wish to become professionals gain real-world experience
in my advanced classes and performance group. Those who enter into a
mentor-ship with me also learn about defining goals, dealing with clients, setting
prices, developing teaching skills, handling students and more while
maintaining a high standard of professional ethics.
Also available: Teacher
Certification for Tribal Odyssey Bellydance™
schedule and cost
and Recreation Department:
Register in person or online
through Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Dept.
- Belly dance Basics: $48/59 city/non-city
resident in 4 weeks per month sessions.
- Belly dance
Intermediate/Advanced: $50/61 (city/non-city resident) in 4 weeks per month sessions.
Student Trial (Drop-in): $15 (Belly Dance Basics only).
Anthea's Private Home Studio: Rehearsal Club by
students begin at Basics level unless otherwise approved. Drop-In for your first class; it will be credited to
the full registration if you wish to continue. Observing a
class costs the same as participating; please contact me
first. Sorry, no videotaping; no refunds after first class.
If you've taken belly
dance before try Basics or contact me
to help you decide which level would be right for you.
Please do not enroll in another level without approval. Missed a
class? You can makeup in any other class, if you provide
- Semi-private Lessons
- 2 students
$35.00/hour (each student)
$30.00/hour if also enrolled in group class
- Semi-private Lessons
- 3 or more students
$25.00/hour (each; no discounts apply)
- Private Lessons
$65.00/hour if also enrolled in group class
- Coaching for
Same as Private Lesson rate, or half-class (30
minutes) available for $40.00
(no discounts apply)
Please note: Special fee
schedules apply to students who miss their appointment without
notice or cancel repeatedly; details on request.
Workshop, Master Class,
and Performance Rates
Standard travel fees
apply; transportation and lodging are negotiable.
Bellydance™ (synchronized group improvisation)
$150 per hour (2 hour
minimum), or 70/30%
split of net profit, whichever is greater. Contact me to learn
more about how your group can benefit from these specialty
All specialty topics above
include ways to change the Leader. This not only provides
greater adaptability onstage, but acts as a "relief valve" so
that one dancer is not leading all the time.
- Slow Combinations:
For slow music; to backup Center Dancers; or to begin
learning finger cymbals.
- Advanced Combinations:
Energetic combos and turns; with or without finger
- Skirt Combinations:
Six combos that swish and swirl with flamenco flavor.
(Full skirts or panels required)
- Veil Dancing:
Eight graceful combos extend the dancer's movements into
- Basic Blades:
Over a dozen mesmerizing Tribal Sword combos; for novice
or veteran sword dancers.
- Stage Formations
and Performance Skills: Simple group movement
patterns as graceful as a flock of birds; several ways to
end a song or performance; last but not least - entering
or exiting the stage in unison.
Are you a
Troupe Leader? You know how difficult it can be to
schedule performances around dancer's schedules. Tribal
Odyssey is a valuable addition to a troupe's repertoire
because it enables you to schedule shows more easily no
matter how many dancers are available for a show.
Odyssey is a team-building belly dance experience!
Your group can quickly learn the basics of this group improv
style and experience the flow of belly dancing together in
the moment without choreography. This format develops the group
mind with focus and awareness, and helps create tribal teamwork instead of competition.
for Tribal Odyssey teachers is available locally or through online coaching.
Classic Oriental -
Raks Sharki - Folkloric -
Modern Belly dance
$175 an hour teaching
(minimum 3 hours); $150 for 12-15-minute performance on same
day; or 70/30% split of net profit, whichever is greater. Contract required
before date or event announcement. Please
see Workshop Topics for both dancers and non-dancers.
PDF or limited paper handouts on material provided.
Choreography Fees for
Troupes and Individuals
- Original choreography
for solos or group (2-6 minutes) - $600.00
- Choreography from my
personal repertoire (2-6 minutes) - $300.00
This includes two
90-minutes classes or one 3-hour class*; written
choreography notes; costuming advice; permission to
videotape the instruction for private reference; and (if you
provide me with a video of your performance) a review with
written notes to correct or polish the choreography.
*This applies to classes at my
private studio and within one hour or 50 miles distance.
Travel expenses are negotiable; the base rate for each
hour or 50 miles (one way) of driving is $100.00, 2-hour
maximum (one-way). Contract required.
You'll have performance
rights to the choreography except where it would conflict
with me (ie., at a show where we both are performing), and
the right to teach it to subsequent members of your troupe.
Please credit it to "Anthea Kawakib" when possible in
program notes, handouts, etc.