Sahara Dance

Workshops

We offer special workshops and master classes in addition to our regular instructional and performance classes. Workshops are selected to help students and experienced dancers alike broaden their dance training.

Upcoming Workshops

Master Class with Shahrzad Khorsandi:
Classical Persian Dance

Shahrzad Khorsandi

Persia, bordering Central Asia and the Middle East, is the home of Classical Persian Dance. This dance style is a fluid yet rhythmic dance form, which emphasizes the use of hands and wrists. The movement and positioning of the body reflect the rich and refined aesthetics of Persian.

The focus of this course is on the shape of the hands, movement of the wrists and feet, isolation and coordination of arms and legs, and capturing the Persian aesthetics in the body line. Nomenclature of the movements will be presented in Farsi (Persian language).

Pre-recorded Classical Persian music will be used in class.


Born and raised in Iran, Shahrzad has been passionately involved in dance since childhood. She studied Dance and Performance Art at the California Institute of the Arts, and she holds a BA in Dance, as well as an MA in Creative Arts from San Francisco State University. Her dance training includes Modern, Jazz, Ballet, West African, Afro-Haitian, Congolese, and an introduction to Senegalese, Balinese and Flamenco.

Drawing upon her deep familiarity of authentic Persian dance, her formal dance training, and her intrinsic knowledge of Persian aesthetics, Shahrzad is a pioneer in Persian dance and quite possibly the first to create a formalized dance vocabulary and structure for Persian dance, helping in the artistic development and dissemination of an art form that has been outlawed in Iran for the past three decades.

Her system includes the introduction of fundamental Persian body positions and movement, categorization and designation of nomenclature to movements, assembly of movement into choreographed phrases, and composition of dance pieces woven intricately with Persian music.

Date(s): Saturday, July 30

Time(s): 1:30-3:30 pm

Teacher(s): Shahrzad Khorsandi

Location: Sahara Dance Central

Cost: $55

Tangos por Fiesta

Magdalena

This workshop is dedicated to flamenco song, dance and guitar and how they support each other in the form of Tangos (said to have come from the sound of a drum, or “tan”).

This simpler rhythm - a 4/4 time signature - will give students a chance to learn the dance while listening to the singing, guitar and palmas with an open ear.

Flamenco “por fiesta” is the quintessential cante chico. It is improvisational in nature, performed spontaneously at weddings, festivals, parties and on the streets of southern Spain. The Tangos form is sensual and feminine. Put it together and you have the basics of Flamenco Puro!

Recommended with Cante Chico workshop on June 11.

Please note: flamenco shoes are not allowed.

Date(s): Saturday, August 6

Time(s): 1:30-3:30 pm

Teacher(s): La Magdalena

Location: Sahara Dance Central

Cost: $35

Massage Ball Stretch and Alignment

Lisa Johnson

The objectives of this workshop are to demonstrate and teach the use of massage balls for achieving deep tissue massage, acupressure release and overall body flexibility.

The focus will be on the neck, shoulders, spine and buttocks.

The outcome will be a rejuvenated body with improved range of motion for daily tasks, the restoration of athletic flexibility and a decreased propensity for injuries.

You will learn self-administered techniques for sustaining a healthy, flexible and pain free body.

    This workshop will include:
  • Circular warm up movements to promote flexibility based on therapeutic movement techniques
  • Stretching and strengthening of all regions of the body from the neck to the feet
  • Using massage balls of various sizes and firmness, in combination with movements to promote spinal flexibility and deep tissue release

Balls for the workshop will be provided and are available for purchase after the class. Please wear a tight fitted long sleeved top and bring a yoga mat.

Date(s): Sunday, Aug 14

Time(s): 1:00-3:00 pm

Teacher(s): Lisa Johnson

Location: Sahara Dance Central

Cost: $35

Master Class with Virginia

Virginia of Miami

Saturday, 1:30-5:30 pm: NEW! Oriental Opening

Set the stage with a charismatic and potent entrance that will be an instant crowd pleaser. This dynamic piece incorporates beautiful combinations with new and innovative musical interpretations to inspire you, the dancer!

Designed to delight and challenge each student, this choreography class includes intricate break down of technique with a focus on understanding the music. We will review a variety of emotional nuances taught in a manner in which everyone can grasp and incorporate into their own repertoire.

Change your range of motion by immersing yourself in this richly choreographed number!


