Bellydance classes


You too can learn to belly dance!


We offer  classic belly dance, tribal belly dance , and fusion belly dance classes, plus kids’ bellydance, and dance workshops in Turkish style, sword dance, veil, step combinations, and more!  Haven’t you always wanted to belly dance?  Teachers Sabine  Souzana, and Zahia Izzah can show you how. Also check our Special Events page for belly dance workshops!


Tribal Belly dance with Sabine of Tribalation! troupeholdhands

Tribal Belly dance is a fun, energetic dance that fuses traditional Middle Eastern dance movements with a little flamenco, African, Indian, and other influences, within an improvisational group format that is fun and empowering! More information here. New classes start about every 6 weeks!


Summer 2018: special “Total Beginner Belly Dance” 4 week series, July 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, Mondays 5:45-6:45pm. $45/4 weeks or $13/week drop in.

 Beginner level 1  Tribal Belly Dance with Sabine Mondays 5:30-6:40pm,  6 weeks/$65. NEW SESSION returning Sept 24th 2018.

Level 2 & 3 tribal belly dance with Sabine Mondays 6:50-8:00pm, 12 weeks, each 6 week session is $65.Email for details. Occasional studio performance opportunities. 12 weeks; each 6 week session is $65. or ask about a 10-class card.

SPECIAL TOPICS  intermediate belly dance summer series Mondays 8:10-9:20pm: Join me this summer for one or more of these special-topics classses. Drop in for $13 or use your class card. Geared for level 3, but open to adventurous level 2 dancers who want a challenge, and of course also open to advanced dancers who want to drill! Classes are Mondays, 8:10-9:20pm, summer topics:

 July 9th: ALL the shimmies! We’ll break down several tribal AND non-tribal shimmies (ok, maybe not ALL), then clean up and drill them with some combos and exercises. 8:10-9:20pm, $13 (or class card).

 July 16th Zills, trills, and drills.  Breakdown and practice zill technique, with several zill patterns, and drilling with fun step combinations. 8:10-9:20pm, $13 (or class card).
 July 23rd SLOWLY I turned…slow turns and traveling steps, with footwork and technique for strong arms and posture while turning. 8:10-9:20pm, $13 (or class card).
 July 30th Fast turns and spins! Technique, posture, footwork, and practice of fancy spin and turn combinations. 8:10-9:20pm, $13 (or class card).
August 6th Group and Chorus focus: focus on formation, transition technique, chorus lead, forming groups, and more. 8:10-9:20pm, $13 (or class card).
Aug 13th: Ooey Gooey Undulations and belly rolls. Going beyond tribal, but everything that makes tribal technique look deeper and better! 8:10-9:20pm, $13 (or class card).
August 20th: 8’s and circles and other shapes. Muscular exercises, technique, and combos for making shapes with the hips and ribcage. 8:10-9:20pm, $13 (or class card).

Level 4 & 5 tribal belly dance with Sabine (Intermediate/Advanced) Wednesdays 7-8:10pm. Student performance opportunities for troupe “Sister Celebration.”

Student Performance troupe “Azhaar” (by invitation from level 4 class) Wednesdays 8:20-9:30pm

Email  to sign up or for more information.

All 6-week sessions with Sabine & Tribalation! are $65 per 6 week session, or $13 per class drop in (space allowing), or buy a 10- class card for level 2 & up ($110/10 classes). Pre-registration required for beginner sessions. New sessions start approximately every 6 weeks. Email  to sign up or for more information, or call 541-206-4152.


Belly Dance with Souzana in Eugene Oregon!

Souzana Van Horn is a multi-award winning belly dancer. Her love of belly dancing shines through in both her instructional classes and live performances. Whether Souzana is performing a choreographed piece, or an improvisational work, her passion shows, and her dancing is always elegant, regal, and emotive. Souzana’s strong work ethic and pursuit for excellence combined with her accepting spirit, inspires her students not only to work hard so that they may grow as dancers and performers, but also to remember to love and enjoy themselves along the way.

Learn more about Souzana:

Belly Dance Class Calendar ~

Check out Souzana’s beginning and intermediate belly dance classes!

Wed 5:45pm: Advanced belly dance

Wed 7-8pm Beginner belly Dance

Thurs 5:45-7:15: Intermediate Belly Dance


Contact Souzana at for other class offerings, to find out about her student troupe, and special workshops! Need extra help or one-on-one attention?  Ask Souzana about private lessons.

Zahia Izzah: Sassy Egyptian Belly Dance classes, Tues 6:45pm

Zahia Izzah has been pursuing her love of mainstream Middle Eastern dance since her first class in 1999. Since then she’s studied with local, national and international teachers. She performs around the Pacific Northwest and  is known for her entertaining and sassy Egyptian style.  She spent time studying and performing with the Shami Mir Dance Ensemble and An Nour Dance Ensemble before branching out on her own to teach.
Zahia offers a variety of different class levels, so check back often to see what’s on the schedule!  She also works with her own small performance troupe called Wild Lotus Bellydance.  They can be seen often, dancing at MEDGE events.
Advanced Egyptian Belly Dance performance choreography
Tuesdays 6:45-7:45PM Studio B (RETURNING IN SEPTEMBER)
Ongoing, by instructor approval only
This class is for the intermediate dancer who wants to learn group choreography and performance dynamics in a fast paced, fun community atmosphere.
Performance opportunities are available but not guaranteed. Additional costs for costuming are involved, if selected to perform.
No drop ins please.


Please contact the instructor directly to register for classes.  Schedule is subject to change and class size is limited for a more personalized experience.

Egyptian Bellydance with Amira Jade

ON HOLD for summer

Learn the art of Egyptian dance! Award-winning dancer Amira Jade teaches this juicy, fun and low-impact dance form in an approachable and welcoming environment. Classes include a warm up, drills, plenty of fun dance & music and short lessons on music, rhythm, culture and history.

Students can expect to build a strong foundation in Middle Eastern rhythms, songs, stylization, technique, musicality and performance theory while discovering and living the joy of dance!

Classes are held Sundays at Celebration Bellydance & Yoga in Eugene, Studio A.


Contact Amira Jade at to sign up for classes or check out her website at for more information on private lessons or workshops.


 Beyond Beginning Belly Dance with Nicole: WEDNESDAYS 5:45-6:45pm  studio B

In Beyond Beginning, Nicole hopes to fill the gap between total beginner and intermediate. Students will have the opportunity to move safely into the world of combos and choreography, while staying firmly rooted in the fundamentals. She will also guide students in listening and improvisation exercises in order to develop their own musicality and instincts. Nicole prioritizes awareness, comfort and joy in the body. She will also include information on the culture and history of this dance whenever possible. This class is geared toward anyone with some previous belly dance experience. All ages, genders and bodies welcome.  $65 for 6 weeks, $13 to drop in. B side. Contact Nicole to sign up at
Combos, musicality and drills.  Email


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