Frequently Asked Questions
We suggest that you wear comfortable workout clothes such as yoga pants/capris and a tank-top/t-shirt. Wearing layers is recommended during the winter months. No shoes are required for our classes, but you are welcome to keep socks on so long as they are not slippery.
If you own a hip scarf you should bring it with you to class. If you do not own your own hipscarf then you will be able to use a loaner scarf during class.
We sell brand new hipscarves through our store! You can find them here.
Make sure to also bring a water bottle so that you can stay hydrated.
We are only open during class times. On Wednesdays from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm and on Fridays from 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm. During the summer, on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
We have two locations for classes in London, Ontario;
On Wednesdays - Beginner & Summer Session
Located at 887 Hamilton Rd.
Room to Grow Studio
On Fridays - Beyond Beginner Class
Located at 1106 Dearness Dr.
O'Neill Academy of Dance
Wednesdays: Free parking at rear
Fridays: Free parking at the plaza
We do not have an age limit, and our students vary in all ages. Our only requirement for age is that all younger students are able to follow directions during the hour long class.
Bellydancing is a fantastic way to get exercise, and does not require you to be in tip-top physical shape to participate. However, if you have any injuries we highly recommend that you consult with a healthcare professional before taking the class. Please be sure to mention any concerns prior to starting the session so that we can better accommodate you.
We do not offer make up classes if you were to miss one. We do however post weekly choreography videos for practice and reference that goes over everything that was taught during the class. A link is sent out to our registered students.
Our classes begin with a warm-up routine followed by a shimmy drill. We continue the class with steps and drills. Starting on the second week of the sessions we begin to work on combinations that are used in a choreography. The class ends with a cool down and stretching routine.
It is recommended that you start at the beginner level even if you have taken a class before in order to assess your skills. If the class is too basic, you can switch to the beyond beginner class at no extra registration fee. If you feel that this applies to you please contact us beforehand.
Taking a handful of beginner classes before moving to the beyond beginner class is the best way to become comfortable with the fundamental steps and with learning to follow choreography.
If you feel that this class just isn't for you, or if you are no longer able to attend the class after signing up, you can be refunded your registration fee in full provided that you contact us before the third class. Any cancellations after the third class will not be eligible for a refund.
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