No matter your age, size, gender or skill level, or whether you are interested in dance for fitness, community or artistry, Nefabit’s classes have something for everyone.
To register or schedule a drop in, call (509) 481-1533
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Get ahead of the game and enjoy all that our studio has to offer. This combo package offers an incredible value and makes a wonderful gift for any dance junkie! Choose from a wide variety of classes, plus VIB only benefits like a monthly private lesson, priority enrollment, free access to our online classes and more.
Beginning levels – no experience necessary
Beginning Bellydance – Sundays and Tuesdays
Learn the fundamentals of the ethereal Golden Era style of bellydance. This style is airy and graceful, set to rich orchestral music and bedecked in dazzling costumes. Nefabit’s class is designed to be a fun and informative introduction to this beautiful art. This course covers essential posture, shimmies, arm work, hip and chest isolations, simple turns, basic zill patterns, graceful veil movements, and more! No experience necessary
Tribal Fusion Basics – Sundays 3:15 pm
Learn this edgy blend of traditional bellydance movement vocabulary and modern influences. With an east-meets-west and post-modern aesthetic, tribal fusion opens the door to a portrayal of darker moods and avant-garde expression. Tribal fusion style is defined by both slinky, sinewy movements and sharp staccato locks, fusing traditional bellydance with inspiration from hip hop and other dances.
Cardio Combos Mondays 6:00-6:45 PM
This is a fat-blasting, fun and feminine class designed to get your heart rate up!
Bellydance moves target the obliques, abs, transverse abdominis, glutes and quads. Tone these areas for the ultimate hourglass figure while burning upwards of 250 calories per session! No experience required
No experience necessary
Private Lessons to Suit Your Schedule
Schedule a private class to tailor a lesson specifically to your needs, or accommodate your busy schedule. Some great reasons to take a private class include personalized feedback on your technique, one-on-one coaching to develop a choreography, catch up on course material, receive feedback on expression or performance skills, work on specific areas like veil, floorwork or drum solo
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Open level classes for any level of experience
Bellydance with Zills Thursdays 5:00-6:00 PM
Add excitement and dynamic to your performance! This class is designed to get both novice and experienced zill players playing correctly, diversely, and while dancing! Zills, or sagat, are small cymbals played on the thumb and middle finger. They can be played by a musician in the band, but more frequently are played by the dancer, especially in Turkish and American Cabaret styles.
Flexibility for Bellydance Tuesdays 6:00-6:45 pm
Gain the flexibility to perform advanced bellydance vocabulary such as backbends, floorwork, splits, arabesque, Turkish arabesque, battements, and more! Learn safe, activated stretches that are more effective than static stretches, and methods that work with opposing muscles to increase range of motion in both directions.
Intermediate and advanced classes
Intermediate Bellydance Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm
This class builds on level one concepts, adding more advanced movement voabulary, combinations and choreography, layering movements together, traveling steps and turns, musicality and zill playing, as well as more work with props such as veils and swords.
Completion of Beginning Bellydance or previous experience required. Begins in FEBRUARY
Advanced Bellydance Mondays 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Take your dancing to the next level! In this class, we cover a wider variety of technique and topics spanning multiple styles such as Classical Egyptian, Turkish Orientale, Tribal Fusion and Folkloric styles. Learn complex isolations, layers, and combinations, advanced footwork,
elaborate turns and traveling steps, back bending, floor work, stomach isolations such as belly rolls and flutters, and more. Previous experience required
Workshops and Special Events
Crash Course Workshop October 11th 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Brush up on the basics, or jump start your dance training with this specially designed workshop.
This class covers the basic material in Nefabit’s Level One Curriculum. This is a high-intensity class designed to introduce to you to proper mechanics and technique or to supplement weekly classes and at home practice.
No experience necessary, all levels welcome
Studio Open House April 13th 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Join students and company members for an informal party! We will enjoy some performance DVDs, mini tutorials, costume show and tell, and general dance related relaxation. Bring a snack, a costume project, a solo work in progress, or just your lovely self and have some fun with us!
Zeina Level One Choreography May 28th 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Learn a full routine to show off your moves! This special two-hour class will break down Nefabit’s level one choreography “Zeina.” Have fun, exercise, and gain confidence through dance.
No experience necessary, all levels welcome
Notes, edited music, and choreography release included!
About Nefabit’s Instruction
A second-generation dancer, Nefabit has spent her life under the tutelage of her mother, Delilah Ra. Growing up in a professional company that she went on to direct herself has given Nefabit years of experience to pass on to her students. Nefabit has over 22 years of dance study, with 10 years of professional performance and teaching experience. She has studied many forms of dance, including ballet, jazz, hula, Tahitian, Irish step, flamenco, Bollywood, musical theater and modern dance, but bellydance has always been her greatest passion. She has, and continues to study the many styles of bellydance extensively, from classical Egyptian, American cabaret, Turkish orientale, tribal fusion, and folkloric styles such as Khaleegi and Raks Assaya. She finds happiness in sharing her love to as many people as possible.
“Best all around belly dance instruction in Eastern Washington. Learn to dance from teachers who teach with love and encouragement”. – Rhonda H.
“I take classes from these guys! They are the best!” – Summer D.
“The very best dance studio! ” – Thomas R.
“They are great with our girls!” – Crystal T.
“Northwest Bellydance is hands down the best!” – C. Crane
“Professional, affordable, and some of the best teachers around!! Take a drop-in class and try it!” – Linda S.
“Nefabit’s instruction is fantastic!” – Natale S.
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