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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 (as of Jan 2018, Mondays 6:30, Thursdays 7:30 and Sat & Sun 9am) 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! ;)

June 2018

Helena Vlahos

New Class!

New class with Helena Vlahos!

Mondays 8:30-9:30pm
Starting Monday June 4, 2018

Announcing theepic return of Helena Vlahos to the 8:30 PM p.m. spot on Mondays! She'll be doing intermediate/advanced belly dance, mixed level, with some veil and finger cymbals. :)



Buddha Bellydance: Finding Your (Spectacular) Middle Way - An Improv Workshop with Jenna

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Comfort with basic bellydance moves recommended.

No chanting, no mudras - just a bellydance improvisation workshop inspired by the story of Siddhartha, who became the buddha, who went to extremes to find perfection in the Middle Way.

After Jenna's last improv workshop, you all shouted for more! Because to improvise better, we need to practice more! I'm offering some new exercises that will open doors in your dancing and give you new tools to find balance in your improv to become an even more spectacular version of you!

PS: No one will be made to dance alone in front of everyone! Dancing portion will be mainly practicing soloing at the same time, not "all eyes on you". So no worries!!!! Come practice and take some risks in a safe space. :)

Stay for Zahra Zuhair's workshop directly after to put your new skills to work!

Level: Progressive Beginner thru Advanced

$30 for Jenna's workshop by midnight on 6/8/2018 • $35 after that
BEST DEAL: $50 for both workshops (Jenna + Zahra!) by midnight on 6/8/2018 • $60 for both workshops after that



Asharah Beledy: IMPROV Workshop with Zahra

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Also know as "Beledy Taksim" or "Beledy Progression", Ashara Baladi is an integration of Taxim (improvisation of a solo instrument) and rhythmic structure, creating a dialogue between solo instrument like oud, violin or accordion; and tabla (arabic hand drum), progressing into a faster paced rhythmic build up, typically with the full band joining in.

This is a great compliment to Jenna's improvisation workshop (above), as we will learn how to improvise to Asharah Beledy, starting with luscious Taksim improv and then adding percussive accents and layered shimmies.

Level: Progressive Beginner thru Advanced

$30 for Zahra's workshop by midnight on 6/8/2018 • $35 after that
BEST DEAL: $50 for both workshops (Zahra + Jenna!) by midnight on 6/8/2018 • $60 for both workshops after that

Heather Shoopman

Sound Bath and Savasana

Balance * Heal * Rejuvenate *
Sound Bath and Savasana with Shoop: Celebrating the Mother

June 24, 2018

Take time to recharge the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies during this gentle, healing class. We begin with breath and meditation. Using yin and restorative yoga we will softly guide the body into full relaxation in an extended, supported savasana or corpse pose. During rest you are bathed in aromatherapy, reiki and a sweet sound bath with crystal bowls, chimes & tuning forks. Balance the energy field and chakras in the deeply satisfying experience of complete surrender. Clear the way for your light to shine even brighter. Global healing starts here! Please bring yoga mat, 2 to 4 yoga blankets, eye pillow (light eye covers will be provided) and a pillow or 2. There are a few yoga bolsters available.

Regular class pricing



Modern Raqs Al Assaya (Cane/Stick Dance) with Adrianne

Saturday, July 21

Warm up with basic and advanced straight-stick technique, and then learn a fun and energetic choreography.

You don't need a stick, but bring one if you have. Some will be available to loan. No assaya experience necessary, but working knowledge of basic bellydance movements highly recommended. If you have very sensitive hands, you may wish to bring gloves.

$40 Until midnight friday 6/29, 2018 • $50 Until midnight 7/20/2018 • $60 at the door

August 2018

Vintage Dancer

Save the Date

LA Legends of Bellydance Weeklong Experience!

July 30 - August 3, 2018

Over 27 hours of dance instruction and lectures!

LA Legends of Bellydance 2018 Dates Announced: July 30-August 3 2018!

Spend a sunny week in Los Angeles attending workshops and lectures with some our legendary bellydancer teachers!!

Exact Schedule TBA very soon.

Click here to learn more.

$70 til Friday April 20th • $85 until midnight May 5 • $100 at the door

September 2018

Katerina Shereen


Katerina Shereen Workshop Weekend!

Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 2:30-6pm
Sunday September 23, 2018 from 1:30-3:30pm

Omm Kalsoum Workshop
Saturday, September 22, 2018

The elegant and knowledgeable Katerina Shereen will grace our studio again with her expertise, this time delving into the subject of The Lady herself, arguably the most significant force in the world of Arabic music, Umm Kulthum.

Learn about her life and her music, and of course dancing to her songs!

$70 til Wednesday 8/29 • $85 until midnight 9/21 • $100 at the door

Baladi Pop Choreography
Sunday September 23, 2018

Learn a fun dance in the baladi style to an Arabic pop song — original choreography by Katerina Shereen!

$42 til Wednesday 8/29 • $50 until midnight 9/21 • $60 at the door


$98 til Wednesday 8/29 • $115 until midnight 9/21 • $130 at the door

Live Music Show


Live Music & Bellydance Show

Saturday September 22, 2018

Save the Date! More details coming soon...

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