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Belly dance instruction in Rockville, Gaithersburg, and FrederickClasses in Maryland, Online Instruction Worldwide.

Think you might want to give shimmying a try? You’ve come to the right place!

I offer classes & workshops regularly in Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Frederick. They’re a great place to meet new people, learn something different, and be creative. Why not do something good for yourself and have fun? No partner required, two left feet okay!

You’re also learning with an award-winning performance artist who’s certified in belly dance instruction (that’s me!).

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Weekly belly dance classes offered in Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Frederick, Maryland
So wait… Can I really learn how to belly dance?

Of course! Belly dance is rooted in traditional Middle Eastern folk dances. It’s a community dance and it’s very accessible. Read more about belly dance.

But I’m too… (old, fat, clumsy, skinny, etc.)

Bellydancers come in all shapes and sizes, all ages and ethnicities, and all fitness levels. I’ve taught ’em all. I think you’re covered.

Why should I take belly dancing classes?
  • It’s fun. People who told me they never liked dancing have found a place in belly dance.
  • It’s great for fitness. You can expect light cardio aerobics and some gentle muscle toning.
  • It’s a cultural experience. See how much you can learn by dancing in someone else’s shoes!
  • It’s a beautiful art, one that compliments a woman’s body very gracefully.
  • Also, bragging rights (c’mon, you know you were thinking it!)
What’s a belly dance class like?

 
“Ananke truly exhibits concern for health and wellbeing. She exemplifies the fun aspects of being feminine and alluring. She loves what she does.– Student in Gaithersburg, MD
“I think that she’s an amazing teacher. I’ve fallen in love with belly dancing because of her instruction and talent.– Student in Marlborough, NH
“Ananke is an excellent instructor who brings a wealth of experience to the dance floor. She makes sure each movement is understood by breaking it down into it’s components, and she takes the time to observe each student for one-to-one encouragement and support.– Student in Keene, NH
“Making the decision to attend belly dancing class was the best thing I’ve done in a long time. It’s a time to put all other things aside and focus on yourself. – Student in Marlborough, NH

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