Events: Belly Dance Classes

Current Class info with 
Amalya & Elena

   (Photo by Mark Molbegott) Hafla 2017

Belly Dance Classes are shaking....
Thursdays: 7-8 pm with Amalya & Elena

(Classes are ongoing, but check schedule below)
Beginning/Intermediate levels  
at the Goddess Studio

Please RSVP to Amalya for address & Directions

Cost is $10 (Pay at door cash or check)

2018 Schedule ...

APRIL:  5, 12, 19, 26
MAY: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
JUNE: 7, 14, 21, 28
JULY: 5, 12, 19.  (July 26th is rehearsal) and Sat July 28th is our annual Student Showcase & HAFLA!

About our Classes...

Dance with ELENA & AMALYA!

Amalya and Elena’s styles encompass American Cabaret/Egyptian-Style Belly Dance, focusing on learning isolations and having fun!

Amalya and Elena often take turns teaching during a single class, or sometimes they may simply alternate teaching the class from week to week. Regardless, in each class you will have opportunities to stretch, learn isolation & layering techniques, practice shimmies and veil movements as well as short combos and sometimes full choreographies too!

Attire: Wear comfortable dance or yoga clothing (i.e., tank top and yoga pants)

Optional to bring: socks, ballet slippers, soft jazz shoes or dance barefoot; a water bottle with cap and a sweat towel.

The Goddess Studio has hip scarves and veils for you to enjoy too!

Our intent is to have fun and enjoy dancing together! We have students that range anywhere between 10-60 years young! And the level ranges from very beginning dancers to intermediate/advanced.


Please RSVP to Amalya so she can send you directions to the Goddess Studio!

Scoll on down for more about Elena & Amalya
and Hafla photos....

Students & Class Pics
(for Hafla Showcase slide shows scroll on down...)

Dance class Jan 2015

Dance class Jan 2015

Dance class Jan 2015

2014 Holiday Hafla

April dancing at the 2014 Holiday Hafla
Thea dancing at the 2014 Holiday Hafla

2012 Hafla Rehearsal

Practicing Shimmy Dance!

About Elena as Dancer

Dancing since the age of eight, Elena is known for her exciting performance, personality and grace.  After training in Ballet, Jazz and Modern, Elena began studying Belly Dance in the late 1990’s and quickly found her true passion for dance!  She is an outstanding entertainer and has appeared with Dance Troupe Nujum al Raks.


With a degree in Liberal Arts, Elena’s classes focus on physical awareness, stage presence and interaction with Egyptian-Style dance props.

About Amalya as Dancer

Amalya has been delighting audiences since 1993 with her graceful interpretations of Middle Eastern Oriental dance. With early training in ballet, tap, and Hawaiian dance, then modern and jazz, Amalya has discovered her unique expression of movement in Belly Dance.

Her repertoire embraces various styles of dance including, Egyptian, American Tribal, Turkish, Moroccan, Gypsy, East Indian, and Sacred Feminine. Her performance experience encompasses formal solo concert presentations, troupe dancing, informal "cabaret" performances and sacred dance celebrations. Her specialty is the veil dance but she is also versed with sword, candles, fan, and cane.

Amalya has studied with many renowned Belly Dance masters and is herself carrying on the legacy of dance instruction through various classes and special event workshops in the San Diego area. 

Slide Shows of Last Hafla Showcases!

2015  Hafla Showcase at the Goddess Studio

HAFLA 2015 PHOTOS & VIDEOS are (mostly) up for viewing now.... Enjoy the show!....

Thank you Dancers for abundantly expressing your JOY & BEAUTY! And gratitude also to Elena and Mark for capturing it all! It was an AMAZING SHOW!!!!

3.  VIDEOS by Mark Molbegott are up on his private YouTube page

4. FLYER: The show flyer can be viewed at this link.

2014 Belly Dance Showcase at the Goddess Studio

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014!  

For the Flyer:  Visit this page 

2013 Belly Dance Showcase at the Goddess Studio

~To see three FULL FANCY SLIDE SHOWS of this event, click this link to my photo album page then click the thumbnail of album you want to see:

~If the fancy slide shows won't play for you (if your Apple device does not support Flash player), you can view a smaller slide show here too:

~YouTUBE VIDEOS can be enjoyed at this link too!

2012 Goddess Studio Belly Dance Showcase at the Vine Theater:  

To play slide show of 2012 Dance Hafla below, hover over picture (or tap it) and a little play arrow will appear below and you can hit play or skip forward or backward. (Note there are lots of pics so it may take a while to all load up!)