Sherena Presents

Bringing Structure & Style to your Bellydance  Classes

The Hip Curve Bellydance Instructor Certification

Why Hip Curve
 Sherena has over 21 years of experience in the Art of Bellydance - plus she has been instructing for over 10 years and is ready to help YOU create bigger classes , and more importantly keep them coming back for more.

I have traveled and taught in many different communities throughout the U.S. and there seems to be one common problem- a lot of you are attending workshops and coming home with one choreography and a few moves to teach students- then what? What happens after that material is learned?? We repeat the process- travel , learn , bring it home. Now there is nothing wrong with traveling to work with experienced instructors but we are missing a good solid learning foundation to start from. Hip Curve brings you a foundation to build your style from - to give your students a good base technique and along the way you can turn this into a wonderful second income!

Hip Curve is NOT a fusion certification - we are not combining yoga, pilates etc. You will be schooled in the ARTof teaching Bellydance! Below you will find a brief description of what you will learn as I walk you through each level of Certification. Everyone put your thinking caps on and tighten your hip shawl!

1.) Level 1 -How to instruct your beginner students such as Proper Form,Hip Technique,Upper & Lower Isolations, Level 1 choreography , troupe formations for beginning student performances Hip Curve Bellydance Aerobics (low impact)  -you will be introduced to my BALLET BOOTCAMP FOR BELLYDANCERS and SO much more!!

2.) Level 2 - We will delve deeper into technique- this includes hip technique, introduction to Drum Solo, the history of Bellydance where it began and how it came to America, combination memory drills- level 2 choreography - Hip Curve Bellydance Aerobics (high/low) class, as well as level 2 troupe formations.

3.) Level 3 - DRILLS, THRILLS, AND ZILLS! Zill drills -Advanced Hip Drills,  Level 3 Choreography- Drum solo Choreography, and we will work with a LIVE musician in class going over key rhythms  - as well as how to work with your students at this level of intensity - are they overwhelmed? Is there an area they are struggling with ? Troubleshooting techniques will help keep your students from getting frustrated and help them stay hip to the curve.


4. Level 4-  Complete overview of curriculum - Ballet Bellydance Bootcamp as well as Hip Drills for the advanced student- understanding fast and slow twitch muscle fiber reaction and how this effects your students- Zill review levels 1-4 along with combinations to teach students as they get more comfortable with zill playing, Hip Curve Bellydance Aerobics (high impact) class AND Last But Not Least a seminar focusing on MORE me time as an instructor- how to carve out that time to work on YOU - and wow your students as you take the stage.

Each level MUST be completed with a 20 hour certificate in order to advance to the next level. This certification program is designed to build through each level a clear and easy to follow curriculum that will keep students interested and challenged without feeling overwhelmed.
Levels 1 through 3 maybe completed in a weeklong intensive.


During this 20 hour weekend intensive, each instructor will be walked through how to instruct each level - this is intense and a lot of material - so note binders will be provided! No videoing will be permitted!

A helpful blog will be available for fellow teachers to post questions, or simply share in their progress.