Welcome To 
BellyArtist Studio in Ocala, Fl

Learn the art of sword, fan, and skirt dancing thru the lens of community-based dance. 

If you enjoy learning, crafting, dancing, music, books, travel, and building friendships... then I want to meet you!

Originally from Middle Tennessee, I have studied BellyDance since 2004, performing with bands, at conventions, in festivals and music videos. I have studied a variety of styles and consider myself a Folk Fusion dancer. Through weaving my love of Group/Troupe Improv, Egyptian, Folkloric, Romani, Persian, Flamenco, and Latin dances, I hope to connect dancers together through the language of movement.

I have completed the following programs to continue my dance education:

  • Certified Level 1 Teacher of Global Caravan (T) BellyDance
  • Certified Global Caravan (T) Grooves Instructor
  • Dance Cohesion Stage 1 Teacher

In addition, I also run and ETSY shop selling LeoToes, a cushioned dance footie that allows you to spin and turn with ease.

It is my intention to encourage students to discover their unique talents and creativity while building the confidence to share it through dance. There are so many styles and teachers of BellyDance to experience. I can teach you the basics but the rest is up to you. I believe that through BellyDance, people can learn to accept and love themselves no matter their size, shape, or age.

New dancers, experienced dancers, non dancers, bad dancers, shy dancers, geeky dancers... All are welcome!

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Note: Classes are subject to change. Please contact me if you plan on attending a class.

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Read about our class offerings here  

Online

Prerecorded classes available online. Sign up at ApiaryDance.com (Also find Dance Journal printables, sewing tutorials, and future choreography sign ups)


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