Dance Class Information



CLASSES LOCATION:

HOMEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER IN HOMEWOOD PARK

FITNESS STUDIO 1

1632 OXMOOR ROAD

HOMEWOOD, AL 35209

Music begins at 7:00 pm sharp and  ends at 8:00 pm


MONDAY BASICS START DATES

Learn the basic steps (in-place and traveling), body isolations including shimmies, accents and circles, posture and attitude!

Next Session Is:

September 17, 2018

October 22, 2018

AFTER A BREAK, CLASSES WILL RESUME ON MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019

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INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED CLASS START DATES

Advanced steps, isolations & combinations using veil, zills and cane for folkloric style

September 18, 2018

October 23, 2018

After a break, classes will resume March 5, 2019

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ABOUT MIDDLE EASTERN BELLY DANCE

Middle Eastern Belly Dance is very popular all over the world with classes appealing to women of all ages, shapes, sizes, requiring no previous dance training; some enjoy class for a different experience of exercise with beautiful exotic music and for fun. Most women take classes  for their own personal enjoyment though some enjoy performing in public for the studio shows as well as various festivals or private family-style events.  I am happy to have you in class no matter your ambition, and I know you will find the atmosphere to be one that is  fun and supportive.

The style of belly dance that I teach is Middle Eastern, the birth place of the dance where it has been a part of the culture for many generations.  It is performed in homes by the average woman and night clubs by professional dancers; it is also where the most beautiful form of the dance is found. The music I use in class is Middle Eastern,  focusing mostly on Egyptian composers.  The Egyptian drum is the most exciting instrument in Egyptian style dance, and an entire dance can be performed to just this one instrument.   For each song, there are 100 dances, and I’ll show you why and how.  Middle Eastern Dance is called the “World’s Oldest Dance,” but experts have agreed to disagree on many theories of how and why the dance came to be.  Let’s just say, that it is fun and something for all ages to enjoy, and always remember that performing in pubic is not a requirement to take class but the choice of the student.


Classes are for women age 13 and up, and one “session” is 5 one-hour classes.  All sessions have a one-week break between  before a new session begins.

If you cannot join the first week of class, week 2 is the last week to join, and you can make up the missed class in week 5 of the Thursday night Intermediate class.

Neither Homewood Community Center nor I provide child care. For the comfort and privacy of all, no one is allowed to observe classes.

Attire: Leotard, yoga pants, close fitting T-shirts and knits with elastic waist or workout clothes of your choice.  I will have Egyptian-made coin hip wraps if you would like to purchase one; they are fun but not required to take classes.

Footwear:   Barefoot (best),  ballet slippers, soft-sole shoes or socks with grippers. The dance studios at Homewood Community Center have wood floors and mirrors.

Contact: azizaofbirmingham@att.net for the class fee and a registration form.