OPTION #1

SKYPE INTO OUR LIVE ONGOING WEEKLY CLASSES

Did you know you can attend any of our regular, ongoing weekly classes via Skype? Register for our regular classes and let us know that you'd like a skype option, and voila! We can see you, you can see us, and you interact just like you would attended in-person.

OPTION #2

DOWNLOAD PRERECORDED CLASSES

Can't make it to our classes due to your schedule, distance, or afraid to try a class in person just yet?Here's your very own one-on-one with Amity Alize taught in the same manner, including a complete 7-week series of Level I Beginner/Foundation Belly Dance classes at Raq-On Dance.

The benefit of online classes with Amity over the thousands of Beginner Belly dance DVD's is that you have a local, accessible face for you to reach out to, ask questions, and if desired, to continue your studies with in-person or via Skype. Unlike other online classes, this class is a download rather than a rental; the file is yours for life, to watch where you want, when you want, and for an unlimited number of times

 

NOTE: Unlike other online classes, this class is a download rather than a rental; the file is yours for life, to watch where you want, when you want, and for an unlimited number of times! Raq-On Dance uses vimeo for it's online class management. Students can also purchase and store online class downloads via mindbody store.

COMING FALL/WINTER 2015:

-Beginner classes 3,4, 5, 6, & 7

-Get more from your core!

 

BEGINNER BELLY DANCE CLASS 1 OF 7: BEGINNER FOUNDATIONS


Beginner Class 1 Trailer from Amity Alize on Vimeo.

What you'll learn:

  • Basic posture
  • Upper body isolations, slides, and circles
  • Arm and hand lines and circles.
  • Lower body and hip isolations, slides, and circles
  • Shimmies (and a fun drill!)

 


BEGINNER BELLY DANCE CLASS 2 OF 7: CONTINUING DANCE FOUNDATIONS


Beginner Belly Dance w/Amity Alize of Raq-On Dance: Class 2 of 7 Trailer from Amity Alize on Vimeo.

 


AN INTRODUCTION TO RAQ-ON DANCE'S DANCE DYNAMICS METHODOLOGY +  OPTIONAL FLASH CARDS


Dance Dynamics Trailer from Amity Alize on Vimeo.

Are you stuck in 4 and 8 count choreographies?

Worried about being "boring?"

Do you have a hard time coming up with your own unique dance combinations and vocabulary?

Do you find yourself searching youtube constantly for inspiration for movements and combinations?

Then this course is for you!

We'll walk through Amity Alize's teaching method of creating dances, regardless of whether you improvise, choreograph, block out your performances, or dance in your kitchen. This is our bestselling, eye-opening experience offered at Raq-On Dance. Perfect for dancers who know 5 or 500 movements!

These cards have been used at the studio and in my own practice for years. Dancers loved the method so much we had them professionally printed. Along with your cards you'll receive corresponding hour-long download demonstrating how they can help you grow as a dancer. The cards can be used for improvisation, drills, and creating choreography.

As students, we learn dance in different ways: visually by watching, hands on by doing/practicing, and finally by hearing the music and connecting to the embedded emotion. Most dancers find it too overwhelming to tackle all of these methods at once and get frustrated or even shut down. Stop beating yourself up! We don’t learn to walk by trying to run, do we? We feel the ground, find our balance,and take baby steps until we have enough practice and courage to take off running.  This is exactly how the dance dynamic cards and supplemental instructional work. The cards are divided into 3 areas of drilling and exploration: movements, dynamics, and emotions. Soon, you'll no longer need to memorize combinations you learned in workshops or from other dancers. You'll have your own unique movement vocabulary that you can pull from memory at the flick of a zill!

Raq-On's Professionally Printed Dance Dynamic Flash Cards can be purchased in our Online Store.  Perfect for practicing on your own, with a friend, in class, or giving as a gift to a fellow dancer who may be going through her own dancer version of writer's block.


Get More from Your Core!


Get more from your core with Amity Alize of Raq-On Dance Studio from Amity Alize on Vimeo.

What do googly eyes, cannolis, and smiley faces have to do with Belly Dance? This downloadable Belly Dance class is full of helpful, dynamic, and sometimes silly concepts to make your Belly Dancing more grounded, gooey, and emotive!
Cost: $12
Level: Dancers with at least some previous Belly Dance Experience.