Belly Dance

Something Different in Tallahassee: Beginning Belly Dance

Tired of the same old cardio and gym routines? Try belly dance! Tallahassee belly dance students learn basic movements such has hip bumps, figure 8’s, snake arms, shimmy, and much more in this class perfect for newcomers to belly dance. These movements are great foundation for our other belly dance classes, but you’ll also get toned, make friends, and have fun in this low-impact class! Bring water and a hip scarf (if desired). Dance shoes, socks, or bare feet only. No sneakers, please!


Beginning American Tribal Style® Belly Dance

Also called ATS, this dynamic and regal style of belly dance has its roots in traditional Egyptian belly dance, and is influenced by dances from Spain, Central Asia, India, and beyond. ATS belly dance provides dancers a foundation in dance movement vocabulary, while giving dancers a framework to execute these movements in a group improv setting. In beginning ATS belly dance, Tallahassee students learn the basic fast movement vocabulary (hip bump, Arabic, Egyptian, shimmy), fundamental slow vocabulary (taxeem/maya, snake arms, basic slow turns), as well as concepts like working in formations. Zills (finger cymbals) highly recommended for this class. Wear comfortable clothing, just no jeans. Bare feet or dance shoes recommended.


Intermediate/Advanced American Tribal Style® Belly Dance (Instructor Approval REQUIRED)

In intermediate and advanced ATS belly dance, Tallahassee students build on the vocabulary learned in the beginner course with advanced steps and combinations. Dancers also learn how to change formations through fades, circles, and more! Advanced concepts such as floorwork and improv choreography are also covered. Instructor approval required to take this class. Zills are required.


Tribal Fusion/Hip-Hop Bellydance – ALL Levels

Learn the fundamentals of bellydance with a hip-hop/urban spin.  We will explore isolations, pops and locks, tutting and a variety of bellydance movements to non-traditional music, as well to traditional middle eastern music. This class will make you sweat and is accesible to ALL levels…beginners welcome!

Get fit and have fun at the same time with belly dance! Tallahassee students, come join our family at Hip & Heart Movement Studio. Call (850) 566-1169 for more information or click here to register now!