Classes

Classes

Drop-ins are welcome, but please email Sarina first to make sure a class has enough room, is in the location specified, or hasn't been cancelled.

Current Classes

Register for the monthly newsletter so you get the link for next month's classes. (Located in the lower right corner of the website.) Then use the contact form to ask Sarina for the Google form sign up link for the appropriate class so you can register:

Monday Intermediate Dance Class (experience in level 2 classes required)
Mondays, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm


Tuesday Beginning Level 1
Tuesdays, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

*I am checking with students right now to see if they are interested in taking this day and time. Send an email through the contact form in finterested.


Wednesday 6:30 Beginning Level 2 Belly Dance Class (This is for students with some experience.)
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
*Inquire to see if there is room

Thursdays 6:30 pm Beginning Level 1 Belly Dance Class (This is for new students.)
Thursdays, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

***This class currently has openings! Inquire with the contact form to find out about the July session.***

 

Friday 5 pm Beginning Level 2 Belly Dance Class (This is for students with some experience.)
Fridays, 5 pm-6 pm

***This class currently has openings! Inquire with the contact form to find out about the July session.***

For all the classes above, I ask students to be vaccinated due to people in classes who are immune compromised or who around people who are immune compromised. For those who are not vaccinated, there are options for private lessons and sometimes options for other classes in mixed groups:

 

More details for all classes are located on the registration page. Please contact Sarina using the contact form to learn if there is room in classes.


Private Lessons
You can pick the time and days, whether we meet in person at the Belly Dance Eugene Studio or we meet online. We can discuss your mask and vaccine comfort level privately but I do ask you to fill out the information on the form accurately so I can take precautions on my end for other students I teach who are immune compromised.
Register for private lessons here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeUDu7ZyULD6mtEBrgNravi2_lR4dNF0tW9OS0-gx65_REgw/viewform

All Classes are currently taught at the Belly Dance Eugene location until Willamalane and LCC open to classes again. Location is sent to students who register and complete the payment pro9cess.

 

Willamalane Adult Activity Center

These classes will be starting back up in the fall on Monday and Wednesdays, 5:30 pm -6:30 pm.

 

Willamalane Center South Classes Bob Keefer Center--Virtual Classes

 

LIMITED TIME OFFER!

Willamalane has decided to go virtual!

New procedures
1. All exercise classes are paid through a monthly class card that allows unlimited access to all classes. Currently monthly passes are listed as only $20. I am certain that price will not stay this inexpensive.
2. After you purchase you monthly class card, you DO have to register for the class beforehand to get the invitation to attend.

You can register online or by phone by calling the Bob Keefer Center:
541-736-4544

For prices and registration info, visit Willamalane's webpage:
https://www.willamalane.org/fitness_and_swim/fitness/fitnessathome.php

Go here to check out the list of classes:
https://www.willamalane.org/fitness_and_swim/fitness/group_exercise_classes.php

Technology requirements
When you register, they will give you some tech requirements. Willamalane is using Microsoft Teams to stream live video content.

 

 Beginning Belly Dance
14+

Improve fitness and core strength while working out to great world music and learning the basics of belly dancing. Class emphasizes posture and stretching to avoid injury, muscle isolation for improving strength, and repetition for a balanced workout. Instructor: Sarina Dorie.
Location: Ken Long Room, Willamalane Center

    Dates          Days     Time            Price                                                   

ongoing               M    6PM-7PM    *Willamalane now uses a punch card system. You purchase the card and can use it for any fitness class. However, you must register for the class or register for drop-ins due to Covid protocols.

Please call Willamalane to register or use the online sign up.

Participants need to wear a mask. See the Willamalane website for commonly asked questions.

https://www.willamalane.org/fitness_and_swim/fitness/group_exercise_classes.php

250 S 32nd St

Springfield, OR

(541) 736-4544

Coming Soon!

 Beginning Belly Dance LCC Main Campus Winter Session

Start and End Date?      Th     7-8 PM     Price TBA

*Most likely this will be an online Zoom class.

 

 Intermediate Tribal Fusion Belly Dance
14+

Continue refining posture and stretching to avoid injury, muscle isolation for improving strength and repetition for a balanced workout. We will emphasize formations, leading and following and more advanced techniques including popping, locking and fusion dance styles. Some belly dance experience is required. Drop in: $8. Instructor: Sarina Dorie. No class 1/16, 2/20.
Location: Heron Room, Willamalane Center
        Dates     Days     Time     Price     Class #     Registration    

Current Session Cancelled. Stay tuned for details.

http://willamalane.org/?taxonomy=class-group&term=dance

541-736-4544

*Please note, we only have intermediate classes if we have enough student for both classes. Please check with Sarina prior to registering for the intermediate class.

Belly Dance, Swords Made Simple

Ages 14+
Learn basic Middle Eastern sword dance techniques with simple combos and choreography. Belly dance experience is helpful but not required. No swords are allowed; instructor will provide wood substitutes.

Location: Willamalane Center
        Dates     Days     Time     Price     Class #     Registration      Dates     Days     Time     Price     Class #     Registration
+ Calendar    08/03    M    6PM - 7:30 PM    $20 In-district       $28 Out-of-district    7451    Register

 

 Tribal Belly Dance and Veil Workshop
14+

Learn basic Middle Eastern dance veil techniques, combs and choreography. Belly dance experience is helpful but not required. Contact the instructor, Sarina Dorie, if you don’t have a veil.
Location: Willamalane Center
      Dates     Days     Time     Price     Class #     Registration
+ Calendar    08/17     M     6PM - 7:30 PM     $20 In-district $28 Out-of-district     7450

 

 Peek-a-boo Fan Dance Workshop (Date TBA)
14+

Learn basic fan work with elements from flamenco, belly dance and Chinese traditional fan dance combined in a unique and interesting way. Bring a set of fans. Some fans will be provided by the instructor.
Location: Willamalane Center
      Dates     Days     Time     Price     Class #     Registration
        M     6PM - 7:30 PM     $20 In-district $28 Out-of-district     5603

Date TBA

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Latest News

Performances

Performances

Sarina performs her alternative tribal fusion belly dance style at many venues in Eugene and sometimes Portland, Oregon. Whether she is steampunk belly dancing to neo-Victorian music, using her flamenco/burseque fusion fans with a 1920's flair, gypsy skirt twirling, clowning it up at Cirque du Eugene, or fusing break dance and belly dance to a Star Trek remixed music, she brings creativity and fun to the dance. Check the website regularly for updates.


Common Belly Dance Questions

Common Belly Dance Questions

As a tribal fusion belly dance teacher in Eugene and Springfield, I am often asked how to prepare for a dance class. Whether you've never taken a belly dance dance class before or it's been awhile, students often ask what they should wear and what they should bring to class. Below is a list of common items you might want to bring with you to a class:

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