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July Classes, Workshops, and Events

Updated: Jul 21, 2023

Greetings dancers and friends! I hope you're having a great summer! Join us for some fun classes. Always wanted to try belly dance? Try our Pay What You Can Classes on Saturdays at 11AM (7/8, 7/15, and 7/22). We also have a special all month - your first belly dance drop-in at the studio is only $15. Just come to the studio and let us know it's your first class!

Studio owner Sahra is on another dance journey. She's excited to announce that she is in the cast of Jillina's Belly Dance Evolution Experience Wizard of Oz production in Portland, Oregon ( Sahra went through an extensive audition processes and is excited to be in the fusion ensemble and understudy for the wicked witch! She's offering a special deal on private lessons this month (yoga, belly dance, or fitness) to help her on this journey. Lessons can be done in-person or online. She's offering $5 off one private lesson, $15 of two private lessons, and $20 off three lessons. Lessons are regularly $65, so the discounted rates will be $60/$115/$175. Private lessons must be used within 6 months of purchase. Comment on this blog or send an email and we'll set you up with a lesson!

Check out all the upcoming classes below:

To purchase a drop-in for any class, click this button! Drop-ins are $20.

Saturday Classes

Brand New to Belly Dance

Pay What You Can Saturdays in July!

July 8, 15, and 22nd


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 session focuses on the the fundamental steps common in most fusion belly dance formats, isolations, shimmies, and how to play finger cymbals! Technique will be broken down in detail. This class starts with a cardio warm-up and stretching cool down. Suggested donation is $7-$20.

Monday Classes - Online Only

Fusion Flourishes Workshop

July 10th 7:00PM-8:30PM

Cost: $27 (PayPal Fee included - $25 cash/check)

Let's add some fusion flourishes to your dancing. In this workshop Sahra will lead you through technique drills and exercises to bring quintessential fusion elements to your dancing. This includes an earthy grounded presence, super slow movements, as well as faster pops and locks combined with contemporary elements. We'll bring everything together in short routine at the end of class. You'll receive a Zoom link after you register. No refunds unless class is canceled by instructor.

Wednesday Classes

Middle Eastern Drumming Fundamentals

July 5th - July 26th, 2023


$65 for full session/$20 drop-in

Crystal has been studying world music and Arabic drumming for over 10 years and is eager to share her knowledge. She will lead participants in playing the most common middle eastern rhythms. Each class will focus on one or two fundamental rhythms, leaving participants with the skill and tools to practice at home. At the end of 4 weeks you will be able to confidently play along at drum circles and develop a practice for self guided improvement.

Belly Dance Classes

July 5th - July 26th, 2023 (4 week sessions)

$65 for one session/$115 for two sessions

$20 drop-in

Belly Dance Basics - 7:00-7:55PM

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, and short combinations. History and styles of belly dance will be discussed. 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.

Beyond Belly Dance Basics: 8:00-8:55PM

Moving beyond the basics, this session integrates steps, combinations, and belly dance props! You'll also be introduced to rhythms commonly used in belly dance. Have fun learning engaging and joyful dance combinations. This class is perfect for adventurous beginners as well as intermediate students. No refunds unless class is canceled by instructor.

Thursday Classes

Advanced Belly Dance

6:30PM -7:30PM

$65 for series/$20 drop-in

This is an advanced belly dance class included complex drills, finger cymbals, advanced technique, and complex combinations. 3 Years progressive belly dance experience and permission from instructor is required. You may drop-in or purchase the full 4 week session. No refunds unless class is canceled by instructor.

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Jul 03, 2023

Hi Inga, thanks for catching that! Yes, there are classes in July starting this Friday. Website is updated. Thanks!


Inga Pearson
Inga Pearson
Jul 03, 2023

Hi there! I'm interested in the belly dance in the park session, but I has June dates. Is this available in July?

Thanks! Inga

Sahra Shimmies
Sahra Shimmies
Jul 04, 2023
Replying to

Hi Inga,

I hope you're well. Not sure if you saw my comment above. Yes! There are Friday classes in July. I updated everything! It will be great to see you!

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