FAQ



  • What should I wear? Do I need to bring anything?

    Wear whatever makes you feel beautiful and enjoy celebrating your body! Comfortable dance clothing such as stretch pants and a close-fitting sports/tank tops or t-shirts are recommended for dance technique correction. If you wear clothing that is loose (such as sweat pants or long t- shirts), the teacher will not be able to see if you are executing the movements correctly.

    A hip scarf is highly recommended to help see the movement as you develop those fabulous shimmies. Any shawl will do, though fancy hip scarves are available for sale at the studio. Please do not sit down in glass beaded hip scarves as the beads can easily break and end up cutting our feet. You can dance in bare feet, ballet or rubber-soled jazz shoes (no black-soled, street or hard-soled shoes please).

  • I would like to buy a hipscarf. Where can I buy one?

    We do not sell hipscarves at this time. Our best advice is to try http://www.ebay.ca. Prices range from $15 - $65!

  • What if I'm a beginner bellydancer with no experience?

    Belly 1 classes are perfect for the bellydancer with no experience, or no previous physical exercise. Movements will be low impact, light and most of all: fun to perform. You do not need any experience to attend these classes.

  • Can I try out a class before I sign up?

    Yes, you may join any one of our scheduled teaser or regular classes for free! You will learn what bellydancing is all about, learn foundation steps and see if you will enjoy our classes! Please email us if you are thinking of dropping in!

  • What if I have previous experience at another bellydance studio?

    If you have previous experience please contact the studio to discuss the appropriate class for you!

  • Is there an age cutoff to take bellydance classes?

    Absolutely not! Bellydance is perfect for teenagers, women and seniors!

  • I work shifts and am unsure of my schedule. Can I still register?

    We occasionally have class card sales that allow you the flexibility to attend classes when you can. Sign up for our newsletter, or check our Facebook Fan Page for more details and to stay updated on when these class card sales are valid!

  • What if I signed up but my schedule changed and I can no longer attend the session?

    If you find that you can no longer attend the session but you have completed your registration you must cancel 48 hours prior to the first class to receive a refund (less a $25.00 administration fee)
    ONLY EXCEPTION: If a medical condition or injury prevents you from completing your session, we will offer a refund based on a doctor's note outlining why the injury/condition affects your participation and the classes left in the set once we are alerted to the condition.

  • What if I miss a class?

    There will always be a chance to make up a class during the regular schedule. You will be honored one makeup class (if you purchased a regular class card). Classes cannot be carried into another session! Class Sessions are non-transferable and non-refundable. Classes are not valid after their expiration date.

  • What if the studio cancels a class?

    BellyFlow Fitness reserves the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment. Students enrolled will be given the option to transfer the class or receive a refund (less a 15% administration fee). Class cancellations due to inclimate weather or other events will follow the public school closings and will be posted on the homepage. Cancelled classes will not be rescheduled, unless otherwise noted. Extra make-up classes may be offered, however students are encouraged to attend any other class during the week.

  • Substitute Teachers

    BellyFlow Fitness reserves the right to have substitute teachers for classes, at a last minute notice. All instructors follow a weekly lesson plan so that classes will be uniform even in a substitute teacher is needed.

  • Do you offer refunds, exchanges or carryovers?

    We absolutely do not offer refunds, or exchanges between students. Carry overs may be available depending on any medical condition you may have.

** PLEASE NOTE: BellyFlow Fitness is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal property. The studio and its teachers are not liable for any injuries sustained during class or on the premises. BellyFlow Fitness reserves the right to bar any person from studio premises based on disruptive or dangerous behavior and/or management discretion.