New to Bellydance?
We would like to take a moment to acknowledge that a new environment can be a moderately stressful situation for some. We understand and would like to invite you to call the studio anytime if you have a question 310-854-3500. We welcome you into our dance space and look forward to be dancing with you soon.
Frequently asked questions
What should I wear for the class?
We would like to suggest that you wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move and stretch without restrictions. If you go to the gym or take yoga classes the same attire is appropriate. Form-fitting leggings, shorts, crop tops, leotard, and tights are our official attire suggestions. You can purchase all needed clothes for the class at our store. WHY? Because when you come the LABA you come to learn. Seeing your body’s muscles work is important to both you and your teacher. We look at our bodies so we can master our dance isolations.
What is a Hip Scarf
The most popular item to embellish your bellydance style is a bellydance hip scarf. This helps you isolate your hips from your waist and torso. It is not a requirement for class but feel free to wear as you please.
Bare feet are acceptable for bellydance class, along with any other style of dance shoe you prefer. If you choose to dance barefoot we recommend that you also have a pair of socks for your feet in case they are needed to execute turns or pivots. Bare feet perspire and tend to stick to the floor which can obstruct your dance experience.
Where will I park?
When you find yourself at the LABA you can enjoy free street parking on La Cienega Blvd during the hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and then again starting at 7:00 pm. There is unrestricted residential parking located east of the studio on Alvira St. Additionally, we have rear building parking lot and gated entrance.
If I feel out of shape, can I still come to class?
Of course! Bellydance provides a moderate workout that is very beneficial to your health no matter what size you currently are. Bellydance is a beautiful art form that embraces all dancers. Come to us as you are and experience your bellydance transformation.[/toggle]
I need to lose weight.
Can bellydance help?
All varieties of dance are an excellent way to exercise! Dancing is a good cardiovascular workout and helps to increase flexibility, add muscle tone and produce endorphins. Feeling good and looking good is what bellydance has to offer. It is suitable for all ages and body types and can be modified for the physical expectation of the individual dancer.
How much will I pay?
Each class can be purchased at a cost of $15. There are discounts available when buying classes in advance. We call these academy cards. Please visit our Discount and Pricing page for more details.
All payments made at our register or online are non-transferable and non-refundable. We respectfully request your cooperation in honoring our Academy Card expiration dates and session attendance policies.