Belly Dance Fitness with Tenth Muse Dance
Improve your overall fitness, have fun learning new dance art forms and connect with your inner muse. Join the Belly Dance Fitness classes and choreography workshops with
Tenth Muse Dance
Unique Choreography and Performances for All Levels
Tenth Muse Dance
Class instructors – Inaya Noire and Moirne – take you on a journey to connect with your inner muse. Specially created choreography workshops are offered in the months ahead of the spring show called Into the Light and also the fall show, Return to Shadows. Workshops welcome all levels of dancers – from beginners to advanced students.
Belly Dance Fitness Bloomington IL
Tenth Muse Dance is a Bloomington/Normal based studio focusing on delivering quality belly dance performances and classes. The driving force behind the studio is that we learn from and grow with our fellow belly dancers. Each dancer brings something different to the table and we all inspire each other to be the best dancers we can be. We are each “the tenth muse” in our own way.
Persephone’s Circle, Tenth Muse’s performance company, focuses on providing high quality, engaging belly dance performances of all types. They are available for weddings, bachelorette parties, corporate events, private parties (no bachelor parties), and both individual and group lessons.
The Beginner (Level 1) class focuses on laying the foundation of belly dance technique. We will break down the moves so they become natural and easy. You’ll learn how to isolate your hips, torso, and shoulders. We promise you’ll have fun and get a great core-focused workout. We’ll also talk about the history of belly dance, the benefits of belly dance, the many different styles and you’ll learn a short choreography.
The Intermediate/Advanced (Level 2) class focuses on taking the foundation of belly dance technique you already have and expanding it. It is expected that you have the skillsets from all four sessions of Beginning (Level 1) Belly Dance and have permission of the instructor before enrolling in this class. We will spend time refining the moves you’ve already got so they become natural and easy. You’ll also learn more advanced technique and focus on layering skills. We promise you’ll have fun taking your dance to the next level.
Inaya Noire, the creative director and head instructor for Tenth Muse Dance, has been belly dancing for over eight years. Her primary instructor was Sahira Zedare of Synergy Rhythm and Dance, located in Bloomington/Normal, IL. Inaya spent four years dancing in Sahira’s Zedare’s belly dance company the Synergy Sirens, learning and performing all styles of belly dance. She has also taken workshops with Zoe Jakes, Ariellah, Sonya of Chicago, and Mahira. Continuing her individual studies through Rachel Brice’s online studio, Datura Online. Inaya has been teaching belly dance for the last four years. She taught Level 2 and various workshops at Synergy RaD and continues to instruct Level 1 Belly Dance, Level 2 Belly Dance, Belly Dance Drills and various workshops at Tenth Muse Dance.
Inaya is also the director of Tenth Muse’s dance troupe Persephone’s Circle. Many of the original choreographies performed by Persephone’s Circle are Inaya’s.
Inaya has grown to love belly dance more with each passing year and strives to share its benefits with the community at large. She believes that belly dance is truly a universal dance because the dance form welcomes everybody – every gender, every age, every shape and every size.
Inaya focuses on providing a fun, safe, and welcoming class environment. Her classes focus on incorporating proper warm-up, technique, and cool-down to avoid injury. She also teaches a short choreography in the dedicated belly dance sessions so her students can see practical application of the skills they are learning. Inaya currently teaches all classes at Tenth Muse Dance. She also periodically teaches workshops on various topics and techniques. She believes that belly dance should allow us to support and empower one another and incorporates this philosophy into her classes, rehearsals, and own practice.