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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I wear?

Wear clothing that you can move freely in.  Yoga pants, leggings, shorts, skirts (with shorts or leggings under cause we stretch), tank top, t-shirt, sports bra & crop tops.  You should feel comfortable & beautiful!


Where do I go?

Most classes and workshops will be held at the YCC Studio Brainerd (unless otherwise noted),

In Franklin Arts Center West Barber door, room 125. 


Do I have to know how to dance?

No, it's our job is to teach you!  No experience needed in beginning classes.  Everyone starts at the beginning and that's beautiful!  We specialize in supporting beginners all the way through advanced! 

What if class is canceled?

If class is cancel by the teacher, you will be notified via text and it will be rescheduled.  If class can NOT be rescheduled, student will be refunded.  If YOU cannot make it to class, please message Megg ASAP.  If over half of the group has to cancel, we will reschedule.

Do you offer online classes?

Currently all of Megg's classes are offered in person.  Online classes are coming soon!

Any Other questions?

Contact Megg here, I would love to help out!

BELLYDANCE!?!! I could NEVER do that!
There are so many myths and misconceptions surrounding the word Belly dance, and
here at MGS we want to set the record straight!


Myth: Belly dancers are Strippers
Nope! While we 100% support strippers, exotic and pole dancers, burlesque dancers,
and all other types of dancers, Belly dance is not stripping, or for sexual arousal of any
type. Belly dance has a long history, but the dance styles originated in North Africa and
the Middle East. (give a little more belly dance history here, how belly dance came to
the us and how long it's been performed here). Belly dance is commonly performed at
weddings, festivals, parties, and is a celebration of life and femininity. Belly dance is
now a huge genre with a wide array of styles and subgenre's, performed by all types

of people.

MYTH: Only skinny/femme/long haired/etc. people Belly dance
No ma'am! This dance style is for everybody. These dance styles originate from folk
dance - in other words, this is how you would dance in the kitchen with your
grandmother, it's how you'd dance at a party, everyone no matter their age, gender, or
body type would do these types of movements when the music came on. One of the
reason Belly dance has seen such popularity world wide is that it's a gentle
approachable movement form that is available to most body types and accessible to
pick up as an adult with no dance experience!


MYTH: I have to show my belly
Not at all. In class you can wear whatever is comfortable (we encourage yoga pants
and a tank top so that you can move comfortably). The common image of a
belly dancer in a sparkly bra and skirt is a western phenomenon particular to 60's and
70's American Cabaret style Belly dance. This is not a traditional costume, and is not at
all mandatory for dancers to wear. (Most Fusion Belly dancers do not wear this style of
costume at all!) If you do ever decide to perform, there are many beautiful belly dance
costume options that don't require a bare midriff. If you're just going to be dancing in
class, you can wear whatever feels good to you. And who knows, after dancing for a
while, you may just have a totally different opinion about your belly (we're sure it's

Got any others? We'd love to hear them! If you have a fear or concern keeping you
from stepping into class, we're here for you. Email us.

Ready for a little sample? Click here to try some movements for yourself at home!

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