BELLY DANCE CLASSES
10 WEEK BELLY DANCE CLASSES SEPT – NOV
Autumn courses: Technique for shaking & stomach – intense tempo – extra long lessons, Arabic rhythms for belly dancers – Dance with rhythms in focus – Music theory – Step 1. Continuation technique – technique in relave – travelling steps – balance & fleixibility. Technique course with basic steps – beginner & up. Impro with a focus on Marahganat – Egypt’s latest wild belly dance.
Membership is compulsory for everyone who dances with us (50:- per year), please add it to your shopping cart before paying. Membership, online course, free dance lesson, how to dress for lessons and more can be found further down the page under “questions and answers”.
BASIC COURSE IN BELLY DANCING
Level 1 – No prior knowledge required.
But also recommended for dancers of other levels. For complete beginners or those at a different level who want to practise the basic steps. Our basic steps are many and something that can be constantly improved.
We go through the movements thoroughly. Each semester we delve into the most common basic steps and basic steps that we didn’t have the semester before. We also practise combinations so that participants can link the movements together with nice transitions.
Starts 5 September 2022 and lasts for 10 weeks
RHYTHMS FOR BELLY DANCERS
Level 2 – En kurs öppen för alla nivåer då rytmer kombinerade med rörelser gås igenom från grunden.
Lär dig arabiska rytmer och hur man dansar till dem. Recognising the rhythms is great because it helps the dancer to follow the music.
We go through rhythms from scratch. What are they made of? How do you know which is which?
We learn a rhythm and dance to it with basic movement (and layers for those who want more). The movements can be with hips, shoulders, stomach, etc.
Starts 5 September 2022 and lasts for 10 weeks
SHIMMY + BELLY
Level 2 – A course open to all levels where movements are covered from scratch (short sessions).
We dance with layers, which means that you can work with the same steps at different levels. This is therefore suitable for dancers of all levels.
In 45 minutes we go through different chess moves with the body and perform them at a high and sweaty pace. En kurs där du drillar skak – ta med vattenflaska. For the next 45 minutes we go through techniques with the stomach, like rolling and shaking the stomach.
Tuesdays 19.30-21.00 (90 min)
Starts 6 September 2022 and lasts for 10 weeks
NOTE: This course was added at the last minute and therefore has a “last minute price”. Regular price is 950:-.
Level 2.5 – You should have danced for at least one semester or have equivalent dance skills.
We dance with different movements sitting and lying down. Floorwork very sensual. Beautiful arms, shimmies and hip movements. You train, among other things, arm strength, flexibility and balance.
We will dance a lot sitting on our knees, so please bring knee pads if you want extra protection for your knees. Simple knee pads are available in sports shops. The first time you can bring a pillow and try if you feel you need the protection.
We dance barefoot and in high heels with skirts. High heels and a skirt are optional. You decide the height of the heels yourself (doesn’t have to be dance shoes as long as you’re comfortable). The skirt can be long or short but fully long skirt with one or two slits.
Starts 8 September 2022 and lasts 10 weeks
Level 3 – You should have danced for at least 2 semesters. Or have equivalent dance skills.
We improvise, which means that you move without choreography. Here we capture the style and feel.
This semester we focus on Marahganat – Egypt’s new wild dance style. Learn to understand the music and dance the hottest moves danced in Egypt’s nightclubs. Technique and improvisation. Background to the music and dance style, its artists and content of lyrics.
Starts 11 September 2022 and lasts for 10 weeks
Paus 6/11 och 13/11, dessa två tillfälle tas igen 27/11 och 4/12
Level 4 – You should have danced for at least 3 semesters.
Technique for those who already know how to dance and want to develop. You learn movements with different movements. We put a lot of emphasis on dancing on tiptoe, arm movements in combination with dance steps and to dance with correct posture.
The course will have elements of spinning technique and floor work as well as short elements of dance with veil.
Foot undies/knee pads and veil may be needed. Please bring a notebook and pen.
Starts 11 September 2022 and lasts for 10 weeks
Paus 6/11 och 13/11, dessa två tillfälle tas igen 27/11 och 4/12
THE DANCE PASS – FOR THOSE WHO LOVE DANCE!
