DanceGardenLA

DanceGardenLA DanceGardenLA was established in 2007 by Jenna and Zahra Zuhair with the mission to bring diverse dance forms to dancers of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds with an eye to community building, cultural education and personal development...
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Dance Studio Specializing in Bellydance for all levels and ages. Also featuring, Tribal & Tribal Fusion Bellydance, Yoga, Samba and more. Named "Best Place to Learn the Art of Bellydance" in LA Weekly's 2012 'Best Of LA'!!

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Get to know Yasmina Ramzy - she will be joining us LIVE from Toronto for our 12 Days of Bellydance series on January 2 a...
12/12/2020
Yasmina Ramzy Arts Demo Reel

Get to know Yasmina Ramzy - she will be joining us LIVE from Toronto for our 12 Days of Bellydance series on January 2 at 10am and we couldn't be more excited. Yasmina is an artist's artist and she has choreographed over 200 ensemble choreographs for 25 dance companies in the US and Canada. We can't wait for her to share her artistry with our studio!

Register to join us LIVE or On Demand at www.dancegardenla.com/12days

https://youtu.be/LnTm0gEYWKg

Samples of Solo & Ensemble choreography 1995 - 2018YasminaRamzyArts.comYasmina Ramzy is a visionary and pioneer. Her prolific and highly sought after choreog...

It is our honor to welcome back Dahlena Genova to the DGLA Zoom room as a part of our 12 Days of Bellydance workshop ser...
12/12/2020

It is our honor to welcome back Dahlena Genova to the DGLA Zoom room as a part of our 12 Days of Bellydance workshop series! Dahlena will be teaching "Beledi Taxim" on Sunday, December 27 at 10am PST or on demand until January 17.

Deep Undulations and curvaceous hips - that is how you spell a Beladi Taxim. Whether with or without rhythm, the Beladi Taxim is a precious moment during a dancer’s show where musicians and dancer improvise together, it is both a spontaneous and deeply connected moment of art and performance. Dahlena will guide you through this topic with a focus on music phasing and context - take a deep breath and go with the musical flow in this workshop.

You can register for this and all the workshops at www.DanceGardenLA.com/12days

12/12/2020

Join us this holiday season for 12 Days of Bellydance! A virtual series of workshops with some of the best belly dance teachers in North America! Join LIVE Dec 21-Jan 2 or On-Demand until January 17. Register at www.DanceGardenLA.com/12days

Tonight! And oh so needed restorative sound bath with Heather Shoopman - the final class of the year. Shake off the holi...
12/11/2020

Tonight! And oh so needed restorative sound bath with Heather Shoopman - the final class of the year. Shake off the holiday/quarantine stress from the comfort of your home 💙💙

8pm tonight!!! Very nurturing community class. An excellent self care date for a Friday night

12/11/2020
آهنگ بندری شاد «ممد عیدلی» با خالو قنبر و دختران گروه کیدی | Iranian Folk Music

Homework time!! (though isn't every time homework time?)) Get ready for Khadijah K.S. Smith's Persian Bandari Workshop by checking out this video of wonderful musicians: https://youtu.be/M-hG6mDoqJw ((we especially love all the women on percussion)) Learn the dance that goes with this music from Khadijah herself on New Year's Day at 10am PST or On Demand until January 17. We can't think of a better way to celebrate the new year

خالو قنبر راستگو راوی ترانه های کوچه خیابان های هرمزگان و نوازندهٔ ساز جفتی، در حاشیهٔ جشنواره موسیقی نواحی، کنار گروه بیرَمُن کِیدی نشست و چند دقیقه ای با ا...

We love dancing with her every week, and love even more when she gives us a special workshop. Join DGLA Legendary Teache...
12/11/2020

We love dancing with her every week, and love even more when she gives us a special workshop. Join DGLA Legendary Teacher Kamala Almanzar for a super fun "The Golden Age of the Mejance 1980s Nightclub Style" workshop on Saturday, Dec 26 from 10am-12pm or on-demand until January 17!

