Bellydance Instruction, Education and Performance
Performance and Instruction
No two women are alike -- and this applies to the skills, personal
responsibilities/outside interests, and ambitions that each
woman brings into the BellaBelly classroom.
BellaBelly offers three distinctive instructional tracks tailored to
different needs and goals: Fitness, Technique, and Adventure.
(Click here for details.)
Students who feel compelled and inspired to perform will enjoy
opportunities presented through the occasional
BellaBelly-sponsored student hafla and annual TCFA student
recital. Students will be taught skill-appropriate choreography --
formal rehearsals will occur mostly during class time. Members of
the Student Troupe can expect additional rehearsals as needed.
Performance is NEVER mandatory.
BellaBelly Student Troop
The BellaBelly Student Troop is often invited to perform for both large and small charity events. Other
opportunities include workshop shows which usually involve a road-trip and are GREAT fun! While still on
the amateur level, the aim is to group students with similar skills and goals.
Students who maintain regular attendance in MEDII/III classes, who demonstrate focus, discipline and are
able to commit the time and financial resources associated with rehearsals, performances and troop
costuming may be invited to join the BellaBelly Student Troop. To be considered, one should be dancing a
MINIMUM of one class a week -- but preferably more. (Dancing with other qualified instructors does count.)
Taking workshops is strongly encouraged, as is maintaining a fitness regimen that might include cardio,
yoga, or weights. Practice time out side of the studio is an ABSOLUTE must and students will be asked about
their practice habits/routine.
Joining the troop means not only a commitment to the instructor -- by FAR the greater and most
important commitment is to oneself and the other troop members.
Students wishing to evolve their dancing into art -- and more seriously pursue professional and
semi-professional performance opportunities should express their desire to the instructor. The level of
commitment and skill required will be exponentially greater as will the rewards. Dancers should be able to
contribute and collaborate creatively and demonstrate a sound dance vocabulary that includes layering
Please note, while BellaBelly provides a variety of performance opportunities for students of all
ability and interest levels, BellaBelly entertainment booking services are a distinctly separate
and detached entity from its teaching arm. Individuals are selected/invited/hired to engage
in professional (paid) engagements at the SOLE discretion of BellaBelly's owner and artistic
Lasting bonds of friendship are formed
through dance class. Class time,
performances and even rehearsals become
cherished pockets of "me" time or "girl" time --
where you get nourished creatively, supported
and appreciated emotionally, and recharged
physically. The endorphin highs are great!
I personally find that when one channel of
creativity is opened, other skills such as day-to-
day problem-solving seem enhanced. Maybe
it's just the fact that we've created or added
balance to our lives by doing something fun
From top Clockwise: Jen, Kelley,
Sabylla, Laura, Sharon, Caryn
Photo by Hancock Photography
|Top L to R: Sabylla, Kelley, Laura, Sharon