It's a great activity mom and teen daughter can enjoy together! It helped my girl to learn to love her body. I can see a very big difference in my daughter after one class! Kitty
You feel accomplished after each session. There is not only room for improvement but also for growth and advancement whether that means selecting the class next up when you’re comfortable or becoming a member of Jewels or Dancers of DeNile. You won’t find another class for that price in which the instructor puts so much effort into each session as well as in each individual. Erika
Her choreography is creative and fun. She's an excellent teacher. Marion
I love belly dancing because it's a great way to exercise without feeling like you are exercising. The classes are great because you can be at any level and fit in. There are all shapes and sizes that are accepted into the dance community and they make you feel beautiful no matter your level of expertise! Michelle
What I like about the classes is that by the end of the session you have an entire choreography learned, along with all the moves. I adore the choice of music - always something that is so much fun to learn and has a great beat that makes it easy to follow. Everyone is welcomed into class, and each person is given individual attention. Mary
The most fun you will ever have in yoga pants. Linda
Learning to belly dance it a lot of fun. I moved here and had difficulty finding a class. As an experienced dancer this one is perfect for me. Since there are several classes offered you can continue your belly dance journey from beginner to intermediate without interruption and with opportunities to perform. It's great fun, join us. Lise
From: Better Health Channel
Dancing can be a way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. It has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including:
Bellydance for Kids - Ages 8-13:
This class is designed for girls and boys. Students will learn proper bellydance posture, as well as how to do basic bellydance moves while learning a fun age appropriate dance routine. Classes follow a progressive learning format. Kids of all body shapes and sizes are welcome. Bellydance promotes a healthy body image and creates self-esteem and self-acceptance. Bellydance is wonderful for those who face challenges with team participation activities. No dance experience required.
**CLASS RECITAL SESSION**
Intermediate Bellydance Choreography - Ages 13+:
Students will have proper bellydance posture reinforced and will learn how to do more advanced bellydance moves such as layering, utilizing muscle movement and isolations, while
learning a fun intermediate level-friendly choreography in a supportive environment. Props, such as swords, veils,
baskets, etc. are often incorporated into the choreographies.
Intermediate bellydance is suitable for those with at least
2 years of beginner bellydance experience, a strong understanding & application of all basic bellydance moves and technique, and who are ready for more advanced techniques
Written By: Richard Powers
"A major study added to the growing evidence that stimulating one's mind by dancing can ward off Alzheimer's disease and other dementia, much as physical exercise can keep the body fit. Dancing also increases cognitive acuity at all ages."
Beginner Bellydance Choreography - Ages 13+:
Students will learn proper bellydance posture and how to break down and do basic bellydance moves, utilizing muscle movement and isolations, while learning a fun, short and beginner-friendly choreography in a supportive
environment. Suitable for all body types, bellydance will help improve one's posture, flexibility, balance and
self-esteem. This class and the Bellydance Basic Moves class
may be taken simultaneously. No dance experience required.
Bellydance Basic Moves - Ages 13+:
Students will learn proper bellydance posture while learning how to break down and do basic bellydance moves, utilizing muscle movement and isolations, in a fun supportive environment. These moves when drilled can be a great part of your regular fitness program and can help improve and maintain muscle strength. Suitable for all body types and will help improve one's every-day posture, flexibility, balance and self-esteem. The moves you learn in the Basic Moves class are incorporated in a fun dance routine in the Beginner Level Bellydance Choreography class. Bellydance Basic Moves and the Beginner Level Bellydance Choreography classes may
be taken simultaneously. No dance experience required.
Registration is open NOW for the last 2 sessions of 2017.
Classes start Thursday, September 14th, 2017.
AFFORDABLE session fees plus the cost of a City of Phoenix Parks & Recs
pass (good for 1 year & at any City of Phoenix Parks & Recs facility).
To view the cost of each session, please click on the links
below for the class you are interested in taking.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 1 WEEK BEFORE THE START DATE OF EACH SESSION
Classes are held at Deer Valley Community Center
2001 W. Wahalla Ln., Phx, AZ 85027.
Class size limit is 15. All genders welcome and safe in all classes.
Register in person at DVCC or use the online links below.
(Click the above link to be taken to the Parks & Recs Pass page)
Adult Phx Resident $20; Adult Non-Phx resident $40
Child Phx Resident $5; Child Non-Phx Resident $10
CLASSES ARE HELD ON THURSDAYS:
Kids - Ages 8-13: 4:45 - 5:45 PM
Basic Moves 13+: 5:45 - 6:45 PM
Beginner Choreography 13+: 6:45 - 7:45 PM
Intermediate Choreography 13+: 7:45 - 8:45 PM