In the early 1980s Arabic nightclubs proliferated from Cairo to Europe & across the USA. The emergence of what we now call Mejance was amplified by some of the most beautiful music ever written for Oriental Dance, designed for the dancer to take the stage in dramatic fashion. Kamala will dig deep into her personal journey to present the dance style specifically performed in Arabic ‘80s nightclubs for this iconic Egyptian musical genre. Hips were the focus and subtle movement was favored. A great addition to broaden your dance education! This is an improvisation class. Bring a veil, preferably chiffon, for era accuracy!

You can get tickets to this and all the 12 Days of Bellydance workshops at www.DanceGardenLA.com/12days

12/11/2020

We feel so fortunate to get to dance with Fahtiem Guta Fahtiem not once, but twice every week! Join her Tuesday evenings for her Int/Advanced class and Thursdays for "Back to Basics"!

We can't wait to welcome Bellyqueen co-founder and Bellydance Superstars alumni Kaeshi Chai to the DGLA Zoom room as a p...
12/10/2020

We can't wait to welcome Bellyqueen co-founder and Bellydance Superstars alumni Kaeshi Chai to the DGLA Zoom room as a part of our 12 Days of Bellydance workshop series. Kaeshi will be teaching one of her many specialties: "Bellydance Fans" on Thursday, Dec 24 at 10am or on-demand until January 17. This workshop will be a lot of fun!

Fascinated by fans but don’t know how to use them? Then come and discover how the beauty of fan dancing can enhance your ability to mesmerize an audience. Kaeshi learned fan dance first hand from Chinese dance masters as a teenager, and toured throughout multiple cities in Australia dancing with the “Chinese Youth League”. Learn different hand holds, poses, dramatic accents, poses you can strike, plus a myriad of bellydance movements that work well with fan technique. Appropriate for 12 inch fans with 5-12 inches of fabric hanging off the edge. Please bring your own fans to the workshop. If you don't have any, extra fans will be available for use.

Register for this and all the workshops at www.DanceGardenLA.com/12days

We are so excited to welcome back Ahava Dance to the DGLA Zoom Room as part of our 12 Days of Bellydance series! Ahava w...
12/09/2020

We are so excited to welcome back Ahava Dance to the DGLA Zoom Room as part of our 12 Days of Bellydance series! Ahava will be teaching her "Graceful Arms and Hands" workshop on Wednesday, Dec 23 at 6pm PST or on-demand until January 17!

Graceful Arms and Hands (Technique) 2hrs All LevelsThis is a great workshop for students who aren’t sure about what to do with their upper body. The arms and hands are an important extension of the body and this workshop teaches students how to express themselves by creatively using their arms and hands. We’ll discuss posture, anatomy, framework, and how to create innovative pathways with beautiful arms and hands.

You can sign up for this and all the 12 days workshops at www.DanceGardenLA.com/12days

12/09/2020
Pixie Fordtears performs Tribal Fusion Bellydance in FISSION

#WomanCrushWednesday we are heading into fusion land for Pixie Fordtears (@pixiefordtears) from the Bay Area in California! We can’t get enough of the storytelling Pixie puts into her dance, plus those effortless-looking layers have us 😍 Starting her career at the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Fair, Pixie has danced as a solo artist as well as with Jill Parker and Zoe Jakes, and is a touring member of both the Bhoomi Project and Beats Antique. Pixie’s latest projects filmed in her home have been inspiring us all to get our set design skills up to par - we could frankly live in the “Dirty South” video. Pixie is slated to be a featured instructor at Cairo ShimmyQuake 2021 and is currently teaching pop-up workshops online. Check her IG page for more info!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o8EfNrTp3c)

The Tribal Massive presents FISSION, and Exploration of Movement. For class opportunities, check out www.thetribalmassive.com to come study. Or if you would ...

We are honored to welcome Ebony Qualls to the DGLA Family as a part of our 12 Days of Bellydance workshop series. Take E...
12/08/2020

We are honored to welcome Ebony Qualls to the DGLA Family as a part of our 12 Days of Bellydance workshop series. Take Ebony's "Urban Fusion Choreography" workshop on Tuesday, December 22 at 6pm PST or on-demand until January 17!

“Urban Fusion Choreography”
Explore a fun and unique spin on contemporary belly dance. Learn combinations which fuse modern urban styles found in hip hop, retro funk styles such as locking, and the timeless art of raqs sharqi. Build coordination, work on isolating movements, and expand your dance style with popping and liquid. This workshop will be high energy, prepare to sweat and have fun. Dance shoes recommended, but not required.

You can sign up for this and all the workshops at www.DanceGardenla.com/12days

Man, we miss in-person shows so much! We can’t wait to get back to them - when it’s safe we’ll have a lot of haflas to a...
12/08/2020

Man, we miss in-person shows so much! We can’t wait to get back to them - when it’s safe we’ll have a lot of haflas to attend. What is your favorite piece that you have danced in? Tell us in the comments below?

We are thrilled to be featuring DanceGardenLA teacher and Bellydance Superstars alumni Sabah Saeed in a fabulous worksho...
12/07/2020

We are thrilled to be featuring DanceGardenLA teacher and Bellydance Superstars alumni Sabah Saeed in a fabulous workshop "She's Got Legs" on Monday, December 21 at 6pm PST LIVE via zoom or on-demand until January 17.

She’s Got Legs! Discover the power of a strong dance foundation and your connection to the earth in this exciting workshop. Sabah will dive deep into techniques and exercises to strengthen your legs for dance. Enhance your shimmies, hip technique, and layers by developing more powerful ‘leg-work’!

You can get tickets for this workshop and all the workshops at www.DanceGardenLA.com/12 days

This week's Get To Know Our Students: Layla Ashley!! It has been a pleasure getting to dance with Layla this year - and ...
12/07/2020

This week's Get To Know Our Students: Layla Ashley!! It has been a pleasure getting to dance with Layla this year - and we are so proud of the number of pieces she signed up for this winter's fiesta!! She is a fantastic dancer and a great friend. Please join us on December 20th to cheer her on

We are thrilled to be hosting Dahlena Genova for another workshop as part of our 12 Days of Bellydance series! Dahlena w...
12/06/2020
Dahlena Taxim Beladi & Drum Solo Edit * With Cymbols

We are thrilled to be hosting Dahlena Genova for another workshop as part of our 12 Days of Bellydance series! Dahlena will be teaching on Sunday, December 27th at 10am PST. You can get tickets to her and all of the workshops at www.DanceGardenLA.com/12days

https://youtu.be/18SXDfFCjD4

Madison Wisconsin 1993 Sadira sponsored Event Musicians The Sultans Guest Drummer from Canadaemprovised no rehersal Great Musicians Loved this show Sorry ...

TGIF! Have you registered for classes this weekend?? We are ready to dance with you in the Zoom Room. Sign up today at w...
12/04/2020

TGIF! Have you registered for classes this weekend?? We are ready to dance with you in the Zoom Room. Sign up today at www.DanceGardenLA.com

12/04/2020
Zill Drills with Helena

Strap on your zills and lets drill the Beledi Rhythm with Helena Vlahos!
#fingercymbals #zills #bellydanceonline

12/02/2020
Dance with Kamala Almanzar

Every Thursday and Sunday, join Kamala Almanzar in the Zoom room for Improv or Int/Adv level choreography! #bellydanceclass #onlinedance

For #WomanCrushWednesday we’d love to bring you a slice of bellydance history: Badia Masabni, 1892-1974 was an entertain...
12/02/2020
Badia Masabni y su Casino Badia

