cymbal rhythm and drill combinations inspired by Golden Era Diva of Bellydance.
January = The grace of  Samia Gamal      February =  The allure of Naima Akef     March = The magnetism  of Nagwa Fouad 
Each month dancers will:
  • Dive into a Bellydance Classic, a few versions of it, from classic recordings to modern remixes.
  • Drill bellydance technique and combination movements based on that weeks combination.
  • Dance out combinations inspired by Bellydance Divas; Samia Gamal, Namia Akef and  Nagwa Fouad
  • Explore the use of a prop: Sword, Veil, Cane and Finger Cymbals 

For your ear...Examples of Classic Songs of Bellydance 
Misirlou (Egyptian Girl), Alf Leyla we Leyla (1001 Nights),  Aziza, Enta Omri (You are my life), Taht II Shibback (Below my window),
Ah ya Zein (Oh pretty one), Bahlam Beek (Dreaming of You), Balady Ala Accordion, Habibi Ya Eyni (Darling, oh my eyes), Leylat Hob (Night of Love)
Trial Class

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Intro to Bellydance 
Mondays       5:30 - 6:30 pm
Saturdays     10:30 - 11:30 am


12 Week Sessions   $165.00 

Drop-ins                     $15/class 

Pre-requisite: No experience needed   

Class Limit 8 dancers

First time in belly dance? Then this is the class for you!  This entry level class is where you start as it focuses on break down of basic bellydance steps such as travelling steps, undulations, figure eights, and Shimmies!

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Beginner Bellydance
Saturdays  9:00 - 10:00 am
Wednesdays  5:30 - 6:30 pm


12 Week Sessions   $165.00 

Drop-ins                     $15/class 

Pre-requisite:  Intro to Bellydance   

Class Limit 8 dancers

Let me see you Bellydance!!   You have some moves under your belt and shimmy in your step its time to dig in and explore more!   This class is set have dancers playing with a fun  Arabic pop choreography .  (Performance not required) .

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Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm

12 Week Sessions    $175.00 

Drop-in                       $20/class

Pre-requisite:  Beginner Bellydance, 1 year Bellydance

Class Limit 8 dancers


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


This class is set for those with an understanding of the key bellydance movements including and is designed to take the basics of bellydance and turn it up a notch within a mixed level format.  This class is PERFECT for dancers returning to bellydance after a break.   Fun Arabic pop choreography is explored in this class. (no performance required, but encouraged) 

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from combinations to choreography

Mondays 6:30 - 9:00  pm   

12 Week Sessions  $285.00 

Drop-in                     $20/class

Pre-requisite: Intro & Beginner Bellydance or  2yrs

Class Limit 8 dancers

Group Performance piece(s) for 2020 Studio show

Moving from Beginner to Intermediate and from Drill Combinations to Dance Choreography.  Yes, that rights its time to start turning those combinations into full choreographies !  


Utilizing our foundation dancers begin working on more difficult core movements, stronger isolation's, varied layering concepts and across the floor dance movement.   This class will be split between technique and choreography. 

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performance and beyond

Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:00 pm   NEW TIME!!

12 Week Session   $285.00  

Drop-ins                   $20/class

Pre-requisite: Intermediate Level Bellydance, 3yrs

Class Limit 8 dancers

Group Performance pieces for 2020 Studio show


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? 

Dancers  prepare performances of solos, duos and group for 2020 Show Season & Studio Show


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 $50/hr total ($50 for 1, $25.00 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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