Sunday, 12:30-4:30 pm: NEW! Balady Awady

Spend the afternoon with Virginia, learning the fundamentals of Balady with accordion! This latest sensation is a rich dance with depth of movement and expression.

Using one of her own choreographies and combinations, Virginia will teach you how to hear, see, and feel the music in a whole new way. This brand new choreography incorporates juicy down-to-earth Egyptian Balady steps with useful hints for the taksim section and build-up.

This style of dance is the hottest trend in belly dance today. Virginia will generously share a wealth of knowledge so you can perform a Balady or just appreciate the style with an enlightened sensibility!


Virginia has captivated a worldwide public with breathtaking performances, a dynamic presence, and a soulful interpretation of Oriental Dance.

Considered to be one of the most influential and sought-after performers, a gifted choreographer, and one of the most profound master instructors of this ancient art form, Virginia has been presented in the most prominent theaters and festivals across 5 continents and over 60 countries.

Incorporating innovative musicality and ingenious choreographic prowess, Virginia is known for constantly reinventing the dance.

She dares to elevate the dance to all new levels while staying true to its indigenous roots.

She has created 7 teaching DVDs, 2 theatrical productions on DVD, and 2 Oriental Dance Music CDs.

Oriental Opening

Date: August 20

Time: 1:30-5:30 pm

Cost: $130

Location: Sahara Dance Central
4433 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Balady Awady

Date: August 21

Time: 12:30-4:30 pm

Cost: $130

Location: Sahara Dance Central
4433 Wisconsin Avenue NW

 

Package Pricing: Saturday & Sunday: $250

Cancellation policy: Master Class registrations are nonrefundable. If you are unable to attend, you may sell or transfer your registration to another person. Please send us notice of your registration transfer.

*Out-of-town workshop participants may be interested in these nearby hotels: Days Inn or Marriott Courtyard

Parking: Street parking is available in the neighborhoods around the studio:
Fort Drive, Alton Place or Yuma Street (behind St. Ann’s Academy)
Please check parking signs for hour or zone restrictions

Introduction to Belly Dance

Introduction to Belly Dance

Voted the Best Dance Class in DC!

Discover the timeless beauty and joy of belly dance! Belly dance, or “raqs sharqi,” is a Middle Eastern dance form based on one of the oldest social dances in world history, originating in North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

As a social dance, belly dance is part of creative, joyful expression at festivals, weddings and celebrations. Belly dancing is a beautiful dance form and a great way to exercise. With movements stemming from the torso, hips and legs, it helps develop a strong core and contributes to an elegant and upright carriage. Belly dance is a timeless art form is practiced by people of all ages from all walks of life. At Sahara Dance, we dance to share in the transformative power of an ancient art form embracing femininity.

In this introductory workshop, students will learn basic technique including lifted stance and posture, shimmies, isolations, undulations and traveling steps. Class will also include a brief introduction to the history, context and philosophy of belly dance.

Celebrate femininity through an ancient, life-embracing art and find out why Sahara Dance has been voted Best Dance Class in DC for 7 years!

All levels are welcome. No prior experience necessary. This workshop is designed for students new to belly dance or new to Sahara Dance. Current students are welcome to bring a friend new to belly dance and join as well!

Date: Thursday, September 8
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Teacher: Rachel
Location: Sahara Dance Central
Cost: $20*
*Free for Sahara Dance Carnival! ticket holders!
See details and RSVP here.

Introduction to Zills (Finger Cymbals)

Ramona

Learn introductory finger cymbal technique, patterns and movement combinations. Designed to prepare students for Low Intermediate III: Rhythms with Zills, we highly recommended this workshop to students interested in zilling. This workshop is a great way to begin developing technical proficiency with finger cymbals.

This workshop is recommended for students who have completed Beginner II Technique. No previous finger cymbal experience is required.

Please bring your own finger cymbals (Saroyan recommended).

Date(s): Saturday, September 10

Time(s): 1:30-3:30 pm

Teacher(s): Ramona

Location: Sahara Dance Central

Cost: $35

Flamenco Movement for Belly Dancers

Magdalena Although flamenco’s roots are traced to Northern India, there are many influences which played a fundamental role in the development of Flamenco music. In recent decades, percussive feet have been front and center in Flamenco dance, but the history can be traced back even further to a dance characterized by signature ornamentation, flourishes, posture, and gesture. Since the 1970’s there has been a flurry of innovation fusing the Arabic and Flamenco forms.

