Saturday, May 30, 2015

Bellydance Classes in SouthEastern PA (plus a couple in nearby NJ)

I'm acquainted with a number of lovely folks in my general area who are either actively teaching bellydance classes or who are starting up new sessions in June. Unfortunately I do not have the time and financial resources to support them all directly myself, but I want to boost knowledge of them in some way. Hopefully some free advertising will be appreciated. Bellydance is awesome and if you've been curious about learning, you are lucky to have a very vibrant local community to start your journey (or experiment with a new style).

These listings are limited to classes within about an hour's drive from upper Bucks County and to teachers I either know personally, or who I have seen perform and have positive reputations. I also had to limit this list to teachers whose web presence regarding classes was fairly up-to-date. There's lots of ITS and Tribal-style classes to consider but unfortunately I could not locate many active Oriental/Cabaret style classes this time around (Amala Gameela is now in Hawaii, and I could not find current information to confirm if Suffiyah or Bridgette are teaching).

The information listed was gleaned from the dancer's/studio's respective websites but I still recommend confirming the information and registration process with them directly if you are interested.

If you are from the area and happen to know of other new or on-going classes, please let me know!

Alexia/Kim Leary – American Cabaret, fusion, props: multi-level
Drum & Dance Learning Center | 4054 Quakerbridge Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 | 609-324-7383
• Various days

Brigid LaGuardia – Hipnosis format ITS: multi-level
Tasha – American Cabaret, Egyptian (?)
Dance Phillipsburg | 474 South Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 | 908-387-0116
• Various days

Brigid LaGuardia – Hipnosis format ITS: multi-level
Shanti Yoga Center | 112 Delaware Road, Riegelsville, PA 18077 |
• Tuesdays 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm (session begins June 2nd)

Gabrielle Joella – Tribal Fusion: beginner
Pulse Dance Center | 1610 Bethlehem Pike (Flourtown Plaza), Flourtown, PA 19031 | 215-233-1465
• Saturdays 4:30pm

Mirjana – American Cabaret: beginner, mixed-level
• Warminster WREC (now under the Central Bucks YMCA umbrella) | 1100 Veterans Way, Warminster, PA 18974 | 267-317-1355
• Mondays 8:00pm

SharQui - Oriental-based bellydance workout: all levels
Piper Hill Dance | 7078 Easton Road, Pipersville, PA 18947 | 484-366-2320
• Thursdays 6:30pm

Vikki, Jenna, Denise – Hipnosis format ITS, Tribal fusion, props: multi-level
Tribal Bellies Studio | 1810 County Line Rd (inside Body Dynamics), Hungtingdon Valley, PA 19006 | 215-504-9732
• Various days

Yael Nehama Lopez – Hipnosis format ITS: beginner
• Space 2033 | 2033 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
• Wednesday 8:15pm (10 week beginner session starts June 3rd)

For more general PA resources, I also recommend checking out Philly Raqs, PA listing on, and this iBellydance page.

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