Bellydance Kalamazoo

1350 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Member $36                                           Non-Member $51

WEDNESDAYS w/Sabrina - Member $36                                     Non-Member $51

Bellydance Level 4 - Traditional Style - w/ Sabrina

Tuesday 7:45 - 9:15pm

This class is with instructor permission only.  Satisfactory mastery of the skills presented in Levels 1, 2, and 3 are required.  We will be adding to our movement repertoire while exploring our individual style, expression, music,         uujuuperformance techniques and improvisation.

90 Minutes    Instructor Approval Required

Member $24                                         Non-Member $ 39

Introduction to ATS  - w/ Patty
 Mondays 7:15 - 8:15pm   August 6 - 20

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  

Private Instruction

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


Children's Bellydance  - w/ Sabrina

Wednesday 6:00 - 6:30pm     August  8 - August 22                                   

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

Next 3 week Summer Shortie Session Begins Week of August 6, 2018

Become a Member for Discounted Pricing!

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

Learn To Dance!

Come learn the art of 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!

~ Group Classes ~

Quality Instruction ~ Limited Space

Personal Attention ~ Fun!

​~ Private Lessons Available (scroll down) ~

Bellydance Level I - Traditional Style 

Wednesday 6:45 - 8:15 pm        August 8 - August 22       

Thursday 7:45 - 9:15 pm           August 9 - August 23

Three 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.

Wednesday & Thursday 90 Minutes    No previous dance experience necessary!

ATS Sword - w/ Patty
 Mondays 6:00 - 7:00pm   August 6 - 27

A sword performance can be mesmerizing for an audience to watch.  Melody Bustillos, a Fat Chance Sister Studio, developed "ATS With an Edge", incorporating the sword with American Tribal Style (ATS) moves.  Students will learn/review some of the ATS slow moves, then incorporate the sword as a prop.  A dance sword (scimitar) is recommended that is well balanced.  If you do not have a sword, there are dowels available at the studio for use.    This class is for both beginners and dancers with ATS knowledge. 

60 Minutes  

Member $36                                        Non-Member $51

Member $40                                         Non-Member $55

Member $40                                         Non-Member $55

THURSDAYS w/Sabrina - Member $36                                        Non-Member $51

Bellydance Level 2 & 3 - Traditional Stylew/ Sabrina

Thursday 6:00 - 7:30PM    August 9 - 23

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

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

Private & Semi-Private Instruction

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