Dance Instructors

Our instructors are located all over Indiana and neighboring states. Click on a region near you to see who’s teaching!

Northern Indiana

Central Indiana

Southern Indiana

Kentucky

Tennessee

Illinois

Ohio

Northern Indiana

Fort Wayne

Jordana bint Zweena

Contact Info:

jordana_bint_zweena@yahoo.com

(260) 417-4678

Dance Styles: Cabaret, Ecclectic, Egyptian, Folkloric, Fusion, Tribal, Turkish

Teaching Base & Methods: Technique, Muscular, Non-Traditonal, Prenatal, Skeletal, Technique, Tradtional, Weight Loss

Experience: Dancing since 1995 teaching since 2003

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Children, Seniors, Teens, Women Only


South Bend

Ruby Jazayre

Contact Info:

rubyjaz@aol.com

574-315-1915

Dance Styles: Cabaret, Egyptian, Folkloric, Lebanese & Pharonic

Teaching Base & Methods: Aerobic, Prenatal, Muscular, Skeletal, Technique, Therapeutic , Traditional & Weight Loss

Experience: Over 30 years with an international reputation, 4 DVDs sold nationally and 18 companion DVD’s, mentored by Ibrahim Farrah and Mahmoud Reda

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Children, Seniors, Teens & All Genders Welcome


Central Indiana

Indianapolis


Judy Hanna

Contact Info:

bellydancingbyjudy@yahoo.com

317-257-5576 or 317-710-1704.

www.bellydancingbyjudy.com

Dance Styles: Bollywood, Cabaret, Egyptian, Folkloric, Greek, Lebanese

Teaching Base & Methods: Aerobic, Prenatal, Core Training, Technique, Tradtional, Weight Loss

Experience: I have been teaching 30 years, and have been dancing since age of 3

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Children, Seniors, Teens, All Genders Welcome


Jeana Jorgensen (and Carmel, IN)

Contact Info:

jeanaj@gmail.com

(812) 320-7394
http://jeanajorgensen.com/wordpress/dance-the-arts/

Dance Styles: ATS®, Fusion, Tribal

Teaching Base & Methods: Aerobic, Core Training, Technique

Experience: I’ve been belly dancing for over 16 years, and teaching for 8 years. I’ve obtained the General Skills certificate and Teacher Training for American Tribal Style® in the FatChance BellyDance® format. I currently direct the ATS® troupe Indy Tribal and a student troupe, Mandali Tribal Sisters.

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Children, Seniors, Teens, All Genders Welcome


Liz Wray Fusion (and Fishers, IN)

Contact Info:

https://www.limelightliz.com/

lizvonmoxie@gmail.com

765-748-5941

Dance Styles: Fusion

Teaching Base & Methods: Technique, Artistry and Theatrics

Experience: Teaching since 2005

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Seniors, Teens & All Genders Welcome


Lafayette

Kat Lebo/Shuvani

Contact Info: katlebo@aol.com or message on Facebook

Currently teaching through the West Lafayette Parks & Recreation department at Morton Community Center, 222 N. Chauncey, West Lafayette, since 1995.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kat.lebo

Dance Styles: Style is predominantly American Orientale, with Egyptian, Lebanese and Turkish influences. Folkloric styles are also addressed.

Teaching Base & Methods: Beginner classes focus on basics: posture, safe dance technique, and 5 basic movement families. Other classes offer choreography, drumming and zilling, and troupe involvement. I conduct my classes based on three ideas: spreading my love of this dance to new students, teaching students to appreciate themselves for what they are — not what someone else tells them they should be, and on having fun. After all, if it isn’t fun, why would we work so hard at it?

