Class Schedule

Hi - thank you for an enjoyable decade of teaching dance classes in New Haven. We are happy to refer you to other local instructors and/or those teaching online, just email elmcityshimmy@gmail.com.

 
FAQ
Passes
  • Class Passes are available in 1-class (drop-in) and 4-class passes. Single passes expire in one week, and 4-class passes expire in six weeks.
     

  • Class passes are non-refundable and non-transferable, so please purchase single-class passes if you are not sure you can use up a larger pass in time.
     

  • Passes can also be purchased in person using cash or credit. If purchasing with cash, please bring exact change.
     

  • DO NOT purchase a 1- or 4-class pass if you are registering for an Intro series.

Classes
  • FCBD® format belly dance is built around a system of non-verbal communication that allows groups of dancers to improvise and create art on the spot. Class level refers to the segment of our vocabulary covered, not the skill level of students. Most people take Level 1 multiple times before moving on to Level 2, because the Level 2 curriculum builds upon a solid understanding of the basic FCBD® moves, formations, and the concept of leading and following.
     

  • Level 3 is by invitation only. Level 3 class members are expected to revisit Levels 1 and 2 frequently.
     

  • Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. Good options are: full skirt or yoga pants, choli or tank/t-shirt, and a non-jingly hip scarf if you've got one. Bare feet are fine, or you can wear dance slippers.