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Come learn the beautiful movements of belly dance! Class is open to all ages, shapes, and sizes! Develop a strong foundation in body awareness, posture, muscle isolations, choreography, and musicality. Belly dance is a dance using the entire body, offering the opportunity for self-expression, creativity, and femininity.

Sunday Bellydance

This is an open-level bellydance class. Movements covered in this class are the foundation for any bellydancer regardless of style. Dancers will enjoy a low impact workout consisting of hip articulations, muscle isolation exercises, traveling footwork and short dance combinations.


Dates for 2019:
Aug 4 - Sep 22
Oct 27 - Dec 15
Cost: $120 per 8-week session. $100 per session when registering for multiple sessions.

Drop-in for just one class: $20
Tribal Fusion Bellydance

This is an intermediate/advanced class appropriate for those with over 1 year of bellydance experience. The movements used in class draw from different genres of dance ranging from ethnic folk dances to bellydance to ballet. Each class consists of yoga and pilates-based strengthening, movement drills, and various focus topics.


NOTE: Classes are currently on break. Please email Lily to inquire about when classes will resume.



Location: Classes are held at the Austin Bellydance Studio at 8650 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, Texas 78759. Click here for a map.


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Description
Each class will begin with yoga-based warm-up to stretch, strengthen, and align our bodies for dancing. Class topics will range from basic movements to technique (hip articulations and abdominal isolations) and from stylization to improvisation.

Attire
Wear comfortable clothing that you can stretch and move in. Anything you would wear to a Yoga class would be appropriate. Please, no skirts or coined hip scarves. Bare feet only.

Registration
Registration and payment for the class prior to the series is mandatory. Lily holds the right to cancel the series, in which payment will be refunded. A general class liability waiver is available here.

Policy
Classes are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Full payment is due before class start date. There are no refunds or credits for missed classes. If the series is canceled, payment will be fully refunded.


Lily teaching at the Austin Belly Dance Convention 2017


Lily teaching for the Texas Coastal Bend Belly Dance Association 2017


Lily (with baby Sabine) teaching at Shimmy By the Sea in Corpus Christi, Texas. May 2012


Workshop at the BellyFusions Festival in Paris, France. January 2010




Workshops at the MEDANZ Festival in New Zealand. April 2009


Workshop in Auckland, New Zealand. October 2006


Workshops in Taipei, Taiwan. April 2008
 



"I am gaining new body awareness and am only beginning to gain control of my muscles in isolation. For the first time, I am learning how to remember moves in order... You seem quite aware of what we are not understanding, and the way you explain how to move makes sense. You are able to describe movements with specificity and detail. Your body alignment inspires me." -Hollie H.