Sahara Dance

Belly Dance Classes

Summer Class Schedule


May 2 - August 15 (15 weeks)


Half-term classes: May 2 - June 18 (7 weeks)


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Class Location Day Time Teacher Cost Register
Raqs Caravan West[P] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 8:00-9:00 pm Ami / Elysa $290
Prerequisites
Soft, Slow & Stretchy Central (Tenleytown) Wed 6:00-7:00 pm Rachel $260
Raquettes ShimmyPop: Sideshow Spectacular[P] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 8:00-9:00 pm Ebony $290
Raquettes Nadia[P] Central (Tenleytown) Thurs 8:15-9:15 pm Jennifer $290
Prerequisites
Raquettes Samia[P] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 7:00-8:00 pm Melissa $290
Raquettes Tahia[P] Downtown (Gallery Pl) Tues 8:30-9:30 pm Omoladun $290
Prerequisites
Raqs Caravan East[P] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 8:15-9:15 pm Rachel / Shahrzad $290
Prerequisites
Raquettes Naima[P] Downtown (Gallery Pl) Wed 8:30-9:30 pm Randa $290
Prerequisites
Raquettes Badia[P] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 8:00-9:00 pm Brianne $290
American Tribal Style (ATS) Performance[P] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 12:15-1:15 pm Eugenia $290
Beginner II Technique Central (Tenleytown) Tues 6:00-7:00 pm Jennifer $260
Muscle Technique (7 weeks)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 10:00-11:00 am Alyssum $140
Intermediate Tabla (Drum) & Rhythms (7 weeks)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 10:00-11:00 am Randy $140
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Downtown (Gallery Pl) Tues 6:30-7:30 pm Ebony $140
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 6:00-7:00 pm Brianne $140
Raquettes Latin[P] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 8:00-9:00 pm Monica $290
Beginner Tabla (Drum) & Rhythms (7 weeks)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 11:00 am-12:00 pm Randy $140
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Downtown (Gallery Pl) Wed 5:30-6:30 pm Melissa $140
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Silver Spring Thurs 7:00-8:00 pm Cecelia $140
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 10:00-11:00 am Various $140
Intermediate / Advanced Tribal Technique Central (Tenleytown) Mon 7:00-8:00 pm Ami / Elysa $260
Low Intermediate I Technique Central (Tenleytown) Wed 7:00-8:00 pm Brianne $260
Low Intermediate I Technique Downtown (Gallery Pl) Mon 6:00-7:00 pm Omoladun $260
Folkloric Performance: Moulid-Style Sampler![P] Downtown (Gallery Pl) Mon 7:00-8:00 pm Omoladun $290
Beginner II Technique Downtown (Gallery Pl) Tues 5:30-6:30 pm Ebony $260
Tribal Roulette Combos Central (Tenleytown) Mon 6:00-7:00 pm Gabrielle $260
Golden Era Egyptian Dance (7 weeks)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Thurs 6:00-7:00 pm Jennifer $140
Tribal Roulette: Carnival Edition[P] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 7:00-8:00 pm Gabrielle $290
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Thurs 6:00-7:00 pm Rachel $140
Urban-Belly Dance Fusion Technique Central (Tenleytown) Wed 7:00-8:00 pm Ebony $260
Intermediate Technique Central (Tenleytown) Wed 6:00-7:00 pm Ebony $260
Intermediate Technique Downtown (Gallery Pl) Wed 6:30-7:30 pm Melissa $260
Low Intermediate / Intermediate Technique Central (Tenleytown) Tues 8:00-9:00 pm Melissa $260
Low Intermediate I Technique Silver Spring Thurs 8:00-9:00 pm Cecelia $260
Beginner II Technique Central (Tenleytown) Sat 11:00 am-12:00 pm Various $260
Intermediate Technique: Zills Downtown (Gallery Pl) Tues 7:30-8:30 pm Omoladun $260
Low Intermediate I Technique Central (Tenleytown) Sat 12:15-1:15 pm Various $260
Beginner I / Beginner II Performance[P] Central (Tenleytown) Thurs 8:00-9:00 pm Laura $290
Low Intermediate I Technique Downtown (Gallery Pl) Thurs 6:00-7:00 pm Randa $260
Low Intermediate I Technique Central (Tenleytown) Tues 6:00-7:00 pm Melissa $260
Intermediate / Advanced: Props Sampler! Downtown (Gallery Pl) Wed 7:30-8:30 pm Randa $260
American Tribal Style (ATS) Technique Central (Tenleytown) Sat 11:00 am-12:00 pm Eugenia $260
Intermediate / Advanced Intensive (75 min.) Central (Tenleytown) Thurs 7:00-8:15 pm Jennifer $330
Intermediate / Advanced Intensive (75 min.) Central (Tenleytown) Tues 7:00-8:15 pm Rachel / Shahrzad $330
Beginner II Technique Central (Tenleytown) Thurs 7:00-8:00 pm Laura $260
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Silver Spring Tues 7:00-8:00 pm Ramona $140
Beginner II Technique Silver Spring Tues 8:00-9:00 pm Ramona $260
Authentic Expression (7 weeks)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 11:00 am-12:00 pm Alyssum $140
Waackin/Punkin (7 weeks)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 2:00-3:00 pm Esperonto $20
Drop-in only
House (7 weeks)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 3:00-4:00 pm Esperonto $20
Drop-in only


NO CLASSES:  Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day).
NO CLASSES:  Saturday, July 4 (Independence Day).

Note: Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable.
All classes expire at the end of the session, and do not carry over to a future session.

[P = Performance Class] Students will perform in the Sahara Dance Carnival on August 8 at Source Theater.
All performance classes require simultaneous enrollment in a technique class. Level requirements and prerequisites vary by class (see website). Please anticipate additional costuming costs.

[H = Half Term Class] Half term classes will run May 2 - June 18 (7 weeks).
2nd session half term classes will run June 20 - August 15 (8 weeks).

Payment Methods

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