Sunday, January 19, 2020

Dance Away the Winter Blues

Saturday January 18th 12-3 pm

One of the most musical dancers of our time, the incomparable Aszmara shares her unique method of music mapping and understanding of music in an intimate setting.
With a minimum four people, maximum six, this 3 hour class we will learn to Map and dissect music (bring a piece to Map) and enjoy Tea and Cookies as we discuss this important growth as a musical dancer. $40

Please contact Aszmara for further details and location.

Sunday January 19th 6-8 pm

Wednesday February 5th- March 25th

Feel like an Egyptian movie star from the 1940's with this Golden Era of Bellydance workshop! 📽⭐💃
In this intensive 8 week bellydance course you will learn a full choreography and perform it at the SH.E.B.A showcase!
Space is limited so claim your spot now
✅ Brand new, unique choreography.
✅ Certificate of completion.
✅ Performance opportunity.
✅ 10% off regular weekly classes.
✅ Costumes provided for the show.
✅ Fun, welcoming community ❤.
Wednesdays, Feb 5th- March 25th
Only at
SHEBA Dance Programs (at Pearl Studios)
500 8th ave

Saturday February 8th-9th

Tribal Vortex Presents: The Night Sky

Get ready for a weekend of dance workshops! Tribal Vortex presents 4 dance workshops to accompany your showcase experience for a weekend to remember. Come and grow in your dance journey as you learn new skills from not 1, not 2, but 3 amazing dance teachers! Tribal Vortex presents dance workshops from Jo and Rose of the Lunachix and Tessa from Belly Set Go! all the way from Cortland, NY!

Workshop descriptions:
Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Tribal Bellies Studio located in the Body Dynamics fitness Center
1810 County Line Rd. Huntington Valley, PA
10AM- 11:30AM
Across the Floor with Tessa
We all can imagine the quintessential Belly Dancer in a low light night club draped in silk and captivatingly dancing on a dime. But what about when you have a whole big beautiful stage to fill? Do you have to tools to move yourself across the floor, seamlessly get from point A to point B without just looking like your walking? Work with Tessa as she teaches you fun foot patterns, undulating traveling combinations and the sassiest strut that take you sweeping across the stage.

12:30PM- 2PM
BIG Juicy Combos! with Tessa
Want to take your dancing up a level of lushness? Join Tessa as she shares some of her signature combinations. Sure to be packed full of exaggerated 8's, gyrating locks, rolling undulations and some drop kicks! If you're feeling like you want some ready made combinations that ooze sensuality and gush, this is the class for you!

Both Saturday Workshops - $90

Sunday, February 9th, 2020
Pennsylvania Dance Institute
1458 County Line Rd. Unit G Huntingdon Valley, PA
10AM- 12PM
BellyEsque with Tessa
All that Shimmies & Shakes: The Unconventional Jiggle
Come rediscover some of your favorite conventional shimmies with a new twist and some not so conventional (think thigh giggling, Tata tornadoes, booty flicking love) After we get all nice and loose we'll put our new tricks to test featuring them in some of Tessa's most over the top combinations that shine a spotlight on the graceful sensuality of belly dance with showgirl sensibility and sauce.

Partner Play (AKA #dancewifelife)
With Jo and Rose of the Lunachix
It takes two to tango. Two heads are better than one. All that jazz - it's true tho! The only thing more fun than dancing alone is with somebody else! Even if you are a soloist, this workshop will address creative choreography generation and clean technique. All levels welcome to learn some combinations that will rock with one body, or two, or seven. Come on Sunday for a little #dancechurch with the sometimes honorable Rose and Jo!

Both Sunday workshops - $110

Registration opens December 1st. Workshop fees are to be paid to Melissa via PayPal only. Please follow the link
Please indicate in the PayPal comments which workshops you are registering for. Confirmation email will be sent when payment is received.

Spots are limited so reserve yours today!

Sunday February 23rd

The CT Bellydance Salons are back! Join co-hosts Elisheva and Joy for this incredible evening of dance performances by Connecticut dancers, and their students. Expect diverse bellydance genres from fusion and theatrical pieces, as well as folkloric, cabaret, Danse Orientale and Raqs Sharqi.

Refreshments by local pop-up restaurants are available for sale, as well as adult beverages and AF/ Mocktails to enjoy during the show!

At the State House, 310 State St, New Haven, CT
Doors 4:30 pm, Show starts 5:00 pm

Door pricing as follows ~ TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE
Before Day of Show: $12.
At door: $15

Saturday March 7th

Thursday March 19 - 22

We are proud to celebrate our 10th year anniversary of ”Art of the Belly” Belly Dance Festival in Ocean City, MD

4 days packed full of intensives, performances and workshops from dancers all around.

For your learning pleasure workshops have been announced along with Intensives by DALIA CARELLA and ASHLEY LOPEZ on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Feel free to join our group for the most up to date information on the event.

Art of the Belly 2020 will feature:

Dalia Carella
Ashley Lopez
Simon Sako
Kami Liddle
Princess Farhana
Artemis Mourat
Maria Hamer
Brenna Crowley
Angel Bellydance
Casey Bond
Carmine Guida!!!

As always there will be prom style photos taken by the fabulous Stereo Vision photography and video footage of your performance by Candle Light Productions!!

