Group Fitness at Wayne State University

Mortt Harris Recreation and Fitness Center, 5201 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI

September-December 2016

Classes are free with your Rec Center membership!

Classes in Room 250

Mondays and Wednesdays: Strength and Stretch at 11:00 am, Beginner Belly Dance at 12:00 pm

Tuesdays and Fridays: Barre at 2:30 pm

Saturdays: Belly Dance Choreography at 11:30 am, Stretch and Tone at 12:30 pm, Barre at 1:30 pm


Join us to learn the ancient art of belly dance!

Belly dance provides a subtle workout that gently builds muscle, increases flexibility, improves posture, and builds confidence.  This ancient dance form is unique in its focus on control and intent, and the exploration of emotion, theme, and mood to infuse your performance with self-expression. 

All fitness levels are welcome—no experience necessary.  Wear comfortable clothing and get ready to have some fun!

For level 1, we will start with the basic isolations and movements, and end with a simple, choreographed dance! 

For level 2, we will attempt slightly more challenging variations, and end with an advanced choreography. 


The Union at Dearborn

780 Town Center Drive, Dearborn

The fitness center is located inside The Victors' Den -- see below for more location details.


6:00-7:00) Level 1 Belly Dance (basic technique and choreography)

7:10-8:10) Barre (Pilates-based bodyweight exercises for abs/back/shoulders/glutes/legs)

                    This class is moderate intensity with no joint impact/no jumping.



6:00-7:00) Basic Belly Dance (basic technique)

Please note, Wednesday classes will be by appointment only. 

Contact instructor at abida_blaze if you would like to attend.


6:00-7:00) Level 2 Belly Dance (advanced techniques, finger cymbals, choreography)

7:10-8:10) Strength and Stretch (30 minutes of full-body exercises, 30 minutes of deep stretching). 

                    This class is moderate intensity with no joint impact/no jumping.                                                                

Our 8-week session runs February 6-March 30, 2017:

Please note -- classes may be added/cancelled in response to participation/etc.

$10 drop-in for any class (Union residents pay only $5!)

$60 for an 8-week session of any class (Union residents pay only $30!)

$70 for an 8-class punch card (use 8 classes by March 30) (Union residents pay only $35!)

$120 for unlimited classes February 6-March 30 (32 classes/total!) (Union residents pay only $60!)

Union residents will be asked to show proof of residence -- make sure to bring your key fob.

Register online now, or cash/check in person.

Payment Options
Payment Options for Union Residents

How to find us at The Union:

The Union is located on Town Center Drive, which circles Fairlane Mall. 

From Evergreen, enter at the sign for Fairlane Town Center, and turn left onto Town Center Drive--look for TGI Fridays on your left, and turn into the parking lot with signs for "The Union". 

There are several brown brick buildings, and class is inside a building called "The Victors' Den"--a two-story building with tall vertical windows (you may be able to see the fitness equipment through the windows).

The fitness center is just to the right of the main entrance of The Victors' Den, and the door to our room might be locked.  I will be near the door before class to let everyone in, but if you get there before me or after class starts, you will need to ask someone at the desk for help--tell them you are there for class with Abida.  I will have my phone out, please call or text 313 506 3073 if no one is at the desk. 

Also, we have a portable door bell that I will put out after I arrive--look for a small off-white device on the ledge between the doors to the fitness center.  Push and -hold down- for about 2 seconds.


Group Fitness and Belly Dance Lessons