Difficult to choose between this semester’s belly dancing courses?
Attend all courses during the semester at a reduced price. With the dance pass you can dance as much as you want during the autumn term. A total of 55 hours of belly dancing!
- Alla 5 magdanskurser
- Totalt 55 timmars magdans
- Gäller för den som köpt passet (kan inte lånas ut)
- Startar 5 September
Pris 3900:- (Ordinarie pris 5150:-)
- Startar 5 September
SUMMER COURSES IN AUGUST
Vi har börjat men du kan fortfarande hoppa in. Du kan prova en lektion gratis. Missade lektioner kan du ta igen på en annan sommarkurs. Membership is compulsory for everyone who dances with us (50:- per year), please add it to your shopping cart before paying.
Membership, online course, free dance lesson, how to dress for lessons and more can be found further down the page under “questions and answers”.
BELLY DANCE DRUMS
DRUM SOLO CHOREOGRAPHY
Söndagar 18.30-20.30 (2 tim)
Datum: 7/8, 14/8, 21/8 & 28/8
Level: attended basic course
Please bring a water bottle
TECHNIQUE & COMBINATIONS
Datum: 2/8, 9/8, 16/8 & 23/8
Nivå: Nybörjare & Fortsättare
Please bring knee pads
TEKNIK & KOMBINATIONER
Måndagar 18.30-20.30 (2 tim)
Datum: 1/8, 8/8, 15/8 & 22/8
Nivå: Nybörjare & Fortsättare
Ta med slöja/köp fr. 250:-
Gå alla sommarkurser för ett rabatterat pris.
DANCE STUDIO FOR OUR BELLY DANCE CLASSES
From August 2018 we are located at Norra Skolgatan 10B in room 9. A few minutes’ walk from the Triangeln shopping centre.
This room is located on level 3 and is completely transparent.
The room is bright and fresh with new flooring and two mirrored walls. The room has its own changing room with bathroom and shower.
PARTY WITH BELLY DANCE
We often organize a “hafla” which is a party for belly dancers. Here, all students can perform for each other, mingle, dance on the open dance floor and much more!
DROP IN CARD
DROP IN AT BELLY DANCE LESSONS
Our members sometimes find it difficult to commit to a full 10-week semester. Maybe you work different hours some weeks or are planning a longer holiday that will make you miss several classes.
To solve this for you, we offer cards of five or ten lessons. With a drop-in card, you have the opportunity to drop in unannounced to optional courses during the semester. The card can be ordered on the website and collected from Selina at the dance class. Each time you attend a lesson, Selina ticks a box on the card.
The card is valid for a full calendar year and is valid for all our semester courses (excluding workshops and other events). Your card is personal and cannot be transferred to future years. They are sold in limited quantities to ensure that our courses never exceed the maximum number of participants.
BECOME A MEMBER
Dansöz is a non-profit association and our dance classes and dance events are aimed at our members. That’s why you have to be a member to dance with us. Membership costs 50 SEK per calendar year (i.e. from January to December of the current year). If you want to be a member in the coming year, you have to buy a new membership at the beginning of the year.
The Dansöz association was created to spread oriental dance culture. Our focus started with Turkish dance but quickly grew to Arabic and other oriental dances. Dansöz is a religiously and politically independent organisation.
As a member, you agree to abide by the terms & conditions listed further down the page. Personal data is only processed by us and is only seen by the leisure administration of the City of Malmö and our partner Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan. Dansöz staff will not share your information with others who use it to send you advertising.
VILLKOR FÖR MAGDANSKURSER
Useful information for your belly dancing courses. By booking a belly dancing course on our website, you agree to the terms and conditions below.
If you have danced with us before or have not booked “a free lesson in advance”, there is a charge to try it out. You can try a lesson for 130: – if the belly dance course is not fully booked. If a belly dance course is fully booked, this will be indicated on the course schedule. If you then enrol in this course, the 130:- you paid will be deducted from the course fee.
CAN YOU TAKE PICTURES?
Filming and photography are not allowed on our dance courses. If you want to do this, you must ask the teacher first. This is so that the teacher can inform the whole group and those who don’t want to be in the picture can choose to be.
