Mirage offers the following classes, each of which is 6 weeks long and is conducted twice a semester:
The beginner class teaches the basic movements of bellydance, with an emphasis on isolations and muscle control. Beginner lessons form the foundation on which the rest of the classes are built.
The tribal bellydancing style focuses heavily on controlled movements. Its vocabulary draws from various dances throughout the world, including folk dances of the Middle East and Africa, and what is known today as cabaret style bellydancing. The first tribal class introduces the basic vocabulary, cues, and group formations of the American Tribal Style (ATS).
Tribal 2 (pre-requisite: Tribal 1)
Tribal 2 picks up from Tribal 1, introducing more moves, cues, and formations.
Tribal/Hip Hop Fusion (pre-requisite: Tribal 1)
This class puts the vocabularies of modern hip hop and tribal bellydancing together to create a seamless fusion of the two styles. This class focuses on dance concepts unique to both styles, such as isolations, muscle control, and pop-and-lock.
This class is rich in the shimmies typical of both Egyptian and American Cabaret styles of bellydance. Lessons in this class include basic layering, as well as isolations of more muscle groups.
Cabaret 2 (pre-requisite: Cabaret 1)
With more shimmies, more layers, and more isolations, Cabaret 2 builds on the difficulty of Cabaret 1 and introduces the use of the veil as prop.
This class incorporates various lessons that are not covered by the other classes, such as the use of zills, drum rhythms, the use of various props in bellydance, and musicality.