Iana Dance Club
Welcome to the Iana Dance Club! I'm so excited to have you join our community!
The first thing to do, in case you haven't done so yet, login to the members-only area to begin your experience at the club!
Bellow you will find a tour of the site and an overview of all the features you will find.
Let's begin our dance journey together!
Take a tour of the Members Area
In this video, Iana takes you on a little tour of the features of the Iana Dance Club and what you will find inside when you become a member.
You can access all the main member's only features of the Iana Dance Club via the top menu. Here is what you will find:
This Week's Training: this is the main landing page for all members where you can find the latest message from Iana, group chat, suggested plan for your weekly training, and information about our current intensive/focus.
Technique Drills: a list of all 20-min tutorials on different aspects of technique. We add a new technique drill every week to our library of over 50 videos, available for all members.
Choreographies: a library of dance routines with explanations. There is a new choreography breakdown every month. This feature is available for Full & VIP plans.
Mini Intensives: some technique drills are gathered for you according to their focus into self-guided paths for practice. We always have some intensive going on at the club. You can decide to participate while it is happening and use the benefit of the group chat and Iana's feedback, or you can do it later on your own time. All information about the topic (including drills) are inside Mini Intensives page.
Special Courses: full length courses on various topics. This feature is available for Full & VIP plans only.
Every week there is a new 20-min technique drill. You can also explore our library of 50+ tutorials. Drills are numbered for the convenience of our communication, but there is no need to do them in chronological order.You can select drills according to their topics and tags. In order to see available tags, press on the Search bar on the Technique Drills page. Note that there is a special tag called "theory", which means that those tutorials explain theory aspect more detailed.
Suggested Schedule for Your Weekly Training
Every Sunday I update the suggested plan of training for the next week. It always include a new drill, as well as two other drills that I feel can nicely compliment the focus of new drill or our current intensive. You can follow this plan, or come up with your own training program.
You can also sync it with your personal calendar, and adjust days/time according to your own schedule. Go to the calendar on the Members Page > Choose the day marked with a red dot> Press on the event > Add to Your Calendar. It will import the event with a direct link to the suggested videos for the current week. Set up weekly repetition directly on your calendar, and have regular reminders about the practice. :)
Every week I bring a new message in a blog post. You can find it on the main Member's Area page. Sometimes those videos are just motivational, or with some announcement, but sometimes they contain a "mini-assignment" for the week as a part of our ongoing intensive where you can interact with a community of like-minded dancers from all over the world and share the love for oriental dance.
If you are joining the club in the middle of an on-going intensive, you can either choose to catch up with our current focus, or wait till the next one.
New Monthly Choreographies
This feature is available for Full & VIP plans.
Every month I add a detailed breakdown of a new choreography. Topics include different belly dance genres, as well as folklore styles. You can search choreographies according to their level of difficulty using tags: 'all levels' or 'advanced level'. Please click on the Search bar to reveal tags.
In case you couldn't participate in some of the intensives while they were happening "live", don't worry. You won't miss any important information because all intensives are later grouped in the Mini Intensives section.
The interactive part is available only for the on-going (current) intensive, but you can still check all previous topics on your own.
This feature is available for Full & VIP plans.
Special Courses are projects created independently of the Iana Dance Club.
As a member of the Full and VIP plans you have access to these courses while you maintain your membership active.
This feature is available for the VIP plan only.
As a VIP member, you have the opportunity to receive individual feedback from me. Every month you can choose one option among the following:
You are currently working on your own choreography, and want my feedback/help with choreographing process
You need technique comments on your dance video. It can be yours or anyone else’s choreography. You just want to polish your performance of this routine.
You want personalized prescriptions for exercises and drills to improve your technique tailored to your level and goals. Send me your most recent dance video and I will create a suggested training plan for the month.
You seek mentorship advice on your dance development and career. In this case, you can send me a short video explaining the issue, and I’ll try to help.
You can submit one video for individual feedback per month. I will send you my video-recorded feedback and suggestions within 10 days after receiving your submission. Your feedback credits are not transferable or cumulative. This is part of my teaching philosophy of keeping consistency in your practice and growth as a dancer.
The easiest way to send your video is via the chat button on bottom right once you are logged in at www.ianadanceCLUB.com. Simply send the link to your video. If you don’t want your video to be showcased on any social media, you can put it on YouTube as unlisted (make sure it’s specifically unlisted, not private). This way only people with the link will be able to see it.
*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.
To switch or to cancel your membership, fill out the form HERE.
Full Terms & Conditions of the Iana Dance Cub membership are available HERE.