Friday, October 30, 2020

“I want to take a bellydance class but I feel stupid”. That is the response I get from so many women. They feel that they don’t have the right body, or no dance experience. They don’t want to look foolish or embarass themselves trying to learn. I try so hard to reassure everyone that my classes are not like that. The main goal of my class is to HAVE FUN, Get moving, Learn the dance and bond with other women doing the same! In the begininng it will always feel a little funny if you have never done it before. But I am not the type of teacher who goes to the front of the room dances and then tells you all to follow along when you have never even seen someone bellydance before!

I warm you up and stretch you. Then I get into some basic movements, which change every week so it is not that boring repetitive thing every single time. I break down the steps piece by piece until you feel somewhat comfortable with it. It is ok and sometimes better if you have never taken any dance before, because then I don’t have to take on the grueling task of telling you to forget the style you learned before, because mine is completely different.

Some people feel comfortable if they can get a friend to come at least for the first class. But that is not always possible and I want everyone to feel comfortable walking in alone. My classes are always friendly and the girls really supportive and encouraging. We have lots of fun, laugh and talk all while learning the dance and getting in a great work out.

I offer 2 different types of classes. Shake, Shimmy & Tone which focusses completely on Shimmy drills, variations and toning. The second is Bellydance Basics where I take all the basic moves and break them down and show you what combos go well together. I include cirle dances such as Valle & Debka. After taking these classes you are ready for a social dancing situation at a party or club or just dancing for yourself.

The only way to know if you will enjoy the class is to try it. So many times we psych ourselves out and make excuses for why we didn’t try something. No Excuses! Maybe my particular style is not for you…there are lots of styles keep looking! Bellydance has forever changed my life. It has given me an inner peace that I can not find in any other dance. Not to mention after 3 kids it is also the only thing that when done consisteltly gets me into shape!

Contact me if you feel shy about coming to a class or workshop I may be having. I will do my best to make you feel at ease.

If you or a group of friends are interested in regular classes in your area, e mail me with specific days, times you are interested in.

I also do private group lessons for a regularly scheduled girls nights, Birthdays, Bridal Showers etc.

I am also available to perform for Birthday, Wedding, Retirement, Baby, Bridal Showers, Engagements etc! Contact me for rates and details!

Double Kisses & Shimmies
Destiny Maktub
914-879-9101
DestinyTheDancer@aol.com
Facebook.com/DestinyMaktub

1 Comment

Nancy January 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I felt the same way before my first belly dance class…Thought I would look short, chubby and plain in a room full of “Barbie” look-a-likes.. Nothing was further from the truth…Women of almost every size and shape…”Barbie” was not place to be found…It was fun…Years later… I still take classes and have and pleasure to dance with some of the nicest women I have ever met…
Belly Dance is not about what you look like…ALL women are beautiful when they do some thing that they love..Like dance!

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