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Sasha C.

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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Russian, English, French
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sasha C.

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Private Belly Dancing Teacher

8 years of latin ballroom experience. Trained in ballroom, bellydance, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics, and ariel arts including hoop, pole and silk. I have been mentored by national and international ballroom champions Ilya and Amanda Reyzin, and have been teaching ballroom for 4 years. All ages welcome. If your looking for a social way to stay fit, or just want to learn a new skill, you've come to the right place.

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 6 years with a focus in instructing ballroom for

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Sasha has been absolutely amazing. She makes online dance classes surprisingly fluid and forms a real connection with her students remotely. As someone with a serious lack of rhythm and coordination, I can say I am enjoying myself and learning a great deal! Sasha has been choreographing my wedding dance and has gone above and beyond to cut the song just right as well as rehearsing all the moves until they are perfect. Beyond that she is teaching us the fundamentals and giving us a lot to think about and practice on our own, which is highly appreciated! Would strongly recommend Sasha as your next dance instructor.
Rachel W.
Sasha is a excellent teacher
Chad -.
Patient, encouraging, talented and she makes us excited about learning to dance. Looking forward to more lessons.
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Chrystie S.

10 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
  • Teaches Beginner
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Chrystie S.

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Private Belly Dancing Teacher

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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Qingyang Zhou
I have learned how to do a single Pirouette today with Chrystie. She is patient and kind, a good teacher to follow along!
Sarah B.
Chrystie was great! She was very enthusiastic, engaging, and nice mix of elementary information but also introducing my 6yo daughter to some more complicated steps and even a routine based on a fun Disney song!
Fahima
Nothing to say......................................... One stars speaks for itself.

Elodie S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 24 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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luisa H.
fun, informative and just great person and teacher :)
luisa H.
Great first lesson! Fun and informative :)
Shallu B.
Very easy going person and detail in helping you to learn the moves ❤️
Will recommend to her highly ❤️❤️

Nikkal F.

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  • Dance from Msjc
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Nikkal F.

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Private Belly Dancing Teacher

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!

Emily W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts from Calvin College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Emily W.

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Freya is not only a skilled dancer, she is also an inspiring dance instructor. Her classes are fun, challenging, and empowering. She is especially skilled at giving each student individual attention to make sure they are able to do the movements correctly. Freya inspires her students to become their best selves, full of confidence, strength, & grace.

About Emily

Some of you know me by my stage name- Freya, others of you know me as Emily. For the past 20+ years I've lived a double life...by day I was the Curator & Director of Atlas Galleries, a major fine art gallery in Chicago, by night I was a bellydancer & artist. I worked very hard to keep those two liv

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Leila M.

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  • BFA Dance Performance from George Mason University
  • Awarded Young Alumni Commissioning Project Grant from George Mason University
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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Leila M.

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As a teacher of 10 years and a performer of 18 years, I bring a knowledge and depth of experience to ensure you have the best training possible. I cater to student needs and work to bring the best out of every student that comes through my class. I can't wait to meet you. Let's move!

About Leila

I'm a NY-based performer, choreographer, and educator. In 2018 I graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance from George Mason University. As a teacher, I work with diverse populations and cater each program to fit the needs of my students. I have taught in public and private schools throughout T

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Kayla
Working with Leila is a supportive and inspiring experience ! Her expertise in the history of dance provides excellent context for modern technique. You’re guaranteed a great time in Leila’s class.
Matthew E
Awesome teacher who is extremely engaging, creative, and great with kids!!!
Anna
Leila is an incredibly gifted instructor. She is thoughtful, kind, and her classes are always a lot of fun.

Definitely take a class with her!

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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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Average Cost of Belly Dancing Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute belly dancing lessons is $130. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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"Excellent teacher! Very patient and thorough."
Christena
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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"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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"Great supportive teacher!"
Susan
Took Belly Dancing lessons from Sasha C.
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"Great first lesson! Fun and informative :)"
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Took Belly Dancing lessons from Elodie S.
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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.