Sahara Dance

Belly Dance Classes

Fall Class Schedule

September 7 - December 21 (15 weeks)
First Half Term classes: September 7 - November 1 (8 week)
Second Half Term classes: November 2 - December 21 (7 week)

** 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 $310
Raquettes Nadia[P] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 8:30-9:30 pm Jennifer $310
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 6:00-7:00 pm Melissa $140
Raqs Caravan East[P] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 8:00-9:00 pm Rachel / Chiaki $310
Raquettes Naima[P] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 8:30-9:30 pm Randa $310
Urban-Belly Dance Fusion Technique Brush Up (7 week) Central (Tenleytown) Wed 7:30-8:30 pm Ebony $140
Tabla III: Intermediate Tabla & Rhythms Central (Tenleytown) Sun 10:00-11:00 am Randy $280
Tabla II: Beginner Tabla & Rhythms Central (Tenleytown) Sun 11:00 am-12:00 pm Randy $280
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 10:00-11:00 am Rachel / Gretchen $140
Low Intermediate I Technique Brush Up (7 week) Central (Tenleytown) Thur 8:30-9:30 pm Megan $140
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 5:30-6:30 pm Rachel $140
ShimmyHIIT Brush Up (7 week) Central (Tenleytown) Wed 6:30-7:30 pm Ebony $140
Raquettes Kitty[P] Central (Tenleytown) Tues 8:00-9:00 pm Melissa $310
Beginner II Technique Brush Up (7 week) Central (Tenleytown) Sat 11:00 am-12:00 pm Rachel $140
Low Intermediate I Technique Brush Up (7 week) Central (Tenleytown) Sat 10:00-11:00 am Chiaki / Megan $140
Raquettes Badia[P] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 7:30-8:30 pm Laura $310
Intermediate Technique Central (Tenleytown) Tues 7:00-8:00 pm Melissa $280
Intermediate / Advanced Technique Central (Tenleytown) Thur 7:30-8:30 pm Jennifer $280
Advanced Technique Brush Up (7 week) Central (Tenleytown) Tues 7:00-8:00 pm Rachel / Chiaki $140
Beginner II Technique Central (Tenleytown) Thur 6:30-7:30 pm Laura $280
Raquettes Latin[P] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 6:00-7:00 pm Julie $310
Intermediate / Advanced Technique Central (Tenleytown) Wed 7:30-8:30 pm Randa $280
Intermediate Technique Brush Up (7 week) Central (Tenleytown) Sat 11:00 am-12:00 pm Chiaki / Megan $140
Developing Choreography: Creating a Stage Solo for Advanced Performers *[P] Central (Tenleytown) Thur 6:00-7:30 pm Jennifer $250
Tabla I: Introduction Tabla & Rhythms (7 week)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 12:00-1:00 pm Randy $140
Beginner I / Beginner II Performance[P] Central (Tenleytown) Sat 12:00-1:00 pm Rachel $310
North African Social Dance Sampler (7 week)[S] Central (Tenleytown) Wed 6:30-7:30 pm Leilah Moon $140
Khaleeji (Arabian Gulf) Dance Performance (7 week)[P] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 11:00 am-12:00 pm Leilah Moon $160
Raqs Caravan West[P] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 8:30-9:30 pm Ami / Elysa $310
Intermediate / Advanced Tribal Technique Brush Up (7 week) Central (Tenleytown) Mon 7:30-8:30 pm Ami / Elysa $140
Raquettes Tahia[P] Central (Tenleytown) Mon 7:30-8:30 pm Omoladun $310
Belly Dance Beats: Intermediate Rhythms Combinations (7 week) Central (Tenleytown) Mon 6:30-7:30 pm Omoladun $140
Soft, Slow & Stretchy Brush Up (7 week) Central (Tenleytown) Tues 6:00-7:00 pm Rachel $140
Belly Dance Cardio (7 week)[H] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 10:00-11:00 am Leilah Moon $140
Advanced Props Fusion Performance[P] Central (Tenleytown) Sun 5:00-6:00 pm Julie $310
Beginner I Technique (Zeina)[H] Silver Spring Tues 7:30-8:30 pm Farrah $140

NO CLASSES:  November 23 (Thanksgiving)

**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] All performance classes require simultaneous enrollment in a technique class. Level requirements and prerequisites vary by class (see website). Dancers will perform in the end of semester Sahara Dance Winter Caravan show at Sitar Arts Center on December 16. There will be two evening performances at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm with a technical rehearsal the day of the show. Please anticipate additional costuming costs.

*Developing Choreography Advanced Intensive: 6 weeks (November 2 - December 14, plus class on December 15 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm).

[H = Half Term Class] Half term classes will run September 7 - November 1 (8 weeks).
2nd session half term classes will run November 2 - December 21 (7 weeks).

Payment Methods

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