Learn the art of sword, fan, and skirt dancing thru the lens of Belly dance fusion.
Mission: To create a group of community minded Belly dance enthusiasts.
If you enjoy learning, crafting, dancing, music, books, travel, and building friendships... (Belly Dance has it all)... then I want to meet you!
Originally from Nashville, TN, I have been a student Belly Dance since 2004, performing with bands, at conventions, in festivals and music videos. I have studied a variety of styles and consider myself a Modern Folkloric dancer. Through weaving my love of Tribal Improv, Egyptian, Folkloric, Romani, Persian, Flamenco, and Latin dances, I strive to inspire students to explore the creativity within themselves and to build the confidence to share it.
In addition, I own an Etsy shop selling LeoToes dance footies. I travel the country selling my footies at Belly dance festivals and I travel regularly to Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, and Gainesville to study with the best teachers central Florida has to offer, but alas it is not enough. I want to have a local group to share it all with. I'm not looking to create copycat minions of myself but strong creative independent women with their own style. There are so many styles and teachers of Belly dance to experience. I can teach you the basics but the rest is up to you. I believe that through Belly dance dancers can learn to accept and love themselves no matter their size, shape, or age. Come learn to love yourself with me.
New dancers, experienced dancers, non dancers, bad dancers, shy dancers, geeky dancers... All are welcome!
Note: Classes are subject to change. Please contact me if you plan on attending a class.
Please read the Class Guidelines here, before attending class.
Register for class here.
At Blissful Life Studio - 2100 SE 17th St. Suite 100. Ocala, FL 34471
7:15 pm to 8:15 pm - Beginners
Classes are on a sliding scale donation of what you can afford to give each week. Choose between $5, $10, or $12.
Unlimited Class Pass (at Blissful Life) Equivalent Donation: $60-80 per month. Includes all classes on their schedule.
Online Classes - Tribal Basics
If you are a current or soon to be BellyArtist student, this resource was created for you! A series of eight classes covering all the Basics you need to jump in and continue learning with us. Find eight beginner classes to get you started dancing with us . Visit apiarydance.com to sign up..
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Join the Student FB group BellyArtist Dance Students for up-to-date class schedule, times, and cancelations. (Note: Only students will be approved. Our FB group is for students of BellyArtist Studio in Marion County and surrounding areas to post videos and ask questions in a safe and up-lifing environment.
You can like the Studio page below to keep up with upcoming events.
Public Studio Facebook: BellyArtist Dance
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