Arabesque

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Norra Skolgatan 10B, 211 52 Malmö

0704-531090

BELLY DANCE CLASSES

–  BELLY DANCE CLASSES IN  MALMO –

SORRY FOR THE MESS  OUR SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION BUT YOU CAN STILL BUY OUR CLASSES BELOW.

SUMMER CLASSES AUGUST

Address: Norra Skolgatan 10B, top floor. OFFER: ALL CLASSES 1500:-

BELLY DANCE WITH VEIL
TECHNIQUE & COMBINATIONS

Mondays 18.30-20.30 (2 hours)
Dates: 1/8, 8/8, 15/8 & 22/8
Level: Beginner & Intermediate
Bring a veil or buy at class 250:-

PrIce 800:-

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BELLY DANCE WITH FLOOR WORK
TECHNIQUE & COMBINATIONS

Tuesdays 19.30-20.30
Dates: 2/8, 9/8, 16/8 & 23/8
Level: Beginner & Intermediate
Bring knee protection

Price 400:-

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BELLY DANCE TO DRUMS
DRUM SOLO CHOREOGRAPHY

Sundays 18.30-20.30 (2 hours)
Dates: 7/8, 14/8, 21/8 & 28/8
Level: Basic foundation
Bring a bottle of water

Pris 800:-

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CLASSES SEPT-NOV

Registration is open! To dance with us you have to be a member. Put the membership fee (50:-) in you basket before you check out.

If you want more  information like how to dress for lessons and more look further down the page under “questions and answers”.

BELLY DANCE BASICS

Level 1 – No previous knowledge required.
But also recommended for dancers on other levels. For you who is a complete beginner or at another level who want to train on the basic steps. Our basic steps are many and something you can constantly improve.

We go through the movements thoroughly. Each semester, we drill the most common basic steps and basic steps that we did not have the semester before. We also train combinations so that the participants can combine  the movements with nice transitions.

Mondays 18.15-19.15
Starts 5 September 2022 and lasts for 10 weeks
Price 950: –

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RHYTHMS

Level 2 – A course open to all levels with rhythms and movements from the ground up.
Learn Arabic rhythms and how to dance to them. Recognizing the rhythms is fantastic because it helps the dancer to follow the music.

We go through rhythms from the ground up. What are they made of? How do you know which one is which?

We learned a rhythm and danced to it with basic movement (and stock for more those who want). The movements can be with hips, shoulders, abdomen etc.

Mondays 19.30-20.30
Starts 5 September
Price 950: –

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BELLY DANCE IMPROVISATION

Level 3 – You should have danced at least 2 semesters. Or have equivalent dance skills from before.

We improvise, which means that we move without choreography. Here we capture the style and feeling.

This semester we focus on Marahganat – Egypt’s new wild dance style.

Learn to understand the music and dance the hottest movements danced in Egypt’s nightclubs.

Technique and improvisation. Background to the music and dance style, its artists and content in lyrics.

Sundays 18.15-19.15
Starts 11 September 2022 and lasts for 10 weeks

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TECHNIQUE INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Level 4 – You should have danced at least 3 semesters. Technique for you who can already dance and want to develop.

You learn movements with different movements. We put a lot of focus on dancing on the toes, arm movements in combination with dance steps and dancing with the correct posture.

The course will have elements of spinning technique and floor work as well as shorter elements of dance with a veil.

Foot undies / knee pads and veil may be needed. Feel free to bring a notepad and pen.

Sundays 19.30-20.30
Starts 11 September 2022 and lasts for 10 weeks
Price 950: –

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SHIMMY+BELLY

Level 2 – A course open to all levels as movements are explained from the ground up (short explanations).

We dance with layers, which means that you can work with the same steps at different levels. This is therefore suitable for dancing at all levels.

For 45 minutes we go through different shakes with the body and perform them at a high and sweaty pace. A course where you will drill movements – bring a water bottle.

For the next 45 minutes, we practice techniques with the stomach, such as rolling and shaking the stomach.

Tuesdays 19.30-21.00 (90 min)

Starts September 6 2022 and lasts for 10 weeks

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DANCE PASS

Difficult to choose between this semester’s belly dance classes? For the first time, we offer the opportunity to take all belly dancing courses during a semester at a reduced price. With the dance pass, you can dance as much as you want during the semester. A total of 50 hours of belly dancing!

All 5 belly dance courses during term 2
A total of 50 hours of belly dancing
Valid for the person who bought the pass
Starts May 8
Price 3500: – (Regular price 4750 :-)

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OUR DANCE STUDIO

From August we will be dancing at Norra skolgatan 10B in “sal 9”. Just a few minutes walk from Triangle shopping center. The studio is located on the third floor and is private. The studio is light and fresh with two mirrored walls and access to bathroom. The studio has a newly renovated changing room and a bathroom and shower room.

DANCE TEACHER

Selina is one of Scandinavia’s leading belly dancers. She is educated in Egyptian, Turkish and Lebanese belly dance, in Turkey and Lebanon. Through the Middle East’s biggest artist agency for belly dancers (in Lebanon), she has performed in Dubai, Qatar, Lebanon, Oman, Tunisia, Iraq, etc. for several years. She is regularly invited to teach at dance schools around the world. Selina has an inventive approach to teaching belly dancing. At Dansöz she uses different teaching techniques to get the best out of her students. It is important for Selina to also teach the history of dance and dance today in the Middle East.

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Anna Månsson

Student

I am super happy with all the courses and workshops I have been to at Selina. The course days are the days you look forward to most of the week. Selina spreads so much energy, joy and love in every lesson.
In the courses and workshops you not only learn how to dance, you also get knowledge and lessons about the history behind the dance styles, different techniques and how to dance to different instruments. I call it professional.

Asta Karjalainen

“Student – Professional belly dancer

I have for a long time 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 went to all of her workshops. As a teacher and dancer she is incredibly innovative, creative and personal. I developed my dance significantly only during these classes and it provided insight into new ways of using props as well as dance steps. Looking forward to taking more classes from Selina in the future!

Bekime Mehmedi

Student

Going on a course with Selina is one of the best things I have done. She conveys all the movements of belly dancing and with such joy, warmth and humor that can rarely be found. She also makes sure that your technique is correct and she is happy to share her enormous knowledge about the origins, history and contemporary styles of dance. It feels safe and fun to attend her classes. I always feel so happy and full of energy after a lesson with Selina.

Akasmah

Student – Dancer in Turkish Delight and Black Diamond

Selina is one of the best dance teachers I’ve danced for. She is always cheerful and happy and knows exactly how to push me to do my very best at each class. I’ve taken several private classes and semester courses with her and always walked out with a smile on my face. Can especially recommend the Khaleegy classes, they’re awesome!

Alva

Student – Teacher in oriental dance

I always get inspired watching Selina dance. She makes me want to grow as a dancer. You could fill a book with knowledge of oriental dance based on what she says in class. I have done that for several years. It’s clear that Selina’s goal for her students is to develop in the best possible way as dancers. Humor, knowledge and humility makes me stay at Dansöz.

Stella

Student – Professional belly dancer in Los Angeles

Since I was little, I always loved belly dancing. I moved from Eskilstuna to Malmo in 2008 just because I found Dansöz – the best belly dance school and Selina Sevil – a so incredibly talented and professional belly dancer.The dance trip with Selina and her students to Turkey was a dream for me, a week full of new new experiences and lots of belly dance. I think Selina is very thorough when teaching belly dance. And she makes it so comfortable to dance in a group. I’m so incredibly grateful for those 3 years with Selina filled of laughter, love and dance. With everything I learned and all the nice people I met from the dance. It was the best years of my life!

Helena Fehrman

Student

I love going to Selina’s courses! In the last year I have gone several times a week because I think it is so fun. I have learned so much! Selina is not only a good educator, she also has a deep knowledge of oriental dance and music. I have learned more about technique and also how music works, which helps me dance on my own. Selina creates creative, inspiring and playful choreographies. She also manages to create a nice atmosphere in the group, with many good laughs and a community that makes us dare a little more. All in all, she gives that little extra that makes me long until the next time I get to come to the course and dance.

Helene

Student

When creating a choreography for me, Selina both listens to my wishes and adds various elements to challenge me, which I really like! Besides, she is good at spotting the little accent you could not catch in the music.

I find her courses very inspiring not only from a technical viewpoint, but also from a cultural perspective. She tells interesting stories to put the dance into context.

I look forward to each of her classes and I know I will keep on developing quickly with her.

Lone Buus, on behalf of AAOD

StudenT – Aarhus Oriental Dance Association

The board of AAOD, are very happy that Selina came to Aarhus, Denmark for teaching. All participants were very satisfied with the workshops. Selina is a gorgeous dancer and performer, and very professional as a dance instructor. In addition, Selina has got a really lovely and winning personality. All this made the workshops in Aarhus a unique experience and we are all looking forward to welcoming Selina to AAOD again.

Asia Maciejewska

Student – Professional Belly dancer & Oriental dance teacher”

I meet many oriental dancers. But Selina Sevil belongs to a small group of oriental dancers which whom I chose to expand my dancing skills. With Selina began to work on balancing and calming my dynamic dance. Selina as one of the few dancers, has the graces, feminine charm supported by technical skills. With joy and pleasure I will continue dance lessons from Selina Sevil.

PARTY WITH BELLY DANCE

HAFLA

We often organize a “hafla” which is a party for belly dancers. Here all students can perform for each other, mingle, dance at a open dance floor and much more!

DROP IN CARD

DROP IN AT BELLY DANCE CLASSES

From time to time, we have members who find it difficult to commit to a full term of 10 weeks. Maybe you work different times during certain weeks or plan a longer holiday that will make you miss out several courses. To solve this for you we offer drop in cards. With a drop in card, you have the opportunity to drop in on optional lessons during the semester. The card is ordered on the website and given to you by Selina at the dance lesson. Each time you attend a lesson, Selina crosses a box on the card. The card is valid for a full calendar year and applies to all our semester courses (not workshops and other events). The card is personal and cannot be transferred to years to come. The cards are sold in limited quantities to ensure that our courses never exceed the maximum limit for the number of participants

MEMBERSHIP

BECOME A MEMBER

Dansöz is a non-profit association and our dance courses and dance events are offered to our members. Therefore, you have to be a member to dance with us. Membership costs 50kr per calendar year (ie from January to December during the current year). If you want to be a member the coming year, you can buy a new membership when the year has started. Dansöz was created to spread Oriental dance culture. The association’s focus started with Turkish dance, but quickly grew to include Arabic and other Oriental dances. The association is religiously and politically independent. As a member, you agree to follow the terms & conditions that are listed further down the page. Personal data is only processed by us and is only visible by the leisure administration in the City of Malmö and our collaborative partner Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan. We do not share your information with others who use it to send advertising.

Selina was teaching here
  • Fantasia Festival (England)
  • Danish Open Bellydance (Denmark)
  • Denmarks magdansskola (Denmark)
  • Euro Raks Festival (Poland)
  • Khan-El-Khalili Festival (Germany)
  • Jwaad Festival (England)
  • Egyptian Feever Festival (Poland
  • AAOD organization (Denmark)
  • Dansöz dansskola (Sweden)
  • Forum Gym (Sweden)
  • Ataturk organisation (Sweden)
  • Salsa Sabrosa dansskola (Sweden)
  • Malmö sjukhus (Sweden)
  • Malmö stadshus (Sweden
  • Orientaliskt danscenter (Sweden)
  • Studieförbundet SV (Sweden)
  • Lady Fitness Center (Sweden)
  • Layali dance school (Sweden)
  • Belly Dance China (China)
  • Cafe La Danse (Dubai)
  • Malmoe public schools (Sweden)
  • Malmö Dansakademi (Sweden)
  • Desert Rose Festival (Israel)

“The best dancers are not the ones who perform technique the best, but those who understand the origin of the technique. Only then can you dance oriental dance with feeling. And oriental dance is feelings is in movements.

