Details Of Classes in Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore !
At a Glance !
7.30pm Level Two
(Followed by troupe by invitation)
$12 for one, $18 for both
Pay on the door - no need to pre-book
July - 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
August - 4th, 11th
September - 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
(further dates to follow)
@ Valley Dance Theater, 2287, 2nd Street.
(Park near Bank of the West)
7.30pm - Tuesdays. Mixed level
Approx $85 for 6 one hour lessons. Must be booked in advance.
Summer semester is now full
New semester starts in September.
(Park near the pool)
Beginners/ Level 1 - 7pm Wednesdays
Intermediate/ Level 2 - 7.45pm Wednesdays
($12 for one, $18 for both
Pay on the door - no need to book)
@ 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.
This class breaks for the summer - check out the further dates in September.
September - 13th, 20th, 27th
(more classes to follow)
Beginners/ Level 1 - 7pm Thursday
Intermediate/ Level 2 - 8pm Thursdays
pre-pay only (details to follow)
@ Venue to be confirmed
To be confirmed
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. Each class takes a topic for a semester although you are welcome to join either of the drop in classes at any time. During the 2017 Semester, our topics will be :
Combos for improvisation. We will work on drilling combos at slow, medium and fast tempos and working those combos into our improvisation practice.
Cross the floor and Killer Drills. We start each lesson with drills that work each area of the body, after that we create a new travelling combination each week.