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* SEXY MODE IN BELLY DANCE - PRACTICE CHOREOGRAPHY - 1 hr.

* BELLY DANCE BALANCING DRILLS - PERCUSSIVE MOVES - 45 min.

* ISOLATION DRILLS FOR BALANCING ACTS - FLUID MOVES - 45 min.

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Online Belly Dance Classes

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Use BROWSE in the top menu to sort classes into Drop-In Classes, Workshops, Courses and other categories.

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N E W * T H I S * M O N T H :

* SEXY MODE IN BELLY DANCE - PRACTICE CHOREOGRAPHY - 1 hr.

* BELLY DANCE BALANCING DRILLS - PERCUSSIVE MOVES - 45 min.

* ISOLATION DRILLS FOR BALANCING ACTS - FLUID MOVES - 45 min.

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StarBellydancer.com is an online belly dance school offering intermediate-advanced workshops, classes and belly dancing courses with focus on precision technique and professional performance skills.

Start your free 3-day trial or a $25 monthly subscription today, take as many classes as you wish, learn how-to belly dance like a pro, and practice anywhere / anytime.

Most of our classes are Intermediate / Advanced or Open Level Belly Dance. We have only one section of Beginner Belly Dance classes and Courses.

  • Sexy and Sensual Mode in Belly D...

    1 Video

  • Belly Dance Hipwork Remix - 2-...

    2 Videos

  • Belly Dance Balancing Drills - P...

    1 Video

  • Belly Dance Isolations for Balan...

    1 Video

  • Shimmy Bursts

    1 Video

  • Lyrical Fantasy: Scheherazade Ch...

    4 Videos

  • Swirling Gliding Belly Dance Mov...

    1 Video

  • Orientation for Continuing Belly...

    2 Videos

  • Art Deco Dancer Poses in an Orie...

    1 Video

  • Lessa Faker Choreography - 3-cla...

    3 Videos

  • Belly Dance Drum Solo - First St...

    1 Video

  • Party-Style Belly Dance Performa...

    1 Video

  • Belly Dance Interviews

    5 Videos

  • Lyrical belly dance combinations...

    1 Video

  • Ribcage Circles Practice Flow wi...

    1 Video

  • Ribcage Isolations, Backbends, a...

    5 Videos

  • "Enta Wa Bass" Choreography Clas...

    1 Video

  • Belly Dance Circle Veil Routine ...

    1 Video

  • Shemadan/Belly Dance Candelabrum...

    2 Videos

  • Connecting Upper Body Belly Danc...

    2 Videos

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  1. Sexy and Sensual Mode in Belly Dance ...

    1 Video

    Today we'll play with the sexy/sensual mode in bellydance. How sexy can you be in belly dance without destroying its look and feel We'll discuss, explore and put a few sexy moves together into a 2-minute practice 'sensual vignette'.

  2. Belly Dance Balancing Drills - Percus...

    1 Video

    Today we continue our balancing drills - we'll cover percussive moves: hipwork and upper body percussive accents. So prepare your balancing object - a sword, a tray, a shemadan or just a book. Remember, as always, that the heavier your balancing prop, the easier it is to balance.

  3. Belly Dance Hipwork Remix - 2-class...

    2 Videos

    Our goal in this class is to become more daring in mixing familiar steps. We'll deconstruct a few classic bellydance hipwork and footwork patterns to come up with fresh fun moves.

  4. Belly Dance Isolations for Balancing ...

    1 Video

    Today we'll work on isolations for balancing acts. And it's not just for balancing acts. If you are not interested in balancing a sword, a tray of candles or a shemadan, resist temptation to skip this class. These drills will make you a better dancer with more organic and precise isolations, simply because balancing an object on your head forces your whole body to mobilize and perform with more control.

  5. Lyrical Fantasy: Scheherazade Choreog...

    4 Videos

    After a short warmup and long technique flow, this class teaches and practices a lyrical sequence set to music adapted from Rimsky-Korsakov's “Scheherezade,” specially arranged for Oriental Dance.

  6. Shimmy Bursts

    1 Video

    If you perform for Western audiences, it's hard to get away with the never-ending shimmy sections, Egyptian-style, because the Western eye expects more movement from a dancer, and our Western dance is always footwork-driven. A strategy I want to play with today is using shimmy in bursts or splashes, so that you never go for more than 4 counts shimmying. We'll weave 2- and 4-count shimmy bursts into combinations rich in hipwork and footwork.

