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Chrystie S.

23 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, SIGN LANGUAGE
  • Awarded STUDENT SERVICES AWARD from PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY AT CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
  • BACHELORS DEGREE from CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
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Chrystie S.

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learn beginning belly dance moves, choreography and improv.

About Chrystie

WELCOME DANCERS! Meet your dance instructor. I have my bachelors degree from Chapman University in Theatre & Dance. My training includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Folk Dance, Dance History, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Improv, and Kinesiology, among other dance-related subjects. I grew up in

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Smitha Mathew
Christie is fabulous, sincere and truly enjoys teaching.
Rianshi B.
She is absolutely fab.
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Sasha C.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Russian, English, French
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Sasha C.

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Private Belly Dancing Teacher

I have been teaching dance for over 10 years. In that time I have found that, regardless of what style you are learning, everything is made of a few fundamental principals and components specific to that style. There are only so many ways you can move your feet and body. By understanding these principals & components, you can then put them together in any order with different style to create different dances. By laying the proper foundation, students have an easier time following choreography, learning to apply their own style, and even keeping up with a class. Once a dancer has a foundation to work up on, I introduce new concepts in layers to help dances feel better and develop a nicer aesthetic.

About Sasha

Hey, Sasha speaking! I would be thrilled to share my passion for dance with you. I am trained in various styles including ballroom, ballet, bellydance, hip hop and aerial arts (aerial silk, hoop and pole). I have been teaching different subjects for 10 years with a focus in instructing ballroom for

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Carla B.
Great class! Very engaging and fun! Learned lots of moves!
Star P.
Sasha was wonderful to work with!
Darlene W.
Sasha was very easy to work with and picked a just right starting point for me! I look forward to good things to come!
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Dawn R.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts Dance and Psychology from University of South Florida
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dawn R.

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Private Belly Dancing Teacher

Dawn R. is an International Performing Artist, Certified Instructor, and Award Winning Choreographer. Classically trained in Ballet and Jazz, she specialises in Belly Dance but is also trained and holds teacher certifications in Silver Sneakers Boom Move and Boom Mind, Hot Hula Fitness, Fire Dancing, and Pilates. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a double minor in Psychology and Dance. She began her training in NYC with Serena in 1999. And has studied with Sema Yildiz in Istanbul Turkey in 2004. In 2009 she was 1 of 20 dancers worldwide chosen to attend Belly Dance Super Star’s main choreographer, Jillina’s weeklong belly dance intensive in Los Angeles, CA.

Her passion is helping educate her students and audience on the value of learning to dance in reducing stress, anxiety, and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia. She has been teaching belly dance classes since 2003.

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About Dawn

Dawn R. is an International Performing Artist, Certified Instructor, and Award Winning Choreographer. Classically trained in Ballet and Jazz, she specialises in Belly Dance and has been teaching belly dance since 3003. She is also trained and holds teacher certifications in Hot Hula Fitness, Fire

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Debra S.
Dawn was so helpful. She met me at my level and taught me how to improve my moves. Dawn made learning fun!
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Elodie S.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
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Elodie S.

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Private Belly Dancing Teacher

Interested in bellydancing?

Bellydance lessons with me will help you discover muscles that are rarely trained, develop and improve coordination and balance, strengthen your core and get a very good workout!

My lessons include:
-The use of bellydance instruments for dancing.
-The history and background of bellydance and its rhythms.
-The understanding and interpretation of the different rhythms

About Elodie

Hello! I am Elodie. I am 25 years old. I’ve been bellydancing professionally for 6 years now. I was a student in one of the best Bellydance Academy's in Quito, Ecuador called YMADA. I have also attended to various of seminars with bellydance teachers around the world (Egypt, Ukraine, Chile,

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Tracey
Super first lesson and cannot wait for my second one!
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Tripti T.
Elodie is so easy to work with. I just finished my first lesson and she was patient and made me feel very comfortable and confident. I really like her approach: No judgement, focus on deliberate movements and is very methodical. I was not looking for anything quick and dirty, but I definitely wanted to make sure that I learned. And, I did. Posture, arm movements, transitions. I am so excited and am very happy to have made the package purchase.

Devon N.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Spanish, Portuguese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Theater from University of Southern California
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Devon N.

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My approach to Bellydance is all about body awareness. I work with students on understanding body mechanics in order to eventually be able to layer increasingly complex, grounded and fluid movements. Wether your goal is professional dance or simply to enjoy a new hobby, classes are tailored to your needs!

Private classes are 30 mins-2 hours. The first half of class focuses exercises to help pinpoint the right muscles. The second half is on our feet performing drills and dancing!

About Devon

Interested in dance lessons? Devon began dancing when she could walk and has since appeared on stage, in international congresses and nightclubs. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2016 from the University of Southern California, where she majored in theater. With years of extensive dance trai

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My first class with Devon was amazing. She is very patient and pleasant. I was impressed with her knowledge and is a great teacher. I am looking forward to my next class.

Nikkal F.

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  • Awarded Who's who in Music from Who's who
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Nikkal F.

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I have over 20 years of experience as a Bellydance Entertainer and teaching experience! I have taken many years of master classes and specialize in dangerous props!

About Nikkal

Dance & music is my life! My years of education is too long to list here. I have had formal training in Music, many forms of dance, swim and Aerobics certified! Fully insured and background checked through the City of San Jacinto and the park and recreation centers. I am a full time Bellyda

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Maria A.
I really loved my first belly dance class with Nikkal, I know I will learn a lot from her. She is very knowledgeable and explains the steps so you can understand! I am looking forward to more class’s with her! Very delightful person!
Carmen S.
Great first lesson!

