Belly Dance with Alexandra King
Dance is the fastest route to happiness! We want to show you how. From beginning to advanced classes for adults, Belly Dance with Alexandra King has a class that help you get fit, have fun and sore to heights of joy and inspiration you have never felt!
The School Mission
To make dance dreams come true by providing top notch instruction and performance opportunities to students in a safe, energetic environment. Students will learn all styles of belly dance and performance in a safe, fun, energetic environment.
Who We Are
Belly Dance with Alexandra King is Santa Barbara’s premier school of belly dance. After forty-two years of dancing professionally, multiple awards and a long and rich career in dance, Alexandra has fine-tuned the art of teaching dance so that others can benefit from her experience and make their dance dreams come true.
What We Offer
Students learn all styles of belly dance, Middle Eastern dance and performance skills. They get and stay fit, join other local community dancers, and have fun sharing the art of belly dance with their fellow dancers!
What Makes Us Special
CELEBRATING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO PERFORM COMARADERIE We value and congratulate Dance is a performing art and a Whether in class, rehearsal
success in any way – whether large part of the joy of dance in practice or on stage,
through trophies, learning is expressing yourself on stage sharing dance is fun and
your first dance or giving a great in the costumes, to the music, satisfying. Learning a move
performance. Personal achievement expressing yourself to the world! together, sharing a show together
comes in many ways and degrees and Nothing compares to the joy of or showing off a new costume
we applaud them all! movement to music! these are part of the fun of dance!
Alexandra King Method™
The Alexandra King Method is an organized, standardized and comprehensive system of teaching and learning dance in general, and belly dance specifically. All the essential elements of dance art and science are culled and blended with technique and the elements of culture and history in order to give the dancer a thorough understanding of and ability to dance, and, in particular to be a belly dancer. Each part of the dance and each style of the dance has clearly defined syllabus, class plans and end results, providing gradient levels and skills. Students progress from one level to the next with confidence and competence.
Dance for Performance
The school program focuses on dance as a performing art. All aspects of performance are taught including stage skills, make-up and costuming. Performance opportunities include class recitals (for busy students and amateurs), joining Crystal Indigo (the performance company for for dedicated amateurs) and our professional company, ONYX. We bring our unique and stunning shows to the local community. We present monthly shows at a variety of local venues. Some of our annual shows include:
The Avocado Festival in Carpinteria - October
Bi-Monthly shows at The Wildcat Lounge, producer, Beth Amine.
French Festival - July
Fiesta (Sunken Gardens and El Presidente) - July-August
Annual Soho Holiday Show - December)