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Ananke (pronounced “uh-NON-kee”) is an award-winning performance artist and certified instructor of Middle Eastern dances. Although often called “belly dance,” these art forms involve complex movements of the wrists, shoulders, arms, and torso. It’s a lot more than just shaking your hips!
Learn more about the art of belly dance.

Want to add some shimmy to your life? Belly dance is a fun and fulfilling practice that compliments any body gracefully. No dance experience is required, and two left feet are okay! Ananke teaches weekly belly dance classes in Gaithersburg, MD. You can also find workshops in Montgomery and Frederick County Maryland.
Learn more about belly dancing lessons.

Register Now for the Spring Semester of Belly Dance Classes!

I am pleased to offer my usual technique classes for Beginner through Intermediate level dancers. I am also excited to offer a *NEW* class series for advanced dancers on the topic of “Owning the Spotlight.” Classes begin the week of April 4th, 2016. Students enrolled in spring semester classes will have the opportunity to perform in Student Showcase at the Arts Barn on June 19th.

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Ananke writes about learning, performing, and teaching the art of belly dance.
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