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Bellydance Essentials Course

Thank you for visiting our Beginners page! If you’re looking to get started learning bellydance then you’re in the right place.

Designed for complete beginners like you, our Bellydance Essentials (BDE) course is delivered to you in a compact, manageable 6 weeks where we give you all the building blocks you need to start bellydancing quickly. Once you’ve completed the course and got to grips with the basic moves, you have the option to take our 6 week follow-on course (Bellydance Essentials 2) and learn a whole routine!

If you want to get started right now then why not sign up to our regular bellydance video tutorials, articles, advice and help – it’s free! To get you started we’ll send you a free online beginner bellydance class to get you going. Click here to get started now!

SMBA has now gone online! Can’t wait to get started on your bellydance journey? Why not join my online studio! We’ve taken all the juicy bellydance coaching available at SMBA and put it online for you to access whenever you have internet connection.  You get full access to Helen’s full length Beginner workshop plus a comprehensive, growing library of video classes on all the movements, how to put them together into short combinations and full sequences. See more at santamariabellydanceonline.com.

If you like the idea of a fun and lively class which challenges you to embrace your body like never before, then our class is for you. Places are limited and we generally sell out, so snap up your spot by booking below and we’ll see you in class!

Nervous about coming to class? Don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal. Why not get a peak of how we roll in our FREE online class, you can make a start in the privacy of your own home!

Got a question? Wondering what to wear to class? Would you like to try before you buy? No problem, Click here for our comprehensive faq page.

All classes are held in mirrored studios, here’s  our central Reading venue!

Kendrick School Dance Studio

Bellydance Essentials – Central Reading & Thatcham

We’ll soon be taking bookings for our 2018 beginners intake. Would you like to be one of our fabulous beginners? You can soon book your place below! We only have 14 places in Reading and 10 in Thatcham on this course due to space limitation, we keep things fair by registering students on a first come first served basis.

Bellydance Essentials in Reading

Day: Tuesdays starting 9th January 2018
Times: tbc
Venue: Kendrick School Sports Centre, Dance Studio, East St., Reading, RG1 5BN (click here for map) The entrance to the Sports Centre is in East St (not London Rd!). There is some parking on site though it does get quite busy)
Starts: Tuesday 12th September 2017 for 6 weeks
Coach: Sandy
What to wear: The kind of thing you would wear to a yoga or exercise class, nothing too restrictive. No footwear is required as we dance in bare feet! If you wish to wear some thin soled shoes that’s fine. A scarf or pashmina to tie round your hips can be useful too.
6 week Course fee*: £53
Trial class: £9 (space-permitting, pre-booking only due to space limitations) email us
Availability: Place available

 

*Kindly note that by making this booking you understand that course places are non-transferable and non-refundable regardless of student circumstances, e.g. illness, injury, holiday, pregnancy.

Bellydance Essentials in Thatcham

Day: Mondays starting 8th January 2018
Time
: 7.30-8.30pm
Venue: Allenova School of Dance,1 Berkshire Drive, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4EW (click here for map)
Starts: Monday 8th January 2018 for 6 weeks
Coach: Rossella
What to wear: The kind of thing you would wear to a yoga or exercise class, nothing too restrictive. No footwear is required as we dance in bare feet! If you wish to wear some thin soled shoes that’s fine. A scarf or pashmina to tie round your hips can be useful too.
6 week Course fee*: £53
Trial class: £9 (space-permitting, pre-booking only due to space limitations) email us
Availability: Spaces available

*Kindly note that by making this booking you understand that course places are non-transferable and non-refundable regardless of student circumstances, e.g. illness, injury, holiday, pregnancy.

Your next steps after Bellydance Essentials … Bellydance Essentials 2!

Once you’ve completed Bellydance Essentials (or at least 6 weeks of beginner level classes with your current teacher) you are invited to take the next step. Perhaps you started bellydance some time ago and would like to pick it up again? Then this class could be perfect for you.

This is where you’ll join us to refine what you’ve learned and add more bellydance moves and techniques. For BDE2 we teach you an exciting and fun choreography and encourage you to really start rockin’ the moves. All our coaches are seasoned performers and have tons of hot tips on how to make the moves sizzle – we want you to shine like a gorgeous goddess! (in the Summer and Autumn terms you can even perform the routine in our end of term show!)

Bellydance Essentials 2 in Thatcham & Reading

Bellydance Essentials 2 in Thatcham

Day: Mondays starting 30th October 2017
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Allenova School of Dance,1 Berkshire Drive, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4EW (click here for map)
Starts: Mondays starting 30th October 2017
Course syllabus: Rossella will be teaching you a sumptuous routine to a song called Allah Aliek Ya Sidy. Learn how to melt the moves together and really start feeling like a bellydancer! You’ll even have the opportunity to join the BDE2 coaches and other BDE2 students on stage with the dance at our end of term show in Reading on 2nd December. If dancing in public isn’t your thing, that’s cool with us, there’s no pressure and you can still enjoy the course. The last week of term is saved for some Christmas fun and games – bellydance style of course :)
Coach: Rossella
6 week Course fee: £53

Availability: Places available

*Kindly note that by making this booking you understand that course places are non-transferable and non-refundable regardless of student circumstances, e.g. illness, injury, holiday, pregnancy.

Bellydance Essentials 2 in Reading

We currently have two identical BDE2 courses running in Reading due to numbers (we’re super happy to say!), one at 7.30pm and one at 8.30pm. Be sure to select the time you want by using the drop down menu on the payment button.

Day: Tuesdays starting 31st October 2017
Time: 7.30pm AND 8.30pm
Venue: Kendrick School Sports Center, Dance Studio, East St., Reading, RG1 5BN (click here for map)
Starts: Tuesday 31st October 2017 for 6 weeks
Course syllabus: Sandy will be teaching you a sumptuous routine to a song called Allah Aliek Ya Sidy. Learn how to melt the moves together and really start feeling like a bellydancer! You’ll even have the opportunity to join the BDE2 coaches and other BDE2 students on stage with the dance at our end of term show on 2 December. If dancing in public isn’t your thing, that’s cool with us, there’s no pressure and you can still enjoy the course. The last week of term is saved for some Christmas fun and games – bellydance style of course :)
Coach: Sandy
6 week Course fee: £53
Availability: Places available

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*Kindly note that by making this booking you understand that course places are non-transferable and non-refundable regardless of student circumstances, e.g. illness, injury, holiday, pregnancy.

Got a question? No problem, Click here for our comprehensive faq page.