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Egyptian Sun Production's Belly Dance Classes at JHU!

  • Sep 8, 2013 · 2:00 PM
  • Mattin Center, Johns Hopkins University

Come learn the art of belly dance, Egyptian Sun style!

**Fall semester runs from September 8 to December 8, 2013. There is no class Thanksgiving weekend.**

The last class is a combination meeting/pot luck party to celebrate with friends, watch performances, and discuss the spring show.

You do NOT have to be a JHU student nor a JHU affiliate to take class. We are a unique assortment of dancers ages 12-60+ of all shapes, sizes, colors, and walks of life.

Beginner Class - Sundays, 6:00-8:00pm
Intermediate Class - Sundays, 4:00-6:00pm
Advanced Class - Sundays, 2:00-4:00pm (due to room availability, some Advanced class days may fall on Saturday. Please email for complete schedule)

Class prices:
$150 for the whole semester
$20 drop in
Classes are half-price for all full-time students (regardless of JHU affiliation).
The beginners class will remain free for JHU Homewood full-time undergrads. If you are a JHU Homewood full-time undergrad and would like to attend the beginner class, please email us to reserve your spot.

The Intermediate and Advanced classes require permission prior to registration, please email for details.

If you are attending multiple levels of class, you will receive a discount of $10 off the semester tuition per class level.

*At least 5 pre-registered students are required to hold a class session, so please pre-register today! If at least 5 students have not pre-registered by Friday, September 6, the session will be canceled and any money received will be refunded.

How to Pay: Pre-register via PayPal below(you do not need a PayPal account to use PayPal) or come to the first day of class with exact cash, check or money order. Payment is collected during the break mid-class. If you are going to pay via cash or check, please e-mail us to let us know you are registering at [masked].

Location: 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218
Mattin Arts Center
Offitt Building Dance Room

No refunds.

Beginner Class: Ouranitsa teaches the beginner class for Egyptian Sun troupe, Baltimore's most diverse group of fun-loving belly dancers. Ouranitsa's approach to belly dance is grounded in clean technique infused with the joy of musical interpretation. We will focus on beginner belly dance technique while informing ourselves about the culture from which this dance comes and about some specific rhythms this dance utilizes.

Intermediate Class: The fall Intermediate semester focuses on layering techniques and musicality. We dabble in guided improvisation and delve deeper into the culture from which this dance originates. Finger cymbals are practiced every class and additional props such as cane/stick, sword, and veil are added later on during the semester. A short choreography may be taught for optional performance during the informal party at the end of the semester."

Advanced Class: The fall advanced semester focuses on more advanced layering techniques and musicality. The class strengthens students' skills in improvisational dancing and discovering their own style of dance.

What to Wear: Comfortable work out clothes (no jeans or skirts please); something you can move in where the instructor can see the outline of your body to check if you're doing the moves correctly.

What to Bring: Payment (unless you have pre-registered), water, a snack (if you'd like), a hip scarf (any normal scarf to tie around your hips is fine), a towel/yoga mat for the conditioning portion of the class (optional), a good attitude, and a smile! Be prepared to sweat!

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  • Constance

    Ournista teaches the intermediate level, Dori teaches the advanced.

    1 · August 30, 2013

  • Nina A.

    Who teaches the intermediate and advanced classes? Are drop ins allowed at that level? (with pre-approval, of course, for the level)

    August 29, 2013

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