Bellydance Kalamazoo

1350 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Member $99                                           Non-Member $114

Member $80                                       Non-Member $95

WEDNESDAYS - Member $99                                     Non-Member $114

Member $99                                       Non-Member $114

THURSDAYS - Member $ 99                                       Non-Member $114

Semi-Private Instruction

Ideal for 2-4 people, small group instruction is an opportunity for friends to share a more intimate dance experience with the instructor.  Great for performance coaching or for smaller Girls' Night Out events.


Call for group rates for 5+ people

Next 8 week Session Begins Week of September 11, 2017

Become a Member for Discounted Pricing!

Drop-in rate of $15/class (members only), unless otherwise noted.

Learn To Belly Dance!

Come learn the art of Middle Eastern Dance.  We work hard as your core comes alive and your mind is challenged.  Strength, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness are emphasized in our Fun, Supportive Setting.  An ideal low-impact workout, bring your friends and come ready to meet your inner dance goddess!

Turkish Fusion Choreographyw/ Kim
Wednesdays 8:15-9:15pm    Sept 13  - Nov 1

​​This fun and energetic choreography utilizes traditional Turkish and other middle-eastern movement. Paired with music in a traditional 9/8 rhythm, this class will be a whirlwind of an introduction to SASSY Turkish-style music and dance! We will spend a little time learning the rhythm first, then on to the movement. Dance shoes recommended for this choreo as there is a lot of turning. 

60 Minutes   Some middle-eastern dance experience helpful

Bellydance Level 2 - Traditional Stylew/ Sabrina

Thursday 6:00 - 7:30PM    Sept. 14 - Nov. 2

​For those who have mastered the skills presented in Level 1 and who have received permission form their instructor to move on.  We will be adding more to your repertoire.  Sabrina will guide you through new skills and expanding on the moves you already know. Veil work and finger cymbal technique will be included.  Please bring your own finger cymbals; there will be some available to borrow. 
90 Minutes    Instructor Approval Required

Children's Bellydance  - w/ Sabrina

Wednesday 6:00 - 6:30pm     Sept. 13 - Nov. 1

Expand your child's world with dance!  Open and appropriate for both girls and boys, we will
explore movements and music from the Middle East and North Africa. Traditionally, the movements 
that make up Bellydance are found in the dancing done in the home.  Dance and music are an important 
part of the culture and home life.  This class is focused on children aged 5-10.  Age exceptions possible with the approval of the instructor.

30 Minutes  Children under age 18 do not need their own membership as long as the responsible guardian is a member

~ Group Classes ~

Quality Instruction ~ Limited Space

Personal Attention ~ Fun!

​~ Private Lessons Available (scroll down) ~

Bellydance Level 3&4 - Traditional Stylew/ Sabrina

Tuesday 7:45 - 9:15pm     Sept 12 - Oct 31

​This class is with instructor permission only.  Satisfactory mastery of the skills presented in Level 1 and Level 2 are required.  We will be adding to our movement repertoire while exploring our individual style, expression, performance techniques and improvisation..
90 Minutes    Instructor Approval Required

Private & Semi-Private Instruction

Move Your Dance to the Next Level with Private Coaching
Limited slots available.  Call 269-808-7257 to schedule.

Private Instruction

Offers concentrated sessions that will be individually tailored to meet specific needs of the student.


Introduction to ATS - w/ Patty
 Mondays 7:00 - 8:00pm    Sept 11  - Oct 30

What is tribal bellydance?  It's an American innovation!  It has it's roots in American Tribal Style (ATS) bellydance developed by Carolena Nerriccio-Bohlman of Fat Chance Bellydance, which has North African, Middle Eastern, Flamenco and Classical Indian influences.  We will drill basic ATS movements for muscle memory with an emphasis on proper posture.  A simple introduction to finger cymbals (zills) will also be taught so that students become familiar with playing and dancing at the same time.  We will talk about costuming, music, and resources that can be found online.  All ages are welcome, and no previous dance experience is required.  Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a hip wrap to wear.  No street shoes are worn during class.

60 Minutes    Pre-requisite: At least one session of beginning bellydance

Something Extra Saturdays - w/ Instructor Varies
Saturdays 10:00 - 11:30pm   
Sept 16  - Nov 4

Join the faculty at Bellydance Kalamazoo as they give you a bit of  lagniappe for your dancing.  Lagniappe means "little something extra"and that is exactly what you will get with this unique class.  Every Saturday morning you will have the opportunity to explore a different style of dance.  Class content will be different each week and so will your instructor!  Some of the featured offerings will include Raks Sharki (bellydance), ATS, tribal fusion, folk dances of the middle east, veils, canes, zills, zumba and so much more!  Ever thought about trying something new?  Perhaps interested in studying with a variety of teachers?  This class is for you!!
90 Minutes  

Member $99                                        Non-Member $114

Member $ 64                                            Non-Member $79

Member $80                                         Non-Member $95

Bellydance Level I - Traditional Style  - w/Sabrina

Wednesday 6:45 - 8:15 pm      Sept. 13 - Nov. 1        

Thursday 7:45 - 9:15 pm         Sept. 14 - Nov. 2

Eight weeks to bring out your inner dancer!  Perfect for beginners or experienced dancers wanting to drill the fundamentals.  We'll have you shimmying and gliding across the floor in no time. Fun veil work will be introduced, and we'll also explore finger cymbal technique.  Please bring your own finger cymbals; there will be some available to borrow.
90 Minutes    No previous dance experience necessary!

Members Only Drop-in $15

Bounce Choreographyw/ Monica

Tuedays 6:00 - 7:30PM    Sept. 26 - Oct. 31 (6weeks)

Come learn a high-energy, precisely detailed tribal fusion choreography!  Featured by Monica, Lenore, and Patty during the spring showcase, this number to the song, Bounce (Solace) is a huge crowd pleaser.  Full of energy and goddess power, it’s sure to have everyone clapping along.
Original choreography by Leilani
90 Minutes    Instructor Approval Required

Member $72                                        Non-Member $90