QUESTION AND ANSWERS ABOUT BELLY DANCE CLASSES

WHAT LEVEL DO YOU HAVE AT THE BELLY DANCE CLASSES?

The weekly classes are usually at the beginner level, easy intermediate level and intermediate level.

WICH BELLY DANCE CLASS SHOULD I CHOOSE?

Choose which level you want to go to. Basic course for repetition. Or a higher level intermediate course as a challenge. Note, however, that we do not repeat basic technique at a intermediate course. You are welcome to participate and train extra at home or at private lessons as compensation. But we cannot stop a course at intermediate level to answer basic technique questions.

CAN I TRY A CLASS BEFORE I SIGN UP?

Yes you can absolutely do that. Put the item “TRY A BELLY DANCE CLASS FOR FREE” in your cart and check out. It does not cost anything. You can choose which belly dance course and date you want to try.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR AT MY BELLY DANCE CLASS?

Dance clothes can look different. We recommend everyone to wear a scarf around their hips. It is important that the instructor can see the movements of your knees and your belly. This can be achieved by, for example, wearing leggings and a tight top. In our online shop there are BELLY DANCE CLOTHES. Complete with a pair of soft dance shoes and you have everything you need.

IS THERE A AGE LIMIT FOR THE BELLY DANCE CLASSES??

The youngest students at Dansöz have been 6 years and the oldest 85 years. So no we can’t say that there are limits. But we have no courses intended only for children. Children under 12 are welcome to dance with their mothers. Or even alone with an adult group if they can. Many children are capable of technique.

WHAT ELSE IS GOOD TO TRAIN FOR A BELLY DANCER?

If you really want to invest in becoming a good dancer then we also recommend ballet and yoga. Ballet is a foundation of belly dancing and yoga gives you flexibility. A really good complement to your belly dance courses.

HOW MUCH WILL I LEARN IN A SEMESTER OF BELLY DANCE?

It is very individual what you learn on a semester in belly dancing. Each course description specifies the content of the course. On a basic course, you will learn enough steps to dance as a guest at an Arab party. For example, a wedding.

I WANT TO TEACH ORIENTAL DANCE, CAN YOU HELP ME?

Selina has trained many dance teachers in oriental dance. Both in Sweden and abroad. If you want to learn how to teach, you should have a solid foundation as an oriental dancer. If you do not have it then this can also be trained with Selina. Expect, however, that this is something that is trained over years. There is no shortcut to becoming a dance instructor.

DO YOU HAVE TIPS FOR LEARNING BELLY DANCE QUICK?

Train a bit every day. Listen to oriental music a lot. Watch a lot of different dances. Try to understand the dance. The different styles and variations in the music. It must feel fun to dance otherwise it is impossible to grow. Try to get it into your everyday life in such small doses that you don’t think it is a struggle. Continue until this becomes a habit. When you have done this for a few months you can extend the time. Before you know it, you have developed lots.

I HAVE A PHYSICAL INJURY, CAN I ATTEND THE BELLY DANCE CLASSES ANYWAY?

It depends on the injury you have. Belly dancing is available in many styles. Some use more of different body parts. When dancing belly dance you use your knees a lot. If you have a severe knee injury, it can be difficult to dance oriental dance. Likewise if you have a severe back injury. But this is very individual. Sometimes the doctor recommends that patients with injuries should just train. The best thing you can do is consult a doctor. Feel free to take a “FREE BELLY DANCE CLASS” and feel for how it feels.

DO YOU GET A FLATTER BELLY FROM BELLY DANCING?

You burn calories as you move. And you strengthen the muscles in the stomach when you use them. In the long term, this can produce visual results. But if you take a course a week, this will not have any visual effect on your stomach. Instead, combine belly dancing with a good diet and weight training.

WHERE CAN I FIND BELLY DANCE MUSIC AND INSPIRATION?

