Frequently Asked Questions
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I don’t know how to dance. I’m really shy. I have very little experience – should I still come to class?
Yes you should – most definitely! You will build up experience by going to classes. This is as much your class as it is my own. It is the perfect opportunity for you to experiment, practice, explore and try out something new or something a little beyond your comfort zone.
So, how difficult is it?
Like any other dance style, belly dancing will take some time to master. Each student is unique and so everyone progresses at different rates. It depends on many factors including your muscle memory, flexibility, natural rhythm, intention, age, level of fitness, body awareness, past injuries, any previous dance experience, how often you practice outside the classroom, even your level of confidence. One student may find shimmies easier to learn while another student will struggle with it. That’s quite normal because we’re all built differently to one another. I find students who practice more frequently outside of class will progress faster than students who only practice once a week during class because they are building up their muscle memory – remember ‘practice makes permanent’. Often I find that a student with no belly dance experience will start to feel comfortable with the dance moves after about a year of regular dance practice.
I don’t know anyone in class, is it ok to come to class on my own?
Belly dancing is one of the few dance styles where you don’t need a partner. You don’t have to bring anyone with you. In fact, belly dancing is a very social activity where you meet new friends by going to class.