The PiperMethod™ is a comprehensive, structured,
and detailed belly dance training curriculum, developed using the systematic
organization of science education, and based on Piper’s two decades of
experience teaching dance.
In the PiperMethod™, each complex movement is broken down into its component parts so that beginners can start perfecting professional dance techniques from the very first class. Each level encorporates and builds on the previous level, so that basic steps become self-expression through dance. Each exercise and drill is designed to improve specific dance abilities through control, strengh, coordination, and isolation. Choreography teaches smooth transitions, music interpretation,
stage utilization, and dynamic presentation. In this way, dance built on a foundation of exercise and technique, blossoms into ability, grace, and talent.
The PiperMethod™ certification program is optional. Certification is not required for class participation at any level. However, certification is required for participation in Daughters of Rhea recitals and performances.
Because it gives a solid foundation of techniques that apply to all styles of belly dance, the PiperMethod™is
a great way to get started, even if you have no prior dance training.
The PiperMethod™ is also a perfect vehicle for more experienced dancers
looking to reach the next level with precision hipwork, layering, and
fluid full body articulation. The PiperMethod™ can take a dancer from novice
to professional, however, all students are encouraged to study with as
many teachers as possible in order to broaden their dance vocabulary.
Dancers who have trained with Piper perform with the following troupes/bands: