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Atlanta Belly Dance

No need to make a reservation!
Just come and bring a printout of your Voucher w/you

Congratulations on purchasing your Voucher (Groupon, Gift Certificate, or others)! Now you can enjoy all the benefits of belly dancing at the Atlanta Belly Dance Studios. Our all-female environment makes learning how to belly dance relaxing and fun. At our studios, we believe belly dancing is for all women - all sizes, shapes and ages (16+). It's a great way to exercise the abs and thighs while exploring one of the most ancient, feminine, and beautiful dance forms in the world.

Ready to get started? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions on this page to find out how to use your Voucher and join a class at Atlanta Belly Dance.

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    Frequent Questions

Who is Atlanta Belly Dance?

We are one of the largest studios for belly dance in the world. With 10 of the best professional belly dance instructors and three convenient studio locations in Atlanta, we offer over 30 classes every week - all belly dance, all the time. At Atlanta Belly Dance, our studios are designed to make students feel comfortable, encouraged, and utterly fabulous. Each studio features large dance spaces with wall-to-wall mirrors, private changing rooms, and ample parking.

Video of Atlanta Belly Dance - home of the Nazeem Allayl Studios

How do I use my Voucher?

Your voucher is good for either one or two 5-week courses. A 5-week course has a start-date and an end-date, see the respective studio's schedule for start dates (We only show the upcoming five-week courses on the weekly schedule. For future classes, see our calendar)

Joining a class is easy:

  1. Find out which studio is closest to you,
  2. select any (beginner) course you want to join before the voucher expires,
  3. and simply come to the first class with a printout of your voucher. There's no need to call or make a reservation; we have ample space.
  4. Come dressed in workout clothes - whatever you would wear to a gym is fine (See also What should I wear?).
  5. Please take a printout of our directions with you, since a GPS won't get you to our door. Trust us: we know.
See Directions and Schedules

We only show the upcoming five-week courses on the weekly schedule. For future classes, see our calendar.

Locations of our Studios

We have three locations in Metro Atlanta:
* Peachtree Corners
* Little 5 Points Studio
* Windy Hill Studio

See Directions and Schedules

Windy Hill Studio
1800 Water Place Suite 150
Lakeside Complex
Atlanta GA 30339
Near Smyrna/Marietta/Vinings,
just outside I-287 off I-75
Peachtree Corners Studio
5770 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Suite 100 - Next to Kaufmanns Tires
Norcross GA 30071
5min north of I-285/I-85 intersection
Little 5 Points Studio
1394 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta GA 30307
between Downtown & Decatur,
just north of I-20

What should I wear?

Workout clothes are a great choice for belly dance class. Whatever you'd wear to the gym would be fine, although many students prefer to wear either a tight-fitting top or a belly shirt that allows them to see hip and abdominal movements. Whatever you wear, make sure you're comfortable and free to move around. You should also bring protective footwear. We recommend ballet slippers (available for sale at all studios) but thick socks w/rubber at the bottom are OK too. We do NOT recommend you go barefoot.

You may notice that most students wear coin sashes and other fabulous sparkly, jingly, and colorful accessories. These items are all for sale at our studios. Once you discover how fun and addictive belly dancing is, you'll probably want to make a purchase (especially a coin sash since sashes are wonderful teaching tools).

What class should I start with?

We have many entry-level classes. At our studio, we call the entry level beginner level. You can start with any beginner level course. If your schedule permits it, we recommend starting with a choreography course or a combinations class. Part technique and part choreography, these classes put the moves you learn into context. After five weeks in a choreography or combinations course, you'll have the satisfaction of learning a simple dance, starting with the basic moves. We rotate the topics and choreographies every five weeks, so if you have a day or time slot that works best for you, you can continue to take classes in the same time slot without having to take the same course over and over again.

Five week courses - Choreography, Technique, and Combinations

If you actually want to progress and learn a dance, you need to take a
Choreography Course: In weeks 1-3, we teach the technique for a particular dance (see schedule). Then in weeks 4-5, we put the moves in sequence to form a simple choreography to a particular piece of music. You don't have to perform the dance in public ever, but if you want to, we host a variety of shows each year with ample performance opportunities.
Technique courses: Technique I is a great way to get an overview of belly dance moves. In this class we teach all of the beginner level belly dance moves, focusing on correct posture and breaking down all the details. In this class we only drill moves - there is no choreography. You can start off with a technique class, but you don't have to.
Combinations courses Combo courses are a hybrid. In these courses, we teach both technique and combinations each session, usually to a theme like Totally Turkish or Shake it like Shakira.

Feel free to choose any beginner level course to get started at our studio. Once you have completed at least four choreography courses, you can advance to the intermediate level.

How do I make up a missed class?

Five-week courses have a start and an end date. Unfortunately, you cannot make up a missed class. But we know you may have to miss a class at some point, so our instructors review the previous week's material at the beginning of each session. And for choreography courses, you'll also get access to our helpful choreography notes that spell out the sequence of steps for the dance. If you need more help, you can also purchase DVDs that show our choreographies and explain technique. DVDs aren't the same as a live instructor, but they're a great help.

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