Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about how to become a belly dancer with the love and support of Souzana.
How old do I need to be to join your Portland belly dance class?
- Yes = 18 years of age or older.
- Yes* = 14 to 18 years of age.
- Yes** = 8 to 13 years of age.
- No = 7 years of age or younger.
Currently, Souzana is not offering a separate Kids/Teens belly dance class in Portland.
*Children between the ages of 14 and 18 can participate in the Portland Belly Dance Class for Beginner Dancers after providing their parent’s or guardian’s written consent.
**Children between the ages of 8 and 13 years old can participate in my beginning belly dance class in Portland after providing their parent’s or guardian’s written consent and while they are also accompanied by a paying and participating adult, such as a mother, auntie, grandma, or big sister.
May I come observe your Portland belly dance class before I purchase?
Souzana is dedicated to providing a comfortable and safe learning environment for her paying belly dancer students. The best and only way to experience a belly dance class in Portland is to actually participate. Therefore, Souzana has a strict “No Observer Policy” during the Portland Belly Dance Class for Beginner Dancers!
How much does your Portland belly dance class cost?
Souzana offers 3 pricing options for the Portland Belly Dance Classes for Beginner Dancers:
- $15 per class for drop-in.
- $52 for a 4 class pass ($13 per class).
- $88 for an 8 class pass ($11 per class).
How can I sign up for your Portland belly dance class?
Souzana offers 2 payment options for the Portland Belly Dance Class for Beginner Dancers:
1) Pay Now with your debit or credit card by using the “Order Form” on this website.
2) Pay Later with cash or check on the day of belly dance class.
To pay for your belly dance class(es), Souzana prefers that you make a payment in advance through my website with your credit or debit card. If you prefer to pay with cash or check on the day you attend a belly dance class, then send a “Contact Form” through this website so that Souzana has your Name, Email Address and Phone Number on file, then Souzana will print off a paper registration form for you to fill it out before your first belly dance class.
When are your Portland belly dance classes held?
Souzana’s belly dance class is held on Saturdays from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm in Portland (Tigard) Oregon. Sign up for a Portland Belly Dance Class for Beginner Dancers and then show up on any Saturday that you choose. You can start learning how to belly dance with me anytime you want!
Where are the Portland belly dance classes held?
Souzana’s Portland Belly Dance Class for Beginner Dancers is held in (Tigard) Portland Oregon at:
Diva Den Studio
11959 SW Garden Pl
(Tigard) Portland, OR 97223
Where can I find directions to your Portland belly dance classes?
Click the link below to open Google Maps and then follow the directions to Diva Den Studio where Souzana’s Portland Belly Dance Class for Beginner Dancers is held every Saturday.
Where do I park my vehicle during your Portland belly dance class?
Parking for vehicle is available in both the front and the back of the building. Street parking is also available near Diva Den Studio in (Tigard) Portland Oregon.
Where is the nearest bus stop or public transportation from your Portland belly dance class?
You can visit the TriMet website to find nearby stops and stations near Diva Den Studio in (Tigard) Portland Oregon.
Do I have to show my belly during your Portland belly dance class?
The choice is up to you! Showing your belly is NOT required to learn how to belly dance. Do what makes YOU comfortable during my Portland Belly Dance Class for Beginner Dancers!
What should I wear to your Portland belly dance class?
Come dressed ready to belly dance or arrive early and change in Diva Den Studio’s beautiful dressing room. Wear workout attire, dance wear, or other comfortable, non-restrictive clothing that is easy to move in and allows Souzana to make body alignment corrections. Wearing a scarf around your hips is optional, but encouraged as it helps delineate the hip line. Don’t own a hip scarf, yet? You can borrow a hip scarf for in-class use. Most students dance barefoot but some discover that wearing dance shoes or sandals is more comfortable. Outdoor shoes are not allowed on the Diva Den Studio’s dance floors!
What should I bring to your Portland belly dance class?
- Yoga mat.
- Bottle of water or sports drink.
You should bring a Yoga mat, bottle of water, or your favorite sports drink. It’s important to keep yourself hydrated while belly dancing. Don’t forget to bring a Yoga mat because you will be using it during the “Cool Down” at the end of every Portland Belly Dance Class for Beginner Dancers.
Do you offer performance opportunities for students in Portland?
Yes! Many people belly dance purely for fun, fitness and/or a sense of community. While others can’t wait to show off their newly learned belly dance skills. If performing is your goal, ask Souzana about the requirements to participate in her performing troupe, Benu Rising, and other short-term choreography sessions that Souzana will offer. Do you no want to perform? That’s okay, too. Performing is not required unless you are enrolled in a performance-focused belly dance class. However, even in a performance belly dance class, accommodations can usually be made if you let Souzana know in advance that you don’t want to perform.