Sunday, April 8, 2018

New Sessions Begin this Week

April-May Schedule
(For full year schedule, click here)
New Sessions start April 10th
Choose one day or come to all
Class Cards available for 4, 6, 10, 20 classes

3 week Sunset Shimmies at the Park
April 10, 17, 24
Tuesdays 6pm-7pm

6 week Spring Belly Dance Session
April 12, 19 | May 10, 17, 24, 31
Thursdays 7pm-8pm

4 week Saturday Belly Dance Intensive
April 14, 21 | May 5, 19
Saturdays 10:30am-11:30am

Join our Facebook group for updates

Sunset Shimmies at the Park (Tuesdays at 6pm)
take place at the Paddle Boat Deck
To map/GPS it, click here

Thursday Classes focus on Technique, isolations, and layering!
No Dance Experience required
Wear clothes that allow a full range of motion
and come shake off the mid-week funk!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Spring is for Dancing!

Join us, this spring!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Belly Dance Boot Camp

So excited to begin our 2018 classes and Belly Dance Boot Camp this week. I have the following lovelies registered for this session:
  • Shannon
  • Ana
  • Tanja
  • Heather S
  • Andrea
  • Kylwanna
  • Crystal
  • Adelle
  • Scynder
  • Myrtle-Rose
  • Irene
  • Jess

Also, I have automatically registered all 2017 students and troupe members with 4 or more class credits on their class card for the upcoming session. This includes:
If you emailed to register/sent paypal and you don't see your name, don't panic- just shoot me an email and I'll double check. Remember registration is required. To register, email to confirm participation.

Belly Dance Boot Camp will be made up of two sessions
- 4-week session will run from January 11-February 3rd
- 2 Special POST-MARDI GRAS Drop in Classes on February 22 and 24
- 6 week session running from March 8-April 21

If you purchased the NEW YEAR SPECIAL (4 week Class Card $40, 10 class card $75) remember they EXPIRE. The 4 week class card expires February 28th and the 10 class card expires December 31st.

You can purchase a class card at any time
Class Cards can be shared or transferred
Class Card Options are:
4 classes for $60
6 classes for $80
10 classes for $100
20 classes for $175

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

What to Expect: Belly Dance Boot Camp

Wondering what to expect in our New Year Belly Dance Boot Camp classes?

If you're like me, I like to be prepared (at least mentally) for what's coming so I can feel more confident with my participation. I thought I would share for those of you who are like me :)

Here's a brief description of what you can expect this boot camp
  • Check in: I recommend arriving 5 minutes before class to check in
  • Arrive (2 minutes): We start class with a brief moment to pause from the day and "arrive" in the space, as well as set an intention for class.
  • Warm Up/Conditioning (10 minutes):  For our belly dance boot camp, we expand our warm up to include a more intense core workout. We will invite movement into our body, increase circulation and flexibility through stretching exercises, tone and condition incorporating elements of yoga and pilates as well as dance strengthening exercises (Thursdays we will focus on abdominals, lower back muscles, pelvic floor, inner and outer thighs. Saturdays we will focus on hips, glutes, hamstrings, calves, and abdominals)
  • Technique (15 minutes): Belly Dance Technique (breakdowns and drills) comes next. Names and isolations for these moves are broken down and explained. Proper technique, posture, full body position is taught.
  • Drills (10 minutes): We incorporate belly dance technique and combo drills to assist in building muscle memory, improve coordination, and to raise our heart rate to cardio.
  • Choreography Sequence (10 minutes): Using the technique and movements we learned in class, we will put combinations together to create short sequences (introducing different styles of belly dance- Oriental, Baladi, Saiidi, Khaliji, Tribal Fusion, etc.) This is where individual movements become a dance. This is where you begin to see "belly dance" through your own expression and movements.
  • Shimmy (2 minutes): Our shimmy goal is to hold a comfortable, powerful shimmy for at least 2 minutes. We will teach this, drill this, practice this, and close each class with this!
  • Cool Down (5 minutes): Incorporating visualization, meditation, and mantra... we close our class with a restorative cool down.
What to wear?
Stretch pants and a fitted shirt or tank. Something that allows a full range of motion. We do class barefoot. Bring your own coin scarf or borrow one from us!