RULES IN CASE OF ILLNESS
Dansöz reserves the right to change the instructor or extend the semester if the dance teacher of the belly dance course is ill and cannot hold the designated dance lessons. If you fall ill and miss a course, you do not need to notify Dansöz. Your place is reserved for you from the start of the semester until the end of the semester. It is the student’s responsibility to register in good time. As well as taking part in the lessons of the belly dancing course. And if the student misses lessons, no compensation is paid.
Force Majeure such as labour conflict, natural event, war, government decision, government intervention, strike, lockout, flood, serious accident, blockade, fire, environmental disaster, serious contagion or any other circumstance beyond Dansöz’s control that prevents Dansöz from fulfilling its contractual obligations relieves Dansöz from fulfilling its obligations. Such exemption is subject to the condition that the activity cannot be carried out under satisfactory conditions either. The other party shall be informed immediately of any circumstances which may give rise to the application of this provision.
TERMS OF PAYMENT
Pay online on the website when you sign up for your belly dance course. On the website you can choose between paying by Swish and bank transfer. In case of non-payment or late payment of a belly dance course or membership, Dansöz will send a reminder invoice. The reminder invoice has a reminder fee of SEK 50. The reminder invoice will be sent to the same email address used for registration. Should this invoice not be paid, the case will be passed on to debt collection.
Membership costs SEK 50 and is paid every calendar year. This payment is made either independently, for those who just want to be a member. Or at the time of payment for the belly dancing course you are about to start. To take part in our courses and activities, you must be a member.
CHANGE OF PREMISES & CHANGE OF TEACHER
The dance studio is located at Norra Skolgatan 10 in central Malmö. In the House of Youth, a stone’s throw from Triangeln. We reserve the right to change rooms and teachers if necessary.
When you register for a belly dance course, a place is reserved. Registration is binding. Which means that you commit to paying the belly dance course. And can not cancel without charge. This applies regardless of the reason why you cannot take part in the belly dancing course.
If you booked the belly dance course online, the rules on right of withdrawal apply. The right of withdrawal means that you can cancel your registration by sending an email to email@example.com within 14 days after we have confirmed the registration. If you withdraw your registration at least one week before the course starts, an administration fee of 250 SEK will be charged. If the registration is withdrawn less than one week before the course starts, half the course fee will be charged. Once the course has started, you have agreed to waive your right of withdrawal. If you cancel the course once it has started, you will be required to pay the full course fee.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply as law in all EU Member States from 25 May 2018. When you register with Dansöz, we collect information about your name, social security number, address and e-mail address. This information is stored in our computer system. We use the data for our administrative work and to send invoices and information. You will also be added to our system for sending out news and urgent emails. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. We never pass on or sell the data to third parties.
FRÅGOR OCH SVAR OM MAGDANSKURSER
WHAT ARE THE LEVELS OF YOUR BELLY DANCING COURSES?
Term courses are usually at beginner, easy intermediate and advanced level.
WHICH BELLY DANCING COURSE SHOULD I CHOOSE??
Choose which level you want to go to. Basic course to repeat. Or a continuation course at a higher level as a challenge. Note, however, that we do not repeat basic techniques on a continuation course. You are welcome to participate and do extra training at home or in private lessons as compensation. But we can’t stop a continuing education course to answer questions about basic steps.
CAN YOU TRY A BELLYDANCE LESSON BEFORE DECIDING?
Yes, you absolutely can. Add the product“TRY A LESSON IN MAGDANS FREE” to your shopping cart and check out. It costs nothing. You choose which belly dancing course and which date you want to try.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO BELLY DANCE CLASS?
Dancewear can look different. We recommend everyone to wear a scarf around the hips. Otherwise, it is important that the inseminator can see the movements of your knees and stomach. This can be achieved by wearing leggings and a tight tank top. In Selina’s Bazaar there is SET WITH DANCE CLOTHS
YOU CAN USE ON BELLY DANCING COURSES. Complete with a pair of soft dance shoes and you’ve got everything you need.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR YOUR BELLY DANCING COURSES?
The youngest Dansöz students were 6 years old and the oldest 85 years old. So no, we can’t say that. But we don’t have courses just for children. Children under 12 are welcome to dance with their mothers. Or by themselves with a group of adults if they can handle it. Many children can do it technically.
