A bit about the course

Have you started on your belly dance journey but want to add finger cymbals to the mix? This course is a great way to get started. Click the video below to learn more!


More Details

By the time you finish this course, you'll be playing basic rhythms on your finger cymbals while dancing through short combinations.

  • The first section of Beginner Finger Cymbals will be available on December 5, 2021. Each new section will be available to you once per week for four weeks.
  • As soon as you enroll, you will have access to introductory material that will show you where to purchase quality finger cymbals and how to prepare them for the course.
  • Once you have purchased the course it's yours forever! You can go back and review any part of it you like as many times as you want.


This course is organized into four sections plus an introductory section to get you started. We begin with the foundations of playing finger cymbals then dive right into the fundamental finger cymbal patterns used for belly dance.

Each section of the course includes detailed instruction, practice drills with movement, and a short belly dance combination incorporating finger cymbals.

  • A short lecture introducing you to finger cymbals
  • A shopping guide for buying your cymbals
  • Instructions on how to prepare your cymbals for playing
  • Video instruction and demonstration of all rhythmic patterns
  • Video instruction and demonstration of practice drills
  • Short and fun combinations that will have you dancing with your finger cymbals while you move
  • I am currently developing a follow-up course to this one which will be a beginner finger cymbals choreography. Current students get access to all the sneak peeks and pre-sale deals before anyone else does!

Elena B says...

My experience has been wonderful. Christina is in tune with each of the students and helps identify what will get us to our individual goals and make us the best dancers we can be. Best of all, we have a lot of fun achieving our goals.

Kathryn F says...

Christina does an excellent job of breaking down movement and explaining things both in terms of body and music (rhythm and timing). I love dancing with her and because she is always learning, her students always learn something new or understand belly dancing from a fresh perspective. 

Sue B says...

Christina's teaching style supports dancers where they are and takes them to their next level. The experience was, and continues to be, just what I need to succeed.  And all of this is accomplished with joy.

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Beginner Finger Cymbals Course

Buy now, learn forever!

This course is designed to run over four weeks so you will gain access to a new section each week with new cymbal patterns and practice drills until you've completed the course.

You will have access to the full introductory section and week one immediately upon enrollment.

Finally, once you've purchased this course, it's yours forever. You will always have access to it on the Teachable platform.

Are you all-in? Try the Beginner Belly Dance Bundle!

Are you so into the idea of learning to belly dance that you know you'll want more than one course? I've got good news!

I've created the Beginner Belly Dance Bundle which so far contains:

  • Belly Dance for Beginners
  • Beginner Belly Dance Choreography
  • Beginner Finger Cymbals

Soon I'll be adding a course on the adding finger cymbals to a choreography, creating interesting variations for performance PLUS a guide to basic costuming.

Right now the bundle is priced to save you $25 on the initial two courses. On December 5, the same day I release this course, the bundle price will increase to reflect the additional course.

BUT... if you enroll before December 5, 2021, you can get the bundle at the current price and any courses I add to the later are yours at no additional cost.

That means that you can now get the first two courses at a discount PLUS this course added for basically nothing!

Christina King, belly dance instructor

Hello, I'm Christina

I have had a complex relationship with my body since I was a pre-teen. I have had highs and lows, periods of strength and injury, and times when I'd lost all hope of feeling fulfilled with myself and comfortable in my skin.

When I began my own belly dance journey in 1993 I found something that was truly liberating. Something that resonated in my body and soul.

The more I learned about this dance and the culture from which it comes, the more I saw that this is a dance for everyone: younger or older, taller or shorter, thin or robust. There are no limits to who can belly dance.

I have been a belly dance instructor since 2003 and am a certified Datura Style™ instructor. I have also received certificates of completion in the first two levels of DanceCraft training with ambitions to take that further.

Though my emphasis is on fusion style belly dance, I have also studied the folkloric dances of the Arab world that evolved into what we know today as belly dance and I always seek to dance and to teach from a place of appreciation and respect of the source cultures.

When I dance, I feel strong, capable, content, and connected. When I dance, I love myself. I'd like to share that feeling with you, no matter who you are or what your story is.