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Allston

TeacherClass infoLocation
Johara
617.922.3676
Johara Snake Dance Productions
See calendar, below, for the most up-to-date class information. Call for details

 

Amherst

Sahina
413.595.1119
Sahina Belly Dance
See calendar, below, for the most up-to-date class information. Studio 116
460 West St.

 

Arlington

TeacherClass infoLocation
Aslahan
781.859.9606
Tashkin Rhythms
See calendar, below, for the most up-to-date class information. Call for details
Sardis

781.475.9507
Instructor specializes in the use of props, including veil, zills, cane, sword, jug, fan, and plates. Training in individual and troupe performance. All levels and individual coaching. Pay by the class. Call for details.

 

Barnstable

TeacherClass infoLocation
Elena (Elaine Griffin)
508.888.2210 (eves)
Wednesdays
6:30 pm beginners
7:30 pm adv./performance
Cape Cod Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Barnstable Campus
Call 508.540.0611

 

Barre

TeacherClass infoLocation
Elizabeth
508.736.7577

Sacred Tribal Fusion Belly Dance

This unique belly dance class is a work out too! It will include toning exercises, belly dance choreography, yoga, and meditation. We’ll learn Tribal Fusion combos that will leave you feeling inspired! This class draws on the ancient roots of belly dance as a harmonious dance of women dancing together to celebrate life cycles. Astrology, Saging, Tarot cards & phases of the moon will be included.

These classes are appropriate for all levels—beginners are especially welcome. Contact Elizabeth at 508.736.7577 or elizabella9@gmail.com. Drop-ins $12.

The Listening Wellness Center
35 South Street

 

Berkley

TeacherClass infoLocation
Aurel
508.822.6449
Ancient Art Studios
See calendar, below, for the most up-to-date class information. Ancient Art Studios
590 Berkley Street

 

Beverly

TeacherClass infoLocation
Lulu Levona
419.463.2623
Spiraling Within

Belly Dance Foundations - This multi-level class will teach you the foundation vocabulary and technique needed for any style of belly dance. Classes will focus on stretching, strengthening, isolating movement and improvisational play. Combinations, choreography and prop work may be introduced. Perfect for all levels, with gentle guidance for those new to belly dance and challenging modifications for more advanced dancers.

See calendar, below, for the most up-to-date class information.

Revive Dance Xchange
260 Cabot St.

 

Billerica

TeacherClass infoLocation
Carolisa
978.937.7937

Zumba! (Beginners - all fitness levels)

Move, Groove, Dance & Get Fit! This FUN energizing dance-fitness workout burns calories, strengthens abs, core & lower body. Workout, Dance & Get Funky to a fantastic fusion of latin and world music including salsa, cumbia, bollywood & more. In the mix some of the best dance & party classics from each decade.. disco, funk, 80’s & pop to rock & reggaeton! Includes short segment abs & lower body on mats. Pre-registration required; space limited - register early!

Boston Rd/ Rte 3A. Email Carolisa for further info.
Carolisa
978.937.7937

Belly Dance with Carolisa

Have you ever wanted to try Bellydance? Make it a “night out” & bring your friends to learn this beautiful and joyous dance! You will be surprised how much you will learn in this intensive series for Beginners. We will learn moves from fast & fiery to slow & smooth and all the basics, including Veil work. Learn traveling steps, isolations, figure 8’s, flowing hands & arms, fast combos and layering, all set to a fantastic mix of world music. Improve flexibility, increase self-confidence & work all muscles (low impact). Dance off calories and have FUN in this friendly class! For women of all body types, fitness levels and ages.

Boston Rd/ Rte 3A. Email Carolisa for further info.

 

Boston

TeacherClass infoLocation
Sheila Eghbali
Iranian Dance Artists
Fall classes for adults and children Z-Spot
181 Mass. Ave, 2nd flr
617.338.7768

 

Bradford

Teacher Class info Location
Naharin (Nelda Laws)
978.374.6703
Group, private, and semi-private lessons for all levels. Learn folkloric and cabaret styles of Middle-Eastern dance for exercise, feminine awareness, performance, and fun, including a variety of techniques for zills, veil, sword, cane, and floor dance. Call for details.

 

Bridgewater

TeacherClass infoLocation
Amar Gamal
Amar Gamal
  • Basic Beginner Bellydance
  • Polishing the Basics
Maha Yoga Center
992 Bedford St.
508.697.3273

 

Brimfield

Teacher Class info Location
Attar Mellea (Whitney Irwin)
Attar Belly Dance
Middle-Eastern belly dance class Hitchcock Free Academy
2 Brookfield Rd.
413.245.9977

 

Brookline

TeacherClass infoLocation
Ki-ra Luna (Wendee Abramo and Lauren Shamitz-Crooks)
Facebook
American Tribal Style® FatChanceBellyDance Format

Discover the beauty of improvisation as you learn and drill movement vocabulary, combinations, and formations under FCBD® Level 1-3 curricula. E-mail Ki-ra Luna for details and class schedules. Location is accessible by MBTA and parking is available.

Brookline Academy of Dance
136 Westbourne Terrace



Shadia Tohme
781.461.0512
Spring session. Call or check online for current rates and schedule. Beginner and beyond beginner classes in raqs sharqi style in well-appointed studio. Parking and on T stop. Wear socks or soft slippers. Ongoing year-round 8-week session Brookline Adult Ed at Brookline High School
66 Tappan St.Email or call 617.730.2700 for more information or to register.

 

Cambridge

Teacher Class info Location
Carolisa
978.937.7937

Zumba! (Beginners - all fitness levels)

Move, Groove, Dance & Get Fit! Zumba plus short segment abs & lower body on mats. Wear comfortable workout clothing, clean “aerobic” or dance sneakers with minimal tread for sliding & twisting moves. Space limited - register early. Discount for taking both classes! Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm. New session starts 9/23. 7 weeks/$79. .Email Carolisa to register.

Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA
Carolisa
978.937.7937

Belly Dance with Carolisa

This is a fast-paced intensive series for beginners. We will learn all the basics, plus music interpretation or "dancing to the music", layering, and transitions. Veil work included. Zills optional if looking for an extra challenge or have taken this class before. Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm. New session starts 9/24. 7 weeks/$79. . Email Carolisa to register.

Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA
Johara
617.922.3676
Johara Snake Dance Productions
See calendar, below, for the most up-to-date class information. Call for details
Sardis

781.475.9507
Instructor specializes in the use of props, including veil, zills, cane, sword, jug, fan, and plates. Training in individual and troupe performance. All levels and individual coaching. Pay by the class. Call for details.

 

Chelmsford

Teacher Class Location
Heather Tullar
617.304.1914
American Tribal Style Belly Dance - ATS Level 1: Dance Fundamentals

Six-week session. Mondays 7:30 - 8:30 pm. Starts Sept. 26.No dance experience is required. Dress to move! You will need zills (finger cymbals) by week 3 (10/10). Contact Heather with questions, and to register. Heather is a Fat Chance Belly Dance certified instructor and Sister Studio. She is also director of Gathering of Muses Tribal Belly Dance Company.

Revolution Dance Academy
10 Kidder Rd. (off Rt. 110)
Heather Tullar
617.304.1914
American Tribal Style Belly Dance - ATS Level 2/3: Tribal Combinations and Beyond

Six-week session. Tuesdays 7:45 - 9:00 pm. Starts Sept. 27. For dancers who are comfortable with the Level 1 fundamentals and want to explore more ATS® movements and concepts. You must have completed Level 1 with a certified instructor to take this class. Contact Heather with questions, and to register. Heather is a Fat Chance Belly Dance certified instructor and Sister Studio. She is also director of Gathering of Muses Tribal Belly Dance Company.

Revolution Dance Academy
10 Kidder Rd. (off Rt. 110)

 

Dedham

Teacher Class Location
Shadia Tohme
781.461.0512
Private classes in Egyptian, Lebanese, and Turkish styles by appointment. Home studio. Call for details.
Phaedra
781.329.1484
Phaedra of Boston
See calendar, below, for the most up-to-date class and workshop information. Private lessons also available by appointment. Call for details

 

Falmouth

TeacherClass infoLocation
Elena (Elaine Griffin)
508.888.2210 (eves)
Thursdays. Beginners 6:30 pm. Intermediate/advanced 7:30 pm Cape Cod Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Falmouth Campus. Call 508.540.0611

 

Florence

TeacherClassLocation
Eliza Luminara
423.385.0955
Facebook

Tribal Props and Technique 101

Balancing, skirt work, group dancing, musicality, and technique focus! Connect your mind and body while having fun! [drop in friendly!] *3+ months Tribal or other dance style recommended*

  • 8-week session
  • Thursdays, Nov. 3 - Dec. 22; 7:00 pm
  • Session: $139; drop-ins: $20

Pre-register to reserve your spot by emailing Eliza.

Sun Studio
The Arts and Industry Building, Suite 245
221 Pine St.

 

Kingston

TeacherClassLocation
Elena (Elaine Griffin)
508.888.2210 (eves)
Beginner/intermediate classes. Tuesdays 7:15 pm Call for information

 

Leominster

TeacherClass infoLocation
Royah

Belly dance classes.

Academy of Dance Arts
54 Main Street (rear)
Royah

Online dance classes! See web site for more information about schedules and pricing.

Royah's Online Belly Dance Studio

 

Lowell

TeacherClass infoLocation
Penny Lima
Mill City Raqs Tribal

Mill City Raqs Bellydance
Tribal style Improv. Spring classes now forming. Level 1 Bellydance Basics and Improv: Thursdays from 7:30-8:30pm. 12 week sessions ($144.00). For more information, contact Penny Lima at 617.308.2378.

Mill City Dance and Studio of Performing Arts
1201 Westford St.

 

Medford

TeacherClassLocation
Nadira Jamal
Belly Dance Somerville
Belly Dance Level 1: Learn a variety of movements and traveling steps, but also performance skills, musicality, and history! The class is suitable for all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels, and for all ages preteen+ Although the class is held on the Tufts campus, you do NOT need to be affiliated with Tufts to attend. Register now at: http://www.BellyDanceSomerville.com/join-the-class/ Tufts University
161 College Ave. (room provided upon registration)
Sardis

781.475.9507
Instructor specializes in the use of props, including veil, zills, cane, sword, jug, fan, and plates. Training in individual and troupe performance. All levels and individual coaching. Pay by the class. Call for details.
LaReina (Lorraine Lafata)
617.763.4689
Embracing Aphrodite: Reclaiming Beauty and Empowered Sensuality Through Belly Dance
Intermediate level class. In this nine-week class series, using rhythm, visualization and the movement vocabulary of belly dance, we will refashion beauty in our own image and reclaim our right to embodied, empowered sensual expression. Working in safe space, we will learn to trust the power of our flesh, embrace our individual beauty and become fully loving and present in our bodies. Call or email instructor for specific dates and class pricing. To register: Send a check made out to Lorraine Lafata, 14 Kilsyth Road, Medford MA 02155
The Dance Studio
3163 Mystic Valley Parkway

 

Milbury

Teacher Class Location
Riena Ouellette Oriental Dance with Riena. Ongoing classes Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:00 pm. Bring a veil and zills Nick Cerios Kenpo Karate
81 Elm St.

 

Newburyport

Teacher Class Location
Leondunya
978.590.0974
Classes by appointment. Private and semi-private classes for groups, children, and adults. Introductory-intermediate Middle-Eastern and gypsy-style dance lessons by expert costumer/choreographer, experienced dance teacher and performer. Call for more information.

 

Newton

Teacher Class Location
Shadia Tohme
781.461.0512
Newton Adult Ed spring session
Newton North High School
457 Walnut St.
Email or call 617.559.6999.

 

North Attleboro

TeacherClass infoLocation
Imari
207.749.6412
For more information about Attleboro classes, call or visit Imari Belly Dancing.  

 

North Dartmouth

Teacher Class Location
Katia
508.993.7074
Ongoing private and semi-private classes by appointment. Located one hour south of Boston and 1/2 hour from Providence. Call for details.

 

Northampton

Teacher Class Location
Lisa Wall
413.320.1751
Challenging, joyful exercise and strength training using theatrical and improvisational dance. All bodies, sexes, genders welcome. Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00 pm Studio Helix (3rd floor Thorne's Marketplace)
150 Main St., #4

 

Rockland

TeacherClass infoLocation
Amar Gamal
See web site for more about Amar
  • Basic Beginner Belly Dance
  • Polishing the Basics
  • Continuing Belly Dance
Starlight School of Dance
331 Center Ave.
617.688.8991

 

Sandwich

Teacher Class info Location
Elena el Amar (Elaine Griffin)
508.888.2210 (eves)
Tuesdays 6:00 pm. Beginner Zills. Sandwich High School. Contact the Community School at 508-888-0053 or scslearn.org for info and registration.

 

Somerville

Teacher Class Location
Sardis

781.475.9507
Instructor specializes in the use of props, including veil, zills, cane, sword, jug, fan, and plates. Training in individual and troupe performance. All levels and individual coaching. Pay by the class. Wednesdays and Sundays Call for details.
Shadia Tohme
781.461.0512
Ongoing raqs sharqui classes.
Beginners 6:00 - 7:00 pm ($120)
Intermediate/adv - 7:15 - 8:45 pm ($180)
Center for Arabic Culture (Somerville Amory)
191 Highland St., Suite 6B
FMI: email or call 877.222.9740
Nadira Jamal
Belly Dance Somerville
See calendar, below, for the most up-to-date class information. Third Life Studio
33 Union Square

 

South Hadley

TeacherClass infoLocation
Aralia Pearl
513-4-ARALIA or 513.427.2542
Aralia Pearl Belly Dance

Mondays 6:30 – 7:15 pm
Sept. 12, 2016 - June 16, 2017

Aralia will be joining the Ohana School of Performing Arts for group beginner bellydance instruction. Bellydancing is one of the oldest dance forms in the world. Aralia will lead dancers in this body-positive class in the basic movements of this enchanting and super fun dance. Dancers will learn foundational movements, beginner choreography, and simple drills to practice at home.

Ohana School of Performing Arts
470 Newton St.

 

Swampscott

TeacherClass infoLocation
Tatiana (Tanya Shamray)
978.325.1256
Tatiana's web site

Sundays

  • 10:00 - 11:00 Group #2
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Group #1

All levels are welcome. Teaching classical belly dance, folkloric, fusions. Please call or email for details and which group is the best for you.

All About Dance
213 Essex St.
Swampscott, MA 01907

 

Tewksbury

TeacherClass infoLocation
Carolisa
978.937.7937

Zumba! (Beginners - all fitness levels)

Move, Groove, Dance & Get Fit! This FUN energizing dance-fitness workout burns calories, strengthens abs, core & lower body. Workout, Dance & Get Funky to a fantastic fusion of latin and world music including salsa, cumbia, bollywood & more. In the mix some of the best dance & party classics from each decade.. disco, funk, 80’s & pop to rock & reggaeton! Includes short segment abs & lower body on mats. Pre-registration required; space limited - register early! Thursdays 6:00 - 7:10pm. New session starts 10/2. No class 10/16. 6 weeks $70

Tewksbury Community Services. Email Carolisa for further info.
Carolisa
978.937.7937

Belly Dance with Carolisa

Have you ever wanted to try Bellydance? Make it a “night out” & bring your friends to learn this beautiful and joyous dance! You will be surprised how much you will learn in this intensive series for Beginners. We will learn moves from fast & fiery to slow & smooth and all the basics, including Veil work. Learn traveling steps, isolations, figure 8’s, flowing hands & arms, fast combos and layering.. all set to a fantastic mix of world music. Improve flexibility, increase self-confidence & work all muscles (low impact). Dance off calories and have FUN in this friendly class! For women of all body types, fitness levels and ages. Pre-registration required; space limited - register early Thursdays 7:20 - 8:30pm. New session starts 10/2. No class 10/16. 6 weeks $70

  • Mondays 6:30 pm. 6 weeks $55.
  • Saturdays 10:00 am.
Tewksbury Community Services.. Email Carolisa for further info.

Waltham

Teacher Class Location
Melina
781.588.3628
Moody Street Circus
See calendar, below, for the most up-to-date class information. 397 Moody St., 2nd floor

 

Watertown

Teacher Class Location
Johara
617.780.8890
Beginning Belly Dance 1 and 2 - See Brookline class description. New sessions upon request/availability. Abaka Armenian School for the Performing Arts
101 Bigelow St.
Shadia
781.820.5446 or 781.461.0512
Performance Classes with Shadia Classes will be geared for performance. Egyptian style. Zills, cane, rhythms, technique, folklore, classical and cabaret. Parking & near T Bus route

 

Abaka Armenian School for the Performing Arts
101 Bigelow St.

 

Worcester

Teacher Class Location
Hayam
860.918.4744
Regular Egyptian-style beginner/intermediate class Monday evenings 8:00 - 9:00 pm. Regularly taught specialty topics and choreography sessions; check for dates. Available for private lessons. Escape Aerial Arts
88 Webster St.
Riena (Marie Ouellette)
508.865.5536

Oriental Dance Class with Riena

This class is appropriate for beginner and intermediate levels. Private lessons upon request. Dress comfortably. Bring a veil and zills.

Nick Cerio's Kenpo Karate Studio
81 Elm Street
Millbury, MA (Near Worcester)

 

Yarmouth/South Yarmouth

TeacherClass infoLocation
Khadija
508.737.6021
Troupe Isis

Egyptian Style Middle Eastern Dance with Khadija

Weekly classes. New courses start the first week of every month
  • Beginners- Thursdays 6:00 pm
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  • Intermediate & Troupe - Thursdays 7:30 pm
Ballet Works
23 White's Path (Exit 8)
South Yarmouth