Sahara Dance

4433 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington DC  20016

Phone: (202) 362-4400

Sahara Dance

Sahara Dance, Washington DC’s Center for Middle Eastern Dance, is a boutique dance studio dedicated to celebrating the joy and beauty of belly dance. Founded in 2004, Sahara Dance offers over 75 weekly belly dance classes at three locations in DC and Maryland. The studio is home to 20 faculty members, 16 resident performance companies, and over 700 belly dancers. Seeking to elevate belly dance as a performance art and to create a community for belly dancers, Sahara Dance produces several annual theater productions. Our shows and classes highlight both traditional and experimental styles of belly dance and Arab folk dance. Come shimmy with us!


Voted 'Best Dance Class' in DC! Sahara Dance is a boutique dance studio in Washington, DC dedicated to celebrating the joy and beauty of Middle Eastern dance, and creating a community for belly dancers. http://bit.ly/FB_INFO

At its best, belly dance looks effortless, graceful and engaging. Though it may look easy, learning to belly dance beautifully is challenging. Diligent study and practice are necessary to train your body to respond to the music with ease and grace. Sahara

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Heart of Belly Dance Retreat in Costa Rica with Rachel Brice

Heart of Belly Dance Retreat in Costa Rica with Rachel Brice
02:00 pm - 02/09/2019

At Sahara Dance

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair... ~Susan Polis Shutz Experience the beauty of Costa Rica while studying with a founder of tribal fusion...

Journey Through Egypt Intensive / Certification w/ Sahra Saeeda

Journey Through Egypt Intensive / Certification w/ Sahra Saeeda
06:00 pm - 11/02/2018

At Sahara Dance

Sahara Dance is pleased to host Sahra Saeeda’s Journey through Egypt Workshop Intensive / Certification Series! Journey through Egypt (JtE) is a structured series...

Heart of Belly Dance Retreat in Thailand with Rachel Brice

Heart of Belly Dance Retreat in Thailand with Rachel Brice
12:00 pm - 09/15/2018

At Sahara Dance

Put the world on pause to immerse yourself in an intensive yoga and dance retreat designed to rejuvenate your love for belly dance. Experience the island beauty...

Nubian Dance with Mohamed Ali

Nubian Dance with Mohamed Ali
01:00 pm - 05/26/2018

At Sahara Dance

Join us for an afternoon of happy and energetic Nubian-style folkloric dance! Nubian dance originates in an extremely hot region between Egypt and the Sudan, which...

World Touring Guest Artist: Rachel Brice

World Touring Guest Artist: Rachel Brice
06:30 pm - 05/11/2018

At Sahara Dance

Twitch Friday 6:30-9:30pm Contrasting fluid technique with quick isolations + musicality = WHOA. In this workshop we’ll learn how to develop the contrasting...

Choreography with Fallahi Flavor

Choreography with Fallahi Flavor
01:00 pm - 05/05/2018

At Sahara Dance

Learn an upbeat choreography that includes typical Fallahi style steps, and of course, the interpretation that characterizes it. This choreography is perfect to...

Intro to Belly Dance

Intro to Belly Dance
11:00 am - 05/05/2018

At Sahara Dance

Discover the timeless beauty and joy of this organic dance. Students will learn basic technique including lifted stance and posture, shimmies, isolations, undulations...

Massage Ball Stretch and Alignment

Massage Ball Stretch and Alignment
02:00 pm - 04/29/2018

At Sahara Dance

The objectives of this workshop are to demonstrate and teach the use of massage balls for achieving deep tissue massage, acupressure release and overall body flexibility. The...

16th Annual Under a Desert Moon Gala

16th Annual Under a Desert Moon Gala
04:00 pm - 04/28/2018

At Sahara Dance

Don’t miss the 16th anniversary of this exhilarating show: Under a Desert Moon With over 100 dancers and drummers on stage, each show will feature performances...

Show Day Preparations Workshops

Show Day Preparations Workshops
02:00 pm - 04/21/2018

At Sahara Dance

Costuming for Stage with Gretchen 2:00-3:30pm Skirt too short? Bra too small? Beads falling off? Fasteners won’t stay closed? Come and learn some simple tips...

Street Shaabi Dance Workshop

Street Shaabi Dance Workshop
07:00 pm - 04/13/2018

At Sahara Dance

Shaabi Street dance is a new dance in Egypt called Mahrganat Sha’abi. It emerged from post revolution youth culture and is characterized by a blend of indigenous...

World Touring Guest Artist: Chudney Raks

World Touring Guest Artist: Chudney Raks
02:00 pm - 04/07/2018

At Sahara Dance

Oriental Technique & Combinations Á la Chudney! Come experience her beautiful technique and learn fun combinations. ​ Chudney is a professional belly dance artist...

Tools for Taqsim with Leilah Moon

Tools for Taqsim with Leilah Moon
02:00 pm - 03/31/2018

At Sahara Dance

In these solo improvised sections in classical Arabic music, the dancer uses slow, fluid transitions to melt and swell into the movements of a single instrument...

The Sacred in Sexy

The Sacred in Sexy
02:00 pm - 03/24/2018

At Sahara Dance

A Sensual Sexual Healing of Self Experience Through a variety of exercises, meditations, sister bonding group shares, movement, belly dance and more, we will both...

Intro to Tribal

Intro to Tribal
02:00 pm - 03/10/2018

At Sahara Dance

Tribal belly dance is a uniquely American art form that emerged out of the Middle Eastern dance community in California and evolved into several distinct styles....

Sahara Dance Spring Hafla

Sahara Dance Spring Hafla
08:00 pm - 03/03/2018

At Sahara Dance

A “hafla” is a Middle Eastern dance party, and this is a great opportunity to take your belly dancing out of the classroom and try out your moves in a supportive...

Egyptian Dance Combinations

Egyptian Dance Combinations
02:00 pm - 03/03/2018

At Sahara Dance

Learn fun Egyptian Dance combinations drawn from Mohamed Shahin’s teachings at the 2018 Egyptian Dance Retreat in Costa Rica! Designed to give the full flavor...

World Touring Guest Artist: Mohamed Shahin

World Touring Guest Artist: Mohamed Shahin
02:00 pm - 03/03/2018

At Sahara Dance

Saturday: Modern Egyptian Oriental Brand new material! Choreography not taught in NYC or Miami. New, just for you! Workshop includes a 30-minute break. Sunday:...

World Touring Guest Artist: Mohamed Shahin

World Touring Guest Artist: Mohamed Shahin
02:00 pm - 03/03/2018

At Sahara Dance

Saturday: Modern Egyptian Oriental Brand new material! Choreography not taught in NYC or Miami. New, just for you! Workshop includes a 30-minute break. Sunday:...

Live Drum Solo

Live Drum Solo
02:00 pm - 02/17/2018

At Sahara Dance

Learn a short and sassy drum solo choreography with live drummers. The piece will be infused with call and response, a few quirky movements, and lots of belly and...

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