Sahara Dance

Belly Dance Classes

Fall Class Schedule

September 7 - December 21 (15 weeks)

Specialty & Beginner classes: September 7 - November 1 (8 week)

** Beginner Belly Dance Classes **

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Class Location Day Time Teacher Cost Register
Raquettes ShimmyPop[P] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 8:30-9:30 pm Ebony $310
Raquettes Nadia[P] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 8:30-9:30 pm Jennifer $310
Beginner I Technique (Aziza)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 6:00-7:00 pm Melissa $160
Raqs Caravan East[P] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 8:00-9:00 pm Rachel / Chiaki $310
Raquettes Naima[P] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 8:30-9:30 pm Randa $310
Urban-Belly Dance Fusion Technique Central (Tenleytown) Wed 7:30-8:30 pm Ebony $280
Tabla III: Intermediate Tabla & Rhythms Central (Tenleytown) Sun 10:00-11:00 am Randy $280
Tabla II: Beginner Tabla & Rhythms Central (Tenleytown) Sun 11:00 am-12:00 pm Randy $280
Beginner I Technique (Aziza)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 10:00-11:00 am Rachel / Gretchen $160
Low Intermediate I Technique Central (Tenleytown) Thur 8:30-9:30 pm Megan $280
Beginner I Technique (Aziza)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 5:30-6:30 pm Rachel $160
ShimmyHIIT Central (Tenleytown) Wed 6:30-7:30 pm Ebony $280
Raquettes Kitty[P] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 8:00-9:00 pm Melissa $310
Beginner II Technique Central (Tenleytown) Sat 11:00 am-12:00 pm Rachel $280
Low Intermediate I Technique Central (Tenleytown) Sat 10:00-11:00 am Chiaki / Megan $280
Raquettes Badia[P] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 7:30-8:30 pm Laura $310
Intermediate Technique Central (Tenleytown) Tues 7:00-8:00 pm Melissa $280
Intermediate / Advanced Technique Central (Tenleytown) Thur 7:30-8:30 pm Jennifer $280
Advanced Technique Central (Tenleytown) Tues 7:00-8:00 pm Rachel / Chiaki $280
Beginner II Technique Central (Tenleytown) Thur 6:30-7:30 pm Laura $280
Raquettes Latin[P] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 6:00-7:00 pm Julie $310
Intermediate / Advanced Technique Central (Tenleytown) Wed 7:30-8:30 pm Randa $280
Intermediate Technique Central (Tenleytown) Sat 11:00 am-12:00 pm Chiaki / Megan $280
Developing Choreography Intensive *[P] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 6:00-7:30 pm Jennifer $225
Tabla I: Introduction Tabla & Rhythms (8 week)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 12:00-1:00 pm Randy $160
Beginner I / Beginner II Performance[P] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 12:00-1:00 pm Rachel $310
Khaleeji (Arabian Gulf) Dance (8 week)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 11:00 am-12:00 pm Leilah Moon $160
Raqs Caravan West[P] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 8:30-9:30 pm Ami / Elysa $310
Intermediate / Advanced Tribal Technique Central (Tenleytown) Mon 7:30-8:30 pm Ami / Elysa $280
Raquettes Tahia[P] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 6:30-7:30 pm Omoladun $310
Belly Dance Beats: Intermediate Rhythms Combinations Central (Tenleytown) Mon 7:30-8:30 pm Omoladun $280
Soft, Slow & Stretchy Central (Tenleytown) Tues 6:00-7:00 pm Rachel $280
Belly Dance Cardio (8 week)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 10:00-11:00 am Leilah Moon $160
Advanced Props Fusion Performance[P] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 5:00-6:00 pm Julie $310
Beginner I Technique (Aziza)[H] Silver Spring Tues 7:30-8:30 pm Farrah $160

NO CLASSES:  November 23 (Thanksgiving)

**Note: Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable.
All classes expire at the end of the session, and do not carry over to a future session.

[P = Performance Class] All performance classes require simultaneous enrollment in a technique class. Level requirements and prerequisites vary by class (see website). Dancers will perform in the end of semester Sahara Dance Winter Caravan show at Sitar Arts Center on December 16th. There will be two evening performances at 5pm and 8pm with a technical rehearsal the day of the show. Please anticipate additional costuming costs.

[PI = Performance Intensive] Students of Performance Intensive classes will perform at the Fall Hafla with Twila on October 14. Simultaneous enrollment in a Technique class is required.

[H = Half Term Class] Half term classes will run September 7 - November 1 (8 weeks).
2nd session half term classes will run November 2 - December 21 (7 weeks).

* Please see class description for schedule details:
Developing Choreography Intensive: 6 weeks (September 7 - October 12, plus class on October 14 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm). Soloists perform in the Fall Hafla on October 14 at 8:00 pm.

Payment Methods

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