Basic Bellydance Steps

12 Week Belly Dance for Adults and Teens Course Outline

Each week of Beginner Belly Dance is designed to be completely separate so you can join the class at anytime. Classes are numbered so you can find your spot in the Outline when you begin your Belly Dance adventure.  Be sure to make note of the names of the steps on the day you begin class so you can follow your progress.  Completion of the Beginner Belly Dance Class series is required to move up to the Bridge to Intermediate Short Courses and all other Intermediate Classes.


  1. Basic Up & Basic Egyptian–Open Egyptian–½  Grapevine w/up–Knee Shimmy
  2. Hip Circles–Box–Smooth Right & Left–W/Greeting Arms-Turning–Simple & W/Greeting Arms
  3. Basic Up–Front & Back Right & Left Hip–Bump the Door–Shoulder Shimmy–½ Grapevine W/Up
  4. Front & Back Hip 8–5 Pack: 1 Hip Circle In & Out–In & Out 8’s–Sashe Right & Left
  5. Chest Circle Right & Left–Undulations Down & Up–Classic Arms–Knee Shimmy
  6. Beledi–Double Beledi–Side to Side Double Beledi–Traveling Side to Side Beledi–Double Back
  7. Kashilima Right & Left–w/Sacrifice Step–Turning Kashilima Right & Left–Chase the Door-Traveling Front & Back
  8. Downs Right & Left–Drop Kick–Up/Down Combo–4/4 Hip Shimmy
  9. Downs Right & Left–Horse Shoe–M&M–Typewriter
  10. Twists: Twisting Egyptian–Twisting Double Beledi– Side to Side Twisting Double Beledi–Twisting Shimmy
  11. Basic Up–3 Step Turns–Open & w/Up–Side Salsa–Push Across
  12. “Left Overs”–Umi’s–1 Hip Circles Front & Back–Hand Flores In & Out–Corkscrew Turns




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