Intermediate Technique, Winter 2024

WHERE: Hanover Rec Center, live in person, live online + class recordings!!  See
TIME: 6:00-7:00
WHEN: Tuesdays, January 16 - March 5, no class Feb 13.


This class is designed for new and returning Intermediate students, as well as any other advanced student who would like to work on Intermediate technique.  If you were enrolled in Tuesday classes during 2023, this is the correct class for you during the Winter of 2024, even if you have already performed veil, cane and zills.   (If you would like to take Tambourine Skirt in addition to this class, that can be done.)  The main focus of this class is introducing, drilling, and strengthening the foundations for Level 2 Belly Dance.  Posture, arms, hands, muscle control, fluidity, grace, layering, isolations and complex combinations create the framework this class.  This class will be taught in person and it will also be broadcast live online.  Replays will be made available to everyone who is enrolled.  This particular class requires a great deal of teacher involvement with remote students.  The material is foundational to further Intermediate and Advanced study (ie you have to get it right, and it is my job to ensure that, even if you are remote, that you do get it).  It is strongly suggested that local students show up in person.  This is a required class in the Intermediate level sequence  (including multiple technique semesters, veil, cane and zills) prior to taking any Intermediate or Advanced classes during 2024.  



THERE ARE TWO TRACKS FOR THIS CLASS, REMOTE (IF YOU ARE MORE THAN 30 MINUTES AWAY) AND IN-PERSON.   Each class will finish with a summary of moves and/or combinations.  Remote students will be encouraged (not required) to use the summary of moves at the end of the class video (uploaded within about 48 hours) to send an unrehearsed couple minute video to Gina of the student performing the moves before the next class.  Gina will spend some time with your video and then give you targeted feedback in the next class.  As stated below, this is a VERY important technique class and careful observation and feedback are more necessary to a student's success (and ability to move up) in this class than in any other class Gina teaches.  


PLEASE NOTE: All classes above beginner level require instructor permission (by email).  Please note that everyone who attends in person needs to be vaccinated.  Masks are optional.  


LOCATION: Hanover Rec Center (this is the Richard W. Black Center NOT the Black Family Center) at 48 Lebanon Street in Hanover, next to Ledyard Bank.  A Zoom link will be provided for remote students.


FAQs: See FAQ’s page regarding foul weather, make-up classes and other issues.  Please note that everyone who attends in person needs to be vaccinated.  Masks are optional.  


WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: See FAQ’s page.   


COST:  $65 in person and $79 for remote students (we will spend time working together via weekly video review) per month for three months beginning the day you register.  The registration deadline is Friday, January 12, after which time the price goes up $10 per month.  Please note that we cannot offer refunds, discounts for missed classes (although we encourage make-ups for this class in Beginner classes), transfers of registration/credit to other students, or refunds due to instructor illness, weather rescheduling or power outages.


OTHER QUESTIONS: Don’t hesitate to email me with any other questions at 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.