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This is a comprehensive teacher training program which certifies advanced and professional dancers using the Alexandra King Method of teaching.

The Alexandra King Method

The Alexandra King Method of teaching is an organized, standardized and comprehensive system of teaching dance in general, and belly dance specifically. All the essential elements of dance art and science are culled and blended with teaching technique including culture and history in order to give the dancer a thorough understanding and ability to teach dance, and, in particular to teach belly dance. Each level and style of the dance has a clearly defined syllabus, class plans and end results/goals, providing gradient levels and skills the teacher can use immediately. Teachers will be able to teach students at any level so that they will progress from one level to the next with confidence and competence. Some of the subjects the program covers are:

  • The Three Methods of Teaching                                                                                             

  • How to teach every style of the belly dance at every level                                                                                         

  • How to give examples and help students.

  • How to critique effectively

  • The fundamental principals of improvisation and choreography, such as design and music theory.

  • How to create a syllabus, format a class and create class plans. 

  • How to create combinations                                                                                               

  • Legal, Business and Marketing Information 

  • ....and much more



  • Must be an advanced dancer with at least three years of performing experience.

  • Must be familiar with both tribal and classic cabaret belly dance.

  • Must be able to play zills.



20 % Deposit at time of registration. Balance is due one month prior to the  training.

Early bird special: 10% off if paid in full at the time of registering. 

50% off for repeats.


Download the Application and submit it with your deposit. Send the application either by email or mail it and the deposit to:

Alexandra King, P.O. Box 868 Santa Barbara, CA 93102.

Pay deposit online at

*Lodging in Santa Barbara:

Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta

Motel 6 Santa Barbara (State St.)

Castillo Inn at the Beach

Air B N B Santa Barbara

*Please note: Santa Barbara lodging dries up quickly in the summer so make reservatiosn asap! 

Lodging in LA, (if the program is held there).

It seems you will get better rates by booking through a service rather than contacting hotels directly:

After visiting local hotels, our top recommendation, where cleanliness, safety & convenience meet affordable price when sharing a room, would be Embassy Suites by Hilton. Suites in this hotel can sleep 3-4 people - - 2 in queen beds and 1-2 in a pullout sofa bed. Please contact if you would like help finding roommates! Full breakfast is included, as is a cocktail hour with drinks/hors d'oeuvres. Wifi is free in the lobby but 9.95 per day in the room.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Los Angeles, Glendale - $157-$260; approx. 3.5 miles from DGLA
800 N Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 550-0828


If you want something a little more budget, but not quite as nice (still seemed clean and decent, but did smell a little smoky despite claiming to be a non-smoking building), you might choose the Days Inn Glendale.

Days Inn Glendale Los Angeles - $97-$120 - approx. 3.5 miles from DGLA
450 Pioneer Dr, Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 956-0202

For those of you who have never been to LA, or would like to stay somewhere trendy and unique, there are two options close by:

Los Feliz Lodge
A complex of 6 brightly painted bungalows/villas with outdoor patios, including free WiFi.
1509 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-4150

Hotel Covell
Stylish boutique hotel featuring 5 themed suites, plus a bar with wine, tap beer &small plates.
4626 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-4300

Lastly, if you want a low price above all else, this very inexpensive motel is about a mile from DGLA, and very close to local restaurants & shops, but we can’t speak to the quality of the rooms or experience.

Los Feliz Hotel - moderately priced - approx. 1.5 miles
3101 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 667-2567

Other Vacation Rental sites:
VRBO: (Vacation Rentals By Owner)

For questions call, text or email Alexandra: (805)687-8823.

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