Hot Pot Studios is your home for alternative belly dance in the Sacramento area. Classes offer a healthy workout with great music and continuous movement. Fusing multiple dance and music influences, Hot Pot takes belly dance to a modern day level accessible to all. Amy Sigil, owner of Hot Pot Studios, has been offering classes in Midtown Sacramento since 2005 and trains dancers worldwide in her format.
6:30 - 8:00 pm Belly Dance 101 with Verbatim
$10 per class
Thursday class with Julie $5
We work it, so wear clothes you can move in and be comfortable, bring a water bottle and be prepared to sweat!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Fusion?
In Hot Pot Studios fusion classes, you will learn a combination, or small choreography, as well as have a workout isolating and layering areas of the body to fuse multiple styles of World Dance. Utilizing Sigil Style teaching format, fusion classes focus on drills, layering body isolations, and memorizing a small combimation to pul it all together.
What is UNMATA ITS?
ITS stands for Improvisational Tribal Style. This style of dance is a non verbal form of communication where groups can dance together using a specific vocabulary of movements communicating the timing and variations of the vocabulary. We like to compare Improvisational Tribal Style (ITS) to a language. When learning a new language, you have to learn the root words before forming a sentence. Because of the similarity in learning UNMATA ITS to learning a new language, we recommend that students complete the UNMATA ITS Level 1 vocabulary before taking other levels of UNMATA ITS classes at Hot Pot Studios.
WHAT IS SharQui Bellydance?
SharQui® is a 60 minute action-packed class combining the best elements of bellydance and traditional fitness into a total body workout that burns up to 350 calories per hour. Classes are designed with sections for breakdown, layering and drilling multiple movements so that by the end of class students have choreographed an entire bellydance performance. It’s an easy-to-follow format designed for all ages and levels of fitness and dance experience.
WHAT CLASS SHOULD I TAKE?
All Fusion and Bellydance classes are multi-level. We love new faces! Pick the day / time that works the best for you. ITS classes build on a vocabulary of movement, so we recommend starting with Level 1, which is Saturday 9:30 - 10:30 am.
What Should I Wear?
Wear something you can move and be comfortable in. We will dance the whole hour, so be prepared to sweat. Common gear is yoga pants, tank tops or sports bras. For your feet: barefoot, socks or dance shoes. Hot Pot has a hard wood floor, so no street shoes please.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
1614 K Street #1, Sacramento CA 95814. Midtown Sacramento is a grid. We are between 16 and 17 on K Street (between J and L) in the breezeway.
Where Should I Park?
Parking on the street in Midtown Sacramento is free after 6:00 pm. There are also garages within walking distance of the studio. You do not want to park in the lot behind the studio, as this is private parking and you will be towed.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.
6:00 - 10:00 pm UNMATA Rehearsal
6:30 - 7:30 pm Cardio Fusion
7:45 - 8:45 pm ITS Level 4
7:15 - 8:15 pm Bellydance Fusion
6:00 - 7:00 pm ITS Level 2
6:30 - 7:30 pm Belly Dance 101
08:30 - 09:30 pm ITS Jam
6:00 - 7:00 pm ITS Level 1
9:30 - 10:30 am ITS Level 1
11:00 - 12:00 pm SharQui Bellydance Fitness
Hot Pot Studios
1614 K Street # 1
Sacramento, CA 95814