Bring Water. Bring a Yoga Mat if you have one!

Register today! Email
or purchase your class card
  • 10 classes for $75 New Year Special, offer ends January 6th - card expires 12/31/2018
  • 4 classes for $40 New Year 4 Week Special, offer ends January 6th - card expires 2/28/18

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Gift Certificates NOW available

Give the Gift of Dance!

Gift Certificates NOW available!

$20           (Single Drop in class)
$60           (Single Private Lessons or 4 Class Card)
$80           (6 Class Card)
$100         (Two Private Lessons or a 10 class Card)
$150         (Three Private Lessons)
$175         (20 Class Card)

  • Gift Certificates expire December 31, 2018
  • Class Cards may be used for any regularly scheduled classes year-round.
  • Private Lessons may be scheduled within 3 months of receipt of Gift Card.

Once your payment has been received, you will receive an image that can be printed to include in your gift.

For gift certificates of $100 or more, a beautifully wrapped gift card will be mailed to either you or the gift recipient within 5 days of receipt of payment.

For more information, email

Friday, December 1, 2017

Ticket Available at the Door

Shimmy Soul Show
Saturday, December 9

Doors Open 7:30pm
Show 8pm-10pm

At NOLA Spaces
1719 Toledano St. 
New Orleans, La 70115

Discounted ticket prices extended to Wednesday, December 6th!
  • Saturday Show Tickets: $30 (at the door)
  • Private Party & Hafla:  $30 (at the door)
Workshop Same Day Registration available Saturday 12/9 and Sunday 12/10

For Workshop registration info, see below!


Workshop DescriptionKick-off SpecialVIP All Weekend PassEarly BirdJust In TimeLateSame Day
8/16/17 through 9/4/1711/25/17
through 12/2/17
9/5/17 through 10/31/1711/1/17 through 11/24/1711/25/17 through 12/2/17After 12/3
12/9 and 12/10
All Weekend Pass (5 workshops)$125
Not Available
Not Available
$175$190Not Available
Flash Mob Workshop + RehearsalIncluded in Kick-Off SpecialIncluded in VIP Pass$20
Not Available
Not Available
Single WorkshopIncludedIncluded$40
Not Available
Not Available
VIP PartyNot Included in Kick-Off SpecialIncluded in VIPNot Available
Saturday Pass
All 5 workshops included
Not Available
Not Available
$120Not Available
Sunday Pass$80
Not Available
Not Available
$100Not Available
Individual Show Ticket
Not Included in Kick-Off Special
One Show Ticket Included$20
Not Available
Not Available
available until 12/6
Sunday Private Party & Hafla (Dinner Included) beautiful French Quarter Location 5:30pm-8:30pmOne Ticket Included in VIP pass for workshop participant

All guests must purchase a ticket
Not Available
Not Available
available until 12/6
VIP ALL WEEKEND PASS Includes All Weekend Workshop Pass (5 workshops), Closing Reception (Private Party & Hafla) Dinner included. This is a great package for those planning to be available Friday evening and/or depart Sunday evening. It will give you access to scheduled events to kick-off and close the weekend. Our VIP party* will allow you to experience the New Orleans Night Life without the hassle, and our closing reception will be a more intimate/casual setting- A Private Party & Hafla. Your pass includes dinner at this event. It will allow another opportunity to enjoy the city and build a sense of community with the dancers, performers, and Instructors you meet this weekend. For local New Orleans participants, this event is open to your guests as well, with tickets available for purchase. VIP Party details TBA.
  • No Refunds. Registration or tickets may be transferred to another participant.