Designed especially for belly dancers, in this workshop we forget Flamenco footwork to focus on the flair of Flamenco’s upper body. The Flamenco arm is powerful with resistance. Arm positions generally frame the torso and the head with curling and twisting motions accented by rotations of the wrists and articulate fingers. Between the ornate character of the arms and hands (“brazeo”) and the accentuated hips and pulse of the “marcaje” there is lots to learn… and without even stomping one foot!

Students will explore the mood of “Tangos” - a simple 4/4 rhythm which is playful and earthy, yet saucy and flirtatious. The word “Tangos” is said to have come from the onomatopoeia ‘tang’ which means ‘sound of the drum’. Tangos, and its accompanying dance, has an attitude that is conversational and inviting. Though the movements can be simple and accessible even to a novice, dancers at all levels will be challenged while also having fun and getting a work out.

“¡A bailar… ´Ole!”


When not teaching, performing, or choreographing in New York City, Magdalena trains in Andalucía with the legendary gypsy families of Farruco, Vargas, and Fernandez. Other influences are Seville natives Isabel Bayón and Pastora Galván, as well as Andres Peña and Alejandro Granados.

Inspired by her first mentors, Magdalena integrates her unique musical and educational training to create an exciting study program for all ages and dance backgrounds. She is a teacher at heart, dedicated to students and the excitement of learning.

Magdalena is best known for her traditional style which focuses on the musicality, grace, power, and rhythm of Flamenco. She has been inspiring audience members and students alike for over 15 years and was awarded grants by The Field and Fractured Atlas for her work as an individual performing artist. Magdalena can often be found dancing, singing, and playing “cajon” on the streets of her second home, Sevilla.

Date(s): Saturday, September 17

Time(s): 1:30-3:30 pm

Teacher(s): La Magdalena

Location: Sahara Dance Central

Cost: $35

Awesome Arms

Alyssum

Arms frame the belly dancer. They direct the audience’s attention and accentuate the rest of our dance.

In this class, Alyssum will introduce Persian Miniature framing, philosophy on how/where and why certain arm positions work better (or worse) than others, and guide you through drills and several frameworks of dancing with lovely arms. Shoulder shimmies will also be addressed.

Alyssum Pohl completed a four-month solo kayak journey down the Mississippi River last summer/fall. Her arms are more buff than they’ve ever been! Luckily, you don’t have to paddle thousands of miles to achieve elegant and beautiful armwork in your dance!

This class is best for the intermediate dancer. Beginner students who want to challenge themselves are welcome, and advanced students curious about Persian Miniatures and reviewing arm positions are also welcome.

Check out Alyssum’s TEDx Talk:

Date(s): Saturday, September 24

Time(s): 1:30-3:30 pm

Teacher(s): Alyssum Pohl

Location: Sahara Dance Central

Cost: $35

Belly-Indian Fusion

Lasha Nazira_Belly-Indian

Known for its sensual beauty and graceful, flowy movement, Odissi (a form of classical Indian dance from the state of Orissa) is often described as the representation of water in the body.

Drawing from the rich languages of traditional Indian dance styles including Odissi and Rajasthani folk, as well as more contemporary Bollywood-inspired aesthetics, this class combines the traditional with the modern to explore fusion of Indian dance with Egyptian-style cabaret belly dance.

Beginning with light yoga and stretching, practice formation of the hands, arms, and back as well as basic footwork. Learn short choreographies exploring pure dance as well as the mudras (symbolic gestures or poses used in Hindustani classical dance) and the meaning behind them.

Previous dance experience recommended.


Inspired by the passionate drama and intricate story lines of classical Indian dance, Lasha draws from this ancient vocabulary of traditional Indian dance forms to tell new stories. She is very passionate about learning new dance forms and finding new and innovative ways to celebrate and fuse different styles. A citizen of the world, Lasha’s dance training includes Odissi, Rajasthani folk, Egyptian cabaret, salsa, swing, and an introduction to flamenco and Nepali classical dance.

With a degree in Mathematical Economics from Brown University, Lasha combines her passion for dance with business know-how to serve as both a performer and Executive Director of The Kandake, a socially-minded dance company that tells modern stories and explores contemporary issues through the medium of traditional and folkloric dance styles. When not dancing, Lasha works on international development, social enterprise, and women’s issues.