The festival is held every year at:
Carousel Hotel
11700 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842

Saturday April 4th 

Gathering of the Tribes Presents Bright Star in the Night

Hosted by Neylan
America Legion Post 312
437 Newport Ave- Rt 123
South Attleboro MA 02703

Welcome back to Gathering of the Tribes and Bright Star in the Night!

2020 is just around the corner so it’s time to plan another year of fun, community and raising awareness for Mental Healthcare.

We have some great plans in the works, but for now dust off your calendar and save the date.


Take al la carte or packaged deals
Early Bird specials $35 per workshop or $90 for the day!

Workshop Listing (see Below for descriptions)
West African Dance with Shelby 1130 am-1pm
Fantastic Fans with Ameena 130pm-3pm
Dance the Heartbeat of Light and Shadow with Tempest 330pm-5pm
Flow Jam with Chad $15

Top it off with an incredible show Saturday April 4th were we bring light to Mental Health and Depression awareness. Raised funds will be donated to Butler County Hospital Outreach Program.

Doors open At
Show tba
Suggested Donation$15 at the door

West African Dance with Shelby

Shelby Jones Collett has been dancing her entire life. She’s studied many forms of dance as a young girl, but truly fell in love with the art of West African dance in 1998 in Montana! Since then, she has been living in Vermont where she’s studied with Sidiki Sylla and Seny Daffe of Burlington’s West African Dance troupe, Jeh Kulu. She owns her own dance and gymnastic school in Rutland, Vermont where she enjoys teaching all ages in gymnastics as well as Tribal Bellydance.

This workshop will be a journey of joy and storytelling as the style of West Africa Dance emotes all. Basic steps and isolations will be introduced, then a traditional dance from Guinea will be taught, danced and celebrated. Class will end with a circle of inclusion, honoring our connections to our drummer, ourselves and each other.

Fantastic Fans with Ameena :TBA

Dance the Heartbeat of Light and Shadow with Tempest

This workshop focuses on a balance between "light" and "dark" concepts - particularly sacred vs. daily movement, invigorating vs. calming - rooted in Arabic/folkloric dances from North Africa (Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, etc) and the Mediterranean. In this workshop, you will not only deepen your understanding of the folkloric dances we will explore - especially their key movements and music, but you will also take home with you practices and exercises that will energize and renew your dance! Suitable for all levels and styles of dancers. Please bring a 3 yard rectangular veil and water.

Tempest pulls from her visual arts background, literary tendencies, and global inspirations to create dance that crosses the boundaries of time and culture. Her compellingly artful performances exemplify her distinctively theatrical, unique, and expressive style that are rooted in oriental dance technique with a transcendent approach. Tempest's fascination with sacred and ritual dance lead her to bellydance over 20 years ago, and the exploration of Myth is an important and recurring theme in her work.
For more about Tempest visit her webpage

April 4th - 10th

APRIL 4-10, 2020

Mira Betz is coming back to Catskill in April of 2020 to teach a Solo Performance Intensive!


About this intensive:
A unique, versatile approach to the bellydance intensive, a week-long designed for experienced dancers, who are looking for inspiration from an artistic standpoint and who are interested in honing their ability to express through dance on stage. This intimate group exploration will stretch your notions of how dance can be striking on stage, and allow you to unlock new areas of creativity in your bodies and your mind. The seminar brings together many of the styles and forms from dance to theater which Mira has carefully integrated into an exciting, powerful, liberating approach to creation, including: personal expression, musicality, historical and contemporary contextual analysis, structured improvisation and choreography making tools, focused writing exercises and more.

This exciting extended intensive offered in the beautiful Catskill, NY will include an additional workshop in a professional theater with Mira and a lighting technician. They will cover lighting terms, color play and costuming, and how to utilize the lighting you have available to you to enhance your presentation on stage. The final culmination will include an optional public performance and a video of your finished piece (regardless of participation in the final performance). Mira creates a warm, supportive environment focusing on growth potential and risk-taking. It is for those enthusiastic about performing, working towards performance or wanting to take their performance skills to the next level.

Schedule (Subject to change):
*Saturday, April 4, 10am-4pm - Studio
*Sunday, April 5, 10am-4pm - Studio
*Monday, April 6, 10am-4pm - Studio
*Tuesday, April 7, 10am-4pm - Studio
*Wednesday, April 8 - 'Day off', lighting lecture in the evening
*Thursday, April 9 - History Day - 9am-5pm
*Friday, April 10 - Performance/Theatre Day

Additional information:

✮ Space is limited to 15 spots.

Rates for 35 hours of training:
✮ Early bird (Oct 15-Dec 15) - $800
✮ Regular pricing - $850
✮ Payment plans will be offered at an additional fee. Details will be provided closer to registration date.
✮ Rates do not include PayPal fees.

✮ Please keep in mind that no refunds are provided for this intensive. In the case where a registrant is unable to attend, they may sell their spot and notify the event organizer via email communication with the new registrant's email and name. Registrants may contact the event organizer to obtain a contact from the waiting list and the organizer will assist to the best of their ability. Keep in mind, however, that no guarantees can be made. Registrations are non-transferable within 15 days prior to the event.

✮ Additional information will be sent via email upon registration. Please feel free to contact Francesca with any questions or concerns in the meantime!