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Belly Dance Instruction

We are eager to share our experience and knowledge of belly dance with all levels of dancers.
Preregistration is required for all classes.

You can phone or text Theresa at  816 510 2270 with any questions. Or email theresa@hoabellydance.com

Registration/Payment:

*Class FEE Policy:  No Refunds if you miss a class.  Classes cancelled by the teacher will be made up at a date determined by the teacher.
Drop in Fee is $20 per class or SAVE with a monthly class bundle.
Go to Shop Page to select class and make payment online.

Schedule:

MONDAYS in Parkville
 ***Location: Centering Souls, 5215 NW Crooked Rd, Parkville, MO 64152
6:00PM: Beginner/Mixed Level
Instruction is customized to meet the level of each participant. Beginners will be taught the basics and upper level dancers will be taught combinations and complex movements.
Go to Shop Page to see the class schedule, make your selection, and pay online.

WEDNESDAYS in Overland Park
***Location: Camelot Ballroom, 6635 West 151st Street Overland Park KS 66223

5:00PM: Beginner/Mixed Level 
Instruction is customized to meet the level of each participant. Beginners will be taught the basics and upper level dancers will be taught combinations and complex movements.
Go to Shop Page to see the class schedule, make your selection pay online.

6:00PM: Advanced Level Belly Dance
Choreography Belly Dance Class. Approval from Theresa is needed before registration. 
Go to Shop Page to see the class schedule, make your selection pay online.
Students will learn dance routines created by Theresa. The combinations and transitions will be broken down, explained, and demonstrated in a fun and positive way.  Students who master the the dance routines will be invited to join the Apprentice Dance Team of Heart of America Middle Eastern Dancers..
7:00PM: Professional Dance Team  Accepting applications for auditions
Please Contact Theresa if you are interested in being a member of the professional Dance Team of Heart of America Middle Eastern Dancers.

About: The Heart of America Middle Eastern Dancers are a professional dance troupe based in Kansas City specializing in Egyptian, Lebanese, and Persian styles of Dance. Theresa Maze founded the troupe under the Heart of America Arab Cultural Arts non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the goal of presenting high-quality dances of the Middle East and foster cultural understanding and diversity. The troupe as well as soloists are in high demand within the private and corporate entertainment worlds. They are especially proud to represent Lebanon at the Kansas City Ethnic Enrichment Festival.


*FEE Policy: There are NO REFUNDS for classes missed. Classes missed can be made up if prior approval is obtain one week in advance of missing the class. Classes cancelled by the teacher will be made up at a time determined by the teacher.

Student Portal provides Theresa’s students with access to class handouts, choreography videos, and other tips:
Student Portal (password required.)
Current Students may contact Theresa for the password.

Private Lessons & Semi-Private Classes
Theresa is available to teach workshops on many topics. Technique, choreography, improvisational skills, dancing to live music, and more. Private and semi-private lessons are the fastest way to improve your dancing and allow for individualized attention.

Belly Dancing is Fun! Take a journey through time and culture with one of the oldest surviving dance forms originating from the ancient cultures of the orient to the mid-East. Belly dance began as a social dance enjoyed by both men and women at weddings, parties, and celebrations. From the social scene, it has evolved into the art form it is today, enjoyed throughout the world.

Belly Dancing is for Everyone! All ages, shapes and sizes have found a creative and expressive outlet through belly dance. It focuses on relaxed, natural isolation of different parts of the body with an emphasis on articulations of the torso and hips creating sensuous patterns with the entire body. Belly dance provides health and fitness benefits as well as a social outlet and is for everyone at every age. It is rooted in traditions which accept that a healthy body comes in a variety of types.

What to Wear:
 Comfy form fitting clothes that allow you to move and see movements. Yoga pants, leggings, form fitting tops. Showing your belly is optional. Theresa typically wears leggings and tank top. Dance shoes, socks, or bare feet is recommend. You are welcome to bring your belly dance hip scarves.