Sahara Dance

Belly Dance Classes


Spring Class Schedule


January 6 - April 26 (16 weeks)
[H] Half Term classes: January 6 - March 1 (8 weeks)

** Beginner Belly Dance Classes **


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Class Location Day Time Teacher Cost Register
Raquettes ShimmyPop[P] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 8:30-9:30 pm Ebony $330
CLOSED
Raquettes Nadia[P] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 8:30-9:30 pm Jennifer $330
CLOSED
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 6:00-7:00 pm Melissa $160
Raqs Caravan East[P] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 8:00-9:00 pm Rachel / Chiaki $330
CLOSED
Raquettes Naima[P] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 8:30-9:30 pm Randa $330
CLOSED
Urban-Belly Dance Fusion Technique Central (Tenleytown) Wed 7:30-8:30 pm Ebony $295
FULL
Tabla III: Intermediate Tabla & Rhythms Central (Tenleytown) Sun 10:00-11:00 am Randy $295
CLOSED
Tabla II: Beginner Tabla & Rhythms Central (Tenleytown) Sun 11:00 am-12:00 pm Randy $295
CLOSED
Beginner II Technique Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 5:30-6:30 pm Rachel / Monica $160
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Silver Spring Tues 7:30-8:30 pm Farrah $160
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 10:00-11:00 am Rachel / Omoladun $160
ShimmyHIIT Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 6:30-7:30 pm Ebony $160
Raquettes Kitty[P] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 8:00-9:00 pm Melissa $330
CLOSED
Beginner II Technique Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 11:00 am-12:00 pm Rachel / Omoladun $160
Low Intermediate I Technique Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 10:00-11:00 am Megan $160
Raquettes Badia[P] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 7:30-8:30 pm Laura $330
CLOSED
Low Intermediate / Intermediate Technique Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 7:00-8:00 pm Melissa $160
FULL
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 6:30-7:30 pm Rachel / Monica $160
Intermediate / Advanced Technique Central (Tenleytown) Thur 7:30-8:30 pm Jennifer $295
FULL
Advanced Technique Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 7:00-8:00 pm Rachel $160
Raquettes Latin[P] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 6:00-7:00 pm Julie $330
CLOSED
Intermediate / Advanced Technique Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 7:30-8:30 pm Randa $160
Intermediate Technique Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 11:00 am-12:00 pm Megan $160
Developing Choreography Intensive (7 week/ 90 minutes)[*] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 6:00-7:30 pm Jennifer $250
CLOSED
Tabla I: Introduction Tabla & Rhythms (8 week)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 12:00-1:00 pm Randy $160
Aziza Performance (8 week)[P][H] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 12:00-1:00 pm Gretchen $165
Reda Performance (Int+)[P] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 11:00 am-12:00 pm Jennifer $330
FULL
Raqs Caravan West[P] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 8:00-9:00 pm Ami / Elysa $330
CLOSED
Intermediate / Advanced Tribal Technique Central (Tenleytown) Mon 7:00-8:00 pm Ami / Elysa $295
CLOSED
Intermediate Technique Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 7:00-8:00 pm Chiaki $160
Low Intermediate I Technique Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 8:00-9:00 pm Chiaki $160
Soft, Slow and Stretchy Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 6:00-7:00 pm Rachel $160
Low Intermediate I Technique Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 8:30-9:30 pm Laura $160
Advanced Props Fusion Performance[P] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 5:00-6:00 pm Julie $330
CLOSED
Beginner I / Beginner II Technique Silver Spring Tues 8:30-9:30 pm Farrah $295
CLOSED
Props Performance (LI+)[P] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 12:00-1:00 pm Megan $330
CLOSED
Modern Egyptian Combos (LI+) (8 week)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Thurs 6:30-7:30 pm Leilah Moon $160
Belly Dance Cardio (8 week)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 12:00-1:00 pm Leilah Moon $160



NO CLASSES:  Sunday, April 1 (Easter)

**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.

[*] Developing Choreography Intensive meets 7 weeks. Students perform at the Spring Hafla on Saturday, March 3 at the Sahara Dance Central studio. Class meets 90-minutes for 6:00pm - 7:30 on Thursdays: January 11, 28, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 4:00pm - 5:30 Saturday, February 24. See class description for details.

[P = Performance Class] Performance classes require simultaneous enrollment in a technique class. Prerequisites vary by class. Prerequisites vary by class. Performers will perform in the 16th annual "Under a Desert Moon" gala at American University's Greenberg Theatre. Mandatory technical rehearsal on Friday evening, April 27. Performances on Saturday, April 28. Please anticipate additional costuming costs.

[H = Half Term Class] Half term classes will run January 6 - March 1 (8 weeks).
2nd session half term classes will run March 3 - April 26 (8 weeks). Beginner I Aziza students get free admission (and the option to perform!) in the Spring Hafla on Saturday, March 3 at the Sahara Dance Central studio.

Payment Methods

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