Date(s): Saturday, October 1

Time(s): 1:30-3:30 pm

Teacher(s): Lasha Nazira

Location: Sahara Dance Central

Cost: $35

Master Class with Shahrzad

Shahrzad

Friday, 6:30-8:30 pm: Oriental Choreography

Delve into a detailed choreography to a classic Egyptian song and explore the layers of technique, musicality, and emotion that come together to express the music.

Friday: Oriental Choreography

Date: October 7

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Cost: $55 through September 1 / $65 after September 1

Location: Sahara Dance Central*
4433 Wisconsin Avenue NW


Saturday, 1:30-3:30 pm: Modern Egyptian Technique

Learn the movements and stylizations that give modern Egyptian dance its signature look and explore how the technique is adjusted to fit different musical styles.


Saturday, 3:45-5:45 pm: Egyptian Pop Choreography

Learn an upbeat routine to a new hit song straight out of Cairo! This choreography will be lightly structured so each dancer can focus on loosening up and having fun with the music.

Saturday: Modern Egyptian Technique

Date: October 8

Time: 1:30-3:30 pm

Cost: $55 through September 1 / $65 after September 1

Location: Sahara Dance Central*
4433 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Saturday: Egyptian Pop Choreography

Date: October 8

Time: 3:45-5:45 pm

Cost: $55 through September 1 / $65 after September 1

Location: Sahara Dance Central*
4433 Wisconsin Avenue NW


 

Package Pricing: Friday & Saturday
$150 through September 1 / $180 after September 1

Cancellation policy: Master Class registrations are nonrefundable. If you are unable to attend, you may sell or transfer your registration to another person. Please send us notice of your registration transfer.

*Out-of-town workshop participants may be interested in these nearby hotels: Days Inn or Marriott Courtyard

1001 Shimmies!

ShimmiesAn afternoon of coin-jingling, fringe-flying fun!

Add a hip shake to your step by learning a great new move for the dance floor, or just review this distinctive belly dance technique. Guaranteed to be a great workout.

All levels are welcome. Class is structured to be accessible to beginning dancers, offering modifications to challenge intermediate students.

Date(s): Saturday, October 15

Time(s): 1:30-3:30 pm

Teacher(s): Randa

Location: Sahara Dance Central

Cost: $35

The Sacred in Sexy

dIvInA kArInA A Sensual Sexual Healing of Self Experience

Through a variety of exercises, meditations, sister bonding group shares, movement, belly dance and more, we will both explore and release guilt, shame, judgments and beliefs around sensuality, sexuality and sex in a loving safe environment.

Goddesses will embrace the sacred within them and lovingly allow their sensual sexy to come forth fully.

Unleash your raw organic sexy self bE free, bE YoU BE


Karina is a transformational coach who specializes as a meditation teacher, therapeutic belly dance instructor and empowerment workshop and retreat facilitator. She is also a spoken word performance artist. Karina’s creative healing gifts combined with her theatrical background are instrumental in her teaching. Her extensive experience is evidenced by the numerous classes, workshops and retreats she designs and implements for both adults and children.

Karina began her study of spirituality, life coaching and meditation under the tutelage of Dr. Iyanla Vanzant at Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development in Silver Spring, MD where she received a Certificate of Completion in Spiritual Life Maintenance in June 2003. Karina is currently enrolled in the Training in Mindfulness Facilitation (TMF) program at the Mindful Awareness Research Center, Semel Institute of Neuroscience, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. Karina also practices with Insight Meditation Community of Washington and other enlightened instructors.

Captivated by the effects of healing through movement and dance, Karina has explored and studied movement improvisation, modern, salsa, journey, contact, trance and belly dance.

Date(s): Friday, October 21

Time(s): 7:30-9:30 pm

Teacher(s): dIvInAkArInA (Karin KARINA Wilkinson)

Location: Sahara Dance Central

Cost: $35

Curso de Compás (Flamenco Rhythm)

Magdalena











































BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Magdalena’s Curso de Compás helps all levels of Flamenco artists internalize the basic rhythms.

From finger snapping to foot stomping, the compás is the glue that holds Flamenco music, song & dance together.

In this lesson students will explore the various sounds that can be created organically without thinking too hard or counting… or even counting! We will review the different flamenco “palos” (styles) as well as rhythmical variations, remates, and the ever-mysterious contratiempo.

