Hello Beautiful Bellywood Student, Thank you for your business and support during this time. I know it is stressful for many people. I hope this message finds you well, and that you and your household are staying healthy and safe. As you may already know, Marion County has been approved for Phase 1 reopening. We are happy to announce that Bellywood has been hard at work to make sure the studio is ready for your return. In person classes will begin again for the June session. You may also continue to take classes via Zoom live stream or emailed video recordings. Thank you all again so much for your patience and understanding as we navigate each phase of this process. .
Here is what to do each week, for every class you are registered for or are dropping into 1) Register for every class BY 3PM THE DAY OF THE CLASS 2) Select your class, and whether or not you want to attend in person or Zoom live stream or video recording emailed to you 3) Payment must be made before 3PM the day of the class electronically through the website, or Paypal, Venmo, Google Wallet, etc, to email@example.com. Payments can be made at the studio, in person via cash, check or credit card. We are encouraging online payments at this time to limit contact Payment made once for the entire month, or dropin rate for individual classes 4) Download the zoom app and create an account. Or go to www.zoom.us Apple Products https://apps.apple.com/us/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307 Android Products https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings&fbclid=IwAR3ayrbDBUKDNZgjNvA_Eo1-ZEjGuYqrfBBR2LpdK25RNEuYcVqb1sezJfM 5) A link to the meeting will be emailed to you 10min before the live stream class starts, ONLY if you have registered before 3pm the day of the class. Videos (instead of zoom) will be emailed to you by the next morning. 6) Each Class will open 10min before start time, and will stay open for 5min-15min afterwards for students to be able to chat with one another if they wish.
Classes at Bellywood
June Classes Beginner - Tuesday June 2nd - 23rd Intermediate - Tuesday June 2nd - 23rd Advanced - June 4th - 25th
New to class? Please complete the Student Information form below.
Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30 Beginning level class, focusing on the fundamentals and basics of belly dancing. You will learn many different steps, body isolations, shimmies and much more. May also touch on veil and finger cymbals from time to time.
Intermediate Belly Dance Technique
Tuesdays 6:15 - 7:15 This is an intermediate level class, focusing on more advanced fundamentals and technique. Combinations will be used to work on isolations, steps and traveling moves. In this class you will learn finger cymbals and veil.
Advanced Belly Dance Technique
Thursdays 7:30 - 8:30 This is an advanced level class that focuses on strong technique, playing finger cymbals, and finding your own personal style in belly dance. You will learn about many different cultural dances and rhythms from the Middle East. Finger cymbals will be played, and from time to time veil, floor work and sword may be taught.
Beginning Level Belly Dance with Gabriella
Sundays 6:00 - 7:00
Come learn the basics of Belly Dance, from posture and technique, steps and isolations, to cultural and historical information brought from the Middle East and passed on to you. The art of belly dance has been around for centuries, and is often know as the oldest dance in the world. Come learn this ancient art while having fun and getting a great workout at the same time.
Things you need to know
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE? Being on time is important. Try to arrive to class about 5 to 10 minutes early. This allows you time to sign in, wash your hands, find a place, and speak with your instructor if you need to. Additionally, the building will be locked. Enter through the glass doors on State Street. Someone will be there to let you in. It is important that you do your best to arrive no earlier than 10 minutes in order for someone to let you in. If you do not arrive on time, someone will be up about 10 minutes after class begins to let anyone who is late into the building. If you more than 10 minutes late, there is no guarantee that someone will be upstairs to let you in. I apologize for any inconvenience
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A CLASS? You are allowed to make up a missed class within 1 month of missing it. You also have the options of Zoom live stream or emailed a video recording
WHAT DO I WEAR TO CLASS? Wear comfortable workout clothes. Something that's a little more snug so I can see your movements. Some students wear hip scarves. We recommend ballet flats or other lyrical dance footwear.
WHEN SHOULD I START A CLASS? You'll want to try and start a class at the beginning of the session. By doing this, you will ensure that you receive all of the material that is given during the month and you won't be behind for any of the classes. Of course, you are always welcome to drop into a class if this is what works for your schedule, but be aware that if you are dropping in in the 2nd week (for example) you will have missed what was taught in the 1st week. I always do my best to do a review of the prior weeks lesson, but it's usually short and sweet and not as detailed as the week prior.
WHAT DO I BRING TO CLASS? Water! It's important to keep yourself hydrated for any type of physical activity. For more advanced classes you'll want to make sure you bring any props necessary for class.
AM I TOO YOUNG OR OLD? Belly dance is great for ages 13 and up. Come join us!
AM I TOO HEAVY? Absolutely not! Belly dance is acceptable for any size dancer.
WHAT IF I'M INJURED? First, make sure you have clearance to dance from your doctor. You must be responsible for your own health. Once you have clearance, please just remind me that you are injured and make any necessary adjustments to movements.
Bellywood Dance Studio 495 State street, Basement suite Salem OR 97301
*All photos provided courtesy of Scott Degenhardt*