Classes in Maryland

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Find a belly dancing lessons in maryland

 Fall classes begin September 16th. Registration now open!

Gaithersburg Belly Dancing Classes

Casey Community Center: 810 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg MD

9 weeks. $81 for residents / $88 for non-residents.

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Wednesdays

September 16th to November 18th (no class September 23rd)

Interm. 6:30 – 7:30pm | Practice 7:30 – 8:00pm | Adv. Beg. 8:00 – 9:00pm

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Thursdays

September 24th to November 19th

Beginner 7:30 – 8:30pm

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Rockville Belly Dancing Classes

Twinbrook Community Center: 12920 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville MD

8 weeks. $65 for residents / $70 for non-residents.

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Tuesdays

September 29th – November 24th

Beginner 6:30 – 7:30pm

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Beginner Belly Dance

Learn to shimmy in style in this introduction to the beautiful art of belly dance. You’ll practice foundation movements for the hips, torso, arms, and head – all while dancing to the latest music from Egypt. Ananke breaks down each movement in easy to follow progressions. No experience required. Two left feet okay! Choreography, with an opportunity to perform in the student recital, taught in the spring and fall. Veil technique taught alternating semesters.

Advanced Beginner Belly Dance

Review foundation movements and then begin to incorporate more advanced techniques such as layering and traveling. You’ll also study musicality, transitions, and stylistic interpretation. Successful completion of Ananke’s Beginner level (or the equivalent with another qualified instructor) required. Choreography, with an opportunity to perform in the student recital, taught in the spring and fall. Veil technique taught alternating semesters.

Belly Dance Practice

Take your study of belly dance to the next level in this cardio workout. Instructor-led drills are designed to increase your strength, flexibility, coordination and balance. It is a half hour of non-stop dancing that is guaranteed to improve your technique. Open to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Advanced Beginner or Intermediate Belly Dance.

Intermediate Belly Dance

Develop your own style in this class for experienced dancers. Each semester focuses on a different topic, such as the use of a prop, a folkloric style, improvisation techniques, performance skills, or movement families. Successful completion of two consecutive semesters of Ananke’s Advanced Beginner level (or the equivalent with another qualified instructor) required. Choreography, with an opportunity to perform in the student recital, taught in the spring and fall.

*Please ask me first before enrolling in an advanced level if you are new to my classes!*

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