WHAT IS A GOOD COMPLEMENT TO YOUR BELLY DANCING COURSES?
If you really want to become a good dancer, we also recommend ballet and yoga. Ballet is a foundation in belly dance and yoga gives you flexibility. A really good addition to your abdominal courses.
HOW MUCH BELLY DANCING DO I LEARN IN A SEMESTER?
It is very individual what you learn in a semester of belly dance. Each course description specifies the content of the course. In a basic course you will learn enough steps to dance as a guest at an Arabic party. For example, a wedding.
I WANT TO BECOME A BELLY DANCING TEACHER, CAN YOU HELP ME?
Selina has trained many dance teachers in oriental dance. Both in Sweden and abroad. If you want to learn to teach, you should have a solid foundation as an oriental dancer. If you don’t have it, this can also be trained with Selina. Expect, however, that this is something that is trained up over years. There is no shortcut to becoming a dance instructor.
DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO LEARN BELLY DANCING FASTER??
Exercise a little every day. Listen a lot to oriental music. Watch a lot of different dance videos. Try to understand the dance. The different styles and variations of music. Dancing has to be fun or it’s impossible. Try to incorporate it into your everyday life in small enough doses that you don’t find it hard. Continue until this becomes a habit. Once you have done this for a few months, you can extend the time. Before you know it, you’ve evolved a lot.
I HAVE A PHYSICAL INJURY CAN I STILL ATTEND YOUR SLIMMING CLASSES?
It depends on the injury you have. Bellydance comes in many styles. Some use more of different body parts. When you dance belly dance, you use your knees a lot. If you have a severe knee injury, it can be difficult to dance oriental dance. The same applies if you have a severe back injury. But this is very individual. Sometimes doctors recommend that patients with injuries should just exercise them. The best thing you can do is to consult a doctor. Take“A FREE LESSON IN MAGDANCE” and feel how it feels.
DOES BELLY DANCING FLATTEN YOUR STOMACH?
You burn calories when you move. And you strengthen the muscles in your stomach when you use them. In the long run, this may yield visual results. But if you take one course a week, this will not have any visual effect on your stomach. Instead, combine belly dancing with a good diet and strength training.
WHERE CAN I FIND MUSIC AND INSPIRATION FOR BELLY DANCING?
Today, there is so much music available online for free. YouTube and Spotify are two great places to stream music. On Selina’s YOUTUBE CHANNEL, she often uses music that you have in your belly dancing classes. The title is often in the text so you can search for more music from the same artist. Selina often uploads clips of belly dancing. FOLLOW HENNE ON YOUTUBE to not miss new videos
I am super satisfied with all the courses and workshops I have attended with Selina. Course days are the days you look forward to most in the week. Selina brings so much energy, joy and love to every lesson.
The courses and workshops not only teach you how to dance, but also the history of dance styles, different techniques and how to dance to different instruments. That’s what I call professional.
Professional belly dancer
I have long followed Selina on her blog and other media to find new inspiration and guidance in belly dancing. So when Selina came to Stockholm in 2014, I was overjoyed and of course attended all her workshops. As a teacher and dancer, she is incredibly innovative, creative and personal. I developed my dancing considerably just during these classes and gained insight into completely new ways of using both props and dance steps. Looking forward to taking more classes for Selina in the future!
Attending a course with Selina is one of the best things I’ve done. She conveys all the movements of belly dance with such joy, warmth and humour that is rare to find. She is also keen to ensure that your technique is correct and is happy to share her vast knowledge of the origins, history and contemporary styles of dance. It feels safe and fun to participate in her classes. I always feel so happy and energized after a lesson with Selina.
Dancers in Turkish Delight & Black diamond
Selina is one of the best dance teachers I have danced for. She is always upbeat and cheerful and knows exactly how to push me to do my very best in every dance lesson. I have taken several private lessons and semester courses with her and always left with a smile on my face. Can especially recommend the Khaleegy dance classes, they are awesome!
Teacher of oriental dance
Always inspired by Selina’s dancing. She makes me want to evolve. You can fill a book with knowledge about oriental dance based on what she says in class. I have been doing that for several years. It is clear that Selina’s goal is to help her students develop into the belly dancers they want to be. Humour, knowledge and humility make me stay at Dansöz.