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing belly dancing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream belly dancing teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Belly Dancing Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute belly dancing lessons is $49. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $54 per hour.
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$36 average
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"Elodie is so easy to work with. I just finished my first lesson and she was patient and made me feel very comfortable and confident. I really like her approach: No judgement, focus on deliberate movements and is very methodical. I was not looking for anything quick and dirty, but I definitely wanted to make sure that I learned. And, I did. Posture, arm movements, transitions. I am so excited and am very happy to have made the package purchase."
Tripti
Took Belly Dancing lessons from Elodie S.
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"Very easy going person and detail in helping you to learn the moves ❤️
Will recommend to her highly ❤️❤️"
Shallu
Took Belly Dancing lessons from Elodie S.
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"Sasha is a excellent teacher"
Rachel
Took Belly Dancing lessons from Sasha C.
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"fun, informative and just great person and teacher :)"
luisa
Took Belly Dancing lessons from Elodie S.
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"Great first lesson! Fun and informative :)"
luisa
Took Belly Dancing lessons from Elodie S.
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"I really loved my first belly dance class with Nikkal, I know I will learn a lot from her. She is very knowledgeable and explains the steps so you can understand! I am looking forward to more class’s with her! Very delightful person!"
Maria
Took Belly Dancing lessons from Nikkal F.
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"Elena is an excellent teacher that takes the time to go over the steps and shared videos for practice"
Morgan
Took Belly Dancing lessons from Elena T.
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"Excellent teacher! Very patient and thorough."
Christena
Took Belly Dancing lessons from Elodie S.
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"Dawn was so helpful. She met me at my level and taught me how to improve my moves. Dawn made learning fun!"
Debra
Took Belly Dancing lessons from Dawn R.
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"Great supportive teacher!"
Susan
Took Belly Dancing lessons from Sasha C.
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Private Belly Dancing Lessons Near You

Belly dance, also called Arabic dance, is an enchanting type of dance that incorporates specific moves, which focus on the upper body. Belly dancing involves percussive movements time to rhythmic beats, fluid movements that create a languid, sultry feeling within dance, and a combination of vibrations, shimmies, and shivers. 

Belly dancing originated in the Middle East. The dance form features different movements, styles, and costumes, depending on the Middle Eastern or Northern African countries. Belly dancers can be recognized by their striking costumes, which usually include a sparkling headband or wrap, a fitted top, and flowing harem pants all embellished with elaborate embroidery and sparkling gold coins. In its hundreds of years, belly dancing has spread around the world, as a popular dance to learn in Europe and North America. 

Why Sign Up for Belly Dancing Classes?

Although it's centuries-old, the physical benefits of belly dancing have only recently begun to draw attention. It's exercise, so dancers, of course, burn calories. The specific types of dance moves involved in belly dancing make intentionally isolated use of specific muscle groups, which is great for deep toning and strengthening. It's a low impact form of exercise that has high-intensity results. When you learn to belly dance, you'll grow stronger, improve your posture, and enjoy reduced joint and muscle pain. 

An exhilarating art form, belly dancing improves confidence, self-esteem, and self-image. As you work up a sweat, swinging your hips, you'll release feel-good endorphins. When signed up for lessons with a private belly dancing tutor, you'll be able to get used to the movements and comfortable with your body in the privacy of a private dance studio or even in your own home. 

The Best Way to Learn to Belly Dance and What You'll Practice in Lessons

Sure, you can find lots of free belly dancing lessons and tutorials online, but the best way to learn is with the instruction of a private belly dancing teacher. In private lessons, you'll have your teacher's undivided attention and receive the kind of personalized instruction that simply isn't available in larger class settings or from watching online videos. With immediate feedback, you'll overcome challenges quickly, while you get to learn and practice new dance steps in a private atmosphere. 

Plus, every private lesson is different. Teachers completely customizes classes based on the student's goals, interests, previous experience, and preferred learning styles. For example, belly dancing lessons for adults differ in terms of content and teaching methods from belly dancing classes for children. Your teacher will keep you motivated and interested, while you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Belly Dancing

If you have little or no previous experience, then beginner lessons are for you. In these classes, your teacher will introduce you to the basic moves and steps that you need to start belly dancing. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Learn proper standing position and posture
  • Practice a hip lift and shimmy on both sides
  • Learn to do a hip drop

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Belly Dancing

If you've already had some experience with belly dancing, then intermediate lessons are right for you. In these classes, you'll build upon your basic knowledge of belly dancing, as you learn more complicated and challenging dance moves. Your teacher might cover the following:

  • Practicing a belly roll with isolated abdominal muscles
  • Master all seven core belly dance movements
  • Create beautiful arm movements

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Belly Dancing

Advanced lessons are intended to provide a learning and training resource for already skilled belly dancers. In these lessons, you'll work to perfect your belly dancing style by strengthening your muscles, working on flexibility, improving stamina, and developing more precise movements. Topics covered in advanced lessons depend on the student's goals and interests, but your instructor might cover the following:

  • Strength, flexibility, and endurance training
  • Stage presence
  • Improving facial expression, as it pairs with music and dance moves

How to Find a Belly Dancing Teacher Near You

Whether you love the outfits, find the moves enchanting, or want a fun way to get in better physical shape, working with a private belly dancing tutor can help you. Luckily, using TakeLessons makes it easy to find a teacher. A quick search will direct you to a list of teachers who offer private lessons online and in-person to students of all ages and abilities. Before choosing an instructor, we recommend browsing several profiles and reading reviews left by other aspiring belly dancers. 

The price of belly dancing classes varies, but most teachers base their rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many tutors to choose from, you'll have no problem finding someone whose lessons fit your budget and schedule. Plus, you'll find that investing in private lessons pays off fast, as you learn quickly in a private environment and start dancing like a professional after just a few classes.