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Chrystie S.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks SIGN LANGUAGE, FRENCH, SPANISH, ENGLISH
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Awarded STUDENT SERVICES AWARD from PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY AT 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 teach my les

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Abigail
Charlotte, 6.
My girls loved the lessons. Very positive experience and they are already improving their skills. We are very grateful to have found her! Signing up for more lessons in the future with Ms. Chrystie. Happy kids and happy mom.
Mia K.
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Dawn R.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
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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 2003. She is also trained and holds teacher certifications in Hot Hula Fitness, Fire

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Maria G.
dawn was fun and she does a great job
Naima S.
I really enjoyed the classes with Dawn and have signed up for 5 more lessons to learn dance steps to a specific song. Thanks Dawn !
Naima S.
I really liked how Dawn helped breakdown the movements so I could learn each step and build muscle memory. Thank you, Dawn!
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Gabriela S.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches students Male: Not accepting at this time; Female: 12 to 35
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Gabriela S.

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Belly Dance is for fun, and to bring out the femininity of women through dance.

In Mexico, I had different presentations at government events, restaurants, hotels, and convention centers.

About Gabriela

I love teaching, creating new ways to teach, and I really enjoy it! I have all my students in my heart and I think that learning should be something that you really enjoy! I give Belly Dance Lessons and I really love shows and performances, if you want to have fun dancing. I used to have presenta

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Rosa A.
Gaby is a wonderful, friendly & knowledgeable about her teaching, she explained step by step clearly and what to expect from her teaching.
Thank you Gaby, I had a lot of fun on your class today.

Rosa
Jacqueline Escalante
Para los jóvenes, la educación se ha vuelto uno de los retos diarios para enfrentar ante la sociedad. Hoy en día, las oportunidades para encontrar un ambiente cómodo y estable para desempeñar una asignatura han desafiado las habilidades de miles de estudiantes y profesores alrededor del mundo. Para mi, Gabriela es un claro ejemplo de que cuando uno quiere aprender y lograr sus propias metas, se pude.
Mis años de estudios con Gabriela me han enseñado la importancia, la dedicación y el cariño que le pone a cualquier estudiante que solicite su ayuda.
Es una maestra leal, limpia, ordenada y sobre todo amante de las comunicaciones. Las clases de Gabriela siempre son interactivas, la inclusión social se presenta y sobre todo la enseñanza se vuelve emotiva.
Ella es la clase de profesora que siempre te motivara a mejorar y que te acompañara en cada uno de tus logros para asi, cumplir tus objetivos.
Una de las mejores maestras que pude tener a lo largo de mi vida y con la cual estoy muy agradecida por todas las herramientas que me ha brindado para enfrentar cada uno de mis días.
!Excelente profesora!
Rocio Terrazas
Gabriela is a wonderful educator. I strongly believe she was born to teach. I enjoy her teaching methods because they are engaging, fun, very practical, and creative. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn Spanish. She is awesome!
P.S. She will teach you very interesting things about Mexican culture and food if you want. I think that is an amazing bonus.

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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 $82. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $115 per hour.
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$62 average
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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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"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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"I really liked how Dawn helped breakdown the movements so I could learn each step and build muscle memory. Thank you, Dawn!"
Naima
Took Belly Dancing lessons from Dawn R.
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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 Sapphire- Elena A.
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"dawn was fun and she does a great job"
Maria
Took Belly Dancing lessons from Dawn R.
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"I really enjoyed the classes with Dawn and have signed up for 5 more lessons to learn dance steps to a specific song. Thanks Dawn !"
Naima
Took Belly Dancing lessons from Dawn R.

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,

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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.