WHAT: If you have always dreamed of belly dancing, or want a fun and exciting way to get active and meet new people, these courses are the perfect place to take that first step!
We put great effort into creating a curriculum and atmosphere here at Bellyqueen for the first-time adult dancer! We know this exceptional program will ignite your passion for dance.
This course runs for 5 consecutive weeks and will build on from the week before. Students will learn basic dance vocabulary! Effective warm-up techniques and dance history will also be covered.
Learn bellydance step by step with other absolute beginner adults in a nurturing environment with Bellyqueen instructors. No previous dance experience necessary.
IN-PERSON: Bellyqueen School of Dance, 440 Lafayette St, 4th Floor, Studio 4D, New York, NY 10003
Masks and vaccination cards are mandatory.
ONLINE: Via Zoom
Tuesdays 7.45-8.45pm September 21 – October 19
Bastet Curriculum with Gabriela Figueroa
Wednesdays 7.45-8.45pm September 15 – October 13
Universal Curriculum with Gabriela Figueroa
COST: Sliding scale pay what you can afford
Recordings available for those who cannot make it live.
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ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Gabriela Figueroa’s journey with belly dance began 7 years ago as a self-taught dancer. She began her formal instruction with Natalie el Ghoul; a contemporary dancer and choreographer at La Fábrica in Guayaquil, Ecuador. At La Fabrica Gabriela discovered her passion for Middle Eastern dance and continued her studies in Quito, Ecuador at Frente de Danza Independiente with Carolina Cruz, a professional dancer and certified somatic teacher where she learned how to view movements from the inside. Gabriela teaches belly dance regularly in the New Jersey area focusing her class on creating community and integrating body and mind through dance.
In 2015 Gabriela became a member of Natalia Nazario’s Raks Al Zahra troupe. In 2018, Gabriela took the Bellyqueen Teacher Training Course led by Kaeshi Chai. She continues to grow and improve each day by regularly studying with many renowned teachers.