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Most Common Belly Dance Questions

Q. How do I know what level I'm at as a belly dancer?

A. General level 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5:


Level 1: Beginners are learning basic alignment and figure 8s, circles, isolations, arm and hand coordination, shimmy control, and traveling steps.

Level 2: Experienced students are learning combinations, layering, veil, zills, floor work, belly rolls, eyes and hands, projection, and spins.

Level 3: Advanced dancers are ready for independent study, have tons of techniques to call upon and are working on refining the art of belly dance and putting it together into routines and/or choreographies. Class time should be theoretical, practical, and performance-oriented.

Level 4: Professional dancers are teaching, excelling and always learning. These confident and skilled belly dancers get paid and are in high demand.

Level 5: Older dancers fall into the retiring category. At this level, these dancers may have started later in life or may have danced professionally for many years. At this point they are slowing down a bit, but are still activly engaged body and soul. They do as much or as little as they want and do much to support the continuation of the art.