For #WomanCrushWednesday we’d love to bring you a slice of bellydance history: Badia Masabni, 1892-1974 was an entertainer, singer, actress, and businesswoman perhaps known for operating a series of influential nightclubs in Cairo during the 1920s and 30s. She operated three nightclubs in Cairo, one in Giza City, and yet another in Alexandria. Cairo's Casino Opera is where many of raqs sharqi’s most famous Golden Age names got their start, including Samia Gamal and Taheyya Kariokka, and because of this Badia Masabni is often considered the “matron of modern bellydance.” Not only was the Casino Opera a wildly successful nightclub, but boasted a dance school where Badia not only trained dancers herself, but employed dance instructors and choreographers such as Isaac Dickson and Khristo Klaadax. Due to several competing factors, Badia sold the Casino Opera in 1950 and after a period of intense turmoil selling the rest of her businesses moved to Lebanon to retire to a dairy farm. We’re grateful to have Badia Masabni’s legacy of woman-owned and -run businesses as part of our dance form! [source: "Badia Masabni: The Lady and her Clubs" by Priscilla Adum, http://shira.net/about/badia-lady-and-clubs.htm]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPS_rDfIXTw

Aviso de Casino Badia que se transmitió en los cines de El Cairo.

12/01/2020

Sparkles, sparkles, sparkles! Sometimes it feels like dancers are called to curate a collection of costumes spanning the entire rainbow. What is your favorite color to wear on stage? Do you like solids or patterns? Comment below and share with us!

Get to know our students! This week, she is also one of our beloved staff members: Zoë Nissen!! Thank you, Zoe for all y...
11/30/2020

Get to know our students! This week, she is also one of our beloved staff members: Zoë Nissen!! Thank you, Zoe for all you do and the ray of sunshine you (and Martini) bring to the Zoom Room :)

11/30/2020
Helena's Monday Evening Classes

Monday Evenings: Study with the legendary dancer Helena Vlahos from the comfort of your own home. Helena generously shares her lifetime of dance experience with her students, including her specialty: Finger Cymbals.

#bellydanceclasses #danceonline Helena Vlahos

We are having a Black Friday Sale! Now through November 30th save 30% on all class passes!! sign up today at www.DanceGa...
11/27/2020

We are having a Black Friday Sale! Now through November 30th save 30% on all class passes!! sign up today at www.DanceGardenla.com
#blackfriday #onlinedanceclasses #shoplocal #atwatervillage #bellydance

Wishing all of our friends and family a Happy Thanksgiving
11/26/2020

Wishing all of our friends and family a Happy Thanksgiving

Save the date for our  Virtual Winter Fiesta! New performances from our students and teachers to celebrate the end of th...
11/25/2020

Save the date for our Virtual Winter Fiesta! New performances from our students and teachers to celebrate the end of the year! Sunday, December 20th at 3:30pm www.DanceGardenLA.com/fiesta

Devilla Raks Kamala Almanzar Sabah SaeedNasila AyahHelena VlahosHeather Shoopman Donavon Lerman Laura Leyl Bellydance

Let's start a gratitude list! Comment below with what you are thankful for. We'll start: We are thankful for all of our ...
11/24/2020

Let's start a gratitude list! Comment below with what you are thankful for. We'll start: We are thankful for all of our dancers and teachers that bring their spirit and energy to the zoom room for each class. You have kept us going all year long and given us something to look forward to each day. Thank you!

Join Sabah on Tuesday evenings for Ballet for Any Body followed by Egyptian Style AND Sunday mornings for Barre Fitness ...
11/23/2020

Join Sabah on Tuesday evenings for Ballet for Any Body followed by Egyptian Style AND Sunday mornings for Barre Fitness and Turns and Travels for Bellydance. All classes are Live and virtual or On Demand. Register at www.DanceGardenLA.com
#bellydance #onlinedanceclasses #bellydancesuperstars #shimmy #balletforbellydance #crosstraining

Get to know the dancers and students at DGLA Online! This week, meet Jessikah! Jessica Houston
11/23/2020

Get to know the dancers and students at DGLA Online! This week, meet Jessikah! Jessica Houston

11/17/2020
Bellydance Evolution

We are honored to be partnering up again with Jillina THIS WEEKEND for her Sassy Saidi Workshop! AND special for DGLA students, an opportunity to perform the choreography for our virtual Fiesta!

