Celebrating 20 years of Teaching Belly Dance classes on the North Coast!

BEGINNING BELLY DANCE – Mondays 6:30-7:45pm
Ongoing through May ! (then no classes until mid August)
$10 drop-in • $45 for a 5 class card • $80 for a 10 class card.
All welcome, no previous experience needed. Emphasis is on building a really solid foundation for a lifetime love of Belly Dancing and movement in general. We’ll work on steps, posture, coordination, muscle control, rhythm and sensing the beat, musical phrasing, fluidity, expressive interpretation of the music and combinations designed to help with transitions and get you really DANCING. Folk & social dancing too! Bring a water bottle!

KIDS BELLY DANCE  – January 25 – May 3
Ages 5-10 years : Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm
We’ll delve into technique, use of props such as veils and Egyptian sticks, some instruments, folk and social dance traditions and more! Performance opportunities available for those enrolled in the session.
$40 for 5 week session ($60 for 2 siblings). $10 drop-in ($12 for 2 siblings).
Dates for 3 five-week sessions:
January 25 – February 22     •     March 1 – March 9     •     April 5 – May 3

Ongoing through May. 
$10 drop-in • $45 for a 5 class card • $80 for a 10 class card.
Delve into technique and combinations that move beyond basic technique into the “good stuff” including layering, transitions, turns, improvisation and musicality. We’ll explore props such as veils, zils and balancing items as well! Please bring finger cymbals, water, and a notebook. Come ready to work hard!

Ongoing through May. 
$10 drop-in • $45 for a 5 class card • $80 for a 10 class card.
Fun, challenging technique and combinations. Topics vary – please inquire if you have a special topic you’d like to delve into. This is also the “company class” for Ya Habibi Dance Company, so it may get challenging and we may work on technique or movement phrases from current choreography repertoire. Please bring finger cymbals, water, and a notebook. Come ready to work hard!

DANC 245: Middle Eastern Dance at Humboldt State University
Tuesdays 7:00-8:50pm, Gist 102 • January 23 – May 16
Sign up through HSU Extended Education Open University
Learn folk dances, traditional forms, social dancing, and classic to fusion Belly Dance styles. Beginning level, but all levels welcome. Community Members welcome. Get an awesome foundation! $232 for this 1 unit class for the semester (less than $15/class for a 2 hour lesson. Wow!)


Redwood Raks World Dance Studio

8th & L Streets in the Old Creamery Building, Arcata. We’re at the end of the courtyard off the parking lot.

All students must register and sign liability release before dancing. Come a few minutes early to fill out the form.

Class cards are generally good for 6 months and do have an expiration date. As stated on the card, there are no refunds but cards are transferrable to friends and family. If you find that “life happens” and you need an extension on your card please tell Shoshanna and it’ll be no problem. 🙂

ShoshannaWhy Study with Shoshanna?

  • Great classes for beginning through professional students OF ALL STYLES.
  • Polish your technique and learn new tricks!
  • Performance opportunities available (but you don’t have to)
  • Private and Semi-Private lessons available
  • Explore improvisation, choreography, props (veils, canes, balancing…), rhythms, finger cymbals, musical expression, fluidity, poise, muscular control, performance dynamics and SO MUCH MORE (and have fun, to0)
  • Study with a professional, award-winning dancer with 20+ years of experience to share with YOU!

2 thoughts on “Classes

  1. Hi,
    Is it too late in the season for me to start taking the Beginning Belly Dancing class? If not, do I just drop by sometime to fill out a registration form?

    Thank you!!

    • You are welcome to come drop in anytime. There is a regiatration form you’re welcome to fill out there at the studio the first time. Hope to see you soon! No class the week of Thanksgiving break.

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