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CTS Belly Dance Class Schedules

GENERAL INFO | BELLY DANCE CLASSES and INSTRUCTION

Welcome to our CTS belly dance classes in SoCal! We are here to …  have fun … get fit … and unleash our inner dancers! Come join us!

  • Dance and belly dance classes, instruction and workouts in Southern California (SoCal)
  • Live, in-person adult belly dance classes
  • Hybrid in-person + zoom adult dance classes
  • Southern California (SoCal) area including: Coachella Valley; Palm Desert; Palm Springs; Riverside County; Moreno Valley; Rancho Mirage; Desert Hot Springs; Indio; Cathedral City
  • Masks are optional for in-person live dance classes (at this time).
  • Class size is limited to allow space between dancers and so everyone has enough attention.
  • Videos to practice what you learned will be available to people who attend that class.
  • Please find details of our current offerings listed below.
Belly Dance Classes in Southern California

    For additional information, please check out our newsletter … September 2022 | Read Online | Download PDF

    Current Dance and Belly Dance Class Schedule

    Classes | Instruction | Workouts

    CTS Core 25 Dance Class Mandela

    CLASS INSTRUCTION

    CTS Core 25

    Live, In-Person Adult Classes

    CTS CORE 25​ CLASS

    WHEN: Mondays from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm | October 3 – December 12, 2022 (11 classes)

    INSTRUCTOR: Robin Johnson | Contact Robin HERE for more information

    LOCATION: Southern California (SoCal) | Starlight Dance Center | 72624 El Paseo # C3 | Palm Desert, CA 92260

    COST: This class is a series where you will learn the most if you attend all the classes. Therefore, there’s a discount offered for the series as an incentive to sign up for all 11 classes.

    • The series cost (11 classes) is $120. You may make 2 payments of $60 (due by Oct 3rd and November 7th); credit card or cash
    • Individual classes, if space is available, are $20 each; cash only

    LEVEL and REGISTRATION: All levels welcome. Adults only. Contact Robin HERE to register.

    In our Fall 2022 session – October 3rd to December 15th – you will learn the CTS Core 25 movement combinations that provide the foundation for CTS group improvisation. The core combos come from MENAHT dance (aka Belly Dance), Improvisational Team Sync, Latin, African, Polynesian and Modern Dance. The Core CTS Bellyments and Combos facilitate connection and flow, transitions and formations, leading and following – all while having fun, and making new friends.

    This adults-only class encourages movement whatever your age, size or physical condition. It’s low impact – no pliés, no tendus, no jumps and no going to the floor. We do snake, shake, isolate and use natural footwork to coordinate and facilitate connections with each other. We also explore spatial awareness and how to communicate / broadcast next moves without contact by using our non-verbal vocabulary and cueing system.

    Bring some water. Wear comfortable clothes. Your YES! to movement … and a smile.

    CTS Flash Mob Prep Dance Class Mandela

    CLASS INSTRUCTION

    CTS Flash Mob Prep

    Live, In-Person Adult Classes

    CTS FLASH MOB PREP​ CLASS

    WHEN: Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm | October 6 – November 3, 2022 (5 classes)

    INSTRUCTOR: Robin Johnson | Contact Robin HERE for more information

    LOCATION: Southern California (SoCal) | Starlight Dance Center | 72624 El Paseo # C3 | Palm Desert, CA 92260

    COST: This class is a series, so it would be best to attend all five classes.

    • As an incentive, the five-class fee is $50; credit card or cash
    • Individual classes, if space is available, are $20 each; cash only

    LEVEL and REGISTRATION: All levels welcome. Adults only. Contact Robin HERE to register.

    In this session you will learn CTS Combos that we will use at an informal friends and family Halloween-themed party in Upland, CA on November 5th. Other CTS dancers from around southern California will be joining in for this fun routine. Attending the party and dancing is optional. You’re also free to come to these classes if you just want to learn the combos, a fun routine and dance with friends.

    CTS Open Dance Class Mandela

    CLASS INSTRUCTION

    CTS Open Dance

    Live, In-Person Adult Classes

    CTS OPEN DANCE CLASS

    WHEN: Thursdays from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm | November 10 – December 15, 2022 (5 classes)

    INSTRUCTOR: Robin Johnson | Contact Robin HERE for more information

    LOCATION: Southern California (SoCal) | Starlight Dance Center | 72624 El Paseo # C3 | Palm Desert, CA 92260

    COST: Each class stands on its own.

    • You may buy all five for $60; credit card or cash
    • Single classes are $20 each; cash only

    LEVEL and REGISTRATION: All levels welcome. Adults only. Contact Robin HERE to register.

    CTS fuses dance elements from a wide range of ethnic and conscious movement traditions. These fun classes provide the opportunity to explore some of those together.

    • November 10 | Mindful Movement
    • November 17 | Crystal Cavern Moving Meditation
    • November 24 | NO CLASS / U.S. THANKSGIVING
    • December 1 | ITS – Improvisational Team Sync (from Amy Sigil)
    • December 8 | Slow Curves and Turns
    • December 15 | Finger Cymbals 101

    Mindful Movement: In this class, we will dance the Wave from Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Rhythms and connect to ourselves, our space and each other using Dr. Robin’s Dance of Leadership activities: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness.

    Crystal Cavern: You’ll learn an 8-minute movement flow that’s great for starting or ending your day. Moves come from a bit of yoga, tai-chi, bellyments and modern dance. No floorwork, no mat – suitable for all levels even if you’re not bendy.

    Improvisational Team Sync: Simple steps, complex moves, when the group gets in the groove! Using four simple steps, we will create a dynamic team flow with transitions and formations based on what is created by the group in that time and space.

    Slow Curves and Turns: American Tribal Style bellydance gifted us with a number of sinuous arm movements and graceful turns. You’ll learn those and a short routine that will also be a gorgeous way to strengthen your arms and improve your balance – all while taking it slow.

    Finger Cymbals 101: In this class, you’ll learn use to use finger cymbals – a percussion instrument used by dancers in many MENAHT and Indian dance traditions. If you’ve got your own set, bring them. If not, no worries. We have enough for the class.

    CTS Hybrid Dance Class Mandela

    CLASS INSTRUCTION

    Hybrid Dance

    Zoom + Small In-Person Pod

    RIVERSIDE AREA HYBRID DANCE CLASS

    Zoom + Small In-Person Pod

    WHEN: Hybrid Classes | Sundays from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm | Ongoing
    In-Person Pod | The in-person pod has no openings right now, however Pam is willing to start a second hybrid in-person / zoom class on Sundays or Tuesdays. | Contact Pam at (951) 313-5240 to express interest or for further information.

    INSTRUCTOR: Pam Coleman

    LOCATION: Southern California (SoCal) | Riverside Area / Moreno Valley

    COST: $40 per month or $10 per class | Contact Pam at (951) 313-5240 for payment options.

    LEVEL and REGISTRATION: All levels welcome. Adults only. Contact Pam at (951) 313-5240 to register.

    These classes are tailored to experience level and interests of the people in the pod.