  7. Swirling Gliding Belly Dance Movement

    1 Video

    Today we'll work with gliding and swirling footwork, and the type of fluid unhurried movement that we often associate with rumba-type rhythm in bellydance music. You often see this movement in a lyrical entrance pieces, or in dancing with the veil, American Cabaret style. When you learn veil dancing, most of the time you learn a veil move or trick and then layer it on some footwork in a choreography. So you end up remembering only veil moves and su...

  8. Art Deco Dancer Poses in an Oriental ...

    1 Video

    Oriental dance routines always have a section of cinematic music that is larger than life - sometimes it's a grand entrance, and sometimes it's a refrain. This is a very melodic section with a soaring, swirling melody and dramatic accents. We'll add that choreographic grandness to our Oriental dance routine by exploring the elegant and streamlined poses often associated with Art Nouveau and Art Deco images of dancers.

  9. Orientation for Continuing Belly Danc...

    2 Videos

    When you have an organized understanding of principles and build on a rock-solid foundation, not only do you get better faster and with less effort, but you have more fun in class and take more satisfaction from
    your practice. So let's make sure your ducks are in a row! This course takes a detailed inventory of every Absolute Beginner vocabulary element and concept, and is designed both as a review and refresher
    for students who have completed Au...

  10. Lessa Faker Choreography - 3-class co...

    3 Videos

    Learn and practice a series of 3 combinations set to music excerpted from the Egyptian classic "Lessa Faker." This combos feature "seam-free construction:" each movement leads into the next, facilitating your mastery of clean lines and confident transitions in advanced-level vocabulary.

  11. Belly Dance Drum Solo - First Steps t...

    1 Video

    Improvising an organic and vocabulary-rich belly dance drum solo is a challenge for most dancers. How to approach building your improvisational skills? Neon offers a method to reset your thinking about improvising a drum solo, and compares using the same dance vocabulary in an improvisation and in a drum solo choreography. Intermediate level.

  12. Party-Style Belly Dance Performance: ...

    1 Video

    Intermediate-level belly dance combinations and showmanship tips for a party-style belly dance performance. Step-by-step and practice with music. 57min. class from the StarBellydancer online school series. Music: Al Ain Mulayatain by Amir Naoum Chehade and Elias Sarkar from album "Bellydance New York"

  13. Lyrical belly dance combinations / mi...

    1 Video

    Four lyrical combinations falling into a mini-choreography to work on pacing, fluid motion, and stage showmanship. Neon also discusses the ways your costuming affects your movement. Music: Pharaonic Passion by Beata and Horacio Cifuentes "Belly dance songs are often constructed of pieces with different rhythms and different mood - just for musical variety, right. And as a dancer, when you hear a switch in tempo or mood, you should seamlessly flow i...

  14. Belly Dance Interviews

    5 Videos

  15. Ribcage Circles Practice Flow with Au...

    1 Video

    This follow-along nonstop technique flow begins with a
    short warmup, quickly drills the foundation building blocks of ribcage circles, and leads into a practice for unlayered ribcage circle isolations using several arm positions. Then we practice ribcage circles in layered variations—with arm paths and over travel
    steps—and progress into further complexity by varying the timing of layers relative to one another, and leading our sequences from b...

  16. "Enta Wa Bass" Choreography Class 1 w...

    1 Video

    Today we'll work with 2 Oriental Dance modes: distinctive, dramatic accent cascades and easy party-style dancing. These two modes are found in practically any Oriental dance song or instrumental composition. While accent cascades are static, the casual, party-style dancing prompts travel steps, turns, swirling around the stage and certain bouncy quality to refelct the joyful, party-like, celebratory spirit of the music and its flowing texture. 4 co...

  17. Ribcage Isolations, Backbends, and Sw...

    5 Videos

  18. Belly Dance Circle Veil Routine with ...

    1 Video

    0:52 Belly Dance "Circle" Veil Routine with Neon; Open Level. A mini-routine module for improvisational bellydance performance with a veil - great as part of a picture-perfect dance entrance. "As you start your performmance, your audience wants to check out your costume and body, they frantically take pictures and selfies with you; there are always people who have never seen belly dance before, and therefore must take pictures immediately and share...

  19. Connecting Upper Body Belly Dance Mov...

    2 Videos

    How to keep your upper body belly dance moves organically woven into the texture of your dance movement, as opposed to having them thrown in as random embellishments? "We learn belly dance through isolations and one of the side effects is, sometimes we keep this totally isolated mode even when we are not beginners any more. When you see a dancer who is a great mover, and especially if she is improvising, not implementing a choreography she created ...

