ABOUT OUR CLASSES

All of our studio teachers are independent contractors who run their own programs and enrollment. Schedules, start dates, program content, duration, and pricing will vary. Our studio teachers are experienced and qualified professionals.  We suggest consistently attending one class per week with the same instructor as the best plan for learning. Choose the course that best suits your schedule, and enroll directly with that teacher. General questions can be answered via our contact form. Specific questions should be directed to the individual teacher. 

Our current health safety protocol Masks are optional. See home page for more details. 

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Wednesdays

Beginner Bellydance
11:45am-12:45pm

This one-hour class will provide an introduction to the basic posture, body articulation, and traveling concepts necessary to develop a strong foundation in belly dance. This class is suitable for absolute beginners, students who are new to Bahaia's curriculum, or students wishing to polish their basic skills. Each class includes a warm-up, strengthening exercises, and training drills with an emphasis on proper posture and form. Students should expect to remain at Level 1 for at least 6 months to up to 2 years to gain proficiency in the wide vocabulary or movement. Spring/Summer session runs for 8-meetings May 11 through June 29. Click this link to be redirected to our secure enrollment form. 

ENROLL HERE

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Thursdays

Intermediate Bellydance
8:00-9:00pm

This one-hour class builds on the foundation of movement learned in the Introduction course, incorporating rhythm studies, folkloric influences, cymbals, veil, and basic choreography. This class is suitable for students who have completed 6 months to 1 year in Bahaia's Introduction curriculum or comparable with another instructor. Each class includes a warm-up, strengthening exercises, training drills, and cool-down/stretch. 
Spring/Summer session runs for 8-meetings May 12 through June 30. Click this link to be redirected to our secure enrollment form. 

 

ENROLL HERE

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Tuesdays

Intermediate Bellydance
7:45-8:45pm

Explore nuanced stylization and personal dance expression with this invigorating technique class.

Dancer conditioning is the focus as we play with layering challenges, across-the-floor exercises, and tempo drills. Dancers will learn elusively complex moves like the 3/4 shimmy, the Jewel, sweeping Arabesque, and more. Props such as finger cymbals and veils may also be introduced at this level. Water break chats will address topics like anatomy/physiology, the composers who created the canon of the Raqs Sharqi music, and the dancers who shaped its history. Dancers will be supported in exploring their personal dance style with this class.

Pre-requisite: dancers must complete at least two cycles of Hip Tricks.
Level: Beg-intermediate/ Intermediate

March 29 - May 17, 2022

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Carly

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Saturdays

Beginner T'ai Chi
9:00-10:00am

Beginners—basics, principles and beginning forms. This class is appropriate for Students new to T’ai Chi or those who want to review the basics. 

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Donna Minshew

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Thursdays

Beginner Bellydance
6:45-7:45pm

This one-hour class will provide an introduction to the basic posture, body articulation, and traveling concepts necessary to develop a strong foundation in belly dance. This class is suitable for absolute beginners, students who are new to Bahaia's curriculum, or students wishing to polish their basic skills. Each class includes a warm-up, strengthening exercises, and training drills with an emphasis on proper posture and form. Students should expect to remain at Level 1 for at least 6 months to up to 2 years to gain proficiency in the wide vocabulary or movement. 

Spring/Summer session runs for 8-meetings May 12 through June 30. Click this link to be redirected to our secure enrollment form. 

 

ENROLL HERE

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Bahaia, studio owner

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Mondays

Advanced Bellydance
6:45-7:45pm

This one-hour class will include drills for body articulation, shimmies, traveling steps, and arm flow patterns.  This class is suitable for anyone who has successfully completed two consecutive years of training with Bahaia or comparable with another instructor. Each class includes a warm-up, strengthening exercises, training drills, and cool-down/stretch. Basic knowledge of finger cymbals and veil is presumed. Please bring cymbals and both silk and chiffon veils to every class. 

Spring/Summer session runs for 8-meetings May 2 through June 27 (with no class on Mon May 9). Click this link to be redirected to our secure enrollment form. ENROLL HERE

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Thursdays

Over 40's Bellydance
1:30-2:45pm

Beginning Bellydance for over 40's!!!! Here is a great opportunity to put some FUN back into your life exploring the ancient and beautiful art of Bellydance!  We will tap into our creative, exotic, fun side! It’s time to discover your inner Bellydancer! And a side benefit will be to get our bodies moving and a good workout! Taught by Nisaba who has been performing Bellydance since the 80’s, and taught for 20+ years at the UT Informal Classes. Space is limited so sign up now!   Email Nisaba to enroll: 

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Nisaba

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Saturdays

Intermediate T'ai Chi
10:00-11:00am

This class will concentrate on refining forms and may have occasional push hands exercises. 

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Donna Minshew

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Wednesdays

Intermediate Bellydance
1:00-2:00pm

This one-hour class builds on the foundation of movement learned in the Introduction course, incorporating rhythm studies, folkloric influences, cymbals, veil, and basic choreography. This class is suitable for students who have completed 6 months to 1 year in Bahaia's Introduction curriculum, or comparable with another instructor. Each class includes a warm-up, strengthening exercises, training drills, and cool-down/stretch. 

Spring/Summer session runs for 8-meetings May 11 through June 29. Click this link to be redirected to our secure enrollment form. 

 

ENROLL HERE

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Bahaia, studio owner

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Tuesdays

Beginner Bellydance
6:30-7:30pm

Fall in love with your body and your movement. Learn foundational belly dance movements like hip lifts, shimmies, figure 8’s, and undulations. We’ll also explore fun accents like belly rolls and snake arms. Each evening includes a gentle warm-up, dancer conditioning, step-by-step instruction, a cultural lesson, and a dancing warm-down. This is a safe place for all ages, body shapes, ability levels, and gender expressions. Beginner and experienced dancers are welcome. We recommend wearing comfortable yoga/dance attire and being prepared to dance without shoes. 

Level: Beginner/ Beg-Intermediate

March 29 - May 17, 2022

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Saturdays

Intermediate Bellydance
11:15am-12:30pm

Beginning Bellydance! Explore the ancient and enchanting world of Belllydance! In an encouraging and fun environment, you will learn isolations, hip movements, shimmies, undulations, and travelling moves—putting it all together in combinations/choreography. You’ll strengthen your core with graceful fluidity, connecting the mind and body. Veil and finger cymbals will also be taught (supplies available to borrow). Nisaba taught for 20+ years at the UT Informal Classes.  Email Nisaba to enroll:

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Nisaba

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Wednesdays

Advanced T'ai Chi
6:00-7:00pm

This class will continue refining forms, will practice push hands and will work on saber and straight sword forms. You must have some experience before taking this class

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Donna Minshew

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