INBC's Directory of Belly Dance & Music Instructors

INBC’s instructor members are a group of multi-talented dancers and musicians located in Indiana and nearby states, ranging in styles, such as:

Dance:

  • Egyptian styles
  • Turkish styles
  • Tribal Fusion styles (FCBD®, ATS®/ITS, Fly Fusion®, Datura Style™, DanceCraft)
  • Orientale styles
  • Cabaret styles

Music:

  • Arabic
  • Turkish
  • Moroccan
  • Egyptian
  • Greek
  • Sephardic/Ladino

Click on a state and region to find an instructor near you.

Indiana

Fort Wayne

Jordana bint Zweena

Contact Info:

Email: jordana_bint_zweena@yahoo.com

Phone: 260-417-4678

Dance Styles: Cabaret, Eclectic, 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:

Email: rubyjaz@aol.com

Phone: 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

Indianapolis

Adam Riviere

Contact Info:

Email: adam@adamriviere.com

Phone: 317-678-7529

Website: adamriviere.com

Music Styles: Classical Arabic/Egyptian, Turkish, Moroccan, & Cabaret

Instruments Taught: Darbuka/Egyptian Tabla, Riq, Frame Drum/Daff/Tar, Mazhar, Finger Cymbals/Zills/Sagat

Experience: I have studied and performed Middle Eastern music for nearly 30 years. I have taught music for just as many years, having the honor of studying and learning with MENAHT style musicians. I want to share my knowledge with anyone willing to learn.

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


Indianapolis & Carmel

Jeana Jorgensen

Contact Info:

Email: jeanaj@gmail.com

Phone: 812-320-7394

Website: 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


Indianapolis & Fishers

Liz Wray Fusion

Contact Info:

Email: lizvonmoxie@gmail.com

Phone: 765-748-5941

Website: https://www.limelightliz.com/

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

Address: 123 South 30th St., Lafayette, IN 47904

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

Currently available for coaching, critic, choreography, and basic zil and drum instruction. Retired from the Bare Bones Belly Dance program sponsored by the West Lafayette Parks & Recreation Department 1995-2020.

Dance Styles: My dance style is predominantly American Orientale, with Egyptian, Lebanese and Turkish influences, and folkloric styles. I am available to coach and or critic your dancing, to coach you in dancing improvisationally. I can help you choreograph your own piece, or choreograph a piece specifically for you.

Teaching Base & Methods: Contact me to let me know how I can help you. While I am offering no recurring dance classes, I am available to teach zilling and basic drumming. I am also able to help you recognize various rhythms used in MENATH dance, and to teach you to play them on zils and doumbek. My approach is the same as it was when I was actively teaching: 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 taught at West Lafayette’s Morton Community Center from 1995 through 2020. I danced and choreographed for a local troupe, Raks al Sehr, for a little over twenty years (late 1970s to early 2000s). From the the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s, I performed at restaurants in the Indianapolis area, including The Parthenon in Broad Ripple (now out of business I believe) and The Acropolis in Southport.

I am the former director of the Bare Bones Belly Dance program, part of the West Lafayette Parks and Rec offerings and of its student troupe, Troupe Oasis, which is both a dance troupe and a drum group that performs at many Greater Lafayette area festivals such as Mosey Down Main Street and occasionally the Taste of Tippecanoe. 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: 

Website: Belly Dance with Zhenna

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

Dance 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: 

Email: bushki1962@aol.com

Dance Styles: Egyptian

Teaching Base & Methods: Core Training, Muscular, Therapeutic

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

Bloomington

Donna Barbrick Carlton

Contact Info:

Phone: 812-330-1831

Website: 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


Bloomington

Virginia Hojas 

Contact info:

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


Bloomington

Bette Lucas 

Contact Info:

Email: bettelucas@hotmail.com

Website: 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: 

Email: Samira@indianabellydance.net

Phone: 812-630-3118

Web: www.indianabellydance.net

Social Media: 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

Kentucky

Owensboro

Bluegrass Bellydance

Contact Info:

Address: PO Box 304, Owensboro, KY 42302

Phone: 270-296-0536

Email: 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

Email: firedancer_76@yahoo.com

2040 Windmeade Dr., Clarksville TN

Phone: 765-228-4272 (call or text)

Social Media: 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

We do not have any Ohio instructor members at this time. Please check back periodically to see if we have added instructors in your area.

Illinois

We do not have any Illinois instructor members at this time. Please check back periodically to see if we have added instructors in your area.

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