Today, there is so much music online to enjoy free of charge. YouTube and Spotify are two wonderful places to stream music. On SELINAS YOUTUBE CHANNEL, she often uses the same music as on the belly dance courses. The title is often in the text, so you can search for more music from the same artist.

Selina often uploads clips with belly dancing. Follow her on YOUTUBE not to miss new videos

TERMS FOR BELLY DANCE CLASSES

Useful information to read before you sign up for our belly dance classes. When signing up for a belly dancing class with us, you agree to the terms below.

COST TO TRY A CLASS

]If you are a students since before. Or if you didnt register for the free class online. The class comes with a price. You can try a lesson for 130:-. if it is so that the course is not fully booked. If a course is fully booked it says so at the course schedule on the website. If you register to the course 100:– is down from the course fee.

CAN I TAKE PHOTOS

It is not allowed to film and photograph at our dance courses. If you want to do this, you have to ask the teacher first. This way the teacher can inform the whole group and those who do not want to be in the picture can choose to not participate.

INCASE OF ILLNESS

Dansöz reserves the right to change instructors or extend the term of the course’s if the dance teacher becomes sick. If you are ill or absence from the course, you don’t need inform Dansöz. Since your registration is binding we reserve a spot for you and won’t give that spot away to someone else. Once you register at your course a spot is reserved for you until the end of the term, no matter how many times you participate.

FORCE MAJEURE

Force Majeure such as labor conflict, natural event, war, government decision, government intervention, strike, lockout, flood, serious accident, blockade, fire, environmental disaster, serious contagion or other circumstance which Dansöz does not control and which prevents Dansöz from complying with Dansöz from the discharge of its obligations. Such exemption applies provided that the business cannot be conducted under satisfactory conditions either. The counterparty shall be informed immediately of any circumstances which may give rise to the application of this provision.

TERMS FOR PAYMENT

You pay online when you sign up for the belly dance class. You can pay with Swish or bank transfer. If you do not pay for your course or membership in time Dansöz will send a reminder invoice. With a reminder fee of 50:-. It will be sent to the student’s email. If this bill is not paid the debt will be sent to debt collectors.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership costs 50:- per year. This payment is made either by itself, for those who just want to be a member. Or in connection with the payment for the belly dance course and activity you registered for

Dansöz weekly classes are held at Norra Skolgatan 10B. In Ungdomens Hus near Triangle. Dansöz may change to another dance studio if needed.

REGISTRATION IS BINDING

When a registration to dance classes or workshops is made we reserve a spot for you. Registration is binding, which means that you commit to paying the belly dance course and can not cancel it for any reason regardless as to why you can not take part in the belly dancing course or workshop.

Online cancellation

It can only be cancelled according to the rules on online cancellation (see below). This applies to all belly dancing courses and workshops without exception.Online cancelation right. The right means you can undo your registration by sending an email to info@selinasevil.se this within 14 days after we confirmed the registration. If you take back your registration no later than one week before the course starts, you will be charged an administration fee of 250 SEK. If such notification is made less than a week before the start date you will be charged half the course fee. If the course has started and you have participated in a class, you have agreed to waive your right to cancel. If you cancel the course when it starts, you are required to pay the full course fee.

CANCELLATION

It can only be cancelled according to the rules on online cancellation (see below). This applies to all belly dancing courses and workshops without exception.Online cancelation right. The right means you can undo your registration by sending an email to info@selinasevil.se this within 14 days after we confirmed the registration. If you take back your registration no later than one week before the course starts, you will be charged an administration fee of 250 SEK. If such notification is made less than a week before the start date you will be charged half the course fee. If the course has started and you have participated in a class, you have agreed to waive your right to cancel. If you cancel the course when it starts, you are required to pay the full course fee.

GDPR

The Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies as a law in all EU member states from May 25, 2018. When reporting to Dansöz, we collect information on names, social security numbers, address and mail. This information is stored in our computer system. We use this information in our administrative work as well as to send invoices and information. You also end up in our system for sending out new mail and mail on various matters. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. We never pass on or sell the information to third parties.