Skirt With Tambourine, Winter 2024

WHERE: Hanover Rec Center with live broadcast online + recordings here:
TIME: 6:00-7:00/7:15 (sometimes we'll go 60, sometimes 75 minutes)
WHEN:  Wednesdays, January 17 - March 6, no class Feb 14


DESCRIPTION:  This class has not been taught for over 10 years!  Here is Wednesday's fun fusion piece of the year.  Many students have been waiting for the skirt class that I teach every 2-3 years, but for those who have already done one (or two or three) skirt classes, we have an addition for 2024 - the tambourine!  Let's start with the most important point about this dance form, besides the fact that its FUN.  It's fantasy belly dance.  There are few  authentic Middle Eastern Dance forms that rely upon skirt manipulation, and when you add a tambourine .... it's a firm departure from dance history.   The tambourine is a legitimate musical instrument in the Arab world, but it is generally not used in dance.  During the 20th century, western dancers began to combine tambourine with Middle Eastern style dance.  It's trickier than you think!  We will use a traditional Belly Dance song with an upbeat tempo and plenty of opportunities to highlight the sound of the tambourine.   We will also include skirt technique and tricks.  You will be provided with a tambourine and a skirt (we are buying all skirts now in order to match dye lots).  It will be taught live, broadcast live and also recorded for later viewing.  This class is open to any 2023 Intermediate or Advanced level dancer.   Class requires a minimum of 10 students.  


LOCATION: Hanover Rec Center, 48 Lebanon Street and online live.  Zoom link will be provided


FAQs: See FAQ’s page regarding foul weather, make-up classes and other issues.




COST: $91 per month (includes 25 yard skirt in either regular or plus size, and tambourine), for three months beginning the day you register.  (Please note that buying the skirt now will keep the costume price on the low side in the fall.)  The registration deadline (only $1) is Monday January 1 (due to up to 20 days shipping time for skirt and tambo), after which time the price goes up to $101 per month.  The regular monthly fee will start on January 12 after the $1 "Trial Period."  Please note that we cannot offer refunds, discounts for missed classes (although we encourage make-ups at other locations), 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.

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