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Most Common Belly Dance Questions


Q. Will I need live classes in addition to video instruction?

A. Dancers have learned to belly dance from video alone.


However, if there are classes near you, we recommend you participate. If you use video as your homework tool, you may sometimes surpass the teacher’s lesson plan for the week, but consider that almost all instruction is of some value. Good real-time instruction can help you straighten out any problems or mistakes you are making and may not be aware of, and the interaction with the teacher and other students can help you set personal goals. Go to class, also, for the entertainment and social benefit. Classes help us build and nurture community as well, and you may develop positive social relationships that enrich your belly dance involvement, or offer you new avenues of experience in the wider world of belly dance.