Ya Amar School of Dance offers instruction of Raqs Sharqi (commonly referred to as Bellydance) as well as various styles of social/folkloric Middle Eastern dance. Our instructors are known not only for their exceptional technique and teaching methods, but also their in-depth knowledge of cultural context and history. Classes are offered for all levels of students, whether you are stepping into your first class or you're a seasoned dancer with years under your hipscarf. We offer a warm and welcoming experience to all our students, with classes that are fun, dynamic, and challenge both your body and mind.
Try one of our classes and fall in love with the beauty of this rich cultural dance form!
Upcoming Online Class Schedule
HOW TO REGISTER
1. SIGN UP
Send me an email to email@example.com with the class(es) you would like to take. I'll send you an invoice through PayPal. Once I've receive the payment, you'll be sent a link which allows you to join the class(es) on Zoom. Please be sure to register and pay for the class at least 24 hours in advance to allow time for processing.
Single class: $15 Canadian
Monthly pass, up to 3 classes a week: $50 Canadian (regularly $95)
+ access to the recorded classes that month for practice
*each class is 1-hour long*
3. CONNECT TO ZOOM
After you've registered, you'll receive a link to the “Zoom meeting” with a password. Tap on the link and type the password to join the class. Once the class has started make sure you “mute” your microphone in the Zoom platform. We will stop for questions every 10-15min, where you'll be able to turn on your mic. You can choose to join with or without activating your video, but remember I won't be able to give corrections and feedback if I can't see you.
It is free to create a Zoom account and download the app. For best viewing, I suggest using a tablet or laptop for the classes.
PRE-RECORDED SPECIALTY/CHOREOGRAPHY SERIES:
1. SIGN UP
Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the specialty series you'd like to take. I'll send you an invoice through PayPal. You can register at any time for a specialty series.
4-week specialty series: $65 Canadian (regularly $95)
After you've registered, you'll be sent a link which allows you to view the specialty series, which will be paced at 1 class a week for 4 weeks. Or if you're registering for the series after the initial run, you'll be sent all the videos at once. You'll be able to access the videos for 6 months.
PACKAGE DEAL: LIVE CLASS + SPECIALTY SERIES:
Monthly pass for live classes + 4-week specialty series: $95 Canadian
**I've tried to price these classes as affordably as possible given the current situation in the world, while also respecting the work and knowledge I'm putting in to make this content happen. I never want anyone to not be able to afford dance, so if you need a scholarship or reduced rate please don't hesitate to contact me to arrange that. The prices above are valid to the end of June, until we see how things are going**
Every Thursday at 7pm EST, join the community class live on Zoom by donation! All donations will be given to a different charity each month. Thank you for your support!
Be sure to include your email and date of class you'd like to attend in the "note" section of paypal. Or email