"All of your students exhibited good stage presence and I felt they had a nice grasp of stage dynamics as well..." - Certification Board Judge
"From Raks Sharqi to Tribal Fusion to zills, veils, sword and cane it is obvious that you know your material very well and that you have an excellent ability to communicate this to your students." - Certification Board Judge
- Several levels of classes are available in downtown Fredericksburg through Parks and Rec.
- Mixed level Basics class is offered in Locust Grove at MFA Studios.
- Online instruction is available on a limited basis via Belly Skypes and Google Hangouts.
- Check the Featured Playlist at youtube.com/DanceEternal for more ways to learn bellydance.
- Anthea's popular How-To Videos on playing finger cymbals (aka zills) are available to watch for free!
All of Anthea's classes follow a typical dance studio format, including warmup, drills, combinations and/or choreography.
FREDERICKSBURG PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT: 408 Canal Street, 22401
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is an experienced, certified teacher, and an expert
with beginners. Her classes
are known for providing fun and fitness as well as
a solid foundation in belly dance technique - and
good technique creates beautiful dancing!
Open to all, age 12 and up. Discrimination based on gender, race, religion is not tolerated in Anthea's classes.
Each group class features two styles of bellydance: RAKS SHARKI (classic and modern bellydance), and TRIBAL ODYSSEY (follow-the-leader).
BELLY DANCE FOR FUN AND FITNESS! (Beginners and Beginner Plus)
--- Bellydance 1: Thursday 7:30 - 8:30pm
--- Bellydance 2: Thursday 8:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg, 22401
LOCUST GROVE, VA
--- Bellydance Basics (mixed level class): Thursdays 10:30 - 11:30am | Studio info: www.mfastudios.com
Location: MFA Studios (near Lake of the Woods) 4444 Germanna Hwy, Suite 160 Locust Grove, VA 22508 (MFA Studios: 540-693-5286)
TAKE THE STAGE WITH BELLY DANCE! (Intermediate and Advanced)
--- Bellydance 3: Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30pm
Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street, Fxbg, 22401
--- PRISM Rehearsal Club: Fridays 7:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Anthea's home dance studio
- Class Fees and Curriculum
- Online Classes
- Private and Semi-private lessons at Anthea's home dance studio
- Other Bellydance Teachers | Former students now Professionals
A special message from Anthea:
My student-centered instruction presents a wealth of material on this beautiful art form. You get more than just steps and combinations - you see the "big picture" of bellydance, and develop a depth of appreciation and understanding of the finer points of our art.
Our foundation is Egyptian-style Oriental Dance, including Middle Eastern folkloric dances such as cane (Raks Assaya). We also feature American belly dance specialties with props, such as Veil, Sword, Candles, Fan Veils, and more. My skill with finger cymbals or zills is well-known: see my famous Finger Cymbal Solo video (courtesy of Serpentine Communications channel) or my "how to play zills" videos and more on youtube: Dance Eternal I've taught this skill to many students in classes and workshops and my Intermediate students all learn how to play zills (or finger cymbals) as well.
Our "follow the leader" group bellydancing is called Tribal Odyssey. Students benefit by developing focus, awareness, and graceful transitions while dancing. This structured format will help you easily learn to play finger cymbals while dancing!
I also offer private and semi-private lessons, workshops, and professional coaching for individuals and groups at my lovely home dance studio. I can help you become a professional if that's your goal. My background as a featured performer in DC area restaurants for 20 years helps me prepare students for the professional world.
My unique and effective teaching method was reviewed and certified by the National Association for Teacher Certification in Middle Eastern Dance in 2008. Click here to read comments from the review board. My holistic approach will help you explore your abilities to the fullest, and develop an inner strength that enriches your life even outside the classroom.
I believe my 24 years as a full-time professional dancer and instructor reflects my serious commitment to the dance. I love helping dancers reach their dreams in dance! Come join us - we welcome new students from all walks of life!
Egyptian Folkloric Dance
photo by S. Dodd
Raks Sharki modern Egyptian Pop
photo by Anne Savedge
Tribal Veil Improvisation
American ITS Belly Dance
Tribal Fusion Bellydance
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