Announcing a new mixed level belly dance class with Babette Soleil in Lewis Center, Ohio (Columbus area, right down the street from the Polaris Mall)

Mixed Level Belly Dance Class With Babette Soleil

  • Saturday mornings starting in April (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th)
  • $15 drop in or $10 per class when you pay for the month up front ($50 for April. Must be paid by March 26th. *Please note that we are unable to offer makeups for missed classes, hence our lowest monthly rate ever)
  • Payment can be made in our online store or mail a check (pm Leyla for address)
  • To register or for more information send an email to dancedusoleil@gmail.com or call or text to 330-734-8280.
  • Class Location: Seven Dance Academy, 8682 Cotter St. Lewis Center, OH 43035

What is a mixed level belly dance class?

In a nutshell, a mixed level dance belly dance class is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a class containing all kinds of students of mixed up levels and abilities.  We instruct to what we feel is the median of the class and students follow. You don’t need permission from the instructor to join, and there’s no long term commitment on either end. Although we know that our teaching method works for those of you who are serious about the beautiful art of bellydance, it’s a recreational class created strictly for personal development. Basically, if you like the class and you feel you’re getting something out of it, it’s a fit!

The Dance du Soleil Style

Those of you who have attended Dance du Soleil belly dance classes before know that our format is a follow along, flow style with some verbal explanation and a lot of physical movement, HEAVY on the physical movement. We are big on creating an experience for our students. That’s why we work hard on finding inspiring music to keep your blood flowing through the whole class. And although it tends to be a great workout, it’s not a fitness class. It’s a true dancer’s dance class; one in which, over time, students can really fine tune their technique. True to our roots, this class will follow the structure of our basic Dance du Soleil curriculum, although we do try add some spice every week to to keep it exciting. This curriculum is the same one that we have used since it was designed by Leyla Soleil and Andrea Love back in 2009, and has now been passed on to Babette Soleil. Our unique fusion with jazz and ballet tends to create especially beautiful lines and movement quality in our dancers.

For now, in this particular class, we will not be teaching a lot of folk, props, musicality and history (although we have been known to throw out tidbits of info between songs). This is a physical class, meant to turn your body into a dancing machine and, although we do offer explanations of movement, we don’t want to spend a lot of time standing around talking. We want our students to leave on a dance high drenched in sweat!

Does It Work For Everyone?

No, but no class format works for everyone. Some beginners will jump right in and love it, and other newbies might prefer a slower moving class with more detailed verbal explanations. We know that our curriculum tends to be a little bit harder than the average class, and we’re okay with that. We believe the higher you set your goals, the higher level you attain. What we know (and we wish all of our students would realize) is that dance takes time to learn. Don’t expect it overnight! It is our philosophy that the best strategy for most beginners is jumping into a class, flowing with the movement, and watching yourself in the mirror. New beginners who want to learn the art of belly dance correctly should expect to attend class consistently for at least six months for best results.

But don’t take our word for it, come try it out!

We are currently offering students new to Dance du Soleil an introductory rate of $5 for their first class. That’s an offer that can’t be beat!

  • Saturday mornings starting in April (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th)
  • $15 drop in or $10 per class when you pay for the month up front ($50 for April. Must be paid by March 26th. *Please note that we are unable to offer makeups for missed classes, hence our lowest monthly rate ever)
  • Registration and Payment can be made in our online store or mail a check (email dancedusoleil@gmail.com for address)
  • Class Location: Seven Dance Academy, 8682 Cotter St. Lewis Center, OH 43035

Registration and Tuition Policies:

  • All students must fill out a liability waiver before attending class,
  • all tuition must be paid in advance (drop ins can be paid the day of but must be paid before class)
  • Monthly rates are only available up to the cut off date, which will be the last week of the previous month
  • Absolutely NO makeup classes will be offered for students paying the monthly rate. We decided to drop the rate to our lowest ever since we are unable to offer any makeup classes, credits or refunds for any unused classes. Please be sure that you are able to attend all classes before paying the monthly rate. If you’re unsure you’ll be able to attend all classes within the month, please purchase your classes on a drop in basis.

Shimmies to You!!

XO

Leyla and Babi