WHERE: Live Online with Zoom. 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: Mondays, 6:00-7:00 pm
SPRING SESSION: 12 weeks, March 21 - June 6 (no class April 25 and one other Monday, TBA). Please note that there are 12 weeks during which class is taught, and one Monday of these 12 weeks will be a pre-recorded video. If you are a Monday student, you are welcome to enjoy the video or attend Thursday or Saturday during that week. Remember that classes are mix n' match. Choose any twelve among Mon/Thurs/Sat. On Week 12 only the Saturday section will be taught and all beginner students will be encouraged to attend.
SUMMER SESSION: 12 weeks, June 13 - September 5 (no class July 18 and Aug 15 will be a pre-recorded video week).
FALL SESSION : There will be no Fall session.... it is moving to Saturday morning instead.
SUMMER SPECIAL: YOU CAN COME TWICE PER WEEK FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE ZOOM OR IN-PERSON!
ZOOM 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!
All shapes, sizes, ages and ability levels welcome and encouraged.
RISK-FREE INTRO CLASSES:
💗Saturday IN-PERSON with Gina: FIRST CLASS RISK-FREE on Sat, June 11, 11:30 am EST. CCBA, Campbell Street, Lebanon.
💗Monday on ZOOM with Gina: FIRST CLASS RISK-FREE on Mon, June 13, 6:00-7:00 pm EST. This class will be ongoing.
💗Tuesday IN-PERSON with Gina: FIRST CLASS RISK-FREE on Tues, June 14, 7:30-8:30 pm EST. Hanover Rec Center, 48 Lebanon Street, Hanover.
💗Thursday IN-PERSON and ZOOM with Gina (class will be broadcast live): FIRST CLASS RISK-FREE on Thurs, June 16, 6:00-7:00 pm EST. Hanover Rec Center, 48 Lebanon Street, Hanover.
Email Gina@GinaDances.com to sign up for risk-free First Week classes!
PLEASE NOTE: Beginner classes are mix n’ match! You are buying 12 classes and you can attend them on any week, for any combination of classes (see schedule)!
DESCRIPTION & CURRICULUM:
Enjoy the magic, mystery and good fun of Belly Dance! This live online class is for students of all ages (8+), shapes, sizes and fitness levels. It is perfect for absolute beginners and it also progresses with new layers for returning beginners. If you register by Sunday, June 19, you will get two Quick Start videos and you’ll learn 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.
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.
FREE QUICK START VIDEO BONUSES:
New students who register by Sunday, June 19 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 Quick Start videos on the first day of class.
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.
SUMMER SEMESTER 2022: LEARN 7 MINI-CHOREOGRAPHIES:
The theme for this summer is SUMMER FUN! Beginners will learn a plethora of styles with the only guiding principle being "what would be most fun?" We will work with slow and fast pieces, pop and traditional songs, we'll work on "super shimmies", a drum solo and we'll also learn to work with a new prop - the cane (this is a dance style from the south of Egypt) ! I have culled through some of my favorite songs and choreographies for you. A link will be sent to students to buy a cane (about $15) online OR you can just use a stick. From flowy Belly Dance to pops and locks, you'll learn a wide range of Belly Dance styles this summer. Don't forget that if you register for this semester, you can come to up to two classes per week - that is 24 possible classes for the price of only 12! Moms and daughters who sign up online also get two for the price of 1 (ie two people on one screen, but you can come twice per week online). This is 4 for the price of 1! WOW!!
[CURRENT SEMESTER SPRING 2022: LEARN 7 MINI-CHOREOGRAPHIES:
The focus for the spring semester is "a taste of Gina's Advanced Choreographies" - at a beginner level. Ever wonder what it's like to be an advanced dancer? Gina will create beginner level "tasters" of her 2022 advanced choreographies. This incredibly varied semester will include simple choreographies to pop and traditional songs, as well as beginner modifications of "advanced" special topics including the western Egyptian Haggala style (folkloric and bouncy), mid-20th century Egyptian Golden Era style (elegant and refined), the Cairo style Mahraganat (down and dirty modern street style), as well as a beginner level Belly Dance veil choreography (iconic, flowing and so great for posture and presentation). Students who do not have a veil will be given a link to purchase for under $15. You'll learn more diverse material than any beginners anywhere!]
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 summer semester is THREE payments of $79 per month by secure debit or credit card payment. Please note that students are responsible to make all three 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.