Experience:

I began belly dance at the Lafayette YWCA in 1974 with Kokomo instructor, Pat Koontz. I also studied with Charmaine of Chicago and did summer intensives with Dahlena in Evanston, as well as more seminars, workshops and week-longs than I can remember! I taught my first class in West Lafayette back in 1976 and have been in my current location at West Lafayette’s Morton Community Center since 1995. I danced with a local troupe, Raks all Sehr, for a little over twenty years. From the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s I danced at restaurants in the Indianapolis area, including The Parthenon in Broad Ripple (now out of business I believe) and The Acropolis in Southport. Currently, I am the director of the Bare Bones Belly Dance program, part of the West Lafayette Parks and Rec offerings and of its student troupe, Troupe Oasis, since 1996. Our troupe has both a dance troupe (Oasis Dancers) and a drum group (Oasis Drums). The troupe performs at many Greater Lafayette area festivals such as Mosey Down Main Street, and in 2016 did a 1½ hour presentation at Taste of Tippecanoe festival that featured only live drumming and the oud and riq playing of Andy Smith. In the past, the troupe has done multiple appearances and events like Dancing In The Streets and Global Fest, as well as planning an annual stage show, and even doing a couple of half-time shows for the Lafayette Brawlin’ Dolls, our local flat track roller derby team.

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Seniors, Teens, All Genders Welcome


Muncie

Zhenna

Contact Info: Belly Dance with Zhenna

Cornerstone Center for the Arts in Muncie, IN  Monday nights 6-9pm.

Styles: Oriental, American Cabaret, and Tribal Fusion.  Spring Session (Jan-May)–Belly Dance for Beginners, Intermediate/Advanced Belly Dance on a variety of topics; Summer Session (June and July)–Seminars in Various Topics for all ability levels; Fall Session (Sept-Dec)–Belly Dance for Beginners, Intermediate/Advanced Belly Dance on a variety of topics

Teaching Base and Methods: Oriental, American Cabaret, Shaabi Mahraganat, Balkan Fusion, Hip Hop Fusion, Sword, Veil, Zills, Cane, Beginner Doumbek/Tabla

Experience:  Dancing since 2006; Teaching since 2011; For a full Belly Dance Vitae–see my website.

General Ages & Genders of Students: Teens and adults of all gender identities are welcome.  Youth classes (ages 1st through 8th grade) are offered during some sessions if there is enough interest (please call Cornerstone if there is interest).


Terre Haute

Najla

Contact Info:

bushki1962@aol.com

Dance Styles: Egyptian

Teaching Base & Methods: Core Training, Muscular, Therapeutic

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Seniors, Teens, All Genders Welcome


Vincennes

Heather Carrie/”Heidi”

Contact Info:  

618-928-3524

Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana  Beginners “Belly Dance”. Basic moves Non-credit Mid Eastern Dance course as well as private and weekly lessons. I never stop learning myself but love to share my passion of this ancient art form as a fun, empowering dance and excellent form of exercise that can be done by any age and any fitness level.

 I am certified by Raqs Flow Certification through world renowned performing artist Sadie Marquardt.  I have studied with Sadie both in the US and abroad, as well as instructors from Indiana and all over the world and many specialties including Turkish, Oriental, Egyptian, Cabaret,  Melayan, Tahiti, Tribal and Tribal Fusion.


Southern Indiana

Bloomington


Donna Barbrick Carlton

Contact Info:

(812) 330-1831
www.allaboutbellydance.com

Dance Styles: Cabaret, Egyptian, Folkloric, Turkish

Teaching Base & Methods: Technique, Therapeutic, Tradtional

Experience: Teaching since 1989

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Teens


Virginia Hojas

Website:  www.virginiahojas.com

Dance Styles:  FCBD® Style

Teaching Base & Methods:  Virginia has been belly dancing for 12 years. She completed her FCBD® General Skills® in 2010, her FCBD® Teacher Training in 2012, and FCBD® General Skills Modern and Classic® in 2015. In 2016, Virginia was selected to complete the FCBD® Advanced Teacher Training at Fat Chance Belly Dance® in San Francisco, becoming one of only 18 FCBD® advanced teachers in the world. In addition to belly dance, Virginia is a Yoga Alliance certified Vinyasa instructor (RYT-500) and an Orangetheory® coach.

