WHERE: In-person and live online with Zoom. In-person classes are at the Hanover Rec Center, 48 Lebanon Street, Hanover NH, 2nd floor dance studio. Class recordings at https://GinaDances.Podia.com If the login does not work, try logging out then logging back in. If you forgot your password, hit reset password under the log in email that you use.
TIME: Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm
FALL SESSION: 8 weeks, September 14 - November 9, no classes Columbus Day week. Please note that Tuesday October 31 will not meet and will be moved to Saturday November 4 at 10:30 am, in person and live-streamed.
FALL SPECIAL: DOUBLE THE DANCE! UP TO 2 CLASSES PER WEEK, ON ZOOM OR IN-PERSON, FOR THE PRICE OF ONLY 1!
OUR "EVERGREEN" SPECIAL: REGISTER MOTHER-DAUGHTER DANCERS IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD ON ZOOM FOR THE PRICE OF 1!
ANYONE CAN COME TO ALL FIRST WEEK CLASSES FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE – COME TO AS MANY AS YOU WANT DURING WEEK ONE!
All shapes, sizes, ages and ability levels welcome and encouraged.
RISK-FREE INTRO CLASSES:
💗Tuesday IN-PERSON and on ZOOM with Gina: FIRST CLASS RISK-FREE on Tues, Sept 12, 7:15-8:15 pm EST. Hanover Rec Center, 48 Lebanon Street, Hanover. This class will be ongoing.
💗Thursday IN-PERSON and on ZOOM with Gina (class will be broadcast live): FIRST CLASS RISK-FREE on Thurs, Sept 14, 6 pm EST. Hanover Rec Center, 48 Lebanon Street, Hanover. This class will be ongoing.
💗Saturday on ZOOM with Gina: FIRST CLASS RISK-FREE on Sat, Sept 16, 10:00. This class will be ongoing at 10:30 am beginning Week #2.
💗Saturday IN-PERSON with Gina: FIRST CLASS RISK-FREE on Sat, Sept 16, noon, at the CCBA Witherall Recreation Center, 1 Taylor Street, Lebanon. This class time is not ongoing.
Email Gina@GinaDances.com to sign up for risk-free First Week classes!
PLEASE NOTE: Beginner classes are mix n’ match! You are buying classes that you can attend on any week, in any combination (see schedule)!
DESCRIPTION & CURRICULUM:
Enjoy the magic, mystery and good fun of Belly Dance! This live online class is for students of all ages (10+), shapes, sizes and fitness levels. It is perfect for absolute beginners and it also progresses with new layers for returning beginners. New students: If you register by Sunday, Sept 17, you will get two Quick Start videos. Everyone learns new material or choreographies every week!! See details below! This is a one-year progressive curriculum focusing on Hips and Heels in Semester #1, Arms and Altitude in Semester #2, Face and Fingers in Semester #2 and Full Body Flow for Semester #4.
FALL SEMESTER 2023:
Continue with DOUBLE THE DANCE this Fall (2 for 1 classes)!
Our focus for this fall will be the "Stage Presence," but don't worry - you don't have to get on stage! The emphasis will be on feeling the music and how it is presented by you, the dancer. The class begins with the basic Beginner Belly Dance movement repertoire, and, during the second half of the semester, we will explore different expressions of the music related to theme, tempo and rhythm. "Moving your limbs" is one thing, but "embodying the music" is the fruit that we will be picking during this semester. It is never, ever too soon to learn Stage Presence. True fact - most people don't use it for the stage, but rather, at work, walking down the sidewalk, wearing that new dress, entering a room full of strangers. Bottom line: If you're a new dancer, this will be a light, bright introduction to the world of Belly Dance AND you'll come out knowing 5 or 6 new choreographies. Returning beginners: This class will help put the sparkle and polish on your dancing, moving it from "beginner recital energy" to a presentation which is much more charismatic and stage-worthy.
FREE QUICK START VIDEO BONUSES:
New students who register by Sunday, Sept 17 will receive access to two videos that explain and drill the basic repertoire of traveling and stationary beginner moves. These give you the jump start you need to succeed, and they are available to you as long as you are enrolled in Beginner Belly Dance with Gina. Returning students automatically get their new Quick Start videos on the first day of class.
WHY DO ZOOM (OR IN PERSON CLASSES) WITH GINA? WHY NOT YOUTUBE OR SOMEONE ELSE?
Gina is constantly interacting with and giving feedback and encouragement to dancers. On Zoom, Gina does not teach to the camera. Gina teaches to the individual students who she is watching on her big screen monitor to give specific personal feedback on feet, weight placement, direction, arms …. the whole shebang.
WEEKLY CLASS VIDEOS:
During the Beginner Belly Dance semester, one class per week will be recorded and made available to class participants on a weekly basis. They will be available to you as long as you are enrolled in Beginner Belly Dance with Gina.
FAQs: See FAQ’s page regarding foul weather, make-up classes and other issues.
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: See FAQ’s page. Gina will have hip scarves for sale during the first couple of weeks of class!
COST: Zoom students can register Moms and daughters who live in the same household for one price (two or three for the price of one, but only eligible with zoom class.) The cost for the semester is TWO payments of $79, paid once per month, by secure debit or credit card payment. Please note that students are responsible to make ALL payments, and that we cannot offer refunds, discounts for missed classes (although we encourage make-ups), transfers of registration/credit to other students, or refunds due to weather rescheduling. Click on the pink button below to register.
OTHER QUESTIONS: Don’t hesitate to email me with any other questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me 802-282-2149. If I’m not available to take your call, please let me when and where is a good time to reach you.