Winter Bellydance with Nicci 

Bellydance technique, tricks and tips fill your Raks Sharqi Dance Toolbox and to take you from Studio to Stage!

The Winter Remix

3 Key Middle Eastern Rhythms  +  Songs Every Bellydancer Should Know
January = Baladi & Finger Cymbals     February = Chifitelli  & Veil       March = Saidi & Cane 

Each month we will focus on one  of  three  Key Middle Eastern Rhythms  through  a "Song Every Bellydancer Should Know"  based on  that month's focal rhythm.  Utilizing  Bellydance movement from 24 dance combinations, dancers drill technique while exploring each months focal  song in first a classic version and then modern version.    Props dancers will be using this term are  Finger Cymbals, Veil,  Sword and Cane .    

New Dancers "No props" not to worry loaners available in studio. 

Finger Cymbal Drills  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 continue to be explore the basics of 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!   

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)

Intro to Bellydance - Saturdays

Intro to Bellydance 
Saturdays     10:30 - 11:30   NEW CLASS 


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!

Beginner Bellydance - Wednesdays


Beginner Bellydance - Saturdays

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 basic layers, more complex travelling combinations and an introduction to props.

Just Dance - Open Level Bellydance


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 at the Beginner Plus level and up 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.   

class full

limited drop in

Bellydance, Beyond the Basics


from combinations to choreography

Mondays 6:30 - 8:30 pm   NEW TIME !!!

12 Week Sessions  $190.00 

Drop-in                     $20/class

Pre-requisite: Intro & Beginner Bellydance or  2yrs

Class Limit 8 dancers

Option for performance pieces for 2019 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. 

Dance to Advance Bellydance Studio to Stage

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 2019 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? 

Dancer prepared performances of solos, duos and group for 2019 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 $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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