  • This workshop is accompanied by live guitar
  • Students are provided with handouts illustrating various rhythmic structures and their accents
  • lasses taught in both English and Spanish
  • Musicians and Aficionados welcome!
  • Audio recording of class is encouraged for home practice

Date(s): Saturday, October 22

Time(s): 1:30-3:30 pm

Teacher(s): La Magdalena

Location: Sahara Dance Central

Cost: $35

Muscle Technique: Belly Rolls and Laybacks

Alyssum

Learn how to access the snake in your belly, how to isolate like a pro, improve your abdominal strength and back flexibility for general well-being, and gain a deeper understanding about how your body works.

This class is appropriate for all levels. Beginners will lay a strong foundation for excellent technique; advanced dancers will be challenged to perfect your skills.

*Wear comfortable clothing, and please bring a yoga mat if you have one.*

Alyssum shares her extensive background in anatomy and physiology, her understanding of dance, and experience as a contortionist to help you improve flexibility, gain strength, and safely build muscle memory for belly dance.

Check out Alyssum’s TEDx Talk:

Date(s): Saturday, October 29

Time(s): 1:30-3:30 pm

Teacher(s): Alyssum Pohl

Location: Sahara Dance Central

Cost: $35

El Arte del Abaníco
~The Art of the Fan in Flamenco~

Magdalena

The fan is arguably the most dramatic and eye-catching of all flamenco props in modern day repertoire. It is used to punctuate movements or pauses… and to convey pride and power.

This class will introduce the basic technique of the Abaníco including: methods of opening the fan, correct grasp and maneuvering, proper and safe use of wrist… and last but not least, what to do with the other hand!

Students will learn basic choreography incorporating complimentary upper body movement.

Beginner and Intermediate levels are welcome, but there is no previous experience necessary! More advanced students can expect to learn new material and will have the chance to practice in class.

Fans available upon request, first come first served. Audio recording is encouraged; video taping not permitted.

Date(s): Saturday, November 12

Time(s): 1:30-3:30 pm

Teacher(s): La Magdalena

Location: Sahara Dance Central

Cost: $35

Master Class with Zoe Jakes

Zoe Jakes

Friday, 6:30-9:30 pm: Fire in the Belly:
A choreography wrapped in undulations, spirals and diagonal extension

A choreography to wake up the spine!

Undulations, flutters and diagonal extension all with the purpose of making transitions disappear. Fluid and sleek lines mix with the circular and infinite shapes of belly dance, with dynamic splashes along the way.

Using breath and the negative space around us, we will be chasing movement through the entire body and back again. The technique behind Zoe’s style of undulations and interior circles will be broken down for this workshop, as well a vigorous warm up to prepare for full body expansive movement.

Friday: Fire in the Belly (3 hours)

Date: November 18

Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

Cost: $95 through October 1 / $105 after October 1

Location: Sahara Dance Central*
4433 Wisconsin Avenue NW


Saturday, 1:30-4:30 pm: Divine Muse

The root of Eastern dance stylization lies in the transition, the inspiration before thought, and the effortless fluidity that is inspired by the breath.

This workshop focuses on the honey and molasses that is present in Indian, Balinese, and Thai dance forms. We begin with a short lecture about what ties these forms together, and the inherent differences that set them apart, and how to fuse them effectively with Tribal Fusion.

Peek into a completely different world of dance aesthetic, learning short dance phrases to explore the mysterious and timeless elegance of these stylizations.


Saturday, 4:45-6:45 pm: Fleet Foxes - strange layers and sleek extension

Layer with style…take that technique and make it work for you!

For these two hours, we will work on executing layers elegantly and smoothly. We’ll cover plenty of flow drills, and break down concepts to be accessible to all levels.

Saturday: Divine Muse (3 hours)

Date: November 19

Time: 1:30-4:30 pm

Cost: $95 through October 1 / $105 after October 1

Location: Sahara Dance Central*
4433 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Saturday: Fleet Foxes (2 hours)

Date: November 19

Time: 4:45-6:45 pm

Cost: $55 through October 1 / $65 after October 1

Location: Sahara Dance Central*
4433 Wisconsin Avenue NW


Sunday, 11:00-2:00 pm: Femme Fatale

Drawing upon the female characters found in the 20’s through the 70’s, we will use the inspiration their decade evokes to create dance phrases oozing with personality.

