Choose Between Two Options
- $40 for 6 beginner belly dance or Bollywood classes (up to a $85 value)
- $57 for 10 beginner belly dance or Bollywood classes (up to a $135 value)
Though it's designed for beginners, the belly dance class gets students dancing in the first session. Instructors focus on core strength and posture to help guests pull off intricate maneuvers. For an extra dash of fun, the classes incorporate finger cymbals. The Bollywood dance class, on the other hand, leads students towards pulling off complex routines by teaching basic moves and building on them. See the class descriptions.
A group routine at Culture Shakti is intended to be greater than the sum of its individual parts. To accomplish this, Artistic Director Katrina Ji introduces students to the innovative and improvisational art of American tribal-style belly dance. The method draws inspiration from the Romani migration through India, northern Africa, and Spain, combining Flamenco-style arm movements and Egyptian-style hip undulations to create a graceful, seamlessly flowing, and internationally influenced dance style. Most importantly, this type of dance emphasizes the collective and coordinated movements of the group as a whole. Classes cater to students of all ages and skill levels, introducing them to the basic steps and advanced transitions that define the art form. Additionally, the studio offers lessons in Bollywood choreography that explore the dance steps, facial expressions, and hand gestures that comprise a typical routine.