Join Jillina LIVE on Zoom Saturday, November 21 at 6pm PST OR Sunday, November 22 at 10am PST and/or watch the video recording until November 29 at 12:59pm. Available for a limited time only and then it goes into the vault! "Sassy Saidi" Let’s get down in upper Egypt! We will explore how to take steps from the Folkloric origins and blend them into a dynamic routine that’s fun, folky, and loaded with flair! Bring your “Assaya” or stick and lots of enthusiasm. Register today at www.jillina.com/saidi

10/13/2020

If you're currently having trouble signing up for Helena's Monday night classes, email [email protected] to get connected. Our signup website is having some issues but our classes are running just fine!

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3191 Casitas Ave, Ste 112
Los Angeles, CA
90039

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 23:00
Thursday 09:00 - 23:00
Friday 09:00 - 23:00
Saturday 09:00 - 23:00
Sunday 09:00 - 23:00

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Starting tomorrow, following my Sunday 11:10am Choreography class we will start formal rehearsals for my Fiesta production. Preparing for Dec 20 show we will use pre-recorded video, or a an extremely physically distanced outdoor filming. All info will be coming soon on www.dancegardenla.com or PM me for info!
We start learning this fun choreography tonight on Zoom! After 4 weeks virtual, we'll meet in person November 18th to film in the courtyard ~ with masks of course
Join me tonight for something a little more chill. We'll stretch a little then lie back and relax to gentle sounds & meditations on silence. Class cards are welcomed
In today's Dance Ritual session, we'll meditate into a movement therapy based forgiveness & moving forward. There is potential here for deep healing. I'll see you in the ZooM cloud ❤ https://www.facebook.com/events/188252242290223/?active_tab=discussion #danceritual #dancetherapy #danceheals #danceforyourself HEATHER SHOOPMAN ONLINE CLASSES SECOND SATURDAYS 4:30PM PDT 7:30PM EDT DANCE RITUAL WWW.DANCEGARDENLA.COM
Need a little relaxin' after that exciting hafla? Join us at 8pm on your mat for a relaxing & restorative guided relaxation with sounds. Sliding scale or class card
I f anyone taking my workshop would like a certificate of completion, please let me know. I had a request for Certificates. Could not find any I liked, So I made one. You can print it off yourself or I can send it to you on nice paper with the gold seal. If you copy it off I can mail you the gold seal. I just need your name as you would like it to appear on the Certificate I can email it to you, PM me if interested
SENDING MUSIC LIST FOR SEPT 8th DAHLENA Thank you to Lauren Boldt and Kamala Almanzar for sponsoring this amazing Workshop with so many Talented Dancers and all the work and effort to make this happen in our new world of Dance. I appreciate the time and advice for helping me through this new experience. Also a big Thank you to all that attended my workshop and your patience I must apologize for the sound I believe that was my fault - did not see the tiny switch for volume levels on my mic until later. Not sure why in the middle the sync was more noticeable. But thank you for hanging in. Sending the Music list
Tonight and every Thursday! Virtual Organic Improvisation 7:30pm PDT. Final week of exploring American Cabaret style, plus we'll focus again on improvisation to Enta Omri. We're getting ready to make a performance video! You are welcome to join! A little early '80s bellydance on TV! Casablanca Mini Series
Tonight! 7:30pm it's American Cabaret month Thursday nights. Gather your finger cymbals, veils & poofs! www.dancegardenla.com
I'd love to see Dance Gardeners tomorrow 11:10am for a new choreography to a beautiful Warda song. Virtual performance in the Fall! www.kamaladance.com
I wanted to share this since we danced to Laylet Hob this week in improvisation class. Enjoy!
Tonight (Wednesdays) after Lauren's class stay for my Organic Improvisation at 6:30pm. We will be discussing & dancing to Oum Kalthoum. Let the music take you away! Handouts for all registrants.