In this single class we will embody Showgirls, Flappers, Golden Era movie stars and Fossey dancers. This class includes several combos and we will be using group exercises to get theatrical!


Sunday, 2:15-4:15 pm: Zoe’s Book Of Shimmies

Non-Stop Shimmies!!!

Let’s work on huge hips and loose shimmies. We are going to explore lots of different styles of shimmies, and new ways of doing them. So whether you are new to belly dance, or looking for something to add to your repertoire, this is the workshop for you.

It’s all here: 3/4 shimmies, 4/4 shimmies, sharp and smooth shimmies, travelling shimmies, layered shimmies, timed shimmies and non-timed shimmies…WHEW! So..lets dance!

Sunday: Femme Fatale (3 hours)

Date: November 20

Time: 11:00-2:00 pm

Cost: $95 through October 1 / $105 after October 1

Location: Sahara Dance Central*
4433 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Sunday: Book Of Shimmies (2 hours)

Date: November 20

Time: 2:15-4:15 pm

Cost: $55 through October 1 / $65 after October 1

Location: Sahara Dance Central*
4433 Wisconsin Avenue NW

 

Package Pricing: Friday, Saturday & Sunday:
$370 through October 1 / $420 after October 1

Cancellation policy: Master Class registrations are nonrefundable. If you are unable to attend, you may sell or transfer your registration to another person. Please send us notice of your registration transfer.

*Out-of-town workshop participants may be interested in these nearby hotels: Days Inn or Marriott Courtyard

Master Class with Donna Mejia

Donna Mejia, Photo by Carrie Meyer

Save the Date: December 2-4
Stay tuned! Details coming soon.

Master Class with Mohamed Shahin

Mohamed Shahin

Saturday: Modern Egyptian Oriental

Brand new material! Choreography not taught in NYC or Miami. New, just for you!
Workshop includes a 30-minute break.


Sunday: Saidi Technique and Combinations

All new material (not previously taught in NYC or Miami!)
If you have a cane/assaya, please bring it! If you don’t have a cane/assaya, no worries. (Cane / assaya not required.)
Workshop includes a 30-minute break.

Modern Egyptian Oriental

Date: January 28, 2017

Time: 1:30-5:00 pm

Cost: $115

Location: Sahara Dance Central
4433 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Saidi Technique & Combos

Date: January 29, 2017

Time: 12:00-3:30 pm

Cost: $115

Location:Sahara Dance Central
4433 Wisconsin Avenue NW


 

Package Pricing: Saturday & Sunday: $220

Cancellation policy: Master Class registrations are nonrefundable. If you are unable to attend, you may sell or transfer your registration to another person. Please send us notice of your registration transfer.

*Out-of-town workshop participants may be interested in these nearby hotels: Days Inn or Marriott Courtyard

Heart of Belly Dance Retreat with Rachel Brice
Costa Rica 2017

Heart of Belly Dance Retreat with Rachel Brice
Blue Spirit, Costa Rica
February 11-18, 2017

Rachel Brice

Costa Rica Retreat with Rachel Brice: The HeART of Belly Dance
Put the world on pause to immerse yourself in an intensive yoga and dance retreat designed to rejuvenate your love for belly dance.

Don’t miss this unique tropical all-inclusive belly dance retreat, complete with:

* All-inclusive week-long retreat (room, meals, dance classes, yoga and Pilates)
* Daily technique, combination, choreography and yoga classes with Rachel Brice
* Q & A with Rachel Brice
* Wi-fi throughout the resort
* An epic swimmable beach with breathtaking sunsets
* Incredible salt water infinity pool
* Bonfire on the beach!
* The adorable, small surf-town of Nosara within walking distance (or short taxi ride)
* Baby monkeys!
* Salsa dance lesson
* Reggae night (in town)
* Heart of Egyptian Dance class with Rachel Kay Brookmire
* Creativity circle
* Closing hafla / dance party
* Available excursions including horseback riding on the beach, zip-lining, jungle adventures, surfing, Howler Monkey sanctuary
* Summertime in February!

This retreat is suitable for all levels, with individual attention to modify movements for beginners and/or challenge advanced dancers. A basic foundation in belly dance and/or yoga is strongly suggested.

* See details and register *

Private Lessons

For private lessons, workshops or parties, contact us.

Sahara Dance also offers other Special Topic and Brush-up Series Workshops. Find out more about our other upcoming workshops…