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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!

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

Here’s a sneak peek at one of our classes!

Bellydance Essentials – Central Reading

We’re now fully booked for our 2018 beginner intake – boo 🙁 But, we are now taking bookings for our 2019 beginners intake – yay!

Would you like to be one of our fabulous beginners? You can now book your place below! We only have 14 places available on our Reading course, we keep things fair by registering students on a first come first served basis. We don’t yet have a Thatcham course scheduled for 2019.

Next Bellydance Essentials 6 week course in Reading

Current course sold out Join our next intake in 2019!

Day: Tuesdays starting 15th January 2019
Time: 7.30-8.30pm
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: 15th January 2019
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 Early bird prices until 30th November 2018! £48
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. Go here to see full Ts and Cs

Beginner Taster Sessions

Would you like to dip your toe in the glittery bellydance waters and try a one off Beginner Bellydance class?  Stay tuned to hear when our next taster sessions will take place, we usually open them up a couple of times a year.

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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.
Price: £9

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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.

Be sure to check our Ts and Cs when booking!

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 Reading

Day: Tuesdays starting 30th October
Time: 7.30-8.30pm
Venue: Kendrick School Sports Center, Dance Studio, East St., Reading, RG1 5BN (click here for map)
Starts: Tuesday 30th October
Course syllabus: Continue to advance and refine your moves, learn even more moves as well as learn your first bellydance routine!
Coach: Sandy
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. Go here to see full Ts and Cs

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