Welcome to the Belly Motions Children’s Program where children will discover the empowering and magical beauty of Belly Dance!

Children’s Level 1 Program  (C1) = The Basics! For Girls, Ages 4-12             Saturdays 10:00 to 10:45am

C1 classes introduce and reinforce correct dance posture, fundamental isolations, basic footwork and basic musicality associated with Belly Dance. Props such as veil, cane and finger cymbals are also introduced.

Miss Luisa evaluates children on a quarterly basis.  Students showing signs of mastering C1 movements and concepts will be asked to move into the Level 2 (C2) Program.

Children’s Level 2 Program(C2) = Movement Applied!  For Girls, Ages 6-12       Fridays 6:00 to 6:45pm

$15 per class or purchase a 10 Class Card for $130.00 (Valid for 12 weeks from the date of purchase)

C2 classes introduce more intricate isolations, footwork and combinations.  More complex musicality and props are also explored.

$15 per class or purchase a 10 Class Card for $130.00 (Valid for 12 weeks from the date of purchase)

What every parent wants to know!

What will the Belly Motions Children’s Program offer my child?

The Belly Motions Children’s Program exposes children to Egyptian, Turkish, Persian, Roma, Indian and other ethnic dance forms from around the globe.  Movements and footwork are taught step-by-step with emphasis on proper posture and dance technique.  Musicality, cultural awareness and theatrical concepts are also explored.

Classes are physically and socially engaging and are oriented towards developing constructive relationships in a group setting.  Children are encouraged to learn and grow at their own pace within a positive and supportive environment.  Special prizes are distributed at the end of each class to reward good behavior and work effort.

What happens in a typical Children’s class?

Children’s classes are 45 minutes each and begin with a seated introduction in a circle allowing students to get acquainted with their teacher and their peers.  Next, the dancing begins!  Children will warm up and transition into review and/or introduction of new movements.  Depending on the focus of the class, the Teacher may then work on choreography, dancing with props, dancing games or other specialties.  Classes finish with a cool down and stretch followed by the much anticipated reward, a sticker!

What will my child need for class?

Children should arrive to every class in comfortable dance or exercise attire.  Cotton pants and a comfortable top are recommended.  Please refrain from dressing children in short skirts, jeans or attire that restricts movement.  Classes are taken barefoot.

Each child is required to have her own coin belt and veil for each class.  These items are available for purchase in the Belly Motions boutique.

Will there be opportunities for my child to perform?

Yes!  Belly Motions hosts an annual theater show every February and extends the opportunity to the Children’s Program to perform!  This full scale professional production takes place at Florida International University’s Wertheim Performing Arts Center here in Miami.  Join us this February 12, 2012 for our 7th Year Anniversary Show!

In addition to Belly Motions events, there are many community and charity events where the Children’s Program is also invited to perform.  Performing is always optional and is based on a child’s comfort level, class and rehearsal attendance and availability.

Are the any other special programs offered for children at Belly Motions?

Yes!  Belly Motions hosts its annual Belly Dance Summer Camp every June!  The week-long Summer Intensive takes place at the Belly Motions studio from 9:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday.  This enriching program explores cultures from around the globe, ethnic dances and foods and is jam packed with a full day of discussions, readings, movies, arts and crafts, and of course, Belly Dancing!  Children will be immersed in movement, art and culture!