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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 (Belly Dancing lessons with Dawn R.)

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

Debra (Belly Dancing lessons with Dawn R.)

She was great she gave me a lot of things to practice and was very respectful of time. She’s also got one of those personalities that just makes you smile. Can’t wait for my next lesson I know I’ll le

Ariel (Belly Dancing lessons with Chrystie S)

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

Maria (Belly Dancing lessons with Nikkal F.)

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Belly Dancing Lessons

Originally developed in Middle Eastern countries centuries ago, belly dancing now has fans in every corner of the world. This entertaining style of dance is performed by isolating certain muscles. The dancer often wears beautiful and colorful costumes that accentuate the movements of the routine.

While some people perform belly dancing professionally in clubs, restaurants, or festivals, others use it as an artistic hobby or a form of exercise. When practiced correctly, it will help improve your posture, tone your body, and boost your confidence.

Whether you want to take in-person or online belly dancing lessons to lose weight, perform professionally, or just have fun, TakeLessons has a teacher for you!

Certified Belly Dancing Teachers

All of the belly dancing teachers here at TakeLessons are qualified in this specific art form and have years of experience with this specific style of dance. They are background-checked and student-approved so that no matter which teacher you choose, we are sure that you won’t be disappointed!

Once you’re ready to schedule your belly dancing lessons, browse the list of qualified teachers on our website. You can read through their bios and reviews to find one that matches your needs and availability.

Our belly dancing teachers’ rates vary between teachers, but you can expect to pay between $20-100 dollars per class, with the average 60-minute session costing $71).

Once you’ve selected your teacher, you can begin the sign-up process. Simply find the belly dancing tutor near you, choose your schedule and preferred package, and you’re all set to begin dancing!

Online Belly Dancing Lessons for All Ages

Discover the art of belly dancing at any age!

In a group or one-on-one, our online belly dancing lessons are great for kids and adults alike. Practicing this art form will help you build your confidence and strength, all while learning a centuries-old style of dance.

Because we believe that belly dancing is a great way to exercise and move your body, regardless of age, TakeLessons specifically looks for people who have experience teaching everyone, from children to adults.

We also make it easy for you to find belly dancing lessons near you, no matter where you are.

Sign up for belly dancing lessons today and start enjoying your workout again!

Belly Dancing Lessons for All Levels

Our belly dancing teachers are experts, but you don’t have to be! All levels of dance experience are welcomed here, from those looking for belly dancing lessons for beginners to professionals wanting to improve their craft. Our teachers are not only qualified to teach all age groups, but they will also customize your lessons depending on your dancing skillset.

Whether you’re a belly dancing beginner or your skills are more advanced, TakeLessons offers the best online belly dancing lessons available. Students across the country have discovered a new way to work out and connect with their bodies through our online classes.

Open the door to a world of possibilities and a new way of movement by registering for belly dancing lessons near you today!

Sample Curriculm for Beginner Belly Dancing Lessons

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 Curriculm for Intermediate Belly Dancing Lessons

In the next level of belly dancing lessons, you'll build upon your basic knowledge and 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 Curriculm for Advanced Belly Dancing Lessons

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

In our classes, you can expect a low-impact workout that burns calories in a fun and sensual way. It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes, such as a sports bra or tank top and yoga pants or capris.

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At TakeLessons, we love to help people learn! Our sign-up process is hassle-free and easy. Just select the best teacher for your goals, book your class, and start dancing! We also offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, so you can book your belly dancing lessons without hesitation!


What do I need for my belly dancing lessons?

Whether you are taking classes in-person or online, you’ll need to dress appropriately. A sports bra or tight-fitting tank top and yoga or workout pants are necessary for the teacher to correct your movements. You can wear soft shoes, like a ballet or jazz shoe, or go barefoot. Some students will bring decorative scarves for their waist, but this is not necessary.

If you are taking online belly dancing lessons, you will need a large area with space to move around. A computer with quality internet access, a microphone, and a camera are also required for your class. Some students like to stream their video to a larger television to have a better view of the instructor.

Are there any physical requirements that might restrict a student’s ability from learning to belly dance?

While belly dancing is an art for all bodies and all ages, it is physical exercise. Just as with all exercise programs, we recommend consulting your medical doctor if you have physical or medical concerns.

How much do belly dancing lessons cost?

At TakeLessons, belly dancing lessons range between $20-100 per hour, with an average cost of $71 per 60-minute class.

However, the price does vary depending on the instructor and the location of the class. To get a more accurate estimate, browse our instructors’ bios. Each of our belly dancing teachers lists their rates and availability, so you’ll have all of the information you need before scheduling your class.

Is belly dancing a good workout?

Yes! Belly dancing can help you burn between 250 and 300 calories per hour. Besides being a good cardio workout, it will also improve your posture, boost your confidence, and help with muscle control and memory.

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