When you are living in the Netherlands my local bellydance classes in Amsterdam are a very good option for you. I offer classes in all levels. They take place in the Heartbeat Dance studio.

There is a membership system, so you can choose to become a member for half a year or for one year. Becoming a member has many benefits! If you want to try first, you can order a trial class. Still not sure? Then you can take just a single class.

In general all classes are thaught by me, Aisa Lafour, but 1 x a month either Marcia Nuriah or Franka Piqué will be teaching the classes. Also when I am away on tour or for whatever other reason, one of them will be teaching. Below you find all information that you need for the classes. I look forward to meet you in the class.

In all the craziness from the day-to-day life, now dancing is the only real connection I have with myself. Everyday as an engineer, my work is accounted for in parameters, standards, rules, formula and judgements. In dance I lose all of these and I can only feel. For me it is a breakthrough ... a way to connect to myself.

Adina C.

Dancing is a pure relaxation for me. I have started bellydancing because I was a doing a lot of martial arts but I wanted to create a balance with my feminine site. When I started I felt that i really enjoyed the music and dance very much and I loved to learn more about the Arabic culture, as I am half Moroccan and half Dutch. Now bellydancing is an important part of me and I already practice it for years now.

Saida B

I decided to pick Aisa as my teacher because I love
her style and her performances and videos really inspire me.
And I did a very good choice!  She helped me a lot in taking control of all
movements. She's very clear in the explanations and she pays attention
at all details. I love her commitment and she transmits this to the
pupils as well - which is so inspiring.

Federica G.

For me, bellydance is the most effective and pleasurable way to stay healthy and happy. I call it my medicine. Life’s challenges tend to cramp my shoulders and neck and the daily work routine emphasizes thinking rather than feeling. While dancing I move from my head to my body and I can release the built-up tension. The elegant en feminine movements also help me a lot to recognize my own beauty as well as the unique beauty of all the other ladies in class.

Jannemiek W.

Class Roster

Heartbeat Dance studio

Nieuwe Kerkstraat 126A, Amsterdam

IMPORTANT: Entrance from 18:30. NOT before!

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Prices & Memberships

    • You have a spread payment with automatical incasso.
    • This membership is a all you can dance membership. You can follow all bellydnace classes that I offer, as many times  as you want as long as you are a member. Of course it's best if you come to the classes that fits your level.
    • During Christmas holidays and Summer holidays you will get access to online classes or intensive summer workshops, so even in the vacation you can keep on dancing.
    • The price is including 21 % VAT (Btw)
    • 1 Month before the membership expires you can inform whether or not you want to continue after completing the membership.
    • After completing the membership it´s your choice if you order a new membership. If you renew your membership, you receive a 15 % discount for the first new month.

    Trial Class

    10 euro

    A trial class costs 10 euro incl 21 % VAT (btw) and can be done only 1 time. Please pay by the button below and send an email to info@aisalafour.com and let me know the desired date and level of your trial class.

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    Single Class

    15 euro

    A single class costs 15 euro incl. 21% VAT (btw). You can pay online by clicking the button. Please pay by clicking on the link below and send an email to info@aisalafour.com to let me know the desired date and level.

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    Level Explanation

    Beginner

    If you never did bellydance classes before, means that you are a beginner 1. If you had 10 classes you are beginner 2, 20 classes makes you beginner 3 and 30 classes makes you beginner 4. In this classes I will focus on the basic technique like, hips movements, isolations, arms, Oriental steps and general dance technique. You will learn to combine these movements in combinations and basic choreographies.

    Intermediate

    When you finished 1 year of weekly bellydance classes you are an intermediate bellydancer, at least for 1 year. In the this classes I will focus on technique, combinations and intermediate level choreographies. You will learn about the basics of different styles of bellydance and the use of attributes.

    Advanced

    You are advanced dancer if you at least finished 1 year of weekly beginner classes and 1 year of weekly intermediate classes. In the advanced classes I focus on challenging technique, choreographies and  I will treat a wide range of diffent themes, like for example: Drumsolo, Classical Oriental, Modern Oriental styles, Baladi and dancing with attributes.

    Intensive Fun

    In this class it's all about intensive dancing with a lot of fun. We will go through the most intensive movements and dancestyles within Middle- Eastern dance and even latin dance. This class is meant to burn calories, to sweat but most of all to have a lot of fun! No technical explainations, just continuosly dancing for 1 hour, to go into the weekend, fully charged with positive vibes. This class is for all levels!

    What To Bring To The Class?

    In the class you can wear tight sport clothes, so that it is easy for me and for yourself to check your technique. Think of aerobic, ballet or yoga clothes, something like a legging a tight t-shirt or tank top and bring a hip scarf. If you do not have the one with coins then simply bring a thin shawl. I also sell hip scarfs in the class.

    On your feet your can use ballet shoes, socks, or you can go barefoot. Bring a bottle of water and eventually bring a small towel, for wiping off the sweat.

    Class Dates

    2017

    September: 05/06/07/12/13/14/20/21/19/20/21/26/27/28

    October: 04/05/06/11/12/13/17/18/19/31

    November: 01/02/07/08/09/14/15/16/21/22/23/28/29/30

    December*: 05/06/07/12/13/14/19/20/21

    2018

    January: 09/10/11/16/17/18/23/24/25

    February: 01/06/07/08/13/14/15/20/21/22

    March: 06/07/08/09/13/14/15/20/21/22/27/28/29

    April: 03/04/05/10/11/12/17/18/19/24/25/26

    May: 08/09/10/15/16/17/22/23/24/29/30/31

    June: 05/06/07/12/13/14/19/20/21/26/27/28

    July*: 03/04/05/10/11/12/17/18/19

    August*: Summer schedule

    Sept: 3 = class 1 2018/2019

    Notes:

    *December: You receive 2 hours of online video class (just for members)

    *July:  12 hours of Summer workshops (for members and non members)

    *August:  12 hours of Summer workshops (for members and non members)

    Holidays

    In the holidays there are no local classes in Amsterdam, however in the Christmas and the Summer holidays I will provide online classes or summer classes, for the members. This equals missing classes.

    Holidays 2017/18

    Autumn Break: October 23rd - 29th

    Christmas Break: December 23th - January 7th

    Spring Break: February 24th - March 4th

    May Break: April 28th - May 6thth

    Summer Break: July 21st to September 2nd