Details Of Classes in Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore !
At a Glance !
Livermore Monday and Friday nights,
Dublin Wednesday nights.
Pleasanton Tuesday nights.
Each class has different dates and enrollment - check out the details below:
7.30pm Level Two
(Followed by troupe by invitation)
$12 per single class (45 mins)
$18 for both if taken on the same night
pay on the door - no need to pre-book
(Please note, monthly payment is also available through the Store page of this web site)
No class 20th !
October - 6th, 13th, 27th
November - 3rd, 10th, 17th
(further dates to follow)
@ Valley Dance Theater,
2287, 2nd Street.
(Park near Bank of the West)
8pm Level Two (Drills and Thrills)
$99 for 9 weeks
Must be pre-booked through Las Positas College
Class start date:
September 18th - FULL
(January date to be confirmed - join the mailing list to be the first to know)
@Las Positas College,
3000 Campus Hill Drive
Livermore CA 94551
7.30pm - Tuesdays. Mixed level
Approx $85 for 6 one hour lessons. Must be booked in advance.
New semester starts in September 12th - FULL
(Feburary date to be announced. Join the mailing list to be the first to know)
(Park near the pool)
Beginners/ Level 1 - 7pm Wednesdays
Intermediate/ Level 2 - 7.45pm Wednesdays
$44 per month for single level (45 mins)
$72 per month for both levels (90 mins), pre-book by the month only. Check out the Store page for booking details. Link is below.
@ Radiance School of Ballet
6800 Sierra Court, building L
The Ballet studio is a few doors away from the Cheer School. Look out for the orange "Cash and Carry" sign on the road.
January dates to be announced. Please join the mailing list to be the first to know.
Find The Right Class For You
The Level One/Beginner course is aimed primarily at beginner belly dancers and those who want to work on their core skills. It was developed out of the desire to provide well structured classes focused on the most important skills, while still being fun, exciting and achievable. After 16 years of teaching beginners Sara has evolved a course that is suitable for all those who want to learn the core skills of belly dance without getting bored by repetition or disheartened by over ambition.
After a good warm up each lesson should start out fairly easy, with a new move, which is new to everyone in the room. The second move will be slightly harder. It will be a reminder or an adaptation of a move we all worked on last week. Perhaps we will layer on arms, traveling or styling. By leaving it a week between learning the basic move and adding to it, you have time to practice and fully understand how your body moves before trying to layer.
As part of our weekly drills we will practice our shimmy with the aim to increase its intensity and length as the weeks pass. To finish the session we will put the moves together and discuss one of the key aspects of belly dance and how it affects you as a new dancer.
Pleasanton classes with long semesters will work on a number that we can perform towards the end of term. Drop in students (Dublin and Livermore) will be offered choreography mini workshops throughout the year.
If you have any questions during the lessons you can talk to Sara, or you can email her after to discuss something in more detail.
Level one classes are also essential for any dancer who wants to move on to the advanced level or to become a professional dancer. The core moves need to be regularly re-visited in order to improve over all technique and to perfect more complex moves. Troupe dancers should attend a weekly beginners class.
Level Two Classes are currently available in Dublin and Livermore. Level two classes are open to anyone who has attended 15 to 20 beginner classes - either with LetsBellyDance or another teacher. You are welcome to continue with a level one while also attending a level two if you feel your technique could be improved, or you are unsure which class would suit you best. Level two classes focus on developing each dancer's individual style and skill set.