At the Hip

Learn to Bellydance

Bellydance involves a combination of slower movements to work on your core alignment, repetitive movements for muscle strength and definition, and shimmies and energetic accents for a great cardio workout. Not only does bellydance offer a great way to have fun and keep fit, it also has the remarkable effect of improving body image and can greatly increase your self-esteem.

At the Hip’s bellydance classes are taught by Tracy Marie (Tayri). In addition to over 10 years of instructional experience, Tracy Marie has studied under Master Instructor & Registered Massage Therapist Hadia, completing both her Ultimate Technique Training and all three levels of her Certified Middle Eastern Teacher Training program. Hadia’s courses focused on several knowledge areas necessary to provide good bellydance instruction, most importantly, alignment and injury prevention; applied anatomy for bellydance; and instructing others in essential, simple & safe technique.

At the Hip’s bellydance classes are normally held weekly at Evergreen Community SPACES in Calgary, AB. Full sessions run in winter from January to March, spring from April to June, and in the fall from September to November. Each session is an 8-10 class commitment, and a $120-$150 investment. 


Bellydance Technique ~ Virtual by Demand (multi-level)
Bellydance technical instruction from my home to yours. Instruction provided on specific movements geared towards the level of those in attendance.

Performance Troupe ~ Studio Thursday's 8pm (multi-level)
Designed with performance in mind, this program is for the experienced bellydancer looking to fine-tune technique & learn troupe combinations & choreography to increase dancers repertoire for troupe performance.

Special Event
Mark your special occasion or celebration with a memorable shared learning experience. The group will learn some of the essential movements of bellydance with focus on creating a fun and celebratory atmosphere.

Festival Workshop
Providing group bellydance instruction on the essential movements of bellydance focusing on accents, shimmies, lifts, drops, slides, and circles in a fun ‘come as you are’ atmosphere for festivalgoers.