Sahara Dance

Belly Dance Classes

Voted Best Dance Class in DC!

Summer Class Schedule


May 5 - August 23 (16 weeks)
[H] Half-Term classes: May 5 - June 28 (8 weeks)
[H]Second Half-Term classes: June 30 - August 23 (8 weeks)

** Beginner Belly Dance Classes **


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Class Location Day Time Teacher Price Register
Raquettes ShimmyPop[P] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 8:30-9:30 pm Ebony $340
Closed
Raquettes Nadia[P] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 8:30-9:30 pm Jennifer $340
Closed
Beginner II Technique Central (Tenleytown) Tues 6:00-7:00 pm Melissa $305
Raqs Caravan East[P] Central (Tenleytown)Closed Tues 8:00-9:00 pm Rachel / Chiaki $340
Closed
Raquettes Naima[P] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 8:30-9:30 pm Randa $340
Closed
Urban-Belly Dance Fusion Technique (8 week)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 7:30-8:30 pm Ebony $170
Tabla III: Intermediate Tabla & Rhythms Central (Tenleytown) Sun 10:00-11:00 am Randy $305
Tabla II: Beginner Tabla & Rhythms Central (Tenleytown) Sun 11:00 am-12:00 pm Randy $305
Beginner II Brush Up[H] Silver Spring Tues 7:30-8:30 pm Farrah $170
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 11:00 am-12:00 pm Rachel / Omoladun $170
Beginner II Sallam Allay Performance[P] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 11:00 am-12:00 pm Gretchen $340
Closed
ShimmyHIIT (8 week)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 6:30-7:30 pm Ebony $170
Beginner II Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 10:00-11:00 am Rachel / Omoladun $170
Low Intermediate I Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 10:00-11:00 am Gretchen $170
Raquettes Badia[P] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 8:00-9:00 pm Megan $340
Closed
Intermediate Technique Central (Tenleytown) Tues 7:00-8:00 pm Melissa $305
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 6:30-7:30 pm Rachel / Monica $170
Intermediate / Advanced Technique Central (Tenleytown) Thur 7:30-8:30 pm Jennifer $305
Advanced Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 7:00-8:00 pm Rachel $170
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 6:00-7:00 pm Farrah $170
Raquettes Latin[P] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 6:00-7:00 pm Julie $340
Closed
Intermediate / Advanced Technique Central (Tenleytown) Wed 7:30-8:30 pm Randa $305
Intermediate Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 12:00-1:00 pm Rachel / Omoladun $170
Tabla I: Introduction Tabla & Rhythms (2nd session, 8 week)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 12:00-1:00 pm Randy $170
Zeina Performance (8 week)[ZP] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 12:00-1:00 pm Gretchen $175
Closed
Aziza Performance (8 week)[AP] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 12:00-1:00 pm Gretchen $175
Summer Fun Shaabi Performance (Int+)[P] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 11:00 am-12:00 pm Leilah Moon $340
Closed
Modern Egyptian Combos (8 week)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 6:00-7:00 pm Leilah Moon $170
Raqs Caravan West[P] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 8:00-9:00 pm Ami / Elysa $340
Closed
Intermediate / Advanced Tribal Technique Central (Tenleytown) Mon 7:00-8:00 pm Ami / Elysa $305
**FULL**
Intermediate Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 7:00-8:00 pm Chiaki $170
Low Intermediate I Brush Up[H] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 8:00-9:00 pm Chiaki $170
Mindfulness and Belly Dance (8 week)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 6:00-7:00 pm Rachel $170
Low Intermediate III: Props Sampler (8 week)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 7:00-8:00 pm Megan $170
Egyptian Folkloric Dance Sampler (2nd session, 8 week)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 10:00-11:00 am Mohamed Ali $170
Advanced Props Fusion Performance[P] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 5:00-6:00 pm Julie $340
Closed
Beginner II Sallam Allay Performance[P] Silver Spring Tues 8:30-9:30 pm Farrah $340
Closed
Belly Dance Cardio (8 week)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 12:00-1:00 pm Leilah Moon $170
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Silver Spring Thur 7:30-8:30 pm Cherra' $170



NO CLASSES:  Wednesday, 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 5 - June 28 (8 weeks).
2nd session half term classes will run June 30 - August 23 (8 weeks).

[HP = Half-term Performance class] 8 weeks

[ZP] Students enrolled in Zeina Performance classes will perform at the Sahara Dance Summer Hafla on Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 pm at Sahara Dance Central. Performance classes require simultaneous enrollment in a technique class. Prerequisites vary by class. Please anticipate additional costuming costs.

[AP] Students enrolled in Aziza Performance classes will perform at the Sahara Dance Summer Carnival on August 25. Performance classes require simultaneous enrollment in a technique class. Prerequisites vary by class. Please anticipate additional costuming costs.

[P = Performance Class] Performance classes require simultaneous enrollment in a technique class. Prerequisites vary by class. Performers will perform in the annual Sahara Dance Summer Carnival on August 25 at UCC First Congregational Church, 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. Please anticipate additional costuming costs.

Payment Methods

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