Shimmy | Learn to Belly Dance

Shimmy | Learn to Belly Dance

In this collection, you will learn core strength, belly dance basics, dance-based strength and conditioning, and choreography. Each class includes a dance-based warm up to increase your flexibility, a teaching portion where you will learn four to six new belly dance steps, and a dynamic choreographed performance that brings together all you have learned.

Remember, learning a new form of movement is not about being perfect – allow yourself to have fun. You can always press pause and work on a step by yourself, and repeating practices is encouraged. Allow yourself to feel confident in being a beginner and try something new today!

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Shimmy | Learn to Belly Dance
  • The Art of Belly Dancing | Belly Dancing Basics Class (23 Mins)

    If you’ve never taken a belly dancing class before, this is the place to start! In this class, you will learn fundamental belly dancing moves including the shoulder shimmy, hip rotation, cut turn, 1,2,3 hop, and hip pop, and how to combine them together into a beautiful choreography sequence. All...

  • NEW | Belly Dancing Foundations | Beginner Belly Dancing Class (24 Mins)

    This class is all about working on your foundations. You will learn four classic belly dancing moves: the head-slide, the hip-slip, the Egyptian figure-eight, and the Turkish bump. Release your expectations and have fun with learning these new movements. It’s not about perfection but about making...

  • NEW | Free Your Hips | Beginner Belly Dancing Class (24 Mins)

    Belly dancing will connect you to your hips and core in new ways! In this class, you will learn the fundamental belly dancing moves, head slides and hip circles, and the traditional belly dance moves, basic Egyptian step and Turkish figure-eight. Finally, you will move through choreographing them...

  • NEW | The Water Bearer | Strength & Conditioning Belly Dancing Class (24 Mins)

    This full-body belly dancing class will improve your overall muscle tone and strength. You will be introduced to the step-touch-step, the Turkish bump, the chest-circle, the liquid-arms, and the Egyptian figure-eight. You will finish with a powerful and empowering choreography sequence which will...

  • NEW | The Agile Belly Dancer | Footwork-focused Belly Dancing Class (24 Mins)

    This class gently introduces footwork to your belly dancing practice. You will learn a few new belly dance moves: the three-step turn, the hip-bounce, the gawazzi step, the cabaret shimmy, and the side-step arm-sweep. You will finish with a fun and passionate choreography sequence that you can re...

  • NEW | Hips Don’t Lie | Hip-focused Belly Dancing Class (23 Mins)

    One of the core components of belly dancing is incorporating beautiful hip movements. This class breaks down two classic hip isolations, the hip piston and the hip pop. You will also learn the 1, 2, 3, hop and a classic upper body move, snake arms. Take time for your body to integrate these isola...

  • NEW | Circles in the Sand | Roll-focused Belly Dancing Class (24 Mins)

    One of the elements of belly dancing that makes it so beautiful to watch is the circular motions of the movements. This class will guide you through the techniques of four different circular patterns: shoulder rolls, the more challenging Lebanese hip-circles, belly-rolls, and zaar-head. You will ...

  • NEW | Shimmy & Turn | Intermediate Fundamentals Belly Dancing Class (23 Mins)

    Shimmies & turns are two fundamental moves in belly dancing. Once you have an understanding of the basics, this class will provide you with a strong foundation from which to build more complex moves upon. You will learn two variations of shimmies: the shoulder-shimmy and the shimmy-layered hip ci...

  • NEW | Graceful Hips | Intermediate Hip-focused Belly Dancing Class (24 Mins)

    This class builds on a fundamental belly dancing skill — hip isolations. You will move through three variations to challenge your technique: the hip-bounce, maya hips, the Egyptian-figure-eight. Then, learn the graceful three-step-turn before moving on to the final performance where you will comb...

  • NEW | The Hanging Garden | Intermediate Belly Dancing Class (24 Mins)

    Tap into nature and take your belly dancing practice to the next level by learning the grapevine and falling leaves to accompany the classic hip circle and the more advanced hip-down ronde de jambe. You will build these together into a challenging and beautiful choreographed sequence. As you prog...

  • NEW | Ephemeral Nights | Intermediate Full Body Belly Dancing Class (24 Mins)

    This class will challenge you to incorporate rolls, turns, and shimmies. You will move through the classic basic Egyptian step, Turkish figure-eight, the more advanced shimmy-layered hip-circle, tremor figure-eight, and Sa’idi turn. The final performance combines these dynamic moves, requiring st...

  • NEW | Classical Form | Intermediate Belly Dancing Class (24 Mins)

    If you’re feeling confident in your foundations, this class will take you to the next level. Classic Form introduces you to new moves and puts emphasis on the art of performance. You will learn classic belly dancing moves like the hip-piston, snake-arms, the challenging three-quarter shimmy, and ...