Studio

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.

Bellydance Fusion, ITS (Improvisational Tribal Style) and SharQui Bellydance Fitness classes offered Monday - Friday evenings, and Saturday mornings.  See our schedule and FAQs to find out more.  See you in class!

Class Schedule

Class Schedule

Monday

6:30 - 7:30 pm Bellydance Fusion with Sarah
7:45 - 8:45 pm UNMATA ITS Level 3 with Sarah

Tuesday

6:30 - 7:30 pm Intro to Bellydance Fusion with Shelly
7:45 - 8:45 pm UNMATA ITS Level 4 with Shelly

Thursday

6:00 - 7:00 pm UNMATA ITS Level 2 with Verbatim
7:15 - 8:15 pm Bellydance Fusion with Kari
8:30 - 9:30 pm UNMATA ITS Jam all levels with Jules

Friday

6:30 - 8:00 pm Belly Dance 101 with Verbatim

Saturday

9:30 - 10:30 am UNMATA ITS Level 1 with Catrina
11:00 - 12:00 pm SharQui Bellydance Fitness with Julia B.
12:30 - 1:30 pm "Baby wearing" Dance class with Shira Legalsi



$10 per class
Thursday UNMATA ITS Jam with Jules $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 BELLYDANCE FUSION?

Hot Pot Studios bellydance fusion classes feature isolating and layering areas of the body to fuse multiple styles of World Dance. In the end we will build a combination, or short choreography, based off of the workout.  Utilizing Sigil Style teaching format, bellydance fusion classes focus on drills, layering body isolations, and memorizing a small combimation to pul it all together.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS BELLYDANCE FUSION?

Hot Pot Studios bellydance fusion classes feature isolating and layering areas of the body to fuse multiple styles of World Dance. In the end we will build a combination, or short choreography, based off of the workout.  Utilizing Sigil Style teaching format, bellydance fusion classes focus on drills, layering body isolations, and memorizing a small combimation to pul it all together.

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WHAT IS "BABY WEARING" DANCE CLASS ?

The babies whole uterine existence is a "moving" experience, just like dance!  Let's continue that movement after birth and through fusion belly dance!  This class will help increase stamina.  This class is open to all levels.  It is recommended yur child be at least 24 weeks old and child must be able to support their head and neck.  Please make sure ot bring your own carrier to class.  Babies should be worn in a carrier that allows a tummy to tummy hold or a back carry.  Let's enjoy some baby wearing dance time together! 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OTHER QUESTIONS?

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.

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Instructors

Instructors

Amy

Wednesday
6:00 - 10:00 pm UNMATA Rehearsal

Instructors

Shelly

Tuesday
6:30 - 7:30 pm Cardio Fusion
7:45 - 8:45 pm  ITS Level 4

Instructors

Kari

Thursday
7:15 - 8:15 pm Bellydance Fusion

Sarah

Monday
6:30 - 7:30 pm Beginning Fusion
7:45 - 8:45 pm ITS Level 3

Instructors

April Verbatim

Thursday
6:00 - 7:00 pm ITS Level 2
Friday
6:30 - 7:30 pm Belly Dance 101

Instructors

Jules

Thursday
08:30 - 09:30 pm ITS Jam

Instructors

Natascha

Friday
6:00 - 7:00 pm  ITS Level 1

Instructors

Catrina

Saturday
9:30 - 10:30 am ITS Level 1

 

Instructors

Julia B.

Saturday
 11:00 - 12:00 pm SharQui Bellydance Fitness

Instructors

Shira Legalsi

Saturday
12:30 - 1:30 pm "Baby wearing" Dance class

 

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Hot Pot Studios
1614 K Street # 1
Sacramento, CA 95814

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