Sahara Dance

Belly Dance Classes


Summer Class Schedule


Full-semester: May 6 - August 24 (16 weeks)
[H] Half-term beginner & specialty classes: May 6 - June 29 (8 weeks)

** Beginner Belly Dance Classes **

Click here for the current *SPRING 2017* class make up schedule


Click the headers below to sort. Questions? Call (202) 362-4400

Class Location Day Time Teacher Cost Register
Raquettes ShimmyPop [P] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 8:30-9:30 pm Ebony $330
Raquettes Nadia [P] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 8:15-9:15 pm Jennifer $330
Prerequisites
Props Fusion Performance [P] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 5:00-6:00 pm Julie $330
Prerequisites
Raquettes Badia [P] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 8:00-9:00 pm Laura $330
Prerequisites
Raqs Caravan East Central (Tenleytown) Tues 8:15-9:15 pm Rachel / Chiaki $330
Prerequisites
Tabla III: Intermediate Tabla & Rhythms Central (Tenleytown) Sun 10:00-11:00 am Randy $295
Tabla II: Beginner Tabla & Rhythms (8 week) [H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 11:00 am-12:00pm Randy $160
Beginner I Technique (Zeina) [H] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 10:00-11:00 am Rachel / Gretchen $160
Beginner II Technique Central (Tenleytown) Sat 11:00 am-12:00 pm Rachel / Megan $295
Beginner I Technique (Zeina) [H] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 6:00-7:00 pm Rachel $160
Urban-Belly Dance Fusion Technique Central (Tenleytown) Wed 7:30-8:30 pm Ebony $295
Raquettes Kitty [P] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 8:00-9:00 pm Melissa $330
Prerequisites
Low Intermediate I Technique Central (Tenleytown) Sat 10:00-11:00 am Chiaki $295
Beginner I / Beginner II Performance [P] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 12:00-1:00 pm Megan $330
Intermediate Technique Central (Tenleytown) Tues 7:00-8:00 pm Melissa $295
Intermediate / Advanced Intensive (75 min.) Central (Tenleytown) Thur 7:00-8:15 pm Jennifer $370 FULL
Advanced Intensive (75 min.) Central (Tenleytown) Tues 7:00-8:15 pm Rachel $370
Beginner II Technique Central (Tenleytown) Thur 7:00-8:00 pm Laura $295
Raquettes Latin [P] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 6:00-7:00 pm Julie / Monica $330
Prerequisites
Intermediate Technique [T] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 11:00am-12:00 pm Chiaki $295
Tabla I: Introduction Tabla & Rhythms (8 week) [H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 12:00-1:00 pm Randy $160
Raquettes Samia [P] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 7:30-8:30 pm Monica $330
Low Intermediate III: Veil Technique Central (Tenleytown) Wed 8:30-9:30 pm Monica $295
Experimental Fusion: Technique (8 week) [H] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 12:00-1:00 pm Rin $160
Developing Choreography: Creating Belly Dance for Stage [PL] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 6:00-9:00 pm Rachel $330
Raquettes Tahia [P] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 8:00-9:00 pm Omoladun $330
Prerequisites
Int. Combos: Props Intensive [T] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 7:00-8:00 pm Omoladun $295
Belly Dance Workout: Fitness Combos! [H] Downtown (U Street) Tues 7:30-8:30 pm Ebony $160
Raquettes Naima [P] Downtown (U Street) Thur 8:15-9:15 pm Randa $330
Prerequisites
Beginner I Technique (Zeina) [H] Downtown (U Street) Tues 6:30-7:30 pm Ebony $160
Beginner I Technique (Zeina) [H] Downtown (U Street) Wed 6:00-7:00 pm Melissa $160
Low Intermediate I Technique Downtown (U Street) Wed 7:00-8:00 pm Melissa $295
Intermediate / Advanced Technique Downtown (U Street) Thur 7:15-8:15 pm Randa $295
Beginner I Technique (Zeina) [H] Silver Spring Tues 7:30-8:30 pm Farrah $160



NO CLASSES:  Tuesday, 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.

[H = Half Term Class] Half term classes will run May 6 - June 29 (8 weeks).
2nd session half term classes will run July 1 - August 24 (8 weeks) and will open for registration in June.

[P = Performance Class] Performance classes require simultaneous enrollment in a technique class. Prerequisites vary by class. Performers will perform in the Sahara Dance Carnival at 1st Congregational UCC Concert Hall, Washington, DC on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Some performance classes/ companies may have additional costuming costs.

[PL = Performance Lab] Students of Performance Lab classes will perform at the Summer Hafla with Shahrzad on June 17.
Developing Choreography: Creating Belly Dance for Stage requires:
1) Previous completion of Low Intermediate Technique class (or equivalent); and
2) Simultaneous enrollment in any Sahara Dance Low Intermediate I Technique class or above. Performers will perform in the Sahara Dance Hafla at Sahara Dance Central on June 17, 2017
*NOTE: Developing Choreography runs May 15 - June 17, dates and times vary. See here for the full schedule.

Payment Methods

Online transactions are handled by PayPal, but you don't need a PayPal account to register for class - any credit or debit card will work. Add the classes in which you plan to enroll to your cart by clicking the “Add to Cart” button for each and proceed to checkout by clicking on the “View your Cart” button. From the checkout screen you will be able to make changes to your registrations.

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