  20. Shemadan/Belly Dance Candelabrum Mini...

    2 Videos

    Shemadan/Belly Dance Candelabrum dance combinations Class 1 - combinations step-by-step and practice, plus a non-stop candelabrum routine to develop technique and showmanship skills for professional candelabrum performance. Music: "Bint el Shalibiyeh-Middle" from the album Lavender by Middle-Earth Ensemble, "Twilight on the Nile" by Ensemble Al Asdeka

  21. Progressive Technique Drill: Hip Join...

    2 Videos

    This follow-along technique flow drills the family of moves that build on tilts at the hip joint, starting with foundation building blocks and then advancing through progressively more complex material. We flow through: weighted side-to-side tilts, in place, traveling with push and pull steps, on flat feet and lifted heels; pelvic tuck and release, used as a release accent in center and to diagonals (both in place and traveling), in “basic back” an...

  22. PRACTICE ONLY - from Star Bellydance...

    17 Videos

  23. Oriental Dance/ Belly Dance Taksim & ...

    2 Videos

    Oriental Dance / Belly Dance Taksim with Fluid Accents - with Neon - Oriental Dance taksim practice combinations and mini-choreography using fluid-trajectory accents and shimmy layering. "Taksim showcases improvisational artistry of melodic instruments and often includes call and response mode with accents produced by melodic instruments. Your moves follow ebbs and flows of melody, and as for accents, rather than going with percussive hipwork, you ...

  24. Glide-Anchor-Pull: Quickie Combo 3 - ...

    1 Video

    Glide-Anchor-Pull: Quickie Combo 3 - Autumn Ward, music: "To Morocco with the Stars"

  25. Belly Dance Travel - Triplets and 3/4...

    1 Video

    Belly dance travel step patterns for improvisational dance - triplets and 3/4 shimmy steps with Neon - combinations and practice with music; Level - beginner-intermediate

  26. Autumn: 3 combinations "To Morocco wi...

    3 Videos

  27. Add Sophistication to Classic Belly D...

    2 Videos

    Advanced technique for basic classic belly dance steps such as hip lifts/drops and simple travel steps. Are you performing these basic belly dance steps with the same technique you learned as a beginner? Time to revamp them and re-learn them to give your dance movement even more sophisticated and competent look. Level: Intermediate/Advanced

  28. Quickie Combination 2 with Autumn Ward

    1 Video

    This quickie class starts with a 24-minute warmup and technique flow, then we'll dance through a 32-count combo with pivots, full-body undulations, and fast double drops.

  29. Belly Dance Fluid Accents Technique w...

    1 Video

    Belly Dance Fluid Accents Technique and Practice with Neon. Technique and practice for challenging lower and upper body belly dance accents based on fluid move trajectories. "This is something we don’t do as belly dance beginners: Learning and using this vocabulary is, in a way, a rite of passage for a bellydancer."" Level: Intermediate-Advanced

  30. Masmoudi Rhythm Combinations with Neon

    1 Video

    Masmoudi Rhythm - Belly dance Combinations for Sword Dance and Practice with Neon: "We’ll review masmoudi structure and recall how to catch its accents, and also treat it as a slow beat perfect for a bellydance prop balancing act. The combinations I have selected for us today are all designed to be good for balancing either a sword or a tray of candles."

  31. Belly Dance Shimmy Layering with Neon

    1 Video

    Belly Dance Shimmy Layering Step-by-Step with Neon; Level : Intermediate/Advanced Why some hipwork trajectories are easy to combine with hip shimmy and others are hard? Try a step-by-step systematic approach to shimmy layering: Theory and Practice with Neon!

  32. Soft Precision with Autumn Ward

    1 Video

    "Assemble and dance four 16-count combinations into a long flow with a nice mix of crisp and elastic elements. Once we have the sequence of steps down, we'll map the combos onto several different pieces of music, working on transforming technique into expressive dance movement by making our movements differently responsive to different musical accompaniment.

    Level: Advanced"

  33. Elastic Fantastic Belly Dance Combina...

    1 Video

    Level: Low Intermediate and up
    This class teaches and practices a little over a minute of easy-paced choreography with three distinct sections: gliding travel steps and turns; an earthy shimmy; and slow sinuous vertical-plane up figure-8s. Class includes a short warmup, a short technique flow focused on the isolations in the choreography, and a second technique flow to prepare for footwork.

