An ancient and evolving art, bellydance includes Middle Eastern, North African, Persian, Indian, Roma, and American influences. My classes explore different styles of bellydance, including Cabaret, Tribal, and Egyptian. I am available for private and semi-private lessons... Come dance with us!
What to wear: Dress comfortably. Fitted tank tops (or crop/choli top) and leggings or yoga pants. Skirts that you can move and dance in are OK - leggings or shorts underneath are recommended (we may stretch/cool down on the floor). Footwear: barefeet, half-soles, foot thongs, or dance/ballet slippers (no street shoes). Bring water, a yoga mat or thick towel, and a hipscarf, if you have one. :)
BEGINNING - suitable for beginners, refresher for intermediate/advanced students
INTERMEDIATE - at least 2-3 years of bellydance study/experience (and dedicated beginners who practice everyday!, with approval of instructor)
BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE - mixed-level class
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Thousand Oaks Bellydance Classes
T.O. BELLYDANCE NEWS:
**SPRING 2020 CANCELED**
Friday, March 6: Priority Registration begins for In-District residents (residents of Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, and the Ventura County portion of Westlake)
Friday, March 13: General Registration begins
Tuesday, March 31: First class meets
Mar 31, 2020 - May 26, 2020 (8 wks)
6:30-7:30pm Beginning Bellydance
7:30-8:30pm Intermediate Bellydance*
2525 N. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
$66 for 8 weeks, Mar 31, 2020 - May 26, 2020 (8 wks) CANCELED
This is an 8-week session through Conejo Recreation & Park District (CRPD).
You must register before attending class. Click link below to register online:
Class ID: 7502 Beginning Bellydance
Class ID: 7503 Intermediate Bellydance*
*The Intermediate Bellydance class may be canceled if not enough people register. You may take the Beginning class instead which will be taught as a mixed-level class.
The Thousand Oaks Community Center is next to T.O. High School. The room can be tricky to find the first time, so if it's your first class, please come early and ask the office where the room is. For info, contact the Thousand Oaks Community Center at 805-381-2793.
VENTURA BELLYDANCE NEWS:
This class is currently on break.
New location TBA
Next Session: TBA
$72 per 6-week session ($12/class)
Payment in full ($72) for session is due the first class meeting. No refunds or credits. Save $12 by paying for 6-week session at least one week before first class meeting (contact me for details).
$15 drop-in if paying per individual class
How to register: Come to class a few minutes before class. :) Feel free to RSVP via email. Check the CALENDAR to see if there is class.
Well you are the best! And a talented teacher! (I don't say that lightly.) I love the variety of drills and choreography. Plus you are very patient and sensitive. I thought it might be [difficult to pick up] the choreography but you made it easy to jump in. B.R.
Mom and I already signed up for your next class [session] and we're so excited. Thanks again for all the care and instruction and encouragement you provide for all of us!!! G.C.
You are awesome! :):) I am really happy that I found you! C.W.
Thanks for being such a great teacher and for making me feel so comfortable. L.C.
Kali takes time to make sure everyone is understanding each movement before going forward. I highly recommend her class for both beginning and intermediate students. Looking forward to the next class! S.M., Meetup group review
Kali is awesome! She made us feel super comfortable, even if we hadn't had any previous belly dancing experience, and incorporated several different moves into one dance at the end :) :) I'll definitely be coming back! G.P., Meetup group review
T.O. BELLYDANCE NEWS:
The Spring 2020 Session has been canceled. Stay tuned for a possible mini session in May. Take care and be well! <3 <3