Professional belly dancer in Los Angeles
Since I was little I have always loved belly dancing. I moved from Eskilstuna to Malmö in 2008 only because I found Dansöz – the best belly dancing school and Selina Sevil – an incredibly talented and professional belly dancer. The dance trip with Selina and her students to Turkey was a dream come true for me, a week full of new experiences and lots of belly dancing. As a teacher, I think Selina is careful about how she teaches belly dancing and makes it feel comfortable to dance in a group. I am so grateful for the 3 years with Selina with lots of laughter, love and dancing. Everything I have learned and all the nice people I have met from dancing. Best years of my life !
I love going to Selina’s classes! For the past year I’ve been going several times a week because I find it so much fun. I have learned so much! Selina is not only a great teacher, she also has a deep knowledge of oriental dance and music. I have learned more about technique and also how the music works which helps me to dance on my own. Selina creates creative, inspiring and playful choreographies. She also manages to create a good atmosphere in the group, with many good laughs and a community that makes us dare a little more. Overall, she gives that little extra that makes me look forward to the next time I get to come to class and dance.
When Selina creates a choreography for me, she listens to my wishes and adds different elements to challenge me, which I really like! She’s also good at hearing the little accents in music that many people miss.
I find her belly dancing courses very inspiring, not only from a technical point of view, but also from a cultural perspective. She tells interesting stories to put the dance in context.
I look forward to each of her classes and I know I will continue to progress quickly with her.
Lone Buus, for AAOD
Student – Aarhus Oriental Dance Association
The Board of AAOD, is very happy that Selina came to Aarhus, Denmark for a weekend to teach. All participants were very satisfied with the workshop. Selina is a wonderful dancer and performer, and she is very professional as a dance instructor. In addition, Selina has a really lovely and winning personality. All this made the workshop in Aarhus a unique experience and we all look forward to welcoming Selina to the AAOD again.
Student – Professional belly dancer & dance teacher
I have met a lot of oriental dancers. But Selina Sevil belongs to a small group of oriental dancers with whom I have chosen to expand my dance knowledge. With Selina I practiced balance and calming my dynamic dance. Selina as one of the few dancers, who has the elegance, the feminine charm and high technique. Looking forward to continue taking dance lessons from Selina.
DANSLÄRARE PÅ VÅRA MAGDANSKURSER
Selina is one of Scandinavia’s leading belly dancers. Trained not only in Egyptian but also in Turkish and Lebanese belly dance, in Turkey and Lebanon. Through the Middle East’s premier belly dancing agency (in Lebanon), she has performed in Dubai, Qatar, Lebanon, Oman, Tunisia, Iraq, etc. for several years. In addition, she has been invited to teach at various dance schools around the world. Selina has an inventive approach to teaching belly dancing. And An exuberant personality and great interest in oriental dance. At Dansöz, she uses different teaching techniques to get the best out of her students. It’s important for Selina not just to teach technique. She also talks about the history of dance and dance today in the Middle East.
Here Selina have been teaching
- Fantasia Festival (England)
- Dansöz dance school (Sweden)
- Forum Gym (Sweden)
- Ataturk organization (Sweden)
- Belly Dance China (China)
- Cafe La Danse (Dubai)
- Malmö primary schools (Sweden)
- Danish Open Bellydance (Denmark)
- Denmarks Mavedansskole (Denmark)
- Euro Raks Festival (Poland)
- Khan-El-Khalili Festival (Germany)
- Jwaad Festival (England)
- Egyptian Feever Festival (Poland)
- AAOD organization (Denmark
- Salsa Sabrosa dance school (Sweden)
- Malmö Hospital (Sweden)
- Malmö City Hall (Sweden)
- Oriental Dance Center (Sweden)
- Study Association SV (Sweden)
- Lady Fitness Center (Sweden)
- Layali Dance School (Sweden)
- Malmö Dance Academy (Sweden)
- Desert Rose Festival (Israel)
“The best oriental dancers are not those who perform the technique best, but those who understand the background to the origin of the technique, only then can you dance oriental dance with feeling. And oriental dance is feeling in movement.” / Selina