Below you will find a complete description of all the classes we offer at ZeoT. Currently only introductory, beginner & beginner/intermediate classes (plus Barre au sol / Dance Fit Workout) are in English. For higher levels please register in a German speaking class (all our teachers also speak English!).

Course duration: 8 weeks
Next course: KP4 2019 vom 24.06 - 18.08.19

Courses in English
Introductory classes
Beginner level (A1/A2)
Beginner/Intermediate level (A/M)
Barre au sol
Dance Fit Workout
Courses in German only
Intermediate level (A/M)
Intermediate level (M)
Advanced level (M/F)
Advanced level (F)
Special courses


introductory course (EN)

Our introductory courses are intensive and will certainly get you moving. In approximately eight hours we'll teach you the five basic oriental dance movements (isolations) and show you how to build on these new skills in the follow-up courses. We'll study the fundamentals of oriental dance: hip sways, pelvic tilts and twists, as well as sliding the pelvis and the chest sideways and back and forth. Furthermore you'll learn circles, eights and waves with the pelvis. We offset these basic moves with feminine arm movements and simple dance steps to short choreographies.  

No prior knowledge is required for the introductory course: simply bring an open mind, a love of music and loose clothing. We dance barefoot or in socks or light gym shoes and a hip scarf with tassels, coins or beads - if you have one. If not, we've plenty at ZeoT that you can use!

After you’ve completed an introductory course, you can sign up for one of the follow-up courses for the next semester. Free trials are possible in these courses (no need to register, just tell the teacher you’ve come to try out the class).

Introductory courses only take place with at least 3 participants. Please check with the school administration that the course you are interested in is taking place.



WEEKLY Introductory Courses

Price: 165.- (135.- with discount)
Duration: 6 x 50 mins / 4 x 80 mins

Monday // 18.30 - 19.50 // 01.07. - 22.07.19 ALIA // in English

Monday // 18.30 - 19.50 // 01.07. - 22.07.19
ALIA // in English

For weekly introductory classes in German please click here.


Course time: 13.30 - 16.30
Price: 165.- (135.- with discount)

20.07.19. & 21.07.19. // 13.30 - 16.30 LHAMO // in German

20.07.19. & 21.07.19. // 13.30 - 16.30
LHAMO // in German

17.08.19. & 18.08.19. // 13.30 - 16.30 LHAMO // in German

17.08.19. & 18.08.19. // 13.30 - 16.30
LHAMO // in German


Price 80 minutes: 260.- (220.- with discount)
Duration: 8 weeks
Next course: KP4 2019 vom 24.06 - 18.08.19


Belly dance BEGINNER Level (A1)

After you’ve completed one of our introductory courses (or if you’ve already learnt the basics elsewhere), this is the course for you! 

We will work on the basic isolations, adding them to step combinations and integrating arm and hand movements as you really begin to dance! You will have plenty of opportunity to practise the moves in one of our choreographies or even try your hand at improvisation.

Dive deep into the world of oriental dance and music as each course period we present you with a different style or theme. Recognising and learning oriental rhythms will help you to stay in time with the music and adds another dimension to your dance experience.


Belly dance BEGINNER Level (A2)

Once you are comfortable with the basic isolations and can do figure 8s with your hips (vertically and horizontally), belly undulations and some travelling steps, such as step drop or chassé, then you’re ready for a new challenge!

Normally it takes around 6 months to reach this level. You'll start to speed up your isolations, learning to shimmy with your hips, your knees or shoulders. You'll use more of the space with travelling steps or combinations in different directions and veil work will be introduced.

By now you can also recognise different styles of oriental music and can start to add expression to your dance. Experimenting with the expression of different emotions connected to the music can be a great way to relax and is lots of fun to do!


(one to two years dance experience)

Practising isolating your pelvis or upper body, combining them with steps, arm work or layering them with slow shimmies will keep you on your toes in this level! Learn to walk all over again, this time with ¾ shimmies, or the folkloric styles of ghawazee or hagallah or enjoy the dreamy art of veil dance. By now you'll be able to recognize many oriental rhythms and be able to keep in time with the music. Performing the choreography learnt in class in a group formation can add a new challenge and can help you focus on improving your technique, as you all try to stay synchronised with each other!

A1 Monday // 12.00-13.20 // starts 24.06.19. ALIA // in English

A1 Monday // 12.00-13.20 // starts 24.06.19.
ALIA // in English

A1 Monday // 18.30-19.50 // starts 24.06.19. LARISSA // in English

A1 Monday // 18.30-19.50 // starts 24.06.19.
LARISSA // in English

A/M Monday // 20.00-21.20 // starts 24.06.19. ALIA // in English

A/M Monday // 20.00-21.20 // starts 24.06.19.
ALIA // in English

A2 Wednesday // 19.00-20.20 // starts 26.06.19. LHAMO // in English

A2 Wednesday // 19.00-20.20 // starts 26.06.19.
LHAMO // in English

For beginner classes in German please click here. If you're looking for a higher level, please check our classes given in German (scroll down for descriptions of levels below). All our teachers can also speak English (and many other languages too!) and are happy to give explanations in English if needed! Just ask!


Barre au Sol (often called floor barre ) derives its name from the warm up technique in classical ballet, "barre".

This technique uses exercises which are modified to be done sitting or lying on the floor and are non weight bearing. This non weight bearing approach removes stress from the skeletal structure and the joints. Dancers often use this technique to improve their posture, strengthen their core muscles and enhance their precision, helping them make corrections to their posture that remain in their muscle memory for when they are standing-up. Whether you've always wanted to take a ballet class and thought it impossible, are afraid to go back to doing sports after an injury or are simply looking for a good healthy work out this class is for you. Taught by an experienced graduate of the National Ballet of Canada's Teacher Training Programme this class offers a way to correct posture and work-out while having fun and feeling good about oneself. 

Price: 220.- (180.- with discount)
Duration: 8 weeks
Level: open

Wednesday // 18.00 - 18.50 // starts 26.06.19. NINA // in English

Wednesday // 18.00 - 18.50 // starts 26.06.19.
NINA // in English


Dance Fit Workout

Get ready to hit the dance floor! Dancing is a whole-body workout that's lots of fun. It's good for your heart, it makes you stronger, and it'll help with balance and coordination. This Dance-Fit Workout features the science of interval training combined with dance choreography and strength training. The class is designed to give you the chance to get a full body aerobic workout and interval training plus perform strength and flexibility exercises.....and dance!!! A 30-minute dance class burns between 130 and 250 calories, about the same as jogging....and we'll be doing 50 minutes! Imagine that!

We'll lead you through a series of choreographed steps. The focus might be on the footwork, or leaps, turns, shimmies, and assured, whatever the focus it will engage the entire never know what we'll be doing....just be sure you'll get a really great workout!

Price: 220.- (180.- with discount)
Duration: 8 weeks
Level: open

Alia’s course “Dance Fit” is the perfect course for anyone looking to combine a strong workout that will make your muscles work with the fun of dancing to creative choreographies. This course offered me the chance to stay fit, enhance my physical condition and endurance, train my muscles with great exercises while learning cool dance moves. Alia’s energy and personality will make you have a lot of fun while pushing you to find your own strength and limits with the workouts. Having been a professional swimmer, I can only recommend this course to everyone who is looking to stay fit, strong and healthy!
— Hannelore Brandt
Tuesday // 11.30 - 12.20 // starts 25.06.19. ALIA // in English

Tuesday // 11.30 - 12.20 // starts 25.06.19.
ALIA // in English


Intermediate Level (M)

(two years or more dance experience) 


In this intermediate level class, the movements you'll learn become more 3 dimensional and can be combined with steps in many different directions and speeds. In addition to veil work, you can try your hand at dancing with other oriental accessories such as the cane, cymbals or even double veil! Alongside learning a choreography, more emphasis is placed on improvisation in dance. After practising regularly, with the help of your teacher to guide and correct you, you'll be surprised at how far you’ve come since you took your first steps in belly dance! Maybe you're ready to show your friends and family what you’ve been learning in class at one of our studio Haflas or our yearly show in a theatre in Zürich. Ask your classmates if they want to dance the choreography together that you’ve learnt in class.

To register, please click here.


(three years or more dance experience)

Wow! Look how far you’ve come! In this class we continue to work on isolations that are combined to ever more challenging combinations as you can easily identify many oriental dance styles, rhythms and forms of music. Choreographies or improvisation are danced with flowing transitions, a good awareness of space, musicality and expression. The choreography will be the same as in level M, but in this class more attention will be placed on refining the details of your dance art. Maybe beginning to perform will give you the impetus you need to push your dance to the next level!

advanced level (F)

There’s no stopping you now! After dancing regularly for around 4 years, you're probably ready to join an advanced class where your technique, expression and improvisation skills will be refined. If you’ve also been going to workshops during your training in oriental dance, you'll have seen how each dancer has her own unique style and way of dancing. Think about what type of music and dance form you enjoy most in belly dance and start to create your very own style.  

To register, please click here.