  34. Circles and Steps - with Neon

    2 Videos

  35. Twisting Undulation Belly Dance Techn...

    2 Videos

    Twisting Undulation: Intermediate-Advanced Belly Dance Technique and 30-min. Non-Stop Practice. Combinations and choreography taught in a non-dtop dance with music format. "Belly dance is taught through isolations, an important element of belly dance aesthetics. However, focus on isolations often results in stiffness - you end up dancing with frozen spine and chest. As intermediate/advanced dancers, we need to graduate from isolations to grasping t...

  36. Tight, Sharp Accents -Technique/Pract...

    1 Video

    Belly Dance Hipwork - Tight, Sharp Accents - Technique and Practice with Neon; Level: Beginner/Intermediate - Improve your control of articulation and range of motion when performing tight, small hipwork accents. Neon discusses using your abdominal muscles, glutes and psoas to control your hip/knee work and achieve crips, sharp accents for Oriental Dance. The class includes a 15-minutes "Loose Hips" hip stretch bellydance movement flow, designed to...

  37. Basic Gentle Warmup with Floor Stretc...

    3 Videos

  38. Belly dance Fluid Hipwork Precision D...

    1 Video

    Fluid hipwork technique practice flow (non-stop with music) to increase precision and motion range of your belly dance hipwork . Open level. This is a conditioning and technique practice class - it has no breakdown of bellydance hipwork moves - only practice of individual moves and simple combinations.

  39. Belly Dance Hands and Wrists Technique

    9 Videos

  40. Belly Dance Essentials with Autumn Ward

    2 Videos

    Develop precision with foundational rotating articulations for crystal-clean placement and transitions.

  41. Dramatic Dance and Body Language Accents

    1 Video

    Dramatic Dance and Body Language Accents with Neon - Adding head turns, hair tosses, arm and hand gestures and other accents to your belly dance vocabulary: Technique aqnd Combinations ; Level: Intermediate
    Music: "Saptak-Samaya Mix-Solace" from the album Eastern Grooves by DJ Cary; "Karuna" from the album Star Of The Sea by Stellamara; "Breathing" from the album Ethnic by Shiva in Exile

  42. "Lama Bada" belly dance choreography ...

    5 Videos

    Lama Bada Belly Dance Choreography Course with Neon. Learn a multitude of semai rhythm combinations that fall together into an evocative and dramatic bellydance choreography. Step-by-step + practice with music. Level: Intermediate-Advanced, "Today we’ll start learning a choreography to Lama Bada, a song that uses 10/8 rhythm "semai." This song belongs to the classical Arabic poetry/music genre of muwashahat that emerged sometime in the 9th century ...

  43. Candelabrum/Shemadan Combinations Cou...

    2 Videos

    Shemadan/Belly Dance Candelabrum dance combinations Class 1 - combinations step-by-step and practice, plus a non-stop candelabrum routine to develop technique and showmanship skills for professional candelabrum performance. Music: "Bint el Shalibiyeh-Middle" from the album Lavender by Middle-Earth Ensemble, "Twilight on the Nile" by Ensemble Al Asdeka

  44. Belly dance hipwork and arms coordina...

    1 Video

    0:43 Belly dance hipwork and arms coordination practice with Neon: 30-min movement flow featuring coordination practice for bellydance hipwork and arm paths/frames. Level beginner-intermediate

  45. Fluid Arms Technique for Belly Dance ...

    1 Video

    Go beyond the retro "Oriental arms" to fluid and evocative arm movement. Neon shares her technique of adding powerful expressivity to every arm path and gesture + practice with music. Level: Open

  46. Ciftetelli - Belly dance drum solo rh...

    1 Video

    Belly dance ciftetelli rhythm with Neon - rhythm structure, variations, combinations. "Because ciftetelli is perceived as a slow belly dance rhythm, very often the melody is improvisation played on oud, violin, ney (arabic flute) or keyboard, - any melodic instrument. So as dancers we can’t think only in terms of accents in the rhythm - our movement should switch between catching the accents and following the melody."

  47. Eternal Feminine mini-choreography wi...

    1 Video

    A 2-minute elegant and evocative belly dance choreography featuring Neon's fluidity drills/combinations. Level: Intermediate - Advanced

  48. Instruction & Coordination Drills for...

    2 Videos

    Instruction and practice of belly dance moves and trajectories esential for developing and enhancing fluidity of your dance - with Neon. We'll work on the upper-lower body coordinations needed to support your hipwork and full body angle changes in belly dance. The drills from this class are also available as a non-stop 30-minute practice session.

  49. ...and much more!