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Bellydance Essentials Course & NEW Taster Sessions!

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 Taster Session NEW!

Get a flavour of what to expect on a full length course with a one off taster session. With several dates and two locations to choose from, we’ve got you covered!

Reading sessions

Day: Tuesday18th July, Tuesday 25th July, Tuesday 1st August, Tuesday 8th August 2017
Time: 8.00-9.00pm
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)
Price: £9

Session :
Thatcham

Day: Monday 17th July and 24th July 2017
Time: 8.00-9.00pm
Venue: Allenova School of Dance,1 Berkshire Drive, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4EW (click here for map)
Price: £9

Session :

Bellydance Essentials – Central Reading

We are now taking bookings for our 2017 beginners intake. Would you like to be one of our fabulous beginners? Book your place below! We only have 14 places on this course due to space limitation, we keep things fair by registering students on a first come first served basis.

Day: Tuesdays starting 12th September 2017
Time: 8.30-9.30pm
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: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Coach: TBA
6 week Course fee*: £53 Grab your early bird course fee just £48! Until July 31st
Trial class: £9 (space-permitting, pre-booking only due to space limitations) email us
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.

 

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: Tuesday class – Reading

Day:
Time:
Venue: Kendrick School Sports Center, Dance Studio, East St., Reading, RG1 5BN (click here for map)
Starts: TBA
Course syllabus:
Coach:
6 week Course fee
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.
** Once you’ve registered for BDE2 you will receive a discount coupon which gives you 6 weeks free access to Santa Maria Bellydance Online. To activate your bonus you will need to subscribe to SMBO, if you no longer wish to continue your subscription once the free 6 weeks has finished, you will need to unsubscribe. You can do this easily with a couple of clicks on your account page. Please remember to unsubscribe before the 6 week period finishes if you don’t wish to continue with the paid subscription. Hint: set an alarm or put a note in your diary :)

 

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