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Immerse yourself in the world of shimmies and ondulations!

Weekday: Wednesday 

Time: 5:15pm-6:15pm

Session: 11 January - 28 February 2024 (Winter 1)

Level required: 16 yrs +  

Price: MindBody 

Instructor: Rita Chehayeb

Belly dance, also known as "raqs baladi," originates from Egypt but has gained recognition not only in the Arab world but also in the West. It traces back to a feminine origin, emphasising body undulations and muscle isolation. The belly dance program allows participants to acquire fundamental dance skills while focusing on technique, coordination, and fluidity of movement. Belly dance classes are part of the Mini-Sessions program. Please note that these classes are available from September to December only and offer the opportunity to be part of the Christmas show.

Dress Code 

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Barefoot or with socks

  • Hip scarf optional 

Language Policy

  • All dance classes are conducted in French. Therefore, registered dancers must have a good understanding of French in order to comply with the Association's mandate and speak in French at all times. La Girandole reserves the right to withdraw any dancer who does not meet this criterion adequately.

Policy on Refunds

  • The Association accepts refund requests for mini-sessions only if the requests are made before the third week of the sessions, with the following fees : 1 week after the start of classes, refund minus 25$ administrative fees; 2 weeks after the start of classes, refund minus 50$ administrative fees; 3 weeks after the start of classes, refund minus 75$ administrative fees. 

Click here for the Policy Manual 2023/23

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