Bellydance at The Rose
We see bellydance as...
the disciplined dance technique of an entertainment profession that began in Egypt, has been adopted by cultures all over the world, and has persisted throughout history. Bellydance is a social dance, practiced primarily among women, in an intimate celebratory setting. The rhythm and melodic lines in music directly inspire the choreography of this, often solo improvisational, dance form. In the modern western context bellydance inspires, for many, radical self acceptance, body positivity, and connection to community.
At Rose Movement Studio we start all dancers with our Bellydance 1 class (even for experienced bellydancers) where students learn foundational movements, Arabic rhythms and instrumentation, as well as the rich history of this dance form.
Once dancers join the Bellydance 2 class, we start learning more complex, layered, and traveling movements. Students begin practicing finger cymbal patterns and we learn combinations of choreography.
Once dancers have mastered the Bellydance 2 content they move into Bellydance 3, where we learn advanced choreographies driven by artistry and expression rather than technique.
At Rose Movement Studio we love classic bellydance & fusion, so the combos and choreographies we practice usually contain a bit of old-world and new-school vibes. Join us for one of our quarterly parties, where the students, dance companies, and soloists of The Rose perform in a laid-back friendly atmosphere!
We aim to make every class informative, FUN, and a good work-out. Additionally, we see disciplined dance practice as a spiritual practice, akin to meditation, where the primary purpose is to see past ego and find connection.
We look forward to seeing you in class!