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DGLA '3 for Free' Program!

DanceGardenLA has some of the TOP Bellydance instructors in the country… dare I say the world?? But each teacher is unique, so, how do you know who YOU jive with? Which teacher speaks to YOU? What style are you into? Do you even LIKE bellydancing??

Now you can find out at no risk with our 3-for-free program, for NEW customers ONLY*

You will receive a card on your first visit that allows you to try THREE of our Beginner Bellydance teachers. We'll hang on to it for you and mark it off as you go — then whenever you are ready to purchase a class card (whether you have tried ONE teacher or all THREE, that's up to you!) we will offer you a pretty insane deal on our 5 or 10 class cards (might as well just go for the 10, you don't get offered this deal every day!) that are good for ANY regular DGLA class, so you can come back and pursue your new passion!

Just check our Calendar to see when our Free Trial classes are on and come on in! Free class schedule is subject to change without notice, but the Calendar is kept obsessively up-to-date, so be sure to check there first.

*Sorry, Groupon/Living Social folks, you are already getting an *amazing deal*, so no free classes BUT you will still get a chance to purchase a class card at our highly discounted New Student rate when you finish your Groupon classes!

*And, NOT sorry, faithful existing customers, because you will get your chance during our annual Customer Appreciation sale, lucky ducks! ;)

November 2018

Schedule Change

Schedule Change

Schedule change for November!

Tuesday yoga will be at a *NEW TIME* - 6-7:15pm



Power Vinyasa Yoga

Mondays starting in November

Liz has been an avid yogi for the last three years and finally took the plunge into teaching in 2018. Her power vinyasa flow class is designed to develop flexibility, balance, and strength through mindful breath and movement. Taken on its own or complemented with another exercise format, this class will get your body moving and your mind aligned! Mixed levels welcome, please bring a yoga mat, some available to borrow.

Certifications: YA CorePower 200-Hour Certified, CorePower Power Extensions


Holiday Closures

HOLIDAY CLOSURES: Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving (Thursday 11/22/2018 — 6:30 & 7:30 Bellydance Classes w/ Jenna CANCELED tonight only. Happy Thanksgiving!

December 2018



Music for Bellydance: An Overview — Lecture with Jenna

Saturday, December 1st

Great for all levels, Beginners Welcome and Encouraged!

Rhythms, instruments, styles, singers... SO much to explore! What's a mawwal, or a mijwiz, or a masmoudi? What are those words you keep hearing in songs? Like a cheat sheet to MENAT music, this workshop will present information, with sound clips, on what you are hearing while you are dancing — and everyone knows, the dance is nothing without the MUSIC! :)

$25 early bird by midnight on 11/16 • $30 after (online or door)

Donavon and Nasila


Dancing to the Drum Workshop for Dancers

Sunday, December 2nd and Sunday, Dec 9th

Learn the most common drum rhythms, patterns, accents and trills, and how to interpret them with your body. Find and work with structure, common phrases, and repeats with variations to best connect to the drums and build confidence for performance. With live drum accompaniment.

Performance opportunity: dance to Donavon's drums (solo or as part of a group) during the annual Winter Fiesta at DanceGarden as part of class piece on December 16.

$30 for one $50 for both. (or 2 card punches per class)

Party DG style


DG Winter FIESTA!!
Our Annual Potluck Party!

Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 4-7pm
at DGLA 3191 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Save the Date for our Awesome Annual Potluck, Recital, and Party! Look for the event on Facebook (make sure you follow DanceGardenLA!)

We will be having our AMAZING RAFFLES again!! Private classes with your fave instructors, 50/50 and MORE!

Classes are preparing to present their routines, so check in with us to see which classes are working on choreographies, and you can get in on the action!

Click the button below to order as many 50/50 raffle tickets as you would like, and we will enter you into the drawing that will be pulled that night — *must be present to win!*here will also be a 50/50 Drawing — you can enter at the studio anytime during classes leading up to the GP - and you need not be present to win, but why wouldn't ya wanna be there!!! This going to be GREAT! :) :)

One 50/50 Raffle Entry $5

Special Sale


Customer Appreciation Sale — For Returning Customers ONLY! :)

Monday, December 17 through Friday, December 28, 2018 ONLY!

We offer lots of incentives to get new folks to try out bellydance. But what about our good ol' regulars? Our bread and butter? Our supreme shimmiers??? ;-D

Time to give you a BIG Xmas gift — The same deal we give to new customers when they are signing up for the first time:
Only $55 for a 5-class card (just $11 per class!!)

We will set your expiration when you first use it, so don't worry if you already have another card. But still: ONLY ONE PER CUSTOMER!

Winter break


Winter Break

Very reduced schedule from Monday Dec 17 through Wednesday January 2nd, 2019 (see details below) — We Reopen with our FULL 2019 Schedule on Thursday January 3rd, 2019!

WINTER BREAK LIMITED CLASS SCHEDULE December 17th & 18th — Open for Yoga classes!
Mon 17th - 6-7:15pm Power Vinyasa Flow with Liz
Tues 18th - 6-7:15pm Hatha Flow with Laura

December 20th — Open for Bellydance classes!
Thursday 12/20 - 6:30pm Beginner, 7:30pm Beyond Beginner with Jenna

Please be sure to check the Calender for up-to-the minute schedule changes!

January 2019

Laura Leyl


Beginner Bellydance with Laura Leyl

Starting Saturday Jan 5th

Christine Shahin and SahraSaeeda


Lecture with Sahra Saeeda and Christine 'Shiraz' Shahin
Egypt Today: Raqs Sharqi and Regional Folkloric Dances

Saturday, January 5, 2019

In this collaborative lecture, dance ethnologists Sahra C. Kent and Christine Sahin discuss the changing contexts, conditions, and complexities of the contemporary Egyptian dance scene. Lecture will be followed by an open Q&A and discussion

$30 — Presenters' proceeds will be used to give back to dancers/sources of their fieldwork.

Alexandra King


ALEXANDRA KING IN WORKSHOP: Turkish Cabaret and Karsilama

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Turkish Cabaret from 1:30-3:30pm
Karsilama from 4-6pm

Learn steps and movements of the Turkish style of the 70's and 80's. The workshops will cover Turkish Openings, Taksim (standing work and floor work) and 9/8. This dynamic style is filled with fast-paced energy and challenging technical skills. The student will discover Turkish culture and history that is fundamental to the evolution of the ancient art of belly dance.

Turkish + Turco-American Cabaret steps and movements for Openings and Taksim. Bring knee pads and zills.


Karsilama - Bring knee pads, zills and full skirt..

Early Bird Special! Register by 12/28 to get this discount:
$38.00 for one workshop • $70 for both

After 12/28- $48 for one • $80 for both
Door - $50 for one • $90 for both.

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