About Our Beginner Belly Dance Classes
This is where the fun begins! Start your journey into the world’s most beautiful dance form here. Learn the basic movements of belly dance, as well as all the beginner level choreographies that Ahlam Student Troupe performs, and see for yourself why so many women of all ages and sizes all over the world have been inspired by this dance form.
Do I need any previous dance experience?
Nope! Many of us begin belly dancing as an adult and has had little to no dance training when we started. So, no experience is no problem.
What Should I expect in my first few lessons?
When you first come in, you can expect to be warmly greeted by one of OPA’s staff members. Who will help you register and sign-in to your class and show you around our intimate studio. Each time you come to OPA, you will begin to get to know the wonderful students who attend here. You will immediately get a sense of our positive and non-competitive environment. Even if you feel very shy at first, you will soon see that everyone here is supportive and not judgmental.
Dancing can be really tough at first, you may feel strange and uncoordinated, that’s ok! Everyone of us felt that way in the beginning. Just keep coming and you will soon see yourself improving.
What is the size of the beginners class?
Depends on the class day/time and time of year. Most of the time, class size ranges from 3+ students.
Will I be the only beginner in the class?
Not usually, but there is almost always a range of skill levels in our classes. Our intermediate and advanced students often take the Beginner’s class to stay practiced on our choreographies and basic technique. Students coming from other dance schools/teachers, may take our Beginner’s classes to learn our terminology and way of teaching movement. Be assured that even if more skilled dancers are in the class, we teach to beginners in this class. It is meant for you, to help you build a strong foundation.
When can I start?
You can start anytime! We recommend that you sign-up for our NEW STUDENT SPECIAL which offers new students unlimited Beginner and Tech,Drill & Zills classes for TWO whole weeks. This way you get to attend as many classes as you need to decide if it’s something you really enjoy! You can purchase your NEW STUDENT SPECIAL online or come 15 minutes before your first class, so we can sign you up before class starts.