aniela offers many classes at all levels. Please see below to read the class descriptions and see which class is right for you.
Daniela teaches all her classes at her studio, Aerial Haven, in College Point, Queens. She offers in-person and virtual options. She also teaches yoga and aerial silks classes. See her bellydance schedule below and register at https://www.aerialhaven.com/schedule-prices.html
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm - Beginner Bellydance (in-person, masks required)
Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm - Intermediate Bellydance (in-person, masks required)
Sundays, 11:00-12:00pm - Open Level Bellydance (on Zoom, link will be emailed after registration)
All are welcome! Difficulty level will be adjusted depending on the level of students present.
Areas covered include basic isolations, choreography drills, basic footwork and arm positions, and an introduction to veil technique. All levels of dancers are encouraged to attend the beginner level class, as continued practice of the basics of bellydance is always recommended!
Empahsis on choreography and technique. More complex choreography will be taught, as well as more complex veil technique. Also taught will be an introduction to zills (finger cymbals) and floorwork. While it is not necessary to master the basics to attend this class it is strongly recommended that you are comfortable with the basic isolations taught in the beginner and open level classes and with basic choreography before taking the intermediate class.
The focus on this class is on fun! Students will learn basic bellydance moves as well as a full-length choreography to be performed at Daniela's show in April, and the studio recital in June. Students will also get exposure to bellydance props such as veil, fan veil, sword (it's dull, don't worry!), as well as learn to play basic Arabic rhythms on the doumbek (drum).
What to Wear to Class
• Comfortable clothes
• Leggings, yoga pants or a loose/flowing skirt (No jeans! You must be able to stretch and move freely.)
• Hip Scarves are recommended but not necessaary
• Bare feet, ballet slippers, hermes sandals or socks recommended (No sneakers! Sneakers make it hard to dance!)