Classes located at Downtown Dance Chico

Downtown Dance Chico

163 E. 3rd St.

Chico, CA 95928

Mondays 5:30-6:30pm - Intermediate Oriental Bellydance

This class is intended for our intermediate/advanced students, and admission is by instructor approval only.

Skills learned in Wednesday technique classes are utilized in new and interesting ways, with an emphasis on American Cabaret and Egyptian raks sharki styles of bellydance. 

Combinations may be written and taught on the spot. The secrets to layering may be revealed. You never know what will happen at Oriental class!

Mondays 6:30-7:30pm - Nebula Dance Company Rehearsal

Opportunities to learn Nebula Dance Company's repertoire will be available through our Choreography Series. Choreography Series classes and practice sessions will take place during this time slot. Students who participate in our Choreography Series will be invited to audition for a performance with Nebula Dance Company. 

When no Choreography Series is in session, Nebula Dance Company continues to rehearse their repertoire during this time for upcoming performances.

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm - Level 1 Bellydance Technique

Our classes progress from posture and basic movement to essential bellydance moves over the course of 4-6 weeks. Students who complete the Level 1 syllabus satisfactorily will be invited to progress to Level 2. 

New students are welcome continuously - we'll catch you up!

Level 2 and 3 students are highly encouraged to attend Level 1 class for further reinforcement of essential bellydance basics.

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm - Level 2 Bellydance Technique

Beyond the Basics (Level 2)

Intermediate Bellydance (Level 3)

Level 2 and Level 3 students come together to pursue a deeper understanding of American Tribal Style technique, group improvisation, and dynamic formation changes.  Level 3 students take these concepts to the next level with a focus on group leadership and musical interpretation. Further topics to be covered may include zills and dancing with props balanced on the head.

Class Cancellations

We do our best to keep our weekly classes consistently on the schedule, but every so often a holiday or an out-of-town event calls us away from the studio. Check out our class cancellations calendar below.



Monthly Session

Monthly Session

Come try out a class or two with us!

Single drop-ins: $12

Monthly Session

Monthly Session

Monthly Session

Ready to dive in?
Our monthly session offers our best deal!

1 month of 1 class per week: $40

Int/Adv Students (by inst. approval):

1 month of 2 classes per week: $70

Session expires one month from date of sale.

Sign up for 1 month at 1x/week now!

Class Cards

Monthly Session

Class Cards

Loving bellydance? Not sure if your weekly schedule will stay the same each week?
This option is for you!

5 classes: $50

10 classes: $100

Class cards can be purchased in person. 

Expires 1 year from the date of sale.

Private Lessons

We are also available for one-on-one training or small group lessons. 

Rates vary based on your wishes, lesson location, and the number of students in your group. 

Contact us at for more details!


Come try out a class with us!

Single drop-in: 

$12 + $0.65 PayPal fees

Don't want to pay PayPal fees? We'd be happy to take your payment by check or cash in person!

Drop-in purchase expires 1 week from date of purchase.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

1-Month Session

Ready to dive in?  Our monthly session offers our best deal!

1 month of 1 class per week:
$40 + $1.46 PayPal fees

Don't want to pay the PayPal fees? We'd be happy to take your payment by check or cash in person!

Session expires 1 month from date of purchase. 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Class Cancellations

Every so often, a holiday or out-of-town event will cause us to cancel class. 

Check here for those rare days that class is cancelled.

"No event found in current calendar"? That means there are no cancelled classes for the foreseeable future.

See you at class!

No upcoming events.