Experience:  Virginia first discovered FCBD® style in 2006, while looking for belly dance videos online, and, when she saw a video of Fat Chance Belly Dance® she immediately fell in love and knew that was the style of belly dance that she wanted to learn. She was then living in Athens, OH, and started driving an hour and a half each way on Wednesdays to take classes with Sacred Shimmy. A year later, she moved to Bloomington, IN, where she started studying with Dark Side Troupe and became part of the troupe and, eventually its director.

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Children, Seniors, Teens, All Genders Welcome


Bette Lucas 

Contact Info:

bettelucas@hotmail.com

https://bettelucas.weebly.com/

Dance Styles:

Cabaret, Egyptian, Flamenco

Teaching Base & Methods:

Core Training & Pilates

Experience:

30+years dancing, 25 years teaching

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults


Oakland City

Samira 

Contact Info:

Samira@indianabellydance.net

(812)630-3118

www.indianabellydance.net

www.facebook.com/sharingdance

Dance Styles: Cabaret, Egyptian, Fusion, Turkish

Teaching Base & Methods: Aerobic, Core Training, Muscular, Technique, Therapeutic

Experience: Bellydancing since 2006, Teaching since 2009

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Seniors, Teens, All Genders Welcome


New Albany/ Louisville Metro Area

Tahulla Setsena

Contact Info:
Devi Dance Studio®️
P.O. Box 582, New Albany, IN 47151
Phone: (812) 557-0719
Email: info@devidancestudio.com
Web: https://www.devidancestudio.com
Online Store: https://deviwear.company.site
Facebook: Facebook.com/devidancestudiogoddesslife
Also, on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitch, Patreon, and YouTube. For links visit the Devi Dance Studio®️web page.

Dance Styles: Tahulla Style™, Fusion, Traditional and Modern Raq Sharqi, Hip Hop Social, Theatrical, Egyptian Cabaret, Beginner/Intermediate/ Belly Dance, Advance Props and Flow Arts

Teaching Base & Methods: Goddess Life™ Workout, Ritual and Ceremonial, Historical Influences, Stage Presence, Skeletal and Muscular, Healing and Restorative Techniques, Social and Group fundamentals.

Experience: Tahulla has over 25 years of experience in the performing arts and 17 of them with Belly Dance/Raq Sharqi/ Shabbi. She became officially Goddess Life™ Certified in 2014. For more details about her background, experience, and classes go to https://www.devidancestudio.com

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Seniors, Teens & Children with Parental Permission, Disabled, All Genders, LGBTQIA+ Welcome


Kentucky

Louisville

Romana Bereneth

Contact Info:

Horizons Dance Studio

Mlmcintoshsff@gmail.com

Dance Styles: Egyptian, American Orientale, ATS, Fusion, Folkloric, Turkish

Teaching Base & Methods: Technique, performance aesthetic, history and culture, music theory. Classes geared toward performance and cross training for other dances.

Experience: Level 2 Certification 8 Elements, level 1 certification Journey Thru Egypt and Sadie’s Raqs Flow

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Teens, and All Genders Welcome


Bluegrass Bellydance

Contact Info:

PO Box 304, Owensboro, KY 42302

(270) 296-0536

azraa@bluegrassbellydance.com

Dance Styles: Cabaret, Egyptian, Folkloric

Teaching Base & Methods: Muscular, Technique, Tradtional

Experience: Dancing since 2003, Teaching since 2010

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Seniors


Tennessee

Clarksville

Angie Shaw / Nymeria bint Asya

Contact Info:

Clarksville Bellydance Collective

firedancer_76@yahoo.com

2040 Windmeade Dr., Clarksville TN

(765) 2284272 (call or text)

https://www.facebook.com/nymeria.bint.asya

Dance Styles: Egyptian, American Orientale, Folkloric

Teaching Base & Methods: Teaches private individual lessons and small groups online (e.g. Zoom)

Experience: Ansuya Teacher Certification

General Ages & Genders of Students: Adults, Teens, and All Genders Welcome


Ohio


Illinois