Belly Dance - Oriental Phoenix Arts

Belly Dance

Discover the Goddess Within
You don’t need to be a certain size, shape or age.
Everyone is welcome to join in the fun!


Our belly dancing (middle eastern dance) curriculum offers students:

  • Group Classes – beginner thru advanced
  • Private Coaching – learn in the shortest time possible
  • Certification Program – student thru teacher level
  • Performance Opportunities – become the dancer you always wanted to be
  • Workshops & Events – specialty dance classes, practice, and educational events

Group Belly Dancing Classes

Foundations: Beginner Belly Dance

Start your journey into the world’s most beautiful dance. Learn all the essential movements of belly dancing PLUS 16 rhythm-based dance combos that introduce students to the most important cultural, musical, and movement concepts of belly dance.

Tech, Drills, & Zills

Develop show-stopping technique and jaw-dropping zill skills with progressively challenging layering and traveling drills designed to refine student’s ability and expand their movement repertoire. Experienced Beginners – Advanced.

Master Class

Dive deeply into the art of belly dance with this advanced level class. Through lecture, audio/visual presentations, movement drills, and choreography, students learn culturally-related dance styles, as well as exciting dance props. (By instructor invitation only)

Choreography

Gain confidence in yourself and your performance skills by learning to combine your movements into a complete choreography. Taught seasonally by skill level. Performance opportunities available.   

Benefits of Belly Dance

1.  Lose Weight, Gain Strength, Flexibility, and Stamina

Belly Dance classes are one of the best low impact, total body workouts available. When done 2-3 times a week, belly dancing burns calories, tones your entire core, strengthens every major muscle group, increases flexibility, and improves stamina.

2. Reduce Stress, Increase Energy, and Feel Better

Dance does wonders for your disposition. Life can be crazy, but we can take a moment to do something good for ourselves, like MOVE. Numerous studies have shown the mental and emotional benefits of participation in regular dance and exercise classes. You will never leave a class feeling worse than when you came in. You will always leave feeling energized and invigorated.

3. Heal Your Body, Safely

Belly dancing has a way of bringing bodies back into balance. Though learning to belly dance can be tough work, it’s very gentle on the body and safe for people of any age or people with current or prior injuries. Many experience relief from back and knee pain, digestion problems, menstrual cramping, headaches, …the list goes on.

4. Become Smarter, Improve Brain Function and Memory

Learning to dance causes your brain to make new and different neural pathways. Stimulating your mind in new ways has been shown to keep your mind young and ward off diseases like Alzheimer’s and other dementia. Challenges, like learning choreography, helps to improve focus and memory.

5. Everyone, Anyone Can Belly Dance

Belly dancing is one of the few dance forms where any size, shape, age, ethnicity are encouraged to participate. You don’t need a partner, though you can bring your friends along. You are never too small or large, too old, or too anything, to learn to belly dance.