New to Belly Dance?
I'm a complete beginner...
Would training at the Iana Dance Club fit me?
I'm glad you've decided to ask this question. :)
Originally the Iana Dance Club was created as an ongoing training for intermediate/advanced dancers, BUT we do have an excellent option for a complete beginners too!
Full and VIP plans offer you access to my special course Learn How to Belly Dance | Complete Guide from A to Z (17 hours of content!). You should definitely start your belly dance journey with it. This course is ideal for those who never had any experience in belly dance, or even dance in general, as well as for those who may have already began their belly dance journey and want to take their skills to the next level with solid foundations.
Please note that the Basic plan does NOT offer access to any special courses. Only Full and VIP plans do.
If you are a beginner dancer, I would recommend you to join the Full Plan at the Iana Dance Club, and go through following steps.
Start with the special course Learn How to Belly Dance | Complete Guide from A to Z.
By the end of the course you will be able not only to perform all major belly dance moves such as hip drops, undulations, figure 8, and maya, but also layer them on top of different shimmies, perform to specific rhythms, and even to incorporate some props into your dance.
You will also get an overview of the most important rhythms, folklore styles, principles of dancing with veil, and dozens of dance combinations for polishing your technique. In addition, you will find several bonus sections with lectures about topics related to belly dance such as costumes, props, music, and the cultural environment of this dance, as well as resources to continue your belly dance learning.
Btw, you also have access to my Persian Classical and Turkish Romani dance courses which are appropriate for beginners too.
Once you complete about half of the A to Z course (including Section 13), you can add some additional elements for your training. Explore the library of technique drills at the Iana Dance Club. Start with tutorials that have a special tag called "theory", which means that those drills explain theory aspect more detailed.
Also, I recommend to go through another special course "Belly Dance Rhythms" AND two Mini Intensives "Hips Shimmy" & "Folklore Drills". Access to all this material is available at the Iana Dance Club.
Catch up with weekly training and whichever current intensive is going on at the Iana Dance Club! Also, don't forget to explore remaining technique drills, choreographies, mini intensives and special courses. :)
You are ready to start exploring choreographies available at the Iana Dance Club. You can choose any dances you like but make sure they have tag 'all levels'.
Also, at this point you may consider to upgrade your subscription to a VIP plan. This is totally optional, but it's a great opportunity to receive an individual feedback and make sure you are moving in the right direction.
*Not all exercises presented here are suitable for everyone and are in no way a substitute for medical counseling. Consult a physician before starting any exercise program. Discontinue exercise immediately if you experience pain or discomfort. A user of this program assumes the risk of possible injury and the creators, producers and distributors of this program disclaim any liabilities in connection with the exercise program and advice herein.