STudy with Gia!
Gia's Classes called: "The BEST Workout for Mind, Body & Soul...Gia is a truly gifted dancer teaching an easy, fun & authentic way to learn Belly Dancing!" by NJ Fitness & Health Magazine.
Please note that Gia's Classes are currently on hiatus. Please visit her Class Page for updates.
What Will I Learn?
Newcomers...you're about to take a gentle step into a world that will forever enhance your life!
You will learn the very basics of this dance...hip circles, hip lifts & drops, undulations, snake arms, figure 8s, shimmies
& so much more! You will do combinations (short dances) & choreography, learn to use a veil & much about the
history about the world's oldest dance!
More experienced dancers? You will learn stage craft, how to deliver emotion to your audience as well as more
advanced dance techniques, layering, working with props like zills, veils, dancing taqsims and SO much more!
What to Expect?
A whole lot of fun! Students who attend class not only learn a wonderful, fluid, feminine way to express themselves,
but also make new friends while enjoying the fitness benefits from this very low impact, aerobic dance. Students enjoy
the study of this dance as a personal exploration of their own hearts, minds & souls. Some students go on to perform
in my Haflas (dance parties), & Showcases, while others continue their studies to dance in our Troupe or work
professionally! I welcome hobbyists to those wishing to pursue belly dance as a profession to my class! When you
first arrive in class, tell me what you goals are so that I may gear your education accordingly!
What Makes Gia's Classes Different?
The 3 Qs!
Quality: Your teacher is skilled & educated! Did you know that some who've NEVER taken formal classes as well as
those who've only studied for a few months call themselves belly dance teachers!?! It's sad...but true! I have studied
dance since I was three, including ballet, jazz & Middle Eastern Dance extensively. Even as a professional performer
and teacher, I continue my studies with Master Instructors from all over the world and pass my knowledge on to you!
Quantity: Unlike other teachers, I don't overstuff classes!!! I want to give 1-on-1 attention to every student who
comes to my class! Fewer students means you get a better education!
UnQuestionable Devotion to my Students: OK...that's really a "U', but it's true. I have many devoted students
who continue to study with me because they know that my students come first. I don't just teach dance steps...I teach
you how to bring YOURSELF into this dance! Bring in the fun, the beauty, bring out the DIVA!
Click here to read a few wonderful Testimonials from my Students.
What to Wear?
Wear comfortable clothes...whatever feels good in which to move! NO JEANS...NO STREET SHOES! I wear stretch or
yoga pants that allow for a lot of movement, but you can wear sweat pants if you desire!
While it isn't necessary to expose your belly, you should wear a top that is form fitting which allows me to see your
body & hip movements!
I wholeheartedly suggest that you bring to class something to tie around your hips...it doesn't have to be fancy! This
allows us both to see that you are moving correctly!
I always wear dance shoes, but some feel comfortable dancing in their bare feet (very traditional!) You may wish to
wear ballet or jazz shoes or dance sandals (recommended).
Your teacher is a seasoned performer of Authentic Middle Eastern Dance, & lifetime dance student who continues her
studies with master instructors from around the country & the Middle East! While I take myself lightly, I take my work
seriously...which means that my students will have MUCH fun in class while in a supportive, disciplined learning
Classes are attended by old & young...students with some dance background & students who have never
taken a class....ever!
The COST...6 week class sessions are $110.
(Sorry no "drop in/pay-as-you-go" options. Payments are due before class sessions begin...no exceptions!)
Curious about my CLASS POLICIES? PLEASE CLICK HERE!