Mosaique Center for Cultural Arts

Belly Dance and Persian Dance in Sterling, VA

 Screen Shot 2014-12-27 at 2.26.45 PM“I love this place, a lot of fun and you learn so much at every class. Katayoun is amazing!  If you want to learn about technique, or rhythms, or just love to move and dance, I recommend you check it out!”  Becky H. (Student Testimonials)

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 CLASSES

Winter 2015 Schedule

Winter 2015 Schedule

FEES:  Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

New Students:

Adults: $230 ($180 class tuition+$50 registration fee)

Minors: $210 ($180 class tuition+$30 registration fee)

Current Members: $180/10-week class session

Single Class Drop-in: $22/class

Discount available for multiple class registration. Email Katayoun with your class choices and request a customized Paypal invoice.

KatayounContemporary11Wed. April 8
Spring into Dance Celebration Workshop! (All levels)
6:30p – 8:30p

Let’s celebrate spring with dance! Explore the characteristic steps and movements of a variety of dance styles. Learn and practice hipnotic belly dance movements, including shimmies, undulations and dynamic combinations. Express yourself with the beautiful hand movements and sweeping gestures of Persian dance. Finally, put it all together in a joyous celebratory dance! All levels are welcome. If you are new to dance or new to Mosaique, this is a great introduction to the diverse cultural flavors that influence modern belly dance. Experienced students will have the opportunity to try challenging versions of the movements and concepts.

Register for Spring into Dance Workshop! ($30)


Spring 2015: April 13 – June 24 (10 weeks)

This session’s theme:

Staging & Storytelling: Learn Poise & Confidence Through Performance Skills

Current members, register here.

Intro to Dance in Sterling, VA Belly Dance Builds Body CofidenceADULT CLASSES

☺ Intro to Dance Movement with Katayoun, Tuesdays 5:45p – 6:40p, April 14 – June 16 (No previous experience is required)

-Learn to dance in a fun gentle format designed for absolute beginners. Even if you have never danced before, by the end of the session you will be dancing! In addition to universal dance skills, you will learn about the 6 unique aspects of belly dance that build body-confidence and fitness at any size, shape or age. In a gentle, self-paced format, you will learn muscle isolations, proper posture and alignment, dance positions and a variety of Middle Eastern dance movements, all in a fun step-by-step format.  You may wear whatever attire makes you feel comfortable and confident, as long as it does not restrict your movement or make noise (such as coin scarves or jewelry). Bare feet or socks are preferred. If you have foot problems, we encourage you to wear dance sneakers or ballet shoes. No street or tennis shoes. All ages, abilities, shapes and sizes are welcome!

Register for Intro to Dance with Katayoun ($230, includes exclusive member privileges)


Beginner Belly Dance Classes in Sterling, VA☺ Beginner Dance with Katayoun (New and Continuing Students), Mondays 6p – 6:55p, April 13 – June 22 (No class May 25)

-The most beautiful, accomplished dancer was once a beginner. Ideal for new and continuing adult students of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes, this class offers the benefits of dance training and conditioning in a fun, gentle formatExplore belly dance and Persian dance as you learn and practice the fundamentals of rhythm, movement, alignment and dance artistry. New music, moves and choreography are introduced each session. While no previous experience is required to join this class, students will continue to progress and enjoy this class for up to one year, or four 10 week sessions.

Register for Beginner Dance with Katayoun ($230, includes exclusive member privileges)


♥ Belly Dance ShimmyFit (Beginner/Multi-level), Wednesdays 6:30p – 7:25, April 15 – June 17

-This class offers great core conditioning as well as an aerobic element for a safe, gentle and energizing workout! Learn and practice the fundamentals of belly dance with dynamic drills and routines in a fun challenging, fast-paced format. Ideal for new and continuing adult students of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes. Bring water bottle. Ballet shoes recommended.

Register for Belly Dance ShimmyFit ($230, includes exclusive membership privileges)


Daytime Dance Classes in Sterling, VABallet with Nica (Beginner/Multi-level), Mondays 12p – 1p, April 13 – June 22 (No class May 25)

-Practice the fundamentals of dance movement and alignment with traditional barre exercises and center combinations. Ideal for new and continuing adult students of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes. Proper dance attire and shoes required.

