ML Beginner Belly Dance (Spring 24)

Let's Belly Dance!

New in-person beginner classes on Wednesdays:
4/17 - 5/29, 2024
7:30 pm

State Street Ballet Academy
2285 Las Positas Rd

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Last chance to join! Registration closes Wednesday 5/1.

About this Class

This beginner class will introduce the sultry and slow moves performed during a Taqsim, the performance section of a cabaret routine which is usually improvised by both dancer and musician.

We will drill body isolations (hips, shoulders, head and chest) and undulation techniques, firm abdominal muscles and develop physical endurance.

Students will also learn a new Middle Eastern rhythm, Chiftitelli, and a dance combination to put all steps and new technique together!

You can sign up by choosing one of the available class packages below. If you're a Glow member the videos will be available free of charge.

This mixed level class welcomes newbies as well as more seasoned beginners who would like to continue working on/improve their foundation technique. Contact Cris! if you have any questions before enrolling.

Come explore the enchanting world of Middle Eastern dance in a fun, supportive, and relaxed environment while gaining a stronger core, toned muscles, active hips and rhythm!

Registration Information

5-class Plan: any 5 classes. Glow members get videos free of charge!
5-class Plan Plus: any 5 classes plus videos. A great choice if you enjoy reviewing choreography through video and missed classes.

Class Plan (recommended): all 7 classes. Glow members get videos free of charge!
Class Plan Plus: all 7 classes plus videos. A great choice if you enjoy reviewing choreography through video.

Drop-ins in April: valid for 4/17 or 4/24 classes. Come try a class!

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By signing up to any of our classes and completing your registration you agree to our Disclaimer and Refund & Cancellation Policy (please read).

What Students are saying...

"Thank you for being you!! What you bring to your dance students is so much more than dance. We get to release our expressions in dance, even the ones that hide sometimes. Our breath expands, even our nerves giggle! More length in our muscles and even lightness to our daily stride plus we get to imagine incorporating the dance moves you taught us into our life. There is nothing like a barrel turn to the oven, or some hip slides to the laundry!"

Jo Williams

BDL Student

"Iā€™m so grateful for the joy and grace of dance that you share with me and others! It's great to have a living example of how we can be both brainy AND beautiful at the same moment in time! I didn't really believe it could be done! I am enjoying the process SO much!"


BDL Student

"Cris!, I am so grateful to have met you while practicing for Solstice in 2010 with Vanessa and I was in awe of your kindness, beautiful grace and humble personality. I did not even know you were an exquisitely talented and extraordinary Middle Eastern belly dancer. I'm so happy to have a chance to learn from you now (...) Thank you for making me feel welcome in your class in BellyDance Land. I have so much to learn but you make it fun and carefree."

Vicki Ehlen

BDL Student