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January Classes and Events

Updated: Jan 13

Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year! Ring in 2023 with dance and movement classes. We're excited to present our studio recital on January 28th at 6:00PM. Come see our students, teachers, and guests perform! Bring the family!


Update on the studio covid-19 policy: While covid-19 is transitioning to the endemic phase, we've been masking and mindful of all members of the community (including the vulnerable). We will be amending the policy following the next couple of weeks after the holidays. Look for more information mid-January. Please message Sahra (mdmstudiopgh@gmail.com) with any questions or concerns. Thank you for all your support!


Check out our January class schedule! All classes taught by Sahra, except Beginner Belly Dance at 2:30OM on Sundays with Hakan. Registration and sign up information below (Scroll to the bottom for the Drop-in PayPal button):


Sunday Classes

Belly Dance 101 Sundays, January 8th - February 26th 12:30PM-1:30PM


Always wanted to try belly dance? In this series learn belly dance from the ground up. Specifically designed for beginners, you’ll learn the fundamentals of this rich dance form.This class will introduce you to various belly dance styles including Egyptian, Turkish, and fusion styles. Learn belly dance fundamentals, technique, history, music, and props. All levels welcome! This is an 8 week course. Cost is $110. Receive a $10 discount if purchased by January 5th. Masks are required.

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Beginner Belly Dance with Hakan

Sundays, January 8 - January 29th

2:30PM-3:30PM


Beginner Belly Dance with Hakan! A class focused on beginner level Belly Dance. Open to adults of all ages, genders, and skill levels. Students will learn techniques and combinations influenced by the Salimpur School, Maria Hamer, and Pittsburgh’s unique Fusion. Students are encouraged but not required to bring finger cymbals. Please dress in comfortable clothing that allows for a free range of motion. No refunds unless class is canceled by instructor. Cost is $60 for a 4 week session (one class is free!)/$20 drop-in

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Slow Flow Yoga

Sundays, January 8 - January 29th

4:00PM-5:00PM


Enjoy a gentle vinyasa flow style class. This series includes energizing sun salutes, a variety of standing poses, long stretches, breath work and relaxation. Awareness will be brought to breath and intention throughout the practice. We'll end with a body scan to deeply relax. This class is suitable for all levels. Students should bring their own mats. Masks are required at the studio. $60 for a 4 week session (one class free)/$20 drop-in

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Monday Classes


Belly Dance Drills and Technique

Mondays, January 9 - January 30th

7:00PM-8:00PM


Learn belly dance technique, mechanics, and sequences to build skills. Technique will be broken down and drilled. Students will be given options to progress and level up. Class starts with a mat conditioning sequence. Please bring your own mat. All levels welcome. No refunds unless class is canceled. Masks are required. Cost is $60 for the 4 week session (1 class free)/$20 drop-in

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Tuesday Classes

January 10-January 31, 2023

Belly Dance Level 1: 7:00-7:50PM

Join in on the fun and belly dance with us! Learn the fundamentals of classic belly dance style while enjoying an engaging movement experience. Each class you will be introduced to basic isolations, steps, combinations, and short routines. Discussion of history and styles of belly dance will be referenced. This class is perfect for beginners or those wishing to refine their technique. Class starts with a cardio warm-up and ends with a yoga cool down. Wear comfortable clothes such as yoga pants and a t-shirt and bring a water bottle. No refunds unless session is canceled by instructor. Opportunities to make up missed classes will be available! Cash, check, or PayPal accepted.

Belly Dance Level 2 Choreography: 8:00-8:50PM

Level 2 builds on material learned in previous classes. Students will learn more complex belly dance technique. This session, students will learn a unique fan veils fusion choreography. l Combinations will be drilled along with transitions, dance expression, and stagecraft. Class starts with a cardio warm-up and ends with a yoga cool down. 1 Year of belly dance classes is recommended. This course has continued from the previous month. Please contact Sahra to learn how to catch up on the choreography. No refunds unless class is canceled by instructor.


Masks are required in the studio.

Cost is $60 for 1 session/$110 for both Tuesday classes. Drop-ins are $20


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Workshops


Shimmytastic Drills and Combos

Saturday, January 7th

1:00PM-2:30PM

$25 in advance/$30 at the door


Ready to shimmy it up!!! In this class you'll be lead through an upbeat engaging warm-up, then lead through a series of drills to hone in on your shimmy. Finally, you'll learn an energetic routine combining a variety of shimmies including 3/4 shimmies and variations, hip shimmies, leg shimmies, shoulder shimmies, and more! Please register in advance to reserve your spot. Some belly dance experience will be helpful for this workshop. All levels welcome! Masks are required. No refunds unless event is cancelled by instructor.

Cost is $25 in advance/$30 at the door

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Studio Recital!

Saturday, January 28th

Doors open at 6:00PM

$15/children under 12 free




I'm very excited to invite you to Mosaic Dance & Movement's Studio Recital. Enjoy an evening of belly dance performances by the studio's talented students and special guests. We'll have light refreshments and open dancing after the show! Doors open at 6:00PM.


To keep all members of our community safe, we request audience members wear masks. We are grateful for your support!



Drop-in Class $20



One 4 week Class Session $60 (one class free/4 classes included)



Two 4 week Class Sessions $110 (2.5 classes free/8 classes included)






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