Tarik offers two dance classes every Monday in Jersey City. Both classes are unisex and offer students of all ages and body types a fun, friendly, welcoming and supportive non judgmental environment that allows them to progress at their own pace.
#1. THE BETHUNE CENTER
140 Martin Luther King J.R Drv
Jersey City, NJ 07305
TIME: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
LEVEL: Beginner - Intermediate Beginner
*Center is closed on federal holidays*
PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM CLASS PRIOR
TO ARRIVAL OF 1ST CLASS
#2. GRASSROOTS COMMUNTITY SPACE
54 Coles Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
LEVEL: Beginner- Intermediate
TIME: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
PRICES: Various Class Cards
1 class: $25.00
3 classes: $55.00
4 classes: $72.00
5 classes: $90.00
6 classes: $108.00
10 classes: $180.00
12 classes: $216.00
*All class cards up to 6 expire after 2 1/2 months*
*10 and 12 class cards expire after 4 months*
PLEASE CALL 646-325-7541 TO CONFIRM CLASS
PRIOR TO ARRIVAL OF 1ST CLASS
1. How do I register for classes?
All you have to do is show up to class. After class you will give me your name, cell phone number and email.
2. What should I wear?
It's up to you. As long as it's comfortable and not restrictive. Footwear is optional, although socks are recommended as well as a scarf to tie around your hips.
3. Am I too large or thin to do this dance?
This is inherently a social dance. The movements are all based on the natural muscular and skeletal structure of the human body. As long as you are in good health there are no body type restrictions.
4. Am I too young/old to do this dance?
As stated before, this is a social dance. Traditionally people of all ages do it at family gatherings and all festive occasions. As long as a child is able to focus and pay attention, they are welcome. As long as you are able to walk and have no debilitating injuries you can attend no matter your age.
5. I'm a man. Is it okay for me to do this dance?
Although we are most familiar with professional female dancers, it is actually a social dance and is traditionally done by both sexes. Most dance traditionally happens not on stage by professionals in costumes but by ordinary people.
6. Is this supposed to be a sexual and seductive dance?
This is a social dance that is traditionally done in a spirit of fun and celebration. It is also an improvised form of personal emotional expression. If a person chooses to express themselves in a sexual manner that is their choice, it is not a prerequisite.
7. How long will it take me before I can dance?
That is entirely up to you, your level of skill, determination and how much you practice. There isn't any way to tell. However, from your 1st class you will be able to do at least a few basic movements. We suggest that you take your time and learn at your own pace, enjoy the process of learning. New students are also given a set of video mini lessons so that you can practice on your own time and of course, you are welcome to ask for explanations during class.