Register for Ballet with Nica ($230, includes exclusive member privileges)


☺ Lunchtime Shimmy & Stretch with Katayoun (Beginner/Multi-level), Wednesdays 12p – 12:50p, April 15 – June 17

-Learn to dance, have fun and build body-confidence! This class focuses on the fundamentals of belly dance and Persian dance in a fun format.  Gentle and low-impact, this class is ideal for new and continuing adult students of all ages, abilities, shapes and sizes.

Register for Shimmy & Stretch with Katayoun ($230, includes exclusive membership privileges)


Belly Dance with AyperiBelly Dance Technique & Artistry with Ayperi (multi-level), Mondays 7p – 7:55, April 13 – June 22 (No class May 25)

-Take your skills to the next level. Explore storytelling through dance with the dynamics of movement and musicality. Ayperi will teach her signature combinations and share performance secrets. New and returning students who have minimum six months prior training and are proficient in belly dance basic vocabulary are welcome to join!

Register for Belly Dance with Ayperi ($230, includes exclusive member privileges)


Belly Dance with Katayoun (multi-level), Tuesdays 6:45p – 7:40p, April 14 – June 16

-Take your skills to the next level. In the spring session, we will explore musicality, rhythms and stage concepts through modern oriental combinations. Bring a veil. New and returning students who have minimum six months prior training and are proficient in belly dance basic vocabulary are welcome to join! With a dynamic curriculum that continually evolves with a wide range of dance styles, most students will enjoy and progress in this class for several years or more.

Register for Belly Dance with Katayou (multi-level) ($230, includes exclusive membership privileges)


Rhythm & Raqs♬: Drums & Finger Cymbals (multi-level), Wednesdays 7:30p – 8:25p, April 15 – June 17

-If you are hungry and eager to play the finger cymbals and learn more about belly dance music and rhythms, this is the class for you! Gain a deeper understanding of Arabic music, cultural context and choreographic concepts. You have a choice to work with finger cymbals or tabla/doumbek. In the spring session, we will explore rhythms and rhythm progression in drum solos and modern oriental dance music. Students must be proficient in basic belly dance movement vocabulary. Bring finger cymbals (zills) or doumbek (Arabic tabla).

Register for Rhythm & Raqs ($230, includes exclusive membership privileges)


Persian Dance Technique & Choreography with Katayoun (Interm/Adv), Tuesdays 7:45p – 8:40p, April 14 – June 16

Persian Dance with Katayoun in Sterling, VA-Persian Dance, originating in the Central Asian country of Iran, encompasses upper body fluidity, delicate hand and arm movements, along with expressive movements and energetic steps. From a foundation rooted in classical Persian dance technique, students explore the diverse flavors of social, folk and character dances while gaining flexibility, core balance, and improved posture. Students learn choreography, with optional performance opportunities, if eligible. In the spring session, we will work on a group Azari-style choreography for the stage using the frame drum as a prop. New and returning students who have minimum one year prior training in ballet, Oriental or Persian dance styles are welcome to join! These classes are fast-paced, challenging a required above average fitness level in order to participate. Students in these classes have the opportunity to develop solo and group performance skills. Ballet shoes required.  We will explore the dynamics of the stage, traveling steps, group formations, intricate footwork as well as dazzling turns and spins!

Register for Persian Dance with Katayoun ($230, includes exclusive membership privileges)


Modern Oriental Technique & Artistry (Interm/Adv), Mondays 8p – 9p, April 13 – June 22 (No class May 25)

-In the spring session we will explore musicality and stage concepts through advanced rhythms: York Samai, Samai Thaqil, and Masmoudi Kabir. Plus, learn how to dance to two classic Muwahashat songs that incorporate these Adv Oriental Dance with Katayoun in Sterling, VArhythms. This is a fast-paced performance-level class. Ballet shoes required. With a dynamic curriculum that continually evolves, students enjoy and progress in this class for several years or more. New students are encouraged to drop-in to the first class to determine if it is a good fit for you.

Register for Interm/Adv Oriental Dance with Katayoun ($230, includes exclusive membership privileges)


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Legend: 

Curriculum meets criteria for international certification from CID (International Dance Council)

 high energy, fast-pace

☺ gentle, low-impact, self-paced

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