Where are you located?
A: Michelle's belly dance classes are conveniently located at 718 University Avenue, Rochester, NY
14607. Behind the building - look for the yellow awning! We have ample parking right in front and
Do I need to call ahead or is it ok to drop in the
day of class?
A: Pre-registration is required for session
classes with choreography. However, you are always welcome to drop-in the first class.
What should I wear to class?
A: Most women wear stretchy yoga pants and
t-shirts. In belly dance class, we usually dance in bare
feet. Some ladies prefer to have socks or slippers with
tread to prevent slippage.
How many women are in a typical class?
A: We have a beautiful, spacious studio that accommodates
up to 30 women comfortably. An average class size is 15-20.
Will I be the oldest, youngest, least coordinated,
heaviest, you name it...woman in the class?
A: We have women of all ages, sizes and shapes attend
the studio. We foster a warm, caring and welcoming environment
for everyone. Just ask Betty who turned
85 and is belly dancing beautifully with us every
What if I miss a class?
A: Many of our classes are designed so that you
are able to come to a make-up class. For example, if you
are signed up for Belly Dance on Monday, you can attend Belly
Dance class on Tuesday or Saturday at anytime during the
session. We do not provide refunds or extend credit for missed
How many beginner classes should I take before I move
up to Intermediate?
A: We recommend 2 to 3 sessions of a beginner class
before starting an Intermediate level. However, we understand
some students may have more dance experience and would prefer
to move up sooner. Check with your teacher for her recommendation.
How long will it take me to become really good?
A: This will vary from student to student. There
are so many considerations that factor into learning any
new skill, such
previous experience, natural
talent, amount of individual weekly practice and desire to
do well. Our classes are designed to
teach you many moves and ways of combining
those moves so that you can show off at home
or out at the club with your friends in just a few short
I'm recovering from an injury, or newly pregnant. What
class would be right for me?
A: Always check with your primary care physician
before starting any dance class. When you get the ok, give
us a call at 585-747-3937 and your instructor will
recommend a class for just for you. We encourage all students
to speak of any injuries or pregnancy with the instructor
prior to the start of class.
Do you offer gift certificates?
A: Yes, you can purchase a gift certificate in any
dollar amount at the studio, or on-line.
Q: Do you offer refunds?
the event you need to cancel your reservation for a session
class prior to the start date of the class, a full
monetary refund is given.
After the class is in session, you are welcome to make up your
missed class another evening if available. We do not
refund or extend credit for unused classes during any session.
Do you have special occasion parties at the studio?
A: You bet! We offer a great alternative girls-night-out
for bachelorette parties, milestone birthday parties, book
clubs, mom's groups, among many other celebratory events.
class will consist of a brief warm-up, introduction
to the dance with signature moves and a mini choreography.
Your studio hosts help set a sassy "can do" attitude
with lots of encouragement and smiles. Don't forget the
camera for a picture worth a thousand memories! Parties
are held after
regular classes/ 7 days a week. A $50 non-refundable
deposit is required to reserve your party time and date.
The balance of $100 for Belly Dance
is due the day of the party. Just call